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.
The Industry Forum was established by ATVOD to allow effective two-way communication between the industry and the regulator. Membership is open to representatives of On Demand service providers. Trade Associations are also invited to attend as 'associate members'.
The Forum is currently producing revised Terms of Reference which will be published on this page soon. For information, the previous Terms of Reference, and minutes, are provided below.
The Chair and Deputy Chair of the Forum are elected by the members. The current Chair is Martin Stott of Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd. The Deputy Chair is Michael Gooding of A+E Networks UK.