"Given the consequent reduction in the operational load of the ZAP Studios unit, which is responsible for producing television content, which includes ZAP Viva, we have been forced to take several measures to optimise different operational areas, including the human resources assigned to this unit," the company said in a statement to VerAngola.
Thus, the company will begin a "gradual process of restructuring and disengagement of a number of elements of the workforce".
Without giving the number of workers that will be laid off, ZAP said it will "scrupulously guarantee all the rights of the employees involved in accordance with Angolan legislation in force" and said that, in order to minimize the impact on the affected families, it "will implement a program of support and assistance to each professional involved".
It also leaves assurances that it remains "focused on fulfilling its mission, enabling millions of customers to access a quality television service."
"To the employees affected, ZAP reiterates its profound gratitude for their professionalism and passionate contribution during their stay in this project, wishing them all continued success in their careers," it says.
It should be remembered that the ZAP Viva channel was suspended in April this year. "Since then, ZAP has taken the necessary steps to resume broadcasting on national territory, and despite all the efforts, five months later there is no timeframe for a resolution in sight", completes.
At the time, the government also suspended the Record TV África and Vida TV channels, and the suspensions were justified with "legal inconformities".