The government is set to licence more private players in radio and television broadcasting after the completion of the digitalisation process.

Contrary to popular sentiments that the government is not keen to see independent voices occupying the broadcasting space, the government is set to introduce private players in television broadcasting after the completion of the digitalisation project late this year.

Addressing journalism students at a local college, the Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Cde Energy Mutodi highlighted that the government is set to liberalise the airwaves.

The deputy minister also indicated that the government has engaged some Chinese companies in a bid to speed up the digitalisation process.