The letter, rating and content codes in the programme information can help you decide at a glance what may be suitable viewing for you and your family. Here's what they mean.
- Letter codes
These codes describe what accessibility, picture and sound features are available for that show.
AD: You can choose to turn on Audio Description for this show, which is an additional commentary for blind or partially sighted people.
C: This show is copy protected and may not play back correctly if it's recorded.
DS: You can hear this show in surround sound if you have a compatible TV or speaker system.
HD: This is a high definition show. These shows are shown in widescreen.
S: You can turn on subtitles for this show.
SL: This show has sign language. Sign language shows are dedicated versions of the shows, so the signer can't be turned on or off.
UHD: These shows are in Ultra HD and you’ll need to be setup to watch these (see Setting up Ultra HD for more info).
W: This show is shown in widescreen. For HD shows, this code won't be shown as all HD shows are shown in widescreen.
Please note: Sky Cinema has Dolby Digital included by default and therefore won’t show in the information banner.
- Rating codes
These codes act as a guide to how suitable they are for children.
U: Universal, suitable for all audiences, including young children.
PG: Parental guidance is recommended. Parents may need to consider whether the movie is suitable for younger or impressionable children.
12: Suitable for viewers aged 12 years or over. More mature themes or language may make the movie unsuitable for young children.
15: Suitable for viewers aged 15 years or over. It may contain stronger content.
18: Suitable only for adult viewers aged 18 or over.
- Content codes
These codes describe the kind of content in the show.
S: Sex or nudity.
L: Strong language.
V: Violent scenes.
M: Material that's intended for a mature audience.
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