Advanced Television


BBFC: Cinema classifications up 60% YoY

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2022, which marked the BBFC’s 110th year of content classification. Findings from the Report showed a promising uplift in overall content submitted for classification across cinema, online and home entertainment. The BBFC classified 1,057 cinema films, 5,527 video submissions and […]

July 19, 2023

BBFC, AWS collaborate on AI project

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has announced the first phase of its development project to explore the power of AI solutions in content classification. Driven by the BBFC’s dataset and human insight from over a century of viewing content, and harnessing the power of AWS cloud services that support AI technologies, the project […]

June 15, 2023

BBFC, Prime Video age ratings agreement

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has signed an agreement to enable Prime Video to build on its existing Trust & Safety tools, in order to move towards the in-house production of BBFC age ratings that are in line with the BBFC’s Classification Guidelines. This marks an important next step in the BBFC’s long-standing […]

March 7, 2023By Colin Mann

Survey reveals UK’s most awkward viewing moments

BBFC research, by YouGov, surveyed 1,500 parents/caregivers and young people aged 12-19 to unveil the nation’s most awkward viewing moments. The poll asked respondents about what causes them to feel awkward in the moments, how they react, what are the worst instances that spring to mind, and how they behave in those situations. The results […]

February 9, 2023

Banderas unveils young winner for BBFC Create The Card competition

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), in collaboration with Universal Pictures, has announced the winner for their second Create The Card competition. The competition involved a nationwide search for a talented young individual to design the official BBFC Black Card for the animated adventure film, Puss In Boots: The Last Wish – a new […]

January 31, 2023

Research: UK families value SVoD age ratings

A study from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) into attitudes and understanding of age ratings and content advice among UK-based parents and caregivers of 4-to 15-year-olds, as well as young people aged 12-19, reveals that nine in ten (90 per cent) parents/caregivers of 4-to 15-year-olds and eight in ten teenagers aged 16-19 consider […]

January 12, 2023By Colin Mann

BBFC names Kaplinsky as new President

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has announced Natasha Kaplinsky OBE as its new President. The newsreader, presenter and journalist will take up the new position in October and will replace current President, Patrick Swaffer, who has held the post since 2012. As President of the BBFC, Kaplinsky will be a member of the […]

September 28, 2022 adds CHILI to listings

With its continued focus on ensuring audiences everywhere can find safe and legal routes to entertainment, has confirmed that digital retailer CHILI is the latest platform to join the site., managed by pro-copyright education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness, is one of the UK’s leading websites for film and TV fans […]

July 9, 2020By Colin Mann