PRESS RELEASE: DECRYPTION OF LOCAL CHANNELS ON PAY TV PLATFORM
- March 27, 2020
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DECRYPTION OF LOCAL CHANNELS ON PAY TV PLATFORM
March 27th, 2020
A Press Statement by the National Broadcasting Commission
The National Broadcasting Commission calls on all Pay Subscription Broadcasters (GOTv, DSTV, NTA Startimes,
The decryption is to last for one month, in the first instance. The Commission shall issue further directives on this after detailed assessments of subsequent development.
The NBC had earlier requested broadcast stations to ensure
Daily broadcast monitoring reports so far show that broadcast stations across the country have been
However, the Commission notes with dismay that a few broadcasters aired unsubstantiated news and names of persons purportedly infected by the virus without required professional authentication.
Broadcasters are further mandated to allot, at least, 10% of their daily airtime to public enlightenment on the virus, in line with National interest and Social Responsibility, as enshrined in the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.
The Commission commends broadcasters that have remained steadfast and displayed professionalism in this period.