Ofcom overturns decision on ATVOD’s policing of BBC Worldwide’s YouTube channels

Ofcom has ruled in favour of BBC Worldwide in a case regarding whether video-on-demand regulator ATVOD had the jurisdiction to rule on BBC Worldwide’s YouTube channels.

Ofcom had previously ruled against BBC Worldwide, finding that the YouTube channels were an on-demand service and therefore subject to regulation by ATVOD.

BBC Worldwide appealed the decision, winning the case, meaning channels such as Top Gear and BBC Food do not fall under the ATVOD rules.

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