New TV station for Zimbabwe tomorrow

A PRIVATE television station, 1st TV, is expected to be launched in Zimbabwe tomorrow using the free-to-air channels formerly used by South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) channels on Wiztech decoders.

REPORT BY MOSES MATENGA

The station, which will start broadcasting at 6pm tomorrow, would end the monopoly by State broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC).

In an interview yesterday from South Africa, the television’s senior presenter/producer Temba Hove said they were ready to roll local and international programmes on the station and would not be biased towards any political party.

“We will be airing on Wiztech where SABC was broadcasting on. We are taking over and we will be on Wiztech,” Hove said.

“1st TV will provide impartial, factual news to the people of Zimbabwe as well as broadcasting popular soap operas and comedies.”

The team comprises Hove, a former ZBC staffer, Shortwave Radio Africa’s Violet Gonda and executive producer Andrew Chadwick.

Thousands of Zimbabweans own Wiztech decoders and the move will come as good news to them.

“With the recent loss of SABC from the platform, Zimbabweans have once again been at the mercy of the dire production standards and biased reporting of the State media.

“33 years after independence, it is high time that the people got what they demand and deserve in respect of their right to information and that is the role that 1st TV will play,” the statement read.

103 Responses to New TV station for Zimbabwe tomorrow

  1. reason July 18, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    Tsitsi dzavo ndedzei, nhema dzega dzega. ITS THE FIRST PUPPET CHANNEL ON WIZTECH.

    • Rooney July 18, 2013 at 9:23 am #

      Iwe Reason,akuudza kuti itsitsi ndiani?.They are in business and the fact kuti iwe unoda zvemahara nokutenga Wiztech ivo will make money through ma adverts.

      • matibiri July 18, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

        watch out.we wl do a nationwide door to door operation remove satellite dish.povho yaramba

        • openyourmind July 19, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

          You’re pathetic matibiri – what kind of a rock do you live under??????

    • panyanda July 18, 2013 at 9:26 am #

      @reason

      we are sick and tired of ZBC

    • gulaz July 18, 2013 at 9:41 am #

      reason haufunge nd your mind is colonised with the word rekuti puppet.ztv has nothing to offer nd dai yato vhura nhasi.these are media reforms arikurambwa ne zanu yako.they want us to wacth reuben barwe nd his nonsense all the time.hapana tsitsi but this is business.go bek to school.

      • koji July 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

        Thank u 1st TV. A well done done job. Reason u dont have any reason @ all zita rako nderekupenga

    • Joe Banana July 18, 2013 at 9:42 am #

      Puppet ndiwe. Wasvotwa nei? Sara wega uchiona Dead Beee Cee.

      • Mabhunu muchapera July 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

        Reason is a stupid full.1st TV you are welcome can’t wait to access you

    • ten2ten July 18, 2013 at 10:37 am #

      honai dofo iri risinga reasone iro, ndiro rega rino richirikuda ZanuBC, izvezvi harina underwear pariri

    • Chitova July 18, 2013 at 11:02 am #

      Reason!dai wambofungawo veduwee.ko zbc haisi puppet station here?

    • Greg July 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

      Its a pity you don’t leave up to your name.

    • Chauruka July 18, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

      Variety, let us all choose the best, we can not have the best if you have one to choose, our constitution does not allow us to publish hate speech on public media but zbc has already started to decompaign tswangirai including the first lady, you can not hate executive like that, he might be ugly to her but what counts from a human being is your heart, you might be beautifull and have stolen wealthy but not in God’s Diarly. Thats why these government institutions are broke, covering about 10hrs event per day for one political party for free and few minutes for other parties.

    • Wisdom July 18, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

      Ah shame on you. So you mean that black Zimbabweans can not think on their own, if they think different from what ZANUPF or Mugabe thinks they are puppets, please reason Reason, everyone has their opinion. Reason liberate your mind from thinking that white men think for us

    • Mhofu Chaiyo July 18, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

      Reason, waita hako – this is why we now support this newspaper – the need for diverse views. Thank you for exposing your party’s barbaric acts. In this generation tichine ma no-go areas – zvaiitwa munguva yemaraini echerima panguva yaIan Smith.

