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NFVCB Embarks on Nationwide Confiscation of Illegal Films

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The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has embarked on confiscation and destruction exercise of illegal films and videos across the nation as a measures to compliment the federal government Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). The measure was also meant to resuscitate the national film making industry.

Speaking during the public burning of the illegal films confiscated by the board in Kano, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director of the NFVCB, said investors in the film industry in Nigeria had suffered losses among other financial difficulties as a result of smuggling of unclassified works through unlicensed agents and distributors.

According to him, in order to combat the menace of illicit and unapproved movies and videos, 150 staff of the board were trained at various police colleges across the nation to ensure improvement on their operations.

“These actions have helped to tackle the critical and impeding issues of infringement on proprietary rights, bootlegging of movies and other illicit acts in the film industry, recently leading to massive raid and confiscation of illegal films and video works worth over N800m,” he said.

Similarly, in his remark the national President of Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN), Dr Ahmad Sarari called for a law that will compel cinemas to have 70% local content in the list of films they show.


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Reality TV Hosts Feature on Glo-powered African Voices

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This week’s edition of African Voices Changemakers broadcast on CNN is featuring Reality Television hosts Seyi ‘Shedams’ Olusore and Olawunmi ‘Olah’ Oyedeji  of Nigeria and Kenya’s Patricia Gichinga.

The programme promises to add pep to the leisure of millions of Nigerians currently staying indoors in line with the lockdown being observed in many parts of the country to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

African Voices Changemakers is sponsored by the Grand Masters of data, Globacom, and will beam the inspirational stories of the three young Africans making waves on the continent through unique reality television shows.

Olusore is a popular fitness trainer and the founder of Nigeria’s first Weightloss Reality TV Show – The faSttest Shedder. He is also one of the show’s official trainers. He is expected to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the 90-day intensive weight-loss show.

Although he studied Computer Engineering at the Covenant University, Olusore delved into fitness training and became a Certified Health & Wellness Expert of Arizona State University and a Certified CPR/AED/First-Aid from the National CPR Foundation, USA.

Also scheduled to talk about his show on African Voices Changemakers this weekend is Olawunmi Oyedeji, business development manager, director, producer ,TV content creator and film maker.

He is the creator of Nigeria’s ‘Try My Job’, a reality television show aimed at tackling social justice issues and unemployment using entertainment as a major tool.The programme is endorsed by the Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation and supported by Ford Foundation.

Oyedeji is also the creator of Project Renew  which is focused on renewing the minds of the average Nigerian starting from the grassroots through a three-pronged program that includes seminars, skills acquisition and talent hunt.

Kenya’s Patricia Gichinga is the third guest on the programme. She is the Head Producer, Mediae, Kenya. She will talk about her farming TV reality show, Shamba Shape Up, East Africa’s leading agricultural TV program. It is a reality make-over show filmed on smallholder farms addressing the problems of the farmers in order to increase production and encourage farming as a business in Kenya and Tanzania. It reaches over 8 million households each week in English and Swahili.

African Voices Changemakers is broadcast on CNN at 9.30 a.m. on Friday and on Saturday at 12.30 p.m., 5.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m.  Other repeat broadcasts come up on Sunday at 5.00 a.m., 9.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m., with more repeats on Monday and Tuesday at 5.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. respectively.


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FREETV Complies with NBC Directives, Gives Unrestricted Access to Subscribers

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National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) said that FREETV has announced unrestricted access for customers during this lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic, according to Ekanem Antia, assistant director, Public Affairs, NBC.

FREETV Complies with NBC Directives, Gives Unrestricted Access to Subscribers

Antia in a statement said that “In compliance with the directives of the Commission for Pay TV to decrypt signals of local channels on their platforms for one month, in the first instance, to enable viewers get adequate information and directives through this period of the COVID-19 Pandemic, FREETV has announced unrestricted access for customers during this lockdown”

Recall that the NBC has earlier ordered GOTv, DSTV, NTA Startimes, FreeTv Platform, and others, to allow neighborhood stations on their bundle pursue even endorsers have depleted their membership.

This is in an attempt to support Nigerians have the privilege of the daily update on the 2019 novel coronavirus.

This is even as the NBC ordered supporters in the nation to designate 10 percent of its everyday broadcast appointment to the open edification of Nigerians on COVID-19.

In an announcement gave in Abuja and made accessible, NBC said the decoding is to keep going for one month in the principal occurrence while including that further orders will be given by the commission after itemized appraisals of consequent improvement.

“The National Broadcasting Commission approaches all Pay Subscription Broadcasters (GOTv, DSTV, NTA Startimes, FreeTv Platform, and so on) in Nigeria to decode every single neighborhood channel on their bunch to empower supporters of their administrations in Nigeria access, without blocks, day by day reports and mandates on the coronavirus pandemic.

“The unscrambling is to keep going for one month, in the main occurrence. Further mandates on this will be given by the commission after definite evaluations of ensuing improvement,” the NBC said.

The NBC further reviewed its previous solicitation that communicate stations guarantee convenient fundamental data and updates on COVID-19.

It included that every day communicate observing reports so far showed that communicate stations the nation over have been giving point by point reportage on the battle for mindfulness on the 2019 novel coronavirus.

The NBC anyway said it noted with alarm that a couple of supporters broadcast unverified news and names of people purportedly tainted by the infection without required proficient validation.

“Telecasters are additionally ordered to allocate, at any rate, 10 percent of their everyday broadcast appointment to open edification on the infection, in accordance with national intrigue and social obligation, as revered in the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

“The commission recognizes telecasters that have stayed ardent and shown polished methodology this period,” the administration of NBC included.

 

 

 

 


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Plus TV Africa Set To Launch On DStv in Nigeria 

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MultiChoice Nigeria, the leading video entertainment provider has just announced the launch of Plus TV Africa. Starting 3 April 2020, the channel will go live on DStv channel 408 to customers on Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam and Yanga packages.

Plus TV Africa is a Pan-African 24 hour TV News Channel owned by General News & Entertainment Company (GNEC) Media Group.

The station provides news content targeted at modern-day African professionals as well as  millennials who seek credible, cerebral, enlightening and robust analysis of African news and stories.

John Ugbe, CEO, MultiChoice Nigeria said, “We are very excited to add this channel to our repertoire, as it joins us at a most crucial time.

“Plus TV Africa will cater to a special audience, giving them deep insights into news and events across Africa.”

“Plus TV Africa is delighted to join DStv, the best Broadcast Media platform in Africa, and one of the best in the world.

“We are geared to take the continent by storm as a broadcast News Television that tells the African stories from an African perspective.

“We are a team of broadcast professionals that are young, talented, creative, dynamic and passionate about Africa.

“The continent is in for an amazing new style of reporting, analysis and storytelling, focusing on “Big Stories” across sectors and spheres of endeavour!” said Kayode Akintemi CEO Plus TV Africa.

Catch stories that are centered on topics such as politics, economy, security, health, technology, sports and of course entertainment.

In addition, all Plus TV Africa programmes are presented, produced and broadcast in English language except for the News in Pidgin.

Any content within the news that is in any other language other than English are translated and subtitled for English-speaking audience.

 

 

 


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