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Hey guys,

At this time, we only support a specific list of countries for TV certifications. They are as follows:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

If you would like to see a missing country added, let me know below. I've been using this guide on Wikipedia as a reference.

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Hi, I would like Germany added. Problematic would be that in germany every episode has to be rated. As an conclusion I would say that the highest rating would be the one of the series.

greeting PeMaGonGo


Germany doesn't seem to have much listed on the Wikipedia article. Is there a more definitive source of the available ratings?

Hi, it's quite de same as with movies. Here you have an detailed overview

How do you get TV content certifications? I don't see that anywhere in the API docs. Am I missing it?

Hey goodeyesoftware,

Nope, youโ€™re not missing anything. Thereโ€™s an open ticket for this here. I hope to find time to look at this sometime this week.


The German TV certifications are similar but not identical to the movie certifications. Basically we have two categories that have a real impact on air times and three categories that have no real impact:

  • FSK18 - can be aired only from 11:00pm Uhr to 6:00am
  • FSK16 - can be aired only from 10:00pm Uhr to 6:00am
  • FSK12 - the broadcaster "must take the decision about the air time by taking in consideration the impact on young children in the timeframe from 6:00am to 8:00pm"
  • FSK6 - can be aired at any time
  • FSK0 - can be aired at any time


p.s.: It's really funny: here in Germany, there is streamed content on the websites of the broadcasters that is accessible only between certain times.

p.p.s.: OK - I did not write it explicitly: also I would like to see German certifications in TMDB ;-)

I'd like the Netherlands to be added. It seems very similar to the Australian system: an age based system with additional theme markers.

How will you be approaching this? Different countries will have different ratings for the same content and even different rating systems. What if the rating for a specific country isn't available? falling back onto an age rating of a different country might be incorrect. Although anything probably is better than returning no rating at all.

Will/can it be used to filter results? like the "Include Adult Items in Search" option currently does? Will it replace the current "adult" flag? (What does the adult flag currently even mean, given that the highest rating varies from 16+ (Netherlands) to 25+ (Maldives). And even if we could come to an agreement on what 'adult' is, There is a big difference between what is suitable for a toddler or a teen. The current 'adult' flag incorrectly seems to imply that everything that is not considered 'adult' content, is suitable for all ages.) If the adult flag remains for compatibility reasons, but becomes derived from the rating, 'adult' should probably mean "the highest rating in the rating system used". But the adult flag is fundamentally flawed/useless. The highest rating in any system will mean "above this age you are able to decide for your self, below this age you need/want the rating system for your own protection". Saying you are not an adult should imply that only content suitable for your age should be displayed and because you don't specify your age by saying you're 'not an adult' (and thus want/need the help of the rating system to decide what is suitable for you), the proper thing to do would be to display only content rated "all ages" (which would be silly). The current 'adult' flag seems not so much designed to protect children, but rather to censor adults (others or themselves), which is more a religious/cultural thing than a child protection thing. The adult flag (and google's safesearch and systems alike) only imply "content that we would rather have didn't exist at all" instead of protecting children. It protects the 16-17 year old against 18+ content, but doesn't protect 0-16 year old against 16+ content, while they need more protection that a 16 year old does.

BTW. I'm implementing a parental control feature and just the adult flag is not enough for a parent to specify what his/her child may watch. I greatly welcome the addition of a proper rating system.

Here are the Thai ratings for TV Series (and Movies). Could we please add these to the list? Thanks.

Correct Letter: เธช (Sor - Educational movies which the public should be encouraged to see.)
Correct Letter: เธ— (Tor - G Movies appropriate for the general public. No sex, abusive language or violence.)
Correct Letter: เธ™ 13+ (Nor 13+ Movies appropriate for audiences aged 13 and older.)
Correct Letter: เธ™ 15+ (Nor 15+ Movies appropriate for audiences aged 15 and older. Some violence, brutality, inhumanity, bad language or indecent gestures allowed.)
Correct Letter: เธ™ 18+ (Nor 18+ Movies appropriate for audiences aged 18 and older.)
Correct Letter: เธ‰ 20- (Chor 20 - Movies prohibited for audiences aged below 20.)

  • - - Movies which are banned. Movies which are banned just have a dash, it is important to include this as imprisonment is the result of possessing banned movies or movies that offend the Monarchy

    Image example of Ratings:

I wish they would add Brazil.
In the movies I'm adding in TMDB, to differentiate the certification of Portugal, I am putting the certification as follows:

  • Livre - can be aired at any time
  • 10 anos - can be aired at any time
  • 12 anos - can be aired only from 20:00 ( 8:00pm) to 06:00 (6:00am)
  • 14 anos - can be aired only from 21:00 ( 9:00pm) to 06:00 (6:00am)
  • 16 anos - can be aired only from 22:00 (10:00pm) to 06:00 (6:00am)
  • 18 anos - can be aired only from 23:00 (11:00pm) to 06:00 (6:00am)

Maybe in the future we may have to vary by country. Not only by language.
The language is Portuguese. Spoken in Portugal and Brazil.
This causes problems with different titles and different certification.
ps: translate by google

Hey guys,

The /certification/tv/list method is now live.

With regards to other certifications, I'll be looking at that in a bit.

Hello I wish they would add South Korea(Korea, Republic).

Here are the Thai ratings for TV Series (and Movies). Could we please add these to the list?


p.s Please add certification list

------------------ in the movie --------------------

์ „์ฒด ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€ ( AKA : ALL, All, all, ์ „์ฒด๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€)

12์„ธ ์ด์ƒ ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€ ( AKA : 12, 12์„ธ์ด์ƒ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€, 12์„ธ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€ )

15์„ธ ์ด์ƒ ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€ (AKA : 15, 15์„ธ์ด์ƒ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€, 15์„ธ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€ )

์ฒญ์†Œ๋…„ ๊ด€๋žŒ ๋ถˆ๊ฐ€ (AKA : 19, ์ฒญ์†Œ๋…„๊ด€๋žŒ๋ถˆ๊ฐ€, ์ฒญ๋ถˆ)

์ œํ•œ ์ƒ์˜๊ฐ€ ( AKA : ์ œํ•œ์ƒ์˜๊ฐ€)

------------------ in the TV Shows --------------------

์ „์ฒด ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€ ( AKA : ALL, All, all, ์ „์ฒด๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€)

7์„ธ ์ด์ƒ ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€ ( AKA : 7, 7์„ธ์ด์ƒ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€, 7์„ธ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€ )

12์„ธ ์ด์ƒ ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€ ( AKA : 12, 12์„ธ์ด์ƒ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€, 12์„ธ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€ )

15์„ธ ์ด์ƒ ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€ ( AKA : 15, 15์„ธ์ด์ƒ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€, 15์„ธ๊ด€๋žŒ๊ฐ€ )

์ฒญ์†Œ๋…„ ๊ด€๋žŒ ๋ถˆ๊ฐ€ (AKA : 19, ์ฒญ์†Œ๋…„๊ด€๋žŒ๋ถˆ๊ฐ€, ์ฒญ๋ถˆ)

Please Add support fot the dutch "kijkwijzer"

I am also interested in german ratings. Just ripped off some buyed DVD series for my daughter and these are labelled with "FSK0" as listed in Lysator's post. Would be great if i could add this information.

I see that the tv certification list is now live. How do you retrieve the certification for a particular tv series? There doesn't seem to be a "releases" dataset that contains it like there is for movies.

How do you retrieve the certification for a particular tv series?

I thought I had hooked this up but admittedly, I donโ€™t think I did :|

Iโ€™m on vacation right but will look at this when I get back into the office next week.

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