Video on Demand (VOD): An Analysis of the Regulatory System in the United Kingdom

Ismail@Nawang, Nazli (2012) Video on Demand (VOD): An Analysis of the Regulatory System in the United Kingdom. Malayan Law Journal, 6. clxxxix-cciv. ISSN 0025-1283

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Abstract

Video on demand (VOD) is a new technology that enables viewers to watch audio-visual (‘television-like’) content at their own preferred time. VOD services are currently accessible over a variety of distribution platforms including the Internet, Internet Protocol television (IPTV), cable, satellite and digital terrestrial television (DTT), smart phones and many others. The availability of high-speed broadband connections and rapid technological advancements has enabled viewers to watch programmes which are similar to those broadcast on traditional televisions via VOD services. Nonetheless, VOD does not fall within the regulatory regime of the traditional broadcast media. This is certainly undesirable as VOD has huge potential to become a serious rival to the traditional broadcast media. As such, this study attempts to examine in details the regulatory system that has been formulated to regulate VOD in the United Kingdom (UK).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Law, Accountancy & International Relations
Depositing User: Mr Nazli Ismail
Date Deposited: 19 May 2014 00:39
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 00:43
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/455

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