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Exclusivity of Sports Content: A partial review of the amended NBC Code By Happiness Okonji; Stella U. Rachael; Allen Lawal S.

  The sixth amendment to the National Broadcasting Code has been a subject of controversy amongst different industry players and stakeholders. Like market women chasing away a thief in broad daylight, individuals and groups perceived to be affected by different sections of the code have denounced its provisions – mostly without a broad-picture and objective review of the code.While these individuals with vested interest would rather have the public believe otherwise, one only needs to make a careful perusal of the code to ascertain the intentions of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission in ensuring the following amongst others in the broadcast industry: innovation, healthy intra-industry competition and a sustainable increase in the revenue base of the broadcast sector.Amendments in the code which have provoked an outcry, in particular, are the provisions on the exclusivity of broadcast content, sublicensing, and advertising spend. However, these provisions can be viewed with an intent to regulate the broadcast sector and leapfrog to global standards when compared to practices obtained outside the country.On the subject of exclusive broadcast contents, exclusive sports rights come to mind easily. Nigeria has become a notorious safe haven for Broadcast service providers to hold an exclusive right to high-demand sports content to the detriment of other broadcast service providers.A cursory look at practices obtainable abroad reveals that Nigeria falls short in this regard. There is a notable shift in the treatment of exclusive content agreements in pay-tv markets in Europe by competition authorities towards a view that access to content is imperative for entrants to be able to compete with incumbents. This further highlights the market distorting characteristics of monopoly and anti-competitive tendencies displayed by some players in the industry. On 31 March 2010, the Ofcom imposed a "wholesale must-offer" obligation under which Sky was and still is obliged to make its two main sports channels (Sky Sports 1 and 2) available to other pay-TV retailers at regulated prices. The pay broadcaster will be required to wholesale the Sky Sports 1 and 2 channels to other platforms at prices set by Ofcom. As a result, the United Kingdom enabled other broadcasters such as BT Sports the ability to provide its subscribers with broadcast content at a regulated price.This practice can also be found in Singapore, where the regulatory body, Media Development Authority (MDA) introduced new measures in March 2010 that would require pay-TV companies to cross-carry content subject to exclusive carriage provisions. The cross-carriage measure enables a purchaser of sports exclusive content to provide access to its content on a paid retailer-customer basis to consumers on any pay-TV platform via a network transit arrangement. The exclusive content owner will continue to be compensated directly for the consumption of their content, with the content being monetized by customers of another operator incurring a network transit charge.All of the remedies implemented in the cases quoted in the previous section, especially the creation of wholesale markets for premium contents, outline the possibility of having downstream competition with content sharing. The existence of exclusivity clauses in a potential area of competition can distort the innovation race in technology domains, inhibiting the development of alternative platforms and thus preventing the possibility of reaching the optimal allocation of resources in the longer term. Therefore, the elimination of exclusivity in the Nigerian context, is the most effective way to enhance both the competitiveness of the downstream market and broadcaster’s incentives to innovate, with positive effects on consumer welfare. . Exclusivity of Sports Content: A partial review of the amended NBC Code By Happiness Okonji; Stella U. Rachael; Allen Lawal S. Follow Linda Ikeji Blog.

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News Update?Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Sitting Begins October 26

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Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on October 26 begin a full hearing of the petition filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the declaration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as governor-elect.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the tribunal made this pronouncement after concluding the pre-hearing session on Thursday.

The tribunal was asked to dismiss the applications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking the discontinuation of the petition brought to it by Governor Oyetola.

Counsel for Oyetola and the APC, Lasun Sanusi, SAN, at the sitting of the tribunal argued that Adeleke’s, PDP’s and INEC’s reliance on a Federal Court High judgment was nothing but an abuse of court process.

Sanusi argued this while replying to separate applications of the trio, seeking the dismissal of the petition based on the already appealed Federal High Court judgment disqualifying Oyetola from contesting the election.

Citing Supreme Court decisions in the case of Jegede Vs INEC, 2021, 14NWLR, Pt 1797, page 409, the counsel said the court had ruled that the signatories to the letter conveying the nomination of a candidate were not the nominators; rather, the nomination was done by party members at the congress, hence, the judgment could not stand.

Meanwhile, the counsel for INEC, Prof. Paul Ananaba, SAN; counsel for Adeleke, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN and counsel for the PDP, Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN, agreed that any decision the tribunal would take on the matter would have to wait until the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court decided on it.

They noted that they just decided to argue the applications to have it on record, a position which the tribunal agreed with and put on record.

Also, in other applications totalling nine by the three respondents, they asked the tribunal to strike out some paragraphs of the petition on the grounds that they were either lumped together or not related to the 2022 election.

In response to each of the applications, Sanusi said all the cases cited by the respondents were misconceived, adding that they were not applicable in the instance case.

He cited the case of INEC Vs Otti, 2016, 8NWLR, where the Supreme Court hinted that INEC was supposed to be neutral, arguing that all the processes filed before the panel have not portrayed the commission’s neutrality.

Sanusi further argued that the applications filed by the respondents were only meant to prevent the tribunal from focusing on hearing the petition on merit, asking the panel to dismiss the applications.

Subsequently, counsel for all parties in the matter agreed to begin the full hearing starting with the calling of witnesses on October 26.

In his ruling, the tribunal declared the pre-hearing session concluded and announced that the pre-hearing conference report would be presented on October 17.

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NEWS UPDATE?Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

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Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

The remains of Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo, one of the pilots of the NAF Alpha-Jet aircraft that crashed in Maiduguri, Borno state on March 31, 2021, have been laid to rest.

 

It will be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet was declared missing on 31 March 2021 after losing radar contact. The crash site was later discovered and the bodies of the two pilots onboard the ill-fated jet were recovered. The pilots were on the battlefield fight Boko Haram members when the jet crashed.

 

On Thursday, October 13, friends and family members of the Late Ebiakpo gathered together at the National Military cemetery to bid him farewell. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

 

See more photos from the funeral below…

 

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Phyna Bbnaija; Biography, Net Worth, Date Of Birth, Age, State Of Origin & Career – Lifestyle Nigeria


Real Name: Ijeoma Josephina

Stage Name: Phyna Bbnaija

Date Of Birth: 1997

 

Age: 25 years old

Profession: Actress

Nationality: Nigerian

State Of Origin: Edo State

Net Worth: $15K dollars

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Phyna is currently 25 years old and she was born in the Nigerian state of Edo. Ijeoma Josephina is the correct spelling of her given name. She recounted herself as being the one who bring the ginger and the vibes to Biggie’s residence.

 

READ ALSO: BBNaija S7: Tega Makes U-turn About Phyna&#8217;s Loud Behaviour, Issues PSA

 

Phyna Bbnaija Date Of Birth

Phyna Bbnaija was born in the year 1997 in the Nigerian state of Edo. As of the time that this article about Phyna’s BBnaija biography and net worth was written, she had not yet reached her 25th birthday.

What is the net worth of Phyna Bbnaija?

At the time of writing, phyna bbnaija’s net worth was calculated at $15,000.

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