This Code applies to scheduled programmes on free-to-air TV and subscription TV.
This Code applies to content on over-the-top, video-on-demand, and niche services.
This Code applies to advertisements and sponsorship of programmes on free-to-air TV and subscription TV.
The Code outlines the technical performance standards to be observed by nationwide TV licensees.
This Code applies to content on free-to-air radio stations.
This Code applies to advertisements and sponsorship of programmes on free-to-air radio.
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.
The guidelines list the standards that print advertisements for films should adhere to.
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.
The guidelines list the standards that print advertisements for video game should adhere to.
Publications and Audio Materials
These guidelines apply to imported publications such as magazines and books.
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).
These guidelines apply to audio materials.
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.
The Internet Code of Practice which falls under the Broadcasting Act (Cap. 28), outlines the content standards for Internet content.
Designated Social Media Services
The draft Code of Practice for Online Safety (“draft Code”) sets out obligations that designated Social Media Services have to meet to enhance online safety for Singapore end-users and curb the spread of harmful content on their service. We are issuing this draft to aid in Parliamentary debates on the Online Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill (“the Bill”) by giving an early sense of how IMDA intends to implement the Bill provisions on Codes of Practice for online safety. This draft may change following industry consultation. We expect to bring the Code into force in 2H CY2023.
The accompanying Guidelines provide illustrative but non-exhaustive examples of harmful / inappropriate content. The Guidelines aim to clarify what types of content may be of concern to Singapore end-users, but do not constrain the designated Social