Following the consultation, the Coimisiún na Meán (CnaM) has today, 14 August 2023, published notice of the designation of video-sharing platform services (VSPSs) as a category of relevant online services the providers of which are under the jurisdiction of Ireland. This designation becomes effective on 11 September 2023.

CnaM must designate VSPSs as a category of relevant online services under Section 139G of the Broadcasting Act 2009 as amended by the Online Safety and Media Regulation Act 2022 (OSMR). This designation is a necessary first step in ensuring that VSPSs comply with online safety codes which will be developed and enforced by CnaM.

As outlined in more detail on our blog post, the OSMR transposes the revised Audio-Visual Media Services Directive into Irish law and seeks to align the regulation of video on-demand services with traditional broadcasting.

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