Updated UMC ratings and advisories for movies and TV.

August 15, 2022

We are making changes to supported ratings and advisories for movies and TV content. New ratings and advisories listed below are available today for ingestion into Apple’s Universal Media Catalog.

Note: Ratings and advisories that will be removed are still supported, but we recommend updating as soon as possible. These ratings will be removed at a date in the near future.
 

UMC Movie Ratings

Country System New Ratings New Descriptions Ratings to Be Removed
Algeria dz-movies G
PG
PG-13
R
NC-17
G = General Audiences
PG = Parental Guidance
PG-13 = Parental Guidance strongly recommended for under 13 years of age
R = Restricted. Under 17 requires a parent or guardian
NC-17 = Adult. Children under 17 not admitted
 
Belarus by-movies 0+
6+
12+
16+
0+ = Recommended for audiences of any age
6+ = Recommended for audiences aged 6 and above
12+ = Recommended for audiences aged 12 and above
16+ = Recommended for audiences aged 16 and above
0
1
2
3
4
Brazil br-movies AL
A10
A12
A14
A16
A18
AL = All Audiences
A10 = Not recommended for viewers under the age of 10
A12 = Not recommended for viewers under the age of 12
A14 = Not recommended for viewers under the age of 14
A16 = Not recommended for viewers under the age of 16
A18 = Not recommended for viewers under the age of 18
UR
Dominican Republic do-movies U
12+
15+
18+
U = Suitable for audiences of all ages (including young children)
12+ = Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
15+ = Suitable for audiences aged 15 and above
18+ = Suitable for audiences aged 18 and above
TODOS
UR
Honduras hn-movies A
B
C
D
E
A = Recommended for all audiences
B = Recommended for audiences aged 12 and above
C = Recommended for audiences aged 15 and above
D = Recommended for audiences aged 21 and above
E = Content not allowed in the country
TP
14
15
18
UR
X
XX
XXX
Iraq iq-movies
G
PG
PG-13
R
NC-17

G = General Audiences
PG = Parental Guidance
PG-13 = Parental Guidance strongly recommended for under 13 years of age
R = Restricted. Under 17 requires a parent or guardian
NC-17 = Adult. Children under 17 not admitted
 
Italy it-movies 6+
14+
18+
6+ = Not for under 6 years of age
14+ = Not for under 14 years of age
18+ = Not for under 18 years of age
VM14
VM18
Kazakhstan kz-movies 6-
6+
12+
14+
16+
18+
21+
6- = Recommended for audiences under 6 years old
6+ = Recommended for audiences aged 6 and above
12+ = Recommended for audiences aged 12 and above
14+ = Recommended for audiences aged 14 and above
16+ = Recommended for audiences aged 16 and above
18+ = Recommended for audiences aged 18 and above
21+ = Recommended for audiences aged 21 and above
ALL
12
14
16
18
Kuwait kw-movies     UR
Libya ly-movies G
PG
PG-13
R
NC-17
G = General Audiences
PG = Parental Guidance
PG-13 = Parental Guidance strongly recommended for under 13 years of age
R = Restricted. Under 17 requires a parent or guardian
NC-17 = Adult. Children under 17 not admitted
 
Lithuania lt-movies     T
UR
Morocco ma-movies TP
-10
-12
-16
TP = For all audiences
-10 = Not recommended for an audience under 10 years old
-12 = Not recommended for an audience under 12 years old
-16 = Not recommended for an audience under 16 years old
 
Oman om-movies     UR
Tajikistan tj-movies 0+
6+
12+
0+ = Suitable for children of any age
6+ = Suitable for children older than 6 years of age
12+ = Suitable for children older than 12 years of age
A
7+
T
UR
Thailand th-movies 5+
12+
5+ = Are Recommended for audiences aged 3-5 years
12+ = Are Recommended for audiences aged 6-12 years
15+
UR
EDU
Tunisia tn-movies TP
-10
-12
-16
TP = For all audiences
-10 = Not recommended for an audience under 10 years old
-12 = Not recommended for an audience under 12 years old
-16 = Not recommended for an audience under 16 years old
G
PG
PG-13
R
NC-17
UR
Turkey tr-movies 6+
6A
10+
10A
16+
6+ = Appropriate for age 6 and above
6A = Appropriate for ages below 6 only in the presence of their family
10+ = Appropriate for age 10 and above
10A = Appropriate for ages below 10 only in the presence of their family
16+ = Appropriate for age 16 and above
7+
7A
15+
15A
United Arab Emirates ae-movies     UR

