The Movie Database Support

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
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • 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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If there's a specific country you're looking for let me know. I've never worried about trying to get every country, so there will be lots of smaller countries missing. I have only every tried to get the main ones. We currently have 17 countries added for movies and 14 countries for TV.

Hi @travisbell .

Any chance to have Danish content rating added? I have updated the Wikipedia page to also describe Danish content rating. In Denmark we don't have a particular rating system for TV broadcast, but shows published on DVD/Blu-ray fall under the same rating as movies.

Cheers, Nikolaj

Hi,

Is there some way to add hungarian movie and tv certifications and content ratings?

When age restriction made by the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (http://english.nmhh.hu/)
Mostly used in cinema and on DVD/Blu-ray covers and it is the offical age restriction
- Image - Korhatár nélkül megtekinthető (without age restrictions)
- Image - Hat éven aluliak számára nem ajánlott (not recommended for under 6)
- Image - Tizenkét éven aluliak számára nem ajánlott (not recommended for under 12)
- Image - Tizenhat éven aluliak számára nem ajánlott (not recommended for under 16)
- Image - Tizennyolc éven aluliak számára nem ajánlott (not recommended for under 18)
- Image - Kizárólag felnőttek számára ajánlott (only adults)

When age restriction made by the TV channel
Used in TV
- Image - Korhatár nélkül megtekinthető (without age restrictions)
- Image - Gyermekbarát (recommended for children)
- Image - Hat éven aluliak számára nem ajánlott (not recommended for under 6)
- Image - Tizenkét éven aluliak számára nem ajánlott (not recommended for under 12)
- Image - Tizenhat éven aluliak számára nem ajánlott (not recommended for under 16)
- Image - Tizennyolc éven aluliak számára nem ajánlott (not recommended for under 18)
- Image - Kizárólag felnőttek számára ajánlott (only adults)

Sources:
National Media and Infocommunications Authority: How are age rating signs put on motion pictures and on television screens?
http://nmhh.hu/cikk/187245/Mire_jo_a_korhatarkarika
http://nmhh.hu/cikk/180155/Klasszifikacios_jelzesek_piktogramok_korhatarbesorolas
http://nmhh.hu/cikk/180156/Gyermekbarat_piktogram
http://nmhh.hu/dokumentum/3729/guide_korhatar_rendelet.pdf
https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sablon:Korhat%C3%A1r

Thanks!

Hungary has been added. :thumbsup_tone2:

Thank you :grinning:

Apparently the moderators of the Wikipedia page doesn't like my additions about the Danish content rating system, but I hope that we could still add it to The Movie DB. The film classification system and criteria are defined and governed by the Media Council [1]. Even though the content rating is meant for films, all media sold with both film and TV shows follow the same rating. Four categories are defined:

  • A: Content that are allowed for all.
  • 7: Content that are allowed for all but not recommended children under the age of 7.
  • 11: Content that are allowed for children over the age of 11.
  • 15: Content that are allowed for children over the age of 15.

[1] http://www.dfi.dk/Service/English/Children-og-Youth/The-Media-Council-for-Children-and-Young-People-in-Denmark/Film-Classification/Film-Classification-System-and-Criteria.aspx

Thanks!

Hey @nikolajskov I'll get the Danish data added on Monday.

@travisbell said:

Hey @nikolajskov I'll get the Danish data added on Monday.

Thanks, that'll be great! :-)

@nikolajskov said:

Apparently the moderators of the Wikipedia page doesn't like my additions about the Danish content rating system, but I hope that we could still add it to The Movie DB. The film classification system and criteria are defined and governed by the Media Council [1]. Even though the content rating is meant for films, all media sold with both film and TV shows follow the same rating. Four categories are defined:

  • A: Content that are allowed for all.
  • 7: Content that are allowed for all but not recommended children under the age of 7.
  • 11: Content that are allowed for children over the age of 11.
  • 15: Content that are allowed for children over the age of 15.

[1] http://www.dfi.dk/Service/English/Children-og-Youth/The-Media-Council-for-Children-and-Young-People-in-Denmark/Film-Classification/Film-Classification-System-and-Criteria.aspx

Thanks!

It seems like your wiki edit was reverted because "These are film classifications. Source does not mention television at all." Check your user page. And I agree, it doesn't mention TV... It's movie and DVD content only.

"The classification board is an organ comprised of child and media professionals and the primary task is classifying films, DVDs and trailers." But maybe because they rate DVDs, and TV series are eventually released on DVD in lots of countries, it can be OK for on here?

But well, that's why it was deleted. :)

Good day!

Can you pls add Philippines (TV and Movie Ratings)

Thanks again!

@Rex Dy said:

Good day!

Can you pls add Philippines (TV and Movie Ratings)

Thanks again!

Can you add Philippines please

MOVIE RATINGS: G (General Audience) -Viewers of all ages are admitted. PG (Parental Guidance ) -Viewers below 13 years old must be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult. R-13 (Restricted–13) -Only viewers who are 13 years old and above can be admitted. R-16 (Restricted–16) -Only viewers who are 16 years old and above can be admitted. R-18 (Restricted-18) -Only viewers who are 18 years old and above can be admitted. X (Not for Public Exhibition) -“X-rated” films are not suitable for public exhibition.

