ALEX Arena, the director of the Office of Telecommunications Authority, yesterday defended the government's position on the regulation of video-on-demand (VOD), saying it had been entirely consistent all along. His comments came a day after the Government announced it was rewriting the Television Ordinance and introducing special licences to regulate VOD services. He denied this represented a change in the government's position to apply the same level of regulation to VOD and pay television. 'All the carriage of the services [VOD services and the multi-media services] are covered under the fixed network licences,' he said. Wharf Cable is seeking a court order banning Hongkong Telecom from starting its VOD service. It is arguing that VOD should be treated as a pay-TV service. Mr Arena was speaking at the launch by Motorola of its high-speed paging protocol Flex, to be introduced to Hong Kong later this year by Hongkong Telecom CSL.