Ofcom has upheld an appeal by Everton Football Club in relation to a decision by the Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD), which is responsible for regulating the editorial content of certain on-demand programmes services.
In April 2012 ATVOD determined that, on its website, Everton Football Club provided an On-Demand Programme Service in the form of “Everton TV”, which was therefore subject to regulation under Part 4A of the Communications Act 2003.
Everton Football Club appealed this decision on April 25th 2012. As the appeal body for ATVOD decisions, Ofcom assessed the case and has found in the appellant’s favour, deciding that Everton Football Club did not provide a service within the scope of ATVOD regulation. This decision relates to the content provided on Everton Football Club’s website at the time of ATVOD’s original determination.