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2015-16 Fees

2015-16 Fees Consultation

Proposals for regulatory fees for On-Demand Programme Services for the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

A consultation by ATVOD

This consultation will close on Friday 27th March 2015

This is a consultation by the Authority for Television On Demand (“ATVOD”), the body that Ofcom designated on 18 March 2010 as the co-regulator for VOD editorial content. The purpose of this consultation is to consult on options for the setting of regulatory fees for on-demand programme services (“ODPS”) for the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016. ODPS are defined in section 368A of the Communications Act 2003 (“the Act”) and are subject to regulation by Ofcom and ATVOD.

Under section 368NA of the Act, the aggregate amount of such fees must be sufficient to enable ATVOD and  Ofcom to meet, but not exceed, the likely costs of carrying out the relevant functions during that year. Any fee must also represent the appropriate contribution of the provider towards meeting those likely costs and must be justifiable and proportionate having regard to the provider who will be required to pay it and the functions in respect of which it is imposed.

The consultation document sets out a proposal for such fees for 2015-16 and seeks stakeholders views.

Although this is an ATVOD consultation, the ultimate responsibility for approving the 2015-16 Fees remains with Ofcom. For the avoidance of doubt, this consultation does not deal with what would be an appropriate amount and structure of regulatory fees beyond 31 March 2016.

Respondents are requested to use the response sheet published with the Consultation Document on this page.

Consultation published: 13th February 2015

Consultation closes:  Friday 27th March 2015

Non-confidential responses will published on this page.

A statement on the 2015-16 Fees, along with the 2015-16 Fee Tariff, will be published on this page as soon as possible after the consultation has ended.