The third phase of the government supported content production initiative is in full swing in Gweru with commissioning committee chairperson Ms Tabeth Mazorodze confident of coming out with quality production from the Midlands.

It is a hive of activity in Gweru as producers tasked by government to come up with content for the Digital Migration Programme work round the clock.

There are three productions that are currently being recorded in Gweru under the Digital Migration Programme.

Commissioning committee chairperson who is also the director broadcast content compliance with the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) Ms Tabeth Mazorodze expressed satisfaction with the quality and levels of technical knowhow of the team in Gweru.

“I have a very young and vibrant team of producer’s, directors and cast. It’s very encouraging and i think i’m going to have good productions from this third phase of productions,” said Ms Mazorodze.

She said the ZimDigital Commissioning Committee is conducting pilot programmes were they are recording the first episode.

“We are currently working on the first episodes of the projects then we go back, the committee sits down and assesses the productions of the first episodes when satisfied then we comeback to record the whole 13 episodes,” added Ms Mazorodze.  

The third phase of the Zimbabwe Digitalisation Programme commenced on the third of this month with nine productions currently being recorded in Gwanda, Hwange, Kadoma, Chipinge, Binga, Gweru and other areas.

The production started after the assessment of proposals from content creators by the commissioning committee which is said to have received more than 1 000 proposals from content creators.

Meanwhile, five productions from the first phase of productions are currently on air at ZBC TV.