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Exclusive: Reps’ Bill empowers NBC to decide tariffs for DSTV, others

Exclusive: Reps’ Bill empowers NBC to decide tariffs for DSTV, others

By Tordue Salem A proposed law to give the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission the sole power to decide the per-view cost for Digital Satellite Television Services, DSTV and other Broadcasting outfits in the country, is before the House of Representatives. The bill exclusively obtained by VANGUARD on Monday, is sponsored by Rep. Unyime Idem(PDP-Akwa Ibom). The […]
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NBC code on insult: Atiku, SERAP, blast commission, caution Buhari

NBC code on insult: Atiku, SERAP, blast commission, caution Buhari

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Thursday condemned a particular part of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, code, stating that broadcast stations would be punished if they insult a President, Governor, Senator, or any one occupying political position in the country.

Experts bemoan NBC 6th code on ad industry

Experts bemoan NBC 6th code on ad industry

Experts in the broadcast and marketing communications industries have said that the recommendation of the committee on the reform of the sixth broadcasting code of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) will lead to the final collapse of the advertising industry.

Amending the NBC Code: Between a minister and a board

Amending the NBC Code: Between a minister and a board

By Alabi Akinrogun Strange things are known to happen all the time in Nigeria, and especially in matters of governance and public policy, mostly to the detriment of the population, despite occasional bright spots. As the Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka once quipped, if he had written about these strange happenings in Nigeria as fiction […]

A nation in search of cost-based pay-TV model

A nation in search of cost-based pay-TV model

By Okoh Aihe The broadcast industry has been in the news lately. First, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the regulator of the industry released the 6th Edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code which has simmered in cacophonous responses from multi-stakeholder interests in the industry. Then, only last week, the regulator got buttoned in the National […]

NBC orders DSTV to suspend new tariffs

NBC orders DSTV to suspend new tariffs

The Acting Director General of Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Mr. Armstrong Idachaba, yesterday ordered the management of MultiChoice, to suspend the implementation of its new hiked tariffs on different bouquets on its Digital Satellite Television, DSTV.

‘Mother Hen’ NBC and the potentially stifling 6th Broadcast Code

‘Mother Hen’ NBC and the potentially stifling 6th Broadcast Code

The immediate impression one gets from interacting with the recently released 6th Code of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) is that someone just might be introducing communist-style management in the country’s broadcasting landscape. Otherwise, it is almost impossible to understand what the Nigerian broadcast regulator targets to accomplish by this dangerous unitary, anti-enterprise policy that certainly will constrain innovation and organic competition in the industry.

NBC’s Sixth code of expired values

NBC’s Sixth code of expired values

Monday, June 22, 2020, was an unusually tragic day in Lagos reinforcing the pre-existing atmosphere of multiple rape cases all over the country.  On that day alone, two couples were found dead in their respective apartments in different parts of Lagos.

We amended broadcasting code to protect local industry – NBC

We amended broadcasting code to protect local industry – NBC

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission, NBC says the decision to amend of the Nigerian Broadcasting Code (6th edition) was taken reposition Nigerian the broadcasting industry and to make it more responsive to emerging realities in the broadcasting industry.