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17 October 2012

ATVOD PUBLISHES SUBMISSIONS TO UKCCIS PARENTAL CONTROLS CONSULTATION AND LORDS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE CALL FOR EVIDENCE ON MEDIA CONVERGENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY

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27 September 2012

ATVOD ADVERTISES BOARD VACANCY

ATVOD has today advertised for an Independent Member of ATVOD to succeed a Member standing down at the end of the year after working on establishing the authority since its designation in the spring of 2010.

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17 August 2012

ATVOD ACTS TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM HARDCORE PORN ON REGULATED VOD SERVICES AND WELCOMES DESIGNATION REVIEW OUTCOME

Annual Report details how the regulation of video on demand services has matured and developed during its second year

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13 July 2012

ATVOD RESPONDS TO OFCOM APPEAL DECISION REGARDING VIACOM PROGRAMMES ON SKY ANYTIME 

Decision refers matter back to ATVOD for reconsideration

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1 May 2012

ATVOD RESPONDS TO OFCOM APPEAL DECISION REGARDING BBC WORLDWIDE  

Decision turned on new evidence not made available to ATVOD

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29 March 2012

ATVOD ANNOUNCES LOWER FEES FOR VOD SERVICES

Fees reduced by 3.58% across the board and banded fee structure retained for second year after public consultation backs ATVOD proposals

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1 March 2012

ATVOD APPOINTS THREE NEW INDUSTRY FIGURES AS DIRECTORS

Gidon Freeman of NBC Universal, Sophie Jones of Channel 4 and Chris Ratcliff of Portland TV to join the ATVOD Board

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22 February 2012

ATVOD RULING UPHELD BY OFCOM

ATVOD welcomes Ofcom appeal decision that it was correct to determine that the MTV online service ‘Viva TV Music’  is subject to regulation as an on-demand programme service

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8 February 2012

REVEALED: HOW PARENTS CONTROL CHILDREN'S ACCESS TO ADULT MEDIA   

A new online survey conducted by the website ParentPort reveals that, of those parents surveyed whose children watch films at home, 40% had allowed their children to watch a film classified above their age.

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1 February 2012

ATVOD RULES THAT ‘ADULT’ WEBSITE MUST BLOCK ACCESS TO CHILDREN    

ATVOD publishes determination that ‘adult’ video on demand website ‘Bootybox.tv’ had breached statutory rules requiring video on demand providers to ensure that under 18s cannot normally access hardcore pornographic content

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18 January 2012

ATVOD RULINGS UPHELD BY OFCOM

ATVOD welcomes Ofcom appeal decision that it was correct to determine that three Viacom companies were responsible for VOD services featuring their content on the Virgin Media platform

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22 December 2011

ATVOD ADVERTISES BOARD VACANCIES

ATVOD has today advertised for three non-independent Members of ATVOD – persons engaged in the video on demand industry and  employed by a notified service provider – to succeed three Members standing down early in the new year.

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21 December 2011

ATVOD RESPONDS TO OFCOM APPEAL DECISION REGARDING SUN WEBSITE

ATVOD to withdraw determinations in relation to other newspaper websites following Ofcom appeal ruling that the Sun TV / Sun Video section of The Sun website did not constitute an On-Demand Programme Service.

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11 October 2011

MEDIA REGULATORS LAUNCH PARENTPORT WEBSITE

ATVOD has joined forces with other UK media regulators to launch ParentPort, a new website aimed at helping parents make their views heard on issues relating to inappropriate programmes, adverts, products and services.

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27 September 2011

ATVOD ADVERTISES BOARD VACANCIES

ATVOD has today advertised for two non-independent Members of ATVOD – persons engaged in the video on demand industry and  employed by a notified service provider – to succeed two Members standing down later this year.

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04 August 2011

ATVOD WELCOMES GOVT DECISION ON EXPLICIT ADULT CONTENT

Government moves to secure protection of children from online exposure to hardcore pornographic videos have been welcomed by the regulator of the UK video on demand industry

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31 July 2011

ATVOD PUBLISHES RESPONSE TO JEREMY HUNT'S OPEN LETTER

On 16 May, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport published an open letter calling for ideas to inform the Government's wide-ranging review of the regulatory regime for the UK communications sector. ATVOD's response is published here.


28 June 2011

ATVOD ANNOUNCES LOWER FEES FOR VOD SERVICES

Average fees reduced by 5.5% as new banded fee structure introduces much lower fees for smaller providers and a cap for larger providers

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13 May 2011

PLAYBOY TV’S APPEALS AGAINST ATVOD IN RESPECT OF ‘ADULT’ WEBSITES NOT UPHELD BY OFCOM  

Rulings mean Demand Adult and Climax 3 video-on-demand websites must comply with ATVOD enforced rules designed to protect children from video material which might cause them serious harm

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21 March 2011

FRANKIE BOYLE TRAMODOL NIGHTS  ‘LIKELY TO OFFEND’ BUT WILL NOT SERIOUSLY HARM KIDS

ATVOD publishes Determination that the 4OD service is not in breach of the new rules for video on demand services

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21 March 2011

VOD SERVICES ON NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE WEBSITES “WITHIN SCOPE” OF NEW REGULATIONS

ATVOD publishes Determinations that Sun Video, News of the World Video, Elle TV and Sunday Times Video Library are On Demand Programme Services

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21 March 2011

NEW NAME AND WEBSITE FOR VOD REGULATOR

ATVOD changes from ‘Association’ to ‘Authority’ as revamped website launches

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8 March 2011

ATVOD ESTABLISHES INDUSTRY FORUM

First meeting elects Chair and vice-Chair

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24 September 2010

DR JULIA HORNLE JOINS ATVOD BOARD

New Independent Board Member is Consumer Policy expert

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25 March 2010

ANNOUNCING THE NEW ATVOD

VoD Regulator Confirms New Chair and CEO

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18 January 2012

ATVOD RULINGS UPHELD BY OFCOM

ATVOD welcomes Ofcom appeal decision that it was correct to determine that three Viacom companies were responsible for VOD services featuring their content on the Virgin Media platform

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18 January 2012

ATVOD RULINGS UPHELD BY OFCOM

ATVOD welcomes Ofcom appeal decision that it was correct to determine that three Viacom companies were responsible for VOD services featuring their content on the Virgin Media platform

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