ATVOD to Hold Informational Seminar

LONDON — U.K. video-on-demand regulator ATVOD is holding a seminar targeted for small businesses titled “What you need to know about video-on-demand regulations” that will combine presentations from senior ATVOD staff with Q&A sessions.

ATVOD staff answer the FAQ questions, “Does my service fall within the scope of the regulations?” “What are the rules that apply to regulated services?” and “How can I stay on the right side of the rules?

ATVOD says the seminar will be particularly relevant to small businesses operating television broadcast services who are providing archive or catch-up services; and small businesses providing access to catalogs of video content via the internet, satellite, cable or mobile phone networks.

Pete Johnson, the CEO of ATVOD, recently discussed the new rules and enforcement targeting adult entertainment companies at XBIZ EU that took place earlier this week. The regulatory agency has taken a prominent role in the Internet censorship debate that has rocked the U.K. since David Cameron announced his plans for an opt-in porn filter that would include measures to automatically block adult content by ISPs.  

The seminar will be held Oct. 16 at St James Theatre, 12 Palace St, London SW1E 5JA from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.

To book a place at the seminar, email by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7. For more information, click here.