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British Board of Film Classification, Annual Report and Accounts 2013

British Board of Film Classification, Annual Report and Accounts 2013
17 Jun 2014
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British Board of Film Classification
Annual Reports
Children; Violence; Film classification
The BBFC’s annual report highlights the organisation’s key achievements and notable activities for 2013. In September 2013 the BBFC became the regulator of internet content delivered via mobile networks. Content classified for video-on-demand under the BBFC’s Watch & Rate service increased by 200% in 2013, with 34 new companies submitting content for classification.

The BBFC also launched a website for parents and children: The website features child friendly interactive content, including classification information for the latest film releases rated U to12A; timelines explaining the history of film classification; the popular rate a trailer activity; and a page dedicated to understanding 12A.

The organisation also undertook a public consultation into the its Classification Guidelines. Involving more than 10,000 adults and teenagers, the results of the consultation fed into the BBFC’s latest Classification Guidelines, published in January 2014. The research showed strong public trust in the classification system. 89% of film viewers rated classification as important and 92% of recent film viewers agreed with BBFC age ratings for films and videos they had seen recently.

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