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China’s Rebuilding of TV Stations in Africa is a Great Way of Ensuring Long-term Positive Media Coverage

Chinese ambassador to Liberia, Ren Yisheng, doing a site inspection of the Liberia Broadcast System in Monrovia. Image via Chinese embassy in Liberia.

China’s ambassador to Liberia, Ren Yisheng, toured the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) facility in Monrovia last week to inspect a $52 million upgrade to the channel that Beijing is funding. Part of the work being done is to facilitate LBS’ transition from analog to digital TV, a move that will greatly enhance the aging channel’s picture quality — a key complaint from viewers.

China led a similar effort in Zambia where it also successfully migrated the country’s television infrastructure from analog to digital.

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