In collaboration with the Broadcast Organization of Nigeria (BON), MultiChoice Nigeria recently organised the second edition of its flagship training programme for broadcast professionals.
The pay-TV operator disclosed that the five-day virtual training programme, held between 11 and 15 July, is part of the group’s commitment to elevating the standards of the broadcast profession in Nigeria.
Last year when he emerged as BON Chairman, John Ugbe, Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, indicated the company’s resolve to upskill broadcast professionals.
Ugbe said, “At MultiChoice, we believe that our industry is only as good as the quality of its people. For this reason, we pledged to train and upskill 1000 BON members, and we are determined to keep that promise. We are confident that with the engagements and interventions the training provides, participants will return to their bases with a renewed set of knowledge, skills and motivation to be the very best and, in turn, elevate the quality of experience for viewers and other stakeholders have of the industry.”
The second edition of the training, which hosted over 200 broadcast professionals across various regions of the country, featured masterclasses by renowned broadcasters such as Bimbo Oloyede, CEO, Simply Speaking Academy; Ayo Mairo-Ese, multiple award-winning broadcasters; and Temisan Okomi, Sports Editor, Classic 97.3FM.
In addition, participants were trained in storytelling and presentation, changing the role of local television sports, anatomy and techniques of interviews, and honest communication for professionals and news anchors, among other things.