The Association for Television on Demand

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 was previously known as The Association for Television On-Demand.

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. 

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