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NBC to Establish Content Development Fund

17 October 2016, 10:05

Lagos - Modibbo-Kawu, the Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), said the commission would establish Content Development Fund in support of young people, reports Bellanaija

Modibbo-Kawu made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja at a news conference, ahead of the eleventh edition of ‘Africast 2016,’ scheduled to hold in Abuja from October 18 to October 20.

He said the fund would be set up to support young people to produce qualitative local contents in the broadcast industry.

Modibbo-Kawu said that establishing the fund became necessary because of the digital switch over that would create lots of opportunities for the youths in the broadcast industry.

Also read:NBC to license free view TV channels

He said that content would play a crucial driving role in the success of a digital broadcasting environment, adding that digitization would change the way Nigerians watch television.

He said that the event would provide a unique opportunity for a synthesis of contributions and ideas of experts from within and outside Nigeria.

Modibbo-Kawu said that exhibitors are expected from the USA, UK, Sweden, Italy, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and African countries.

Read more at Bellanaija

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