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AWS, Vidispine, NMR power new BBFC classification platform

New platform is based in the Cloud for extra security

The British Board of Film Classification has worked with Amazon Web Servies, Vidispine and NMR on a new Cloud-based classification platform.

The new portal and tagging platform includes a “flexible and intuitive client portal” for all submissions; a content tagging and data enrichment platform where classification is carried out; and is Cloud-based, which increases security and accessibility and reduces risk.

Dave Barrett, deputy CEO of the BBFC, said: “This is a radical shift in the way that we work with our clients to classify content. Along with our consultants, Remodus, who worked with us on the development of the platform, we have been working in close partnership with the film and home entertainment industries and our technology partners to design and build a flexible system that makes our classification process even more efficient and much easier for everyone involved.

“Everything submitted to the BBFC will still be seen by our highly trained team of compliance officers, it’s simply the tools that we use as a business which are changing. This is a move towards greater transparency between regulator and client – and we’re looking forward to migrating all our clients to the new system by summer 2020.”

The first film to be submitted and classified using the new BBFC portal is Warner Bros’ Birds of Prey, which has been given a 15 certificate.