Updated ISAN value requirements for movies in Switzerland.

July 13, 2017

Due to a recent change in policy by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, ISAN values are now only required for some movies sold in Switzerland. Because of this change, we are able to relax our earlier strict requirements on ISAN.

ISAN (International Standard Audiovisual Number) is an industry standard used to uniquely identify audiovisual works. You will only need to provide an ISAN or V-ISAN by August 1, 2017 for any titles on your account that meet the following requirements:

  1. The film is over 60 minutes long; and
  2. The film was released on iTunes (EST or VOD) after 1 January 2017; or the film already has an ISAN

ISAN values can be delivered to iTunes via a metadata update (XML) in Transporter or in iTunes Connect. ISAN values can only be added through Transporter if a value doesn’t exist already. ISAN values can be updated at any time in iTunes Connect. To deliver an ISAN value through iTunes Connect, go to the Worldwide Metadata tab of the movie you wish to update and click the edit button.

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