Kenya Films Board attacks Netflix again?

Kenya Films Board attacks Netflix again?

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Kenya Films classification Board has been accusing the American multinational provider of on-demand Internet streaming media; NETFLIX of operating its services illegally in the country.

The Board Wednesday insisted that Netflix has been streaming services of film content in the country without approval from it as required by the law.

KFCB chairman Jackson Kosgei(c) ,Ezekiel Mutua(CEO) during the press conference on Wednesday .
KFCB chairman Jackson Kosgei(c) ,Ezekiel Mutua(CEO) during the press conference on Wednesday .
Jackson Kosgei who is the Board chairman termed the development as a gross contravention of the law governing film and broadcast content distribution.

He said failure by Netflix to comply with classifications and rating requirements makes the company a threat to moral values and national security.

According to Kosgei “Movies sampled from Netflix have ratings for 13 year old yet contain classifiable element of extreme violence, nudity, promotional of irresponsible sexual behavior, in appropriate language and drug abuse.”

He confirmed that his board has written a notice to Netflix displaying its displeasure and promised to take stern and appropriate action if the company fails to comply.

Netflix entered the Kenyan market early this month and is now available in every major country in the world, except for China.

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