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19 December 2014

ATVOD APPOINTS CHANNEL 5 DIGITAL MEDIA DIRECTOR AS BOARD MEMBER

James Tatam, Digital Media Director for Channel 5 to take up position on ATVOD Board from 1st January 2015

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13 December 2014

ATVOD REPORT REVEALS VOD SERVICES BECOMING MORE ACCESSIBLE AND CALLS FOR FURTHER PROGRESS TO BE MADE

Comprehensive survey of UK VOD providers shows public service broadcasters leading the way, as more and more programmes are made available with subtitles for those with hearing loss

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1 December 2014
ATVOD GIVEN NEW POWERS AS IT RULES THAT 34 UK WEBSITES FALIED TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ONLINE PORN

ATVOD publishes determinations that two further ‘adult’ services – operating across 34 websites - breached statutory rules requiring UK video on demand providers to keep hardcore porn out of reach of children as new rules for UK video on demand services come into force

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1 December 2014

ATVOD LAUNCHES CONSULTATION ON PROPOSED NEW RULES AND GUIDANCE

Proposed changes reflect new statutory requirements for providers of on demand programme services

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6 October 2014

ATVOD APPOINTS ITV LAWYER AS DIRECTOR

Nicola Phillips, Head of Legal, ITV Brands, Interactive, Online & On Demand for ITV to join the ATVOD Board

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9 September 2014
ATVOD RULES THAT 74 UK WEBSITES FAILED TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ONLINE PORN

ATVOD publishes determinations that two further ‘adult’ services – operating across 74 websites - breached statutory rules requiring UK video on demand providers to keep hardcore porn out of reach of children

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14 August 2014

ATVOD RESPONDS TO OFCOM APPEAL DECISIONS ON TWO UK ADULT WEBSITES

“Frankie and Friends” website ruled subject to VOD rules while “Urban Chick Supremacy Cell” website ruled outside scope of  VOD regulation

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17 July 2014

ATVOD ACTS TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM HARDCORE PORN ON UK VOD SERVICES

Annual Report details action taken against 20 UK websites which allowed children to access hardcore pornography and highlights the problem of websites operated from outside the UK

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13 June 2014

ATVOD FEES FROZEN FOR 2014-15

Decision follows three consecutive years in which average fees fell

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27 May 2014

ATVOD ACTS AGAINST 29 UK VIDEO ON DEMAND WEBSITES TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM HARDCORE PORN

ATVOD publishes determinations that  6 ‘adult’ video on demand services operating across 29 websites had breached statutory rules requiring UK video on demand providers to keep hardcore pornographic content out of reach of children

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19 May 2014

ATVOD APPOINTS ROBIN FOSTER AS INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Economist  with wealth of media regulation experience joins ATVOD Board

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28 March 2014

44,000 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN ACCESS PORN WEBSITES IN ONE MONTH

New research published by ATVOD  highlights scale of underage access to adult websites and calls for further Government action to protect children from exposure to hardcore porn online

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11 February 2014

ATVOD CONSULTS ON PROPOSAL TO FREEZE FEES

Consultation launched on proposal that fee structure and fee rates should remain unchanged for 2014-15

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5 February 2014

ATVOD PUBLISHES NEW SCOPE GUIDANCE

New guidance on services covered by VOD regulations published after public consultation

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