      You believe what you hear from President Mugabe’s wife that VaMugabe vane ”tsitsi” nevanhu saka vanhu vese tsitsi – chiiko chinombonzi tsitsi – kuponda vanhu vasinagakutsigere? Surely this TV channel has no such tsitsi – they have just seized an opportunity to provide alternative views and make money. Kwauri Reason, ichatove no-go area kuve neWiztech!

  2. Denga July 18, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    Well done ,well done, well done,The nation requested for media reforms ,it was denied,look what is happening?who is to balame for this.Listiners enjoy yourselves.No more chimurenga chorus on TV.

  3. hungwe July 18, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    zviri nana panekuterera ma jingles ezanu

  4. welly July 18, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    Shall wait,watch,listen&then input our judgments later on,as events unfolds!!!Lol.

    • ndapanduka July 18, 2013 at 9:26 am #

      Thats a brilliant move,at last the people of Zimbabwe have a choice between ZANU TV and People’s TV. now that the MDC’S suffered a lot with biased reporting,it is therefore a good idea that they make the WIZTEC available to every Zimbabwean for almost close to ZERO dollars or free on the streets. let every Zimbabwean access the wiztec

  5. uhuru July 18, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    vamwe vange voda kuita ma dish rusero

  6. EJ July 18, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Finally, smart move Morgan. Ndizvozvo zvataichemera.

    • openyourmind July 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

      This has nothing to do with Morgan – this is not a political channel – this is FREE INDEPENDENT MEDIA – let’s get that straight!

      Not for Bob, not for Morgan – not for anybody. This is for Zimbabwean citizens, chete.

  7. Ethan Hawke July 18, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Please please bring us Isidingo

  8. ndapanduka July 18, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    Thats a brilliant move,at last the people of Zimbabwe have a choice between ZANU TV and People’s TV. now that the MDC’S suffered a lot with biased reporting,it is therefore a good idea that they make the WIZTEC available to every Zimbabwean for almost close to ZERO dollars or free on the streets. let every Zimbabwean access the wiztec

  9. samanyanga July 18, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    It’s a disgrace that zimbabwe is the only country in Sadc without much free media space.

  10. SoulMan July 18, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    We have waited for this all the time, m so happy and hopeful. They cnt do worse than zbc, luking forward to fair, balanced and informative broadcasting. Well done 1st TV!!

    • gulaz July 18, 2013 at 9:45 am #

      taura hako saulman.ende zanu yacho haigone haigone ku bomba wiztek zvayakaida dailynews.naivowo vana reuben vachatenge vachiiwona nesu pamwechete.brilliant move.

  11. mandimbandimba July 18, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    please musazonyepere vanhu

    • Chitova July 18, 2013 at 10:59 am #

      havangambonyepe kudarika Dead BC neHerald.ava vanoita zvekubika information.

  12. anotida July 18, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    Ndimba ndimba wapera sara ne dead bc yako, fokoro

  13. Xtreme Opinion July 18, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    I will recommend to Commissioner [in general!] Augustus Romanus Cheehurie to confiscate all WizTech and Fortec decorders in police camps, police stations, prisons and army barracks so that MDC puppets do not have alternative quality news other than ‘development projects announcements’ on the Revolutionary Station ZBC. If Temba Mliswa .. sorry .. Hove and Violent Gondah insist on poisoning Ximbabweans with puppet news, I will also instruct Major General Nyikahairambi to ask General Muvengwa to ask the Chinese army to ask for permission from North Korea to rent their satellite to stalk, aim and destroy the satellite of Temba Mliswa … sorry .. Hove and Violent’s in the space provided for below!

    • Chitova July 18, 2013 at 10:49 am #

      good one Xtreme.kikiki

    • Hlongwane Spinach July 18, 2013 at 11:10 am #

      Xtreme Opinion , kikiki kikikikik handichina mbabvu dzokusekesa kikikikiki………………kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

    • bla sonaz July 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

      extreme you are extreme

    • chongo July 31, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

      Extreme you are so logical.kikikiki. Please have a word with Reason. Make him chinga. But do not destroy him with your mind.

  14. June 29 Election dream crumbles July 18, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Tapinda tapinda kkkkkkk Lord is there.

  15. Dzvinyangoma July 18, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Chadwick is an adviser to Tsvangirai. Violet Gonda the most anti-Zanu PF pseudo journalist ever. That kind of gives you an idea of what they mean by neutral.

    • Falcon July 18, 2013 at 10:55 am #

      And Reuben Baaarweee???? Caesar Zvayi and Muchechetere are saints?

