Broadcast, Film and Convergence in Africa - Issue no 354 on 27 November 2020

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Nigerian broadcast regulator Professor Armstrong Idachaba on the state of industry and measures to help, sports rights, the DTT transition and the coverage of the SARS protests

27 November 2020

The Nigerian broadcast regulator has a lot on its plate including issues arising from its Broadcast Code of Conduct and the delayed DTT roll-out. Russell Southwood spoke to its Director-General Professor Armstrong Idachaba about how its dealing with the issues it faces. Q: I spent some time over the last six months talking to broadcasters in Nigeria, particularly State broadcasters, and the industry seems to be in a very dire financial situation. Is that the case and what is being done to address that? A: You know that this is a global phenomenon. Most countries in the world are grappling…