NCC Accuses 2 TV Stations of Piracy, Theft

21 September 2018

Regulation & Policy

Nigerian Copyrights Commission (NCC) said it may shut down ABG Communications and QQTV Digital Satellite Station for piracy and illegal broadcast of foreign television contents, after a surveillance visit to the transmission site in Kaduna.

Mr. Augustine Amodu, director of Enforcement, NCC, who led the visit, accused Managements of ABG Communications and QQTV Digital Satellite of operating illegal broadcast outfits in Kaduna State and its environs.

Nigerian Copyright Commission is the highest body regulating, advising, and monitoring matters of copyright law in Nigeria, per Decree No. 61 of 1970 in the Nigerian Constitution.

He said that the Commission’s team visited the illegal transmission stations of ABG Communications and QQTV Digital Cable Satellite, where various transmitting equipment, antenna and dishes were mounted before heading for the companies’ headquarters along Ahmadu Bello Way.

Amodu, said the Commission had received letters of complaints from many television stations overseas, especially Aljazeera, EPI, Bensports, Skysports and Lalliga, among others, alleging that “ABG and QTV Satellite have been pirating and stealing their contents.”

Source: Nigeria Communications Week