Zambia to host southern African broadcasters' convention

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-23 20:39:54|Editor: xuxin
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LUSAKA, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Zambia will next week host the southern African broadcasters' convention where delegates will exchange experiences on the state of the broadcasting industry in the region, one of the organizers said on Wednesday.

The convention, to be held from Oct. 29 to 31 in the southern city of Livingstone, has been organized in collaboration between Zambia's broadcasting regulator, the Independent Broadcasting Authority and the Southern African Broadcasting Association under the theme, "Connecting People With Vibrant Converged Broadcast Media".

Josephine Mapoma, director-general of the regulator said some of the topics of discussion will include the business of broadcasting, how the media game has changed, multi-platform digital media, new media models and innovations that successfully tap into market gaps, among others.

The delegates will have an opportunity to learn from one another and possibly cultivate new channels, allowing for further business opportunities among themselves, she said in a release.

According to her, the convention provides a platform for television, radio and online media executives and officials to convene network especially that Zambia has seen the expansion of the broadcasting industry, with 141 radio and 45 television stations.