UK to enforce age checks on adult sites from next year

UK government is due to introduce age verification checks for adult websites next year, after signing in the Digital Economy Act. The new rules on online pornography are expected to come into force by April 2018, in what the government hailed as a milestone in its efforts to make “the UK the safest place in […]

ATVOD censures adult services

UK video-on-demand regulator ATVOD has ruled that six adult VoD services operating across 29 websites have broken rules requiring them to prevent children watching hardcore pornography. The latest findings by ATVOD bring to over 30 the number of UK adult services against which the regulator has acted since 2012 for failing to protect children. The […]

ATVOD action bans adult service outright for first time

UK video-on-demand regulator ATVOD has take action leading to the banning of a VoD service outright for the first time.  ATVOD said it had banned J P Media-owned hardcore adult service Jessica Pressley, leaving the servce’s owner liable to criminal prosecution if it defies the order. Another adult content supplier, S Hilder, operator of the […]

Europe sees record number of HD channel launches

Last year was a record year for HDTV channel launches in Europe, driven by adult, documentary and lifestyle channels, according to new stats by IHS. The research firm said that there were 205 HDTV channel launches in 2012, a 53% increase on the previous high of 134 in 2011. At the end of the year, […]