United Kingdom
bbfc     UR
Yemen ye-movies A A = No One 18 and Under Admitted NC-17
UR

 

UMC TV Ratings

Country System New Ratings New Descriptions Ratings to Be Removed
Algeria dz-tv 0+
5+
7+
9+
12+
15+
18+
0+ = Suitable for all ages
5+ = Suitable for persons aged 5 years and over
7+ = Suitable for persons aged 7 years and over
9+ = Suitable for persons aged 9 years and over
12+ = Suitable for persons aged 12 years and over
15+ = Suitable for persons aged 15 years and over
18+ = Suitable only for adults
 
Belarus by-tv 0+
6+
12+
16+
0+ = Recommended for audiences of any age
6+ = Recommended for audiences aged 6 and above
12+ = Recommended for audiences aged 12 and above
16+ = Recommended for audiences aged 16 and above
0
1
2
3
4
Brazil br-tv AL
A10
A12
A14
A16
A18
AL = General audiences
L = General audiences
A10 = Not recommended for viewers younger than 10 years of age
A12 = Not recommended for viewers younger than 12 years of age
A14 = Not recommended for viewers younger than 14 years of age
A16 = Not recommended for viewers younger than 16 years of age
A18 = Not recommended for viewers younger than 18 years of age
 
Iraq iq-tv 0+
5+
7+
9+
12+
15+
18+
0+ = Suitable for all ages
5+ = Suitable for persons aged 5 years and over
7+ = Suitable for persons aged 5 years and over
9+ = Suitable for persons aged 9 years and over
12+ = Suitable for persons aged 12 years and over
15+ = Suitable for persons aged 15 years and over
18+ = Suitable only for adults
 
Italy it-tv 6+ 6+ = Not for under 6 years of age  
Kazakhstan kz-tv 6-
6+
12+
14+
16+
18+
21+
6- = Recommended for audiences under 6 years old
6+ = Recommended for audiences aged 6 and above
12+ = Recommended for audiences aged 12 and above
14+ = Recommended for audiences aged 14 and above
16+ = Recommended for audiences aged 16 and above
18+ = Recommended for audiences aged 18 and above
21+ = Recommended for audiences aged 21 and above
ALL
12
14
16
18
Libya ly-tv 0+
5+
7+
9+
12+
15+
18+
0+ = Suitable for all ages
5+ = Suitable for persons aged 5 years and over
7+ = Suitable for persons aged 7 years and over
9+ = Suitable for persons aged 9 years and over
12+ = Suitable for persons aged 12 years and over
15+ = Suitable for persons aged 15 years and over
18+ = Suitable only for adults
 
Mauritania mr-tv 0+
5+
7+
9+
12+
15+
18+
0+ = Suitable for all ages
5+ = Suitable for persons aged 5 years and over
7+ = Suitable for persons aged 7 years and over
9+ = Suitable for persons aged 9 years and over
12+ = Suitable for persons aged 12 years and over
15+ = Suitable for persons aged 15 years and over
18+ = Suitable only for adults
 
Morocco ma-tv TP
-10
-12
-16
TP = For all audiences
-10 = Not recommended for an audience under 10 years old
-12 = Not recommended for an audience under 12 years old
-16 = Not recommended for an audience under 16 years old
 
Thailand th-tv ALL
5+
12+
13+
18+
20+
ALL = (General programmes) are suitable for all audiences, including children
5+ = Are recommended for audiences aged 3-5 years
12+ = Are recommended for audiences aged 6-12 years
13+ = Are suitable for audience ages 13 years and above. Parental guidance is recommended. Low risk for recommending without any disclaimer due to the non-applicability of the current regulation to on-demand services
18+ = Are suitable for audience ages 18 years and above. Parental guidance is recommended. Low risk for recommending without any disclaimer due to the non-applicability of the current regulation to on-demand services
20+ = Are suitable for adult audience only (20 years and above) and are not recommended for children
1
2
3
4
5
6
Tunisia tn-tv TP
-10
-12
-16
TP = For all audiences
-10 = Not recommended for an audience under 10 years old
-12 = Not recommended for an audience under 12 years old
-16 = Not recommended for an audience under 16 years old
 
