From 1 January 2016, Ofcom will be the sole regulator for editorial content (programming) on UK ‘video on demand’ services. Previously our co-regulator, the Authority for Television on Demand (ATVOD), led on this.
Ofcom is required to encourage service providers to ensure that their services are progressively made more accessible to people with disabilities affecting their sight or hearing or both. Ofcom welcomes this obligation and is committed to playing a significant part in encouraging accessibility at a key time in the development and use of on-demand services.
Ofcom encourages On Demand service providers to promote, where practicable and by appropriate means, production of and access to European works.