Broadcast Media Africa recently hosted a one-day online forum on “Effective Regulation Of Online Broadcasting And OTT Streaming Services In Africa”. The meeting aimed to assist with easing practitioner discomforts regarding concerns over unregulated online media content and the need to regulate to provide adequate and effective regulatory oversight.
The industry forum was held as lead to conversations that would be addressed during the “Content Distribution Platforms And OTT Streaming Services” online forum. The outcomes of the panel discussion presented the following views from the panellists:
(i) Carrying out of research should be executed as this method will be essential in guiding governments and regulators in implementing the correct measures and policies
(ii) The regulators observed that, currently, there is limited capacity to monitor and protect consumers of online broadcasting
(iii) It was suggested that calling industry presentations for strategic input would be of advantage
(iv) The regulators observed that the significant challenge of streaming services is online broadcasters not being located in the regulator’s jurisdictions. Therefore, collaborations would assist in bridging this gap
To access detailed day proceeding, please click below:
(i) The Preliminary Summary Report (Click Here)
(ii) BMA Website videos (Click Here)
The online forum on “Effective regulation of online broadcasting and OTT streaming services In Africa” served as a platform to provide deeper-level information and knowledge on issues surrounding how effective regulatory and policy frameworks and modalities for regulating online media can be achieved in Africa.