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RELEASE HISTORY

This page details the release history of Common Metadata Ratings.

We highly recommend using the latest version, however, earlier versions are retained so they may be referenced.


Link to Current

The following link redirects to the most current version: www.movielabs.com/md/ratings/current.html


Version 2.3

TR-META-CR, Version 2.3, January 3, 2017

Changes

  • Added the ICBMT rating system for Turkey.
  • Added MCST rating system for Vietnam
  • Added '10' rating to FPB rating system for South Africa
  • The URI assign to Alberta's AFC rating system has changed from http://www.movielabs.com/md/ratings/CA/ALBERTA/1 to http://www.movielabs.com/md/ratings/CA/AFC/2
  • Corrected error in how XML was formatted to specify that the <AdoptiveRegion> is a sub-region (i.e., state, province, or canton). The ratings systems impacted are:
    • RCQ (Canada: Quebec)
    • OFRB (Canada: Ontario)
    • AFC (Canada: Alberta)
    • CPBC (Canada: British Columbia)
    • PBC-T (Canada: British Columbia)
    • MFCB (Canada: New Brunswick, PEI, and Nova Scotia)

      The version number and assigned URI for each of these systems have changed as a result.
  • Added Korean language descriptors to KMRB rating system and removed English descriptors.
  • Corrected minor typos in New Zealand OFLAC and Sweden SM-SA rating systems.

Version 2.2.6

TR-META-CR, Version 2.3, December 22, 2016
Changes
  • Norwegian Medietilsynet rating system has been updated to reflect changes made Feb 23, 2015 in ACT RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF MINORS AGAINST HARMFUL AUDIOVISUAL PROGRAMMES .
  • Correction to Latvian ratings: 16+ rating added.
  • The HTML and XML-based ratings replaces the older PDF versions.This approach has the following benefits:
    • Supports interoperability between ratings source (e.g., studios) and ratings consumers (e.g., retail sites). Exchanged data can be consistent and validated.
    • Support internationalized parental control (ratings enforcement) systems. Systems can use these data to enforce ratings worldwide without prior knowledge of individual rating systems.

TR-META-CR, Version 2.2.6, August 19, 2015


Version 2.2.5

TR-META-CR Version v2.2.5 Specification, February 24, 2015

Changes

  • Rating system for Ukraine has been added
  • Correction to URL for Latvian ratings organization

Version 2.2.4

TR-META-CR Version v2.2.4 Specification, January 27, 2015

Changes

  • PEGI - Errors corrected pertaining to missing Adoptive Regions.
  • Rating systems for Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Peru, and Venezuela were present in Release 2.2.2 but were missing from Release 2.2.3. These have been restored in Release 2.2.4.

Version 2.2.3

TR-META-CR Version v2.2.3 Specification, December 13, 2014

Changes

  • Errors pertaining to specification of the schema location and use of CDATA have been corrected in all XML files.
  • PEGI XML revised to indicate Belgium as the sole administrative region. No change to Adoptive Regions
  • Indonesia LSF: revised to conform to Article 28 of Govt Regulation # 18 2014: CENSORSHIP GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA

Version 2.2.2

TR-META-CR Version v2.2.2 Specification, December 19, 2014

Changes

  • Australia NCS: ID of the MA15+ rating has been changed to MA15 due to software compatibility issues in existing Parental Control implementations. The use of the "+" remains in the descriptive text, symbology, and label.
  • Note added regarding unofficial usage of French CSA in Luxembourg
  • Note added regarding unofficial usage of German FSK in Austria, Switzerland, and Luxembourg
  • Note added regarding unofficial usage of Kijkwijzer in Belgium
  • Deprecated rating '13' added to Spanish ICAA

Version 2.2.1

TR-META-CR Version v2.2.1 Specification, November 12, 2014

Changes

  • Brazil DJCTQ: Documentation of ratings criteria and content descriptions is now based on Section F of the Content Rating Guide, rather than Sections A thru E.

Version 2.2

TR-META-CR Version v2.2 Specification, September 9, 2014

Changes

  • Brazil DJCTQ:
    • Updated link to web site
    • Deleted English definitions
    • Icons displayed in both "Symbol" and "Information Box" formats
    • Documentation of "Reasons & Content Descriptors"" added
    • "Combined Information" ratings added.
  • Canada CBSC:
    • Rating "E" added.
    • Note added clarifying language-specific usage.
  • Canada CBSC-F: new rating system.
  • US TVPG:
    • Corrections to ""Reasons and Content Descriptors" regarding Violence
    • Note added regarding use of CEA-766

Version 2.1

TR-META-CR Version v2.1 Specification, April 9, 2014

Changes

  • Schema changes
  • Philippines MTRCB:
    • Ratings "G-TV", "PG-TV", and "SPG" added.
    • Reasons "THEME" and "LANG" added.

Version 2.0

TR-META-CR Version v2.0 Specification, January 3, 2014

Changes

  • First release including Worldwide Ratings Data in both XML and HTML format. Based on Schema Version 1.0

Version 1.1

Common Metadata Content Rating, TR-META-CR, v1.1a1, March 12, 2013 (PDF)

  • Version showing changes from v1.1a (PDF)

Common Metadata Content Rating, TR-META-CR, v1.1a, February 6, 2013 (PDF)

  • Version showing changes from v1.1 (PDF)

Common Metadata Content Rating, TR-META-CR, v1.1, December 17, 2012 (PDF)

  • Version showing changes from v1.0 (PDF)

Changes

  • Changed "E" for exempt ratings to ""EXEMPT".
  • Added ""EXEMPT"" to NZ and AU ratings.
  • 1.1.a: Additional "EXEMPT" corrections
  • 1.1.a.1; Corrected typo in Canada (CVHRS -> CHVRS)

Version 1.0

INTIAL RELEASE

  • Common Metadata Content Rating, TR-META-CR, v1.0, December 14, 2012 (PDF)

CONTACT

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