SI 2020-026 Broadcasting Services (Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting Services) Regulations, 2020

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services has, in terms of section 46 of the Broadcasting Services Act [Chapter 12:06], approved the following regulations made by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe Board:—
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Title
1. These regulations may be cited as the Broadcasting Services (Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting Services) Regulations, 2020.
 
Interpretation
2. In these regulations—
“Act” means the Broadcasting Services Act [Chapter 12:06];
“authority” means authority defi ned in terms of section 3 of the Act;
“analogue television broadcasting” means a television broadcasting service that utilises the analogue system of transmission;
“analogue television set” means a television set that does not have a digital tuner to the standards specifi ed in these regulations;
“Broadcaster” means any person licensed to provide any class of broadcasting service;
“Digital television broadcasting” means a television broadcasting service that utilises the digital system of transmission;
“Digital television set” means a television set that has a digital tuner to the standards specifi ed in these regulations;
“Head-end operator” means the entity that is responsible for aggregating the content of licensed broadcasters for distribution to the transmitter sites;
“HEVC” means High Effi ciency Video Coding in accordance with ISO/IEC 23008-8;
“High Defi nition Television (HDTV)” means the television picture quality as defi ned in the MPEG 4 standard for High Profi le @ Level 4.0;
“licensee” means a broadcasting service licensee or a signal carrier licensee;
“multiplex” means content aggregated to be carried on a single frequency to its capacity of the equivalents of six high defi nition channels;
“multiplexing” means aggregation of the content of licensed broadcasters for distribution to the transmission network;

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