Video-sharing platform (VSP) regulation

Video-sharing platforms (VSPs) are a type of online video service which allow users to upload and share videos with the public.

Since 1 November 2020, UK-established VSPs must comply with rules around protecting users from harmful videos.

In this section you'll find information about our approach to regulating VSPs, guidance on what to do as a VSP provider, a list of notified services and much more.

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Latest publications

Regulating video-sharing platforms – Ofcom's updated plan and approach
Published 25 January 2024

How video-sharing platforms protect children from encountering harmful videos
Published 14 December 2023

Protecting users from harmful video material: open letter to UK-established VSPs (PDF, 79.0 KB)
Published 11 October 2023