Industry services

Our offer, submissions and commitments

The BBFC provides a wide range of services to the film and home entertainment industries. 

The services we offer include classifying content with age ratings; bespoke advice about content released in the cinema, on DVD, Blu-ray or other physical media, and for online distribution for online distribution through streaming and VoD (including SVoD, TVoD, AVoD, PVoD, EST and digital rental) services.

Get in touch with the team if you need advice or any further information.

Streaming and video on demand services wanting to display BBFC age ratings and info (including our symbols) must be under direct licence with us. This includes displaying BBFC ratings already issued for cinema, physical media release or online. More information can be found here.

Our process for classifying content is under continual review, with incremental improvements being made all the time. We are committed to:

  • Issuing trusted age ratings and content advice in accordance with our published BBFC. 

  • Classification Guidelines drawn from large-scale public consultations and specialist research.

  • Being fair and transparent in how we conduct our business.

  • Making sure information relating to our products and services is clear and understandable.

  • Providing cost-effective statutory and non-statutory content labelling services for businesses of all sizes, and reinvesting income to deliver further value.

  • Promoting and protecting the creative industries by supporting law enforcement agencies, providing our education programme of seminars and resources about classification, and choosing content which promotes IP awareness .