We have not threatened Netflix with sanctions: FPB

The Film and Publications Board (FPB) has denied that it gave Netflix two weeks to comply with regulations, or face sanctions.

This comes after a report on Kenyan website Standard Digital, which quoted FPB chief operations officer Sipho Risiba, was picked up by local media.

According to the report, Risiba was at a memorandum of understanding signing with the Kenya Film Classification Board, where he said the FPB had levied licence fees on Netflix.

Netflix reportedly had yet to pay the fees.

The FPB has also given Netflix the option to have their staff trained by South Africa on the country’s classifications standards, Standard Digital reported.

“Our values are different from the American values and their 16-year-old is not necessarily our 16-year-old and that’s why they must re-rate the films in conformity with our standards,” Risiba was quoted as saying.

No ultimatum given: FPB

The FPB told MyBroadband it has not given Netflix an ultimatum of any kind, or threatened sanctions.

It said it is in discussions with Netflix over the classification of its content, but said the dialogue has been amicable.

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