Welcome to The Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD)
ATVOD is the independent co-regulator for the editorial content of UK video on demand services that fall within the statutory definition of On-Demand Programme Services.
ATVOD's role will end on 31st December 2015 after which all functions relating to the regulation of the editorial content of UK video on demand services will be undertaken by Ofcom. Please see the Ofcom press statement and ATVOD response issued on 14th October 2015 for further details. We will publish further details of the transition in due course. ATVOD will continue to operate on a 'business as usual' basis until 31st December 2015.
In addition to determining which services fall within that definition, our role is to ensure that such video on demand services comply with their statutory obligations in relation to the ‘editorial content’ to which they provide access and the need to notify ATVOD of their intention to provide an On Demand Programme Service.
This website contains information on ATVOD and on the video on demand services it regulates. On it we publish the rules with which regulated services must comply, along with non-binding guidance on their application, details of how users of those services can complain about apparent breaches, and an online complaints form.
Service providers will also find guidance to help them assess whether they meet the definition of an On Demand Programme Service and, if so, how to comply with the obligation to notify.