Digitalisation equipment worth US$5 million has started arriving in the country setting the tempo for the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) to expedite the completion of seven more transmission sites.

Following the release of $16.2 million by government last year November towards the payment of digitalisation equipment, BAZ has started to receive additional equipment to speed up the process which is already lagging behind.

BAZ Chief Executive Officer Mr Obert Muganyura said the equipment received will cater for seven more transmission sites.

Mr Muganyura noted that Kotwa and Binga will for the first time have access to television signals, once the process is completed.

He added that they have also received five more FM transmitters to improve radio signal transmission in various provinces.

The BAZ boss said ZBC will receive 48 electronic news gathering kits as part of the consignment which is yet to come.

Mr Muganyura noted that the nation has registered significant progress despite the funding challenges and so far the project has gone 27 percent complete.

More additional equipment worth $11 million is waiting to be shipped.

Six transmission sites have so far been fully digitalised, with others still under construction.

The new digitalisation equipment caters for seven transmission sites namely Gwindingwi in Chimanimani, Bulawayo, Kadoma, Binga, Mutorashanga, Kotwa and Gokwe.