Nigeria cinema exhibitors lament loss of movies to Netflix, others

The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) on Wednesday expressed worry over some movies going directly into movie streaming platforms, instead of cinemas where movies could be watched by a wider public.

CEAN’s Chairman, Mr Patrick Lee, told NAN in Lagos that the cinema experience is different from watching a movie on one’s mobile phone or computer.

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Lee said the association was already discussing with the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and Netflix, a movie streaming platform, to come to some sort of agreement with such investment.

“We are speaking with the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and Netflix to see that those movies be allowed to have some streaming time at the cinema.

“We welcome such kind of investments because they will help the industry grow,” he said.

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