    • student July 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

      Dzvinyangoma neautrality haina basa, chatinoda is the other side of the coin like in print media. ZBC haiz neautral saka why do we seek neautrality. ZBC will loose business big time blazo becoz we hate it and will never pay licences i will rather die than do that.

  16. tawaz vybz July 18, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    mukutaimirwa kubhadhara 150 4 t.v licence vanorwara

  17. rex July 18, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    thnx fr the new tv we need mo lyc those

  18. zvidawu nhahu nhundira mutsime July 18, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    Hokoyo kuma growth points ma resettlements nekumusha MABORA NGOMA arikuzokutorerai tuma wiztech twenyu.Munovaziva havadi chakanaka.

  19. chinja 4life July 18, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    The coming of 1st TV vindicates my words and feel happy for multitudes of Zimbos who own the WIZTECH dishes. I said when another door closes another one will open. Off went SABC and in comes 1st TV. Enjoy the new channel

  20. Chitova July 18, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Good one Xtreme!kikiki.ndanakwa

  21. Chitova July 18, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    Vanhu vakaita saReason hamufunge seiko?

  22. Chitova July 18, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    Dzvinyangoma zvakurwadza papi?haumanikidzwi kuita tune in.ko iwe zvauri advisor to alphonso dhlakama takamboti kudii?

  23. Chitova July 18, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    kuzeza chati kwata hunge une katurikwa!!

  24. Chitova July 18, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Zimbabweans are intelligent enough to decide for themselves.What are you so afraid of??

    • openyourmind July 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

      The un-intelligent Zimbabweans, maybe? Sadly there seem to be quite a LOT of those, and miraculously they seem to have a lot of power and influence too – kikikikiki…
      But yah – open up the gates of media, bring it on!

  25. Billy July 18, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    good news

  26. mafutaenguruve July 18, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    thats a very great move. Tanga tanzwa nekunyeperwa. Kuvhura tv kuona tafatona mahoso, and his crue. Zanu pfee chakachaya gore rino.

  27. dave July 18, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    Reason u are mentally retarded

    • reason July 18, 2013 at 11:39 am #

      Ndanakidzwa, kana zvima puppet zvanga zvakavata zvamuka, that station will expose
      zvagara zvichitaurwa ne zpf. Muchawona zvichabudapo, ma slave vane pfungwa dzakavhara vachishandisva, mirai moune tonakirwa zvino. madununu ese pachena. murungu anotoita kuti utaure zvaanoda. kana michato ye ma homo ichaburitsva ipapo futi.

  28. JURIST July 18, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    i know this reason guy he is part of chipangano

  29. Letsvote July 18, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    just in time for the elctions, at least now we can see tsvangirai ads

  30. viva Morgan July 18, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    thats the end of dead bc monopoly at least now we can see make a comparison .god love zimbabwe and is faithful

  31. koji July 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    1st TV ka 1

  32. koji July 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    A well done job many thanks to 1st TV. Reason yr reasoning capacity is very low hautomborina decoder racho usangopwatatika kungotaura zvausingazive nxaaa unopenga iwe

    • reason July 18, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

      thank you KOJI, tichakuona pamuchato wako pa 1st TV. MUCHIPURUDZIRANA NDEBVU dzenyu, iwe numurumekadzi wako, mozoita appeal yokuda ku adopta vana pa tv sezvo ku rear kusina reproduction, but kune waste reduction, then vamwe venyu vokupai mazano.

      • danai July 20, 2013 at 2:27 am #

        Haa iweee pfutsekk iwe ukuti nyaudza

  33. PMK July 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    Ndiyani aita iizviii,ndimwari akanaaaka.Reason wasvotwa enda unorutsira mukanwa Madzvinyangoma.
    Chegore rino.Zanu mwari haasi benzi ende muchafa nestress.Ist TV apa Baba Jukwa nekuku.

  34. We De Mbare July 18, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    Pse good people of Zim dont waste your time on Reason

  35. Musaigwa July 18, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Reason ane noise isina basa!u are unemployed wo seni ka thats why u get time to comment non stop.that unemployment is as a result of failed populist policies dze zanu.

