MultiChoice, NCC tackle piracy

By Content Nigeria reporter
July 30, 2019


African pay TV operator MultiChoice and the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) have teamed up to combat the piracy of broadcast content.

Gozie Onumonu

In collaboration with MultiChoice Nigeria, the NCC recently held a two-day national workshop titled Broadcast Piracy and Strategic Management, offering copyright officers training around piracy and related issues.

NCC director general John Asein said fighting piracy was key to preventing harm to Nigeria’s creative industry. “The NCC is committed to providing adequate capacity-building for its staff to empower them to carry out their statutory responsibilities as regulatory and enforcement officers in implementation of the Copyright Act,” Asein said.

“The commission is determined to provide staff with necessary technical knowledge and facilities to enhance copyright protection in the country.”

MultiChoice Nigeria head of regulatory Gozie Onumonu added: “The broadcast sector is critical to the development of a vibrant film industry. Its relevance in the country necessitates frequent dialogue on finding ways of protecting broadcast content.”