Turkey tr-tv G
7+
13+
18+
G = For all
7+ = For ages 7 and up
13+ = For ages 13 and up
18+ = For ages 18 and up
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Yemen ye-tv G
PG
PG-13
R
A
G = General Audiences
PG = Parental Guidance Suggested
PG-13 = Parents Strongly Cautioned
R = Restricted. Under 17 requires a parent or guardian
A = No One 18 and Under Admitted

 

UMC Movie Advisories

Country System New Advisories New Advisory Descriptions Advisories to Be Removed
Brazil br-movies*      
India in-movies MH
ML
MSD
MT
MV
MH = Mild Horror
ML = Mild Language
MSD = Mild Suggestive Dialogue
MT = Mild Themes
MV = Mild Violence





 
 
New Zealand nz-olfc
AT
AC
BU
C
CL
DB
DIS
DV
V = Violence
SV = Sexual violence
AT = Adult themes
AC = Animal cruelty
BU = Bullying
C = Cruelty
CL = Coarse language
DB = Dangerous behavior
DIS = Content that may disturb
DV = Domestic violence
P
CT
CI
IAT
South Africa za-movies   V = Violence
S = Sexually Related Activity
N = Nudity
SV = Sexual Violence
D = Substance Abuse
L = Language
P = Prejudice
CT = Criminal Techniques
IAT = Imitative Acts and Techniques
PPS = Photo Pattern Sensitivity
H = Horror
CI
B
         

* Brazil has a new rating system of br-movies but all advisories remain the same

 

UMC TV Advisories

 

Country System New Advisories New Advisory Descriptions Advisories to Be Removed
Brazil br-tv AC
CS
D
DI
DL
L
M
N
PM
SE
TS
V
VE
VF
AC = Atos Criminosos (Criminal Acts)
CS = Conteúdo Sexual (Sexual Content)
D = Drogas (Drugs)
DI = Drogas Ilícitas (Illegal Drugs)
DL = Drogas Lícitas (Legal Drugs)
L = Linguagem Imprópria (Inappropriate Language)
M = Medo (Fear)
N = Nudez (Nudity)
PM = Procedimentos Médicos (Medical Procedures)
SE = Sexo Explícito (Explicit Sex)
TS = Temas Sensíveis (Sensitive Themes)
V = Violência (Violence)
VE = Violência Extrema (Extreme Violence)
VF = Violência Fantasiosa (Fantasy Violence)
 
India in-tv
AC
B
C
D
FV
G
GV
H
L
MH
ML
MSD
MT
MV
N
P
PS
R
SC
SD
SV
T
V

AC = Alcohol Consumption
B = Imitable Behavior
C = Criminal Activity
D = Drugs or Drug Use
FV = Fantasy Violence
G = Gambling
GV = Graphic Violence
H = Horror
L = Language
MH = Mild Horror
ML = Mild Language
MSD = Mild Suggestive Dialogue
MT = Mild Themes
MV = Mild Violence
N = Nudity
P = Prejudice
PS = Photo or Pattern Sensitivity
R = Religiously Sensitive
SC = Sexual Content
SD = Suggestive Dialogue
SV = Sexual Violence
T = Smoking or Tobacco Use
V = Violence
 
Korea kr-tv B
L
S
T
V
B = 모방위험 (Imitable Behavior)
L = 대사 (Language)
S = 선정성 (Sex and Nudity)
T = 주제 (Theme)
V = 폭력성 (Violence)
 
South Africa za-tv   V = Violence
S = Sexually Related Activity
N = Nudity
SV = Sexual Violence
D = Substance Abuse
L = Language
P = Prejudice
CT = Criminal Techniques
IAT = Imitative Acts and Techniques
PPS = Photo Pattern Sensitivity
H = Horror
CI
B
United States us-tv     FV

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