TV

1. Content Code for Nationwide Managed Transmission Linear Television Services (650.05KB)

This Code applies to scheduled programmes on free-to-air TV and subscription TV.

2. Content Code for Over-the-Top, Video-on-Demand and Niche Services (638.48KB)

This Code applies to content on over-the-top, video-on-demand, and niche services.

3. Television and Radio Advertising and Sponsorship Code (494.22KB)

This Code applies to advertisements and sponsorship of programmes on free-to-air TV and subscription TV.

4. Code of Practice for Television Broadcast Standards  (173.39KB)

The Code outlines the technical performance standards to be observed by nationwide TV licensees. 

Radio

5. Free-To-Air Radio Programme Code (79.16KB) 

This Code applies to content on free-to-air radio stations. 

6. Television and Radio Advertising and Sponsorship Code (494.22KB)

This Code applies to advertisements and sponsorship of programmes on free-to-air radio.

Films

7. Film Classification Guidelines (481.79KB)

The Film Classification Guidelines sets out the general principles and content concerns that the IMDA considers in its film classification process, and aims to reflect community standards while ensuring that due consideration is given to the film’s artistic, educational or literary merit.

8. Guidelines for Publicity Materials (187.48KB)

The guidelines list the standards that print advertisements for films should adhere to.  

Games

9. Video Game Classification Guidelines (70.05KB)

The Video Game Classification Guidelines sets out the general principles and content concerns that the IMDA considers in its classification process, and aims to reflect community standards while ensuring that due consideration is given to a game’s artistic, educational or literary merit.

10. Guidelines for Publicity Materials (32.79KB)

The guidelines list the standards that print advertisements for video game should adhere to.

11. Remote Gambling Act: Clarifications on the Scope of Social Games (195.99KB)

Clarifications on the scope of the Remote Gambling Act in relation to social games.

Publications and Audio Materials

12. Content Guidelines for Imported Publications (759.33KB)

These guidelines apply to imported publications such as magazines and books.

13. Content Guidelines for Local Lifestyle Magazines (667.32KB)

These guidelines serve as a guide to permit holders who are engaged in publishing and distributing lifestyle magazines in Singapore under the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act (NPPA).

14. Guidelines for Audio Materials (229.30KB)

These guidelines apply to audio materials. 

Arts Entertainment

15. Arts Entertainment Classification Code (84.24KB)

The Arts Entertainment Classification Code aims to reflect community standards while ensuring that due consideration is given to the artistic, educational or literary merit of the arts performance. The purpose of classification is to protect the young while allowing greater freedom of choice for adults.

Internet

16. Internet Code of Practice (49.90KB)

The Internet Code of Practice which falls under the Broadcasting Act (Cap. 28), outlines the content standards for Internet content.

Audiotext

17. Audiotext Code of Practice (131.12KB)

The Audiotext Code of Practice which falls under the Class Licence scheme, applies to all providers of audiotext services (voice applications which allow users to enter or retrieve information over the phone), including those which offer chatline services.

Media Market

18. Code of Practice for Market Conduct

The Media Market Conduct Code enables and maintains fair market conduct and effective competition in Singapore's media industry, while ensuring the availability of a comprehensive range of quality media services.

Notice
Information Circular to the Pay TV industry in respect of IMDA’s Decision on Exemption from Obligations under Paragraph 2.7 of the Media Market Conduct Code (“Code”) in relation to Free Preview of Premier League (“PL”) Content (306.34KB)
Information Circular to the Pay TV industry in respect of the changes to the process for Assessment of Exemption Applications with respect to addition of new Channels and Offering of Free Previews to Subscribers on supplying Qualified Licensee’s Platform (286.92KB)

19. Guidelines On Maximum Contract Term And Early Termination Charges For Pay TV Services Offered To Consumers (70.55KB)

These advisory guidelines are intended to clarify the standards that would be generally applied in assessing whether the pay TV retailers have complied with their obligations set out in paragraph 3.5 (“Prohibition on Excessive Early Termination Liabilities”) of the Code of Practice for Market Conduct.

Last updated on: 07 Jun 2019