ATVOD reported that an Amended Designation came into force on 14 September. This followed the Ofcom’s statement on the review of ATVOD’s designation published on 15 August and Ofcom’s publication on the same day of its procedures for dealing with appeals and sanctions in relation to on demand programme services. It allows ATVOD to make more decisions without referring back to Ofcom
And the latest September newsletter reveals viewer 56 complaints for August 2012.
- 26 were referred to the VOD service provider
- 28 were considered by ATVOD but were ruled out of remit after an initial assessment.
- 2 concerned services not notified to ATVOD and which are now the subject of a scope investigation
Following Determinations in July that 13 services had been in breach of its repressive Rule 11 (which bans debit card holders from accessing VOD porn):
- 4 services were referred to Ofcom for consideration of a sanction in light of their failure to comply with an enforcement notice.
- 2 services were closed
- 7 services complied with the credit (not debit) card requirement before letting surfers access any hardcore material