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.

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Version 2.3.2

TR-META-CR, Version 2.3.2, July 13, 2018


  • Argentina INCAA: updated contact information
  • Belgium CICF: added contact information
  • Belgium CSA: new rating system added
  • Canada/Quebec: updated contact information
  • Chile CCC: updated to conform with revised law a/o 2017-Nov-03:
    • deprecated 6 rating
    • removed 18S and 18V ratings to correct misinterpretation of the statute.
    • Min age with supervision changed to 6 for '14' rating
    • Version incremented to '1' (**URI incremented**).
  • Finland MEKU: correct supervised age ranges (**URI incremented**); fixed broken icon links; corrected Finish descriptors, added Swedish descriptors, deleted English descriptors.
  • France CSA: ratings Explanations added
  • Great Britain BBFC: add Reasons for 12, 12A, and 15 ratings
  • Hungary: updated POC information; replaced English descriptors with Hungarian.
  • Indonesia LSB: 'A' rating deprecated; contact info updated; English rating descriptors deleted.
  • Japan: corrected SystemID to be "EIRIN" instead of "ERIN"
  • Nigeria NFVCB: fixed broken icon links; updated definitions.
  • Maldives NBC: fixed broken icon links; updated contact information
  • Singapore MDA: icons have been added by the rating agency; updated contact information
  • South Africa FPB: the deprecated '10M' rating has been added

Version 2.3.1

TR-META-CR, Version 2.3.1, August 8, 2017


  • Added RP18 rating to the New Zealand OFLC rating system
  • Administrative updates, such as, revising the P.O.C info for the Austrian BMUKK rating system

Version 2.3

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


  • 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 to
  • 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
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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


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


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