  36. Chemutengure July 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Great news indeed Mwari vane simba you can never win the fight against the advancement of technology and the freedom of one to choose what one wants

  37. Myvote Counts July 18, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    Varume pamusoroi. ZBC,Herald hazvinyepere zany supporters asi zvinosimbisa huzomby huri mavari.Fools enjoy their food as much as we say its foolish.I have listened to Violet while at SWRADIO and have come to respect her work,top of the list of coz being when she interviewed my darling comedian Chinos who I honestly believe is mentally challenged.Reason, you have a treasonous mind which mistakes patriotism for zanu pf.The border gezi curriculum has surely succeeded in killing Reason’s mind.Its a killer curriculum.God have mercy

  38. wamaromo July 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Musakanganwe bhora saka unenge muri licensed here kana kuti according to zanupf pirate TV station. Eh makambani nana MDc chiisai ma adverts enyu ikoko ndiko kwatakawanda isu. Kukongonya tabva.

  39. Inno July 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    Hokoyo ne operation turunura dish

  40. douglas chinyanga July 18, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    kkkkkkkk zed b c

  41. Myvote Counts July 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    WHAT?

  42. Sandra July 18, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    most people own a wiztec and compared to those who see Ztv. In rural areas Ztv has no transmission. Hameno gore rino

    • kojak July 18, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

      kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk taura hako

    • chids July 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

      i agree 1000% with u

  43. samanyanga July 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    kkkkkkkk mabatwa maparts zbc,otherwise fambai nenguva being one sided munokuwara.

  44. Mazanu zanu July 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Isu ma Zanu chokwadi ngatishingei ne hondo ye ku rwisa Technology. Tavakuda OPERATION DZIKISAYI MA DISH. Kikiki…

  45. futbol July 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    will the station be showing football

  46. mbofana July 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    You are already celebrating musati mamboona TV yacho. Shows how desperate people are

  47. New Zimbabwe July 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    New Zimbabwe yatotanga kwete kunyeperwa ne Zanu TV yapedza yoisa maKatoon 18hrs .

  48. Sama Nyanga July 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    thanks for this station but my worry is are they going to air soaps like generations, isdingo , muvhango nekuti those are the programs loved by many Zimbos pawiztech

  49. Zim July 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    Gore rino from 1 August Zanu ichaona kuti maChunks haisi Nyama chinja yatotanga.

  50. mafira kureva July 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    neccessity is the mother to invention, hands up to Ist TV . tanga takuvara ne zanu propaganda

  51. Willard mubvumbi July 18, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    A move in the very right direction. We want more stations. LA COMPETENCIA ES SALUDABLE.

  52. magame July 18, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    Of course people are desparate for something different from zbc.

  53. Ndezvenyika July 18, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    Tikaona kuti mavakufarisa tinoaturunura madish ose iwayo kana makanganwa zvatinoita.
    Chii chinonetsa kuti tisunge vose vane mapirate receiver,kana zvegore riya patakawisa dzimba nemurambatsvina

    Udzai vamwe

  54. zanu yaora July 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    ndangendazwa nekutenga macd kuti pamwe tv inganakidze kikikikikiki

  55. Tinashe July 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    vanhu 2 chete pama-coments varwadziwa vamwe vese its bhoo. (election review)

  56. Porisi July 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    Brilliant stuff, the Zanu guys talk of pirate electronic media but they give interviews left right and center to the same media houses. Go figure. Zvino mapurisa achanzwa nekuburusitswa madish.

  57. yasa July 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    Yesaya tanga tanzwa ne dead b c. Bhora musango

  58. ndizvo here July 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    Pamwe ndirikutadza kuverenga. The last two weeks or so have been hell

  59. chisa mbama July 18, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    we would like to thank Save for his efforts to give us access to proper,unbiased channel of information. thank you first tv we welcome your move, let us free the airwaves dzakazara nhema and oppression.

  60. Chinja July 18, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    Any1 with the freqences

  61. Mental Gymnastics July 18, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    @Reason. On the face of it, you seem to be devoid of reason. As a matter of interest, I kindly ask you to answer the following simple questions;
    > Which school did you attend ?
    > What level of education did you attain ?
    > Where are you employed ?
    > What is your sexual orientation ?
    > Do you have a history of mental illness ?
    Your responses will obvious help us understand the type of humanoid we are dealing with !

  62. onny senior July 18, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    kikiki it seems lyk reason’s reason is that he has a 5inch televion wen watching his left eye wil b closed.

