The National Film And Video Censors Board (NFVCB), vowed to clamp down on Over-The -Top (OTT) streaming services violating the Nigerian digital content law.
Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director, NFVCB, said this at the closing of the third edition of the NFVCB’s Digital Content Regulation Conference in Lagos. The three-day conference 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 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
According to him, the board is determined to protect the Nigeria cultural value system by ensuring that films and videos distributed in Nigeria meet the required ethical standards. He said that NFVCB organised the conference to bring together stakeholders in the creative industry to brainstorm on how provide safe digital content for children.
He said the conference was part of efforts to broaden initiatives for responsible digital parenting and enable age-appropriate online experiences for children and younger people on digital entertainment platforms.