TELEVISION G (General Patronage) -Suitable for all ages PG (Parental Guidance / Patnubay at Gabay) -Parental guidance suggested SPG (Strong Parental Guidance / Striktong Patnubay at Gabay) - Stronger and more vigilant parental guidance is suggested X (Disapproved for Airing on Television) -Cant be shown on TV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movie_and_Television_Review_and_Classification_Board#Summary

Hi,

Could you also add the Spanish ratings?

These are the official ones:

https://www.mecd.gob.es/cultura-mecd/areas-cultura/cine/informacion-servicios/in/procedimientos-administrativos/explotacion-no-cinematografica.html

Clasificación por grupos de edad:

APTA - Apta para todos los públicos. 7 - No recomendada para menores de siete años. 12 - No recomendada para menores de doce años. 16 - No recomendada para menores de dieciséis años. 18 - No recomendada para menores de dieciocho años. X - Película X.

And this is the law that states the ICAA is the one in charge to provide any audiovisual content rating: https://www.boe.es/buscar/act.php?id=BOE-A-2007-22439 (Artículo 8)

Thanks!

I also just wanted to ask about the Spanish TV ratings, see here, the stuff above is for movies. But it is pretty much the same... but still.. ICAA rates movies, CNMC rates tv. as explained in this paper

  • Especialmente recomendado para la infancia.
  • Apto para todos los públicos.
  • No recomendado para menores de 7 años.
  • No recomendado para menores de 12 años.
  • No recomendado para menores de 16 años.
  • No recomendado para menores de 18 años y
  • Contenidos X.

I don't know what the "shortcuts" for them are, as they aren't mentioned in the file. But they translate as;

  • Especially recommended for children
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Not recommended for children under 7 years
  • Not recommended for children under 12 years
  • Not recommended for children under 16 years
  • Not recommended for under 18
  • X content

Wikipedia says the following;

These are the symbols of the Spanish rating system for television programs:

 SC  (Sin calificación). This unofficial rating applies to news, sports and religious programming.
 Infantil  (Especialmente recomendada para la infancia). Specially recommended for younger children. Only some channels use this rating, and each has its design (Clan TVE use the words "ERI" (they formerly used a baby icon) inside a purple block and Canal Panda uses a small purple banner).
 TP  (Todos los públicos). For general viewing.
 7  or  +7 : Not recommended for viewers under the age of 7. It is yellow in Televisió de Catalunya and formerly in Televisión Española.
 10  or  +10 : Not recommended for viewers under the age of 10. Only exists in Catalan television.
 12  or  +12 : Not recommended for viewers under the age of 12.
 13  or  +13 : Not recommended for viewers under the age of 13. It was formerly used in national channels but it is used today by some networks also. It is official in Catalonia.
 16  or  +16 : Not recommended for viewers under the age of 16.
 18  or  +18 : Not recommended for viewers under the age of 18. A warning tone can be heard when the program starts. These programs cannot be shown on free to air television before 10.00 p.m. and after 6.00 a.m.

13 was indeed used up until 2011 or something, when it got exchanged for 12 and 16. As you can see there. I don't know about the 10. I can't find a source about that right away. But I guess it could be true. Maybe the CNMC rates only for the Spanish Spanish, yaknow.

As far as I know the CNMC is not entitled to provide the TV ratings. The whole propose of that entity is to enforce the free competence in the audiovisual market, so what they did is to check the ratings inside the auto regulation code were "correct" and followed the law.

As it is written in the document you attached from the CNMC, page 6, it is the article 2 of the law "Real Decreto 410/2002" where you can find the official ratings for the whole country. see here.

Additionally, the government also allowed the possibility for each "Comunidad Autónoma" to establish different ratings, that's where the '10' comes from. But that's not limited to Catalonia, other "Comunidades" might also have additional rating steps.

Apart from that, the main Tv groups also agreed in the symbols to be used with each rating, see the agreement here

In practice, you might find a particular content to be rated twice, once by the ICAA or the auto regulation group, and another one by the "Comunidad Autónoma". Since this makes no sense at all, only the contents emitted in regional Tvs, like TV3 in Catalonia, are rated differently while the rest follows what it is defined by the auto regulation group.

The symbols used are:

  • "INFANTIL" : Especially recommended for children
  • "TP" : Suitable for all ages
  • "+ 7" : Not recommended for children under 7 years
  • "+12" : Not recommended for children under 12 years
  • "+16" : Not recommended for children under 16 years
  • "+18" : Not recommended for under 18.

Although I also found the rate "X content" I have to say I haven't seen anything special for that rating. The +18 is displayed in the channel but there's no additional symbols defined for the Tvs as far as I know.

If you could add ratings for the Netherlands it would help me. I relocated a team there because we now produce and provide contents for Pay-TV/cable TV and many of them are headquartered in this country for a better distribution over Europe.

Emily.