Accessibility and European works

04 December 2015

Since 1 January 2016, Ofcom has been 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.