Ofcom has a number of duties in relation to online audiovisual content. It regulates on-demand programme services (ODPS) that are notified and based in the UK, to ensure that providers apply the relevant standards. Ofcom also has a duty to advise the Government on the need for protection of consumers and citizens in their consumption of audiovisual services, and in particular the need to protect children.
Ofcom seeks to understand people’s use of, and attitudes towards, notified ODPS in the broader context of all on-demand and online audiovisual services in the UK.
Beyond Broadcast consumer research Jul 2015
Industry Perspectives on the Future of Commercial Communications on TV and TV-like services An independent report by Jon Gisby,commissioned by Ofcom. Published Aug 2013
The Value of User-Generated Content Jun 2013
The BBC’s new on-demand proposals Sep 2006