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Rules, procedures and fees

Published: 6 March 2024

Last updated: 24 June 2024

Ofcom has published Interim Procedures for handling complaints and investigations. We are currently consulting on long term procedures.

Accessibility of programme services

Published: 13 February 2024

Last updated: 13 February 2024

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.

Television On-Demand Industry Forum

Published: 10 December 2021

Last updated: 16 March 2023

The Industry Forum was established by ATVOD to allow effective two-way communication between the industry and the regulator.

Advertising Standards Authority review responses

Published: 5 October 2012

Last updated: 16 March 2023

Advertising on ODPS

Published: 1 September 2020

Last updated: 16 March 2023

Ofcom has designated the ASA to be the appropriate regulatory authority to carry out certain duties in relation to advertising on ODPS.

Statement: Guidance for ODPS providers on obligations relating to European works

Published: 25 January 2022

We have published our statement on how on-demand programme service providers should comply with new requirements with respect to European works.

Notifying an on-demand service

Published: 8 September 2021

Statement: guidance for ODPS providers on measures to protect users from harmful material

Published: 20 July 2021

Ofcom is consulting on draft guidance on the responsibilities of on-demand programme service (ODPS) providers with regard to harmful material.

Statement: On-demand programme services – who needs to notify to Ofcom?

Published: 31 March 2021

The final guidance reflects changes to the regulatory framework which came into force on 1 November 2020 and will replace Ofcom’s previous guidance on who needs to notify.

Statement: ‘Specially restricted material’ and Age Verification Guidance for Providers of On-Demand Programme Services

Published: 22 October 2018

This document sets out our decisions regarding changes to Ofcom’s Guidance for Rule 11 relating to age-related content by on-demand programme service providers .

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