Standardised classifications across different platforms

The Government is currently undertaking a review of content classification in New Zealand, with one potential outcome being that all content could use the same set of content warnings or classifications in the future, regardless of format or medium. Results of recent research by UMR commissioned by the Classification Office indicate there is widespread public support for one classification system for all entertainment content.

The representative survey of 1000 adult New Zealanders

found that a clear majority want the same classifications to apply in cinemas, on DVD/Blu-ray, online and on TV - and most would prefer to see the classifications currently assigned under the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act.

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Date of last publication
Feb 2016
Organisation conducting the research
The Office of Film & Literature Classification and UMR Research

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