Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation Produces New TV Shows To Develop Industry
9 April 2019
Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has been producing fresh, new television productions that have all been funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe as part of the Zimbabwe Digital Broadcasting migration project.
The programmes that range from dramas, game shows, soapies, music shows and lifestyle programmes have boosted content on ZTV while also empowering Zimbabwe’s local filmmakers.
Already broadcasting this season is the enticing drama series “Diaspora”, directed by the award-winning Zimbabwean actor Eddie Sandifolo.
The drama series deals with social issues that arise when people travel overseas seeking greener pastures.
The series tells the story of a couple whose relationship is broken up by relatives when they marry poor, and the husband fails to provide for his new wife. The wife is then shipped off to the Diaspora only to discover that she is pregnant, but has no way of going back home to her former husband and is unable to make contact with him.
ZBC TV said that it worked with budding actors and actresses to put this series together. The broadcaster also noted that even though this was Eddie Sandifolo’s first attempt at directing, he did fantastic work, and this was a sign that given a chance Zimbabwe’s broadcasting industry can grow.
Source: Broadcast News