Digital Content: NFVCB vows to sanction streaming services violating laws

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), has pledged to clamp down on Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming services violating the Nigerian digital content law.

NFVCB Executive Director, Adedayo Thomas, said this at the closing of the third edition of the NFVCB’s Digital Content Regulation Conference on Thursday, in Lagos.

At the 3-day conference, which was tagged: NFVCB-NETFLIX Safe Screen and Digital Entertainment Space Forum, Thomas said that the Nigerian creative industry law covered online OTT and streamers, and that the Board was working closely with security agencies to ensure that violators face the law.

He also noted that though the Board was challenged in the area of monitoring the huge content pushed out by online platforms, it was working on expanding its capacity for effective monitoring.

The NFVCB boss commended the popular OTT streaming service, NETFLIX, for its compliance with the digital content law and collaboration with the Board.

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