Editor ©RapidTVNews | 27-09-2011

With a seemingly renewed vigour in getting its much delayed service back on track , YouView has published its draft User Interface and Search Policy for consultation setting out how content will be presented to viewers.

The new policy details YouView’s approach to allocating positions to content providers on the subscription-free over the top (OTT) video on demand (VOD) joint venture whose members include BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, Cisco, Humax, Technicolor, TalkTalk and Arqiva.

The User Interface and Search Policy is designed to ensure that positions in the YouView User Interface and search results are awarded on a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory basis. The policy has been developed with reference to the principles set out in the Ofcom Code of Practice on Electronic Programme Guides. This particular version of the UI Policy covers proposals for VOD services only and YouView will be consulting separately on proposals for IP channels and apps.

YouView’s consultation with stakeholders will run for six weeks, closing on 4 November, 2011 at 5.00pm. After this date YouView will review and consider the responses it has received, and taking these into account, will publish a final version of the UI Policy.