Monday, March 26, 2007

Botswana plans to improve radio and television reception

The Director of Botswana’s Department of Broadcasting Services, Bapasi Mphusu, says the Department is engaged in improving radio and television reception across the country through the Transmission Expansion Project which resumed in April 2006 and is expected to be completed by March 2009. He said that, on completion, 95 per cent of the country will be covered by radio as compared to the present 80 per cent .
Television reception will improve from the current 40 per cent to an impressive 75 per cent. Mr Mphusu said through satellite dishes and decoders, television is 100 per cent accessible. He said Btv is trying its level best to increase local programmes. Mr Mphusu said the station has signed contracts with two companies to produce four local programmes to be aired starting September for about six months.
(Source: Botswana Press Agency/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)