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iROKO TV Boss, Njoku Reacts As NBC Moves To Remove Exclusive Right To Contents

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Ganiyat Ganiyu 

The co-founder and CEO of iROKO tv, Jason Njoku has reacted to the recently released National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, 6th Broadcast Code which takes away their exclusive right to the content they created. 

Njoku while reacting to the development stated that the policy if implemented would totally destroy PayTV in Nigeria.

The new code makes exclusivity illegal, compels content sub-licensing and aims to regulate the prices at which content is sub-licensed.

He tweeted; “Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) In making exclusivity illegal, compelling sub-licensing of content & regulating price, are effectively turning private enterprise into state property.  Interference Distorts Markets. If implemented this 100% destroys PayTV in Nigeria

“Under these proposed terms it makes zero sense for @irokotv @ROK_DSTV @NetflixNaija @irokotv @africamagictv @FilmhouseCinema @SilverbirdTV @SceneoneTV  or any other platform or independent production house to invest in local content. Zero sense. No consultation no thought. Nothing

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“This our champagne socialism & zero input style of policy making is the reason Nigeria is stunted in everything. I invest billions Naira in content then I am compelled to share with everyone else as NBC sets the price Why? Dark forces or incompetence is at play here. Ridiculous

“For ‘national emergencies’ 20% of broadcast hours should be dedicated to well. The government. Nationalization in everything but name. So

“if @Tyson_Fury vs @anthonyfjoshua fight is to be shown in Nigeria. Equivalent of 30% of the license costs need to be invested in an equivalent local sport? Who will pay for that?  Maybe ABC vs XYZ works for some but who will pay for it? Arise o compatriots, Nigeria call obey

“This is for you Nigeria and Nigerians. This is the patriotism you voted for. Anything you ‘enjoy’ you just now pay more for it. You think 15% inflation is high. Wait o.

“Soon CNN will leave it’s daily programming to show Arrival of Orji Kalu and APC and PDP conventions. Essentially be ready for NTA everywhere. This is a highest priority for NBC. HIGHEST.

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