  63. magunje July 18, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    guys please please may you bring us generations and isindingo . can’t wait for the new station. I have missed gamla- generations.

  64. Ndaneta July 18, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    Welcome! Welsome! ZBC is torture to some of us. Mono-sided reporting inotobhowa.

  65. Mozy July 18, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    Reason nd xtreme….u racist jealous phsycopaths hypocrotical pigs…..im sure u ware puppet clothing nd want to be ma salads deep down, but your ego dont allow u to admit…y dont u ware traditional clothing..rather u opt for western outfits.u stink to high heaven

  66. brother mose July 19, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    takutouraya iri huku, celebrations are under way. ZBC lack quality and progress pandakabvirira kuvasendera masuggestions and ideas hayiwa ishave chairo.

  67. fact July 19, 2013 at 12:07 am #

    @REASON U NEED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL. God is wth us soon we won’t b listening to nosensical chimurenga songs. Those bastards are going down for good. Where in the world have U seen a presidential candidate contesting @89???????

  68. brother mose July 19, 2013 at 12:09 am #

    1st tv muchaona financial support ichinaya, God bless thee..

  69. woodpecker July 19, 2013 at 5:30 am #

    I see no reason of fighting over the introduction of another tv station. the fact is that zimbabweans are the winners now.people will be able to choose between the two and surely ZBC will be forced to improve and Zimbabweans will benefit.People needs balanced reporting and I do not support the way ZBC does its work,We surely need to hear both sides of the story.

  70. Musatukane July 23, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    Wiztech decoders:
    - press menu
    - blind search
    - search button
    - wait until it finishes be patient as it might take a long time
    - NB make sure lnb type / 9750 and 10700

    Philibao decoders:
    - go to Installation Menu – OK
    - go to Manual Settings –
    - select Tp Edit (which is the green button)
    - Add new frequency – transp 12602 (frequency), Polarisation Horizontal, (symbol r), Tp-26657
    - press save
    - press exit
    - then search via Auto-Scan – rescan your decoder.
    DSTV decoders:
    - Advanced settings
    - Dish installations – remember pin number is 9949 others <(earlier models9929)
    - go to network 2 (do not change home network ie network 1)
    - press OK
    - change frequency to 12602 symbol rate 26657 pol H fec2/3
    - accept settings
    - go back
    - press scan all networks
    (NB – don't forget to change home network 1 Inb type to 10600 after you have added the new frequency)
    This link will also be helpful in working out your DSTV settings

  71. Musatukane July 23, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    SATELITE SETTINGS:
    Satellite: IntelSat 20
    Polarization: H (Horizontal)
    Transponder: EF30K Symbol Rate: 26657 Msps
    Orbital Position: 68.5 Degrees East Modulation: QPSK
    Tuning Frequency: 12602 MHz FEC: 2/3

    Wiztech decoders:
    - press menu
    - blind search
    - search button
    - wait until it finishes be patient as it might take a long time
    - NB make sure lnb type / 9750 and 10700

    Philibao decoders:
    - go to Installation Menu – OK
    - go to Manual Settings –
    - select Tp Edit (which is the green button)
    - Add new frequency – transp 12602 (frequency), Polarisation Horizontal, (symbol r), Tp-26657
    - press save
    - press exit
    - then search via Auto-Scan – rescan your decoder.
    DSTV decoders:
    - Advanced settings
    - Dish installations – remember pin number is 9949 others <(earlier models9929)
    - go to network 2 (do not change home network ie network 1)
    - press OK
    - change frequency to 12602 symbol rate 26657 pol H fec2/3
    - accept settings
    - go back
    - press scan all networks
    (NB – don't forget to change home network 1 Inb type to 10600 after you have added the new frequency)

  72. Comrade July 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    THIS IS A HOAX NEWS ITEM. TINGAKONEWA TUNING TOSE MURAINI MEDU SHUWA HAZIGONEKI IZVOZVO. MY WISH IS ONLY FOR THE YOU TUBE VIDEOS TO BE INCREASED AND HAVE RALLY COVERAGES FOR OTHER PARTIES BCOZ THAT IS WHAT ZIMBOs MISS SO MUCH

  73. ngwenya July 29, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    Wena matibiri try t n u will regret e day dat u came into this world. Ztv broadcasts rubbish, ts high tym private broadcasters came to e rescue

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