Ofcom is to bring to an end six years of so-called ‘co-regulation’ of on demand content.
Public service broadcasters are leading the way when it comes to access provision through On Demand services.
Ofcom has upheld an appeal by Playboy TV UK that it was no longer the operator of online video on-demand services Playboy TV and Demand Adult.
Playboy, often seen as the respectable side of adult entertainment, has been fined £100,000 after it allowed children online access to had-core pornography.
The Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD), which co-regulates UK video-on-demand services with Ofcom is to reduce its fee tariff by an across the board 3.58%.
The Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD) has said online video on demand service Bootybox.tv was in breach of statutory rules requiring video on demand providers to ensure that under 18s cannot normally access hardcore pornographic content.
In a landmark ruling Ofcom has backed a decision by the industry regulator ATVOD that three Viacom companies were responsible for their own content on the Virgin Media platform.
Playboy TV has failed in its attempt to overturn an adjudication by VOD regulator ATVOD that two of its adult websites fall within the scope of UK regulation.
ATVOD, the co-regulator for on demand content, has responded to a complaint against a 4oD showing of Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights by setting up a sub committee to consider the complaint.
Providers of on demand television services in the UK face a significant rise in the amount they pay to be regulated. Co-regulator the Association for Television on Demand (ATVOD) says it faced a shortfall of £41,000 in the costs of carrying out its responsibilities during its first year of operation. This brings the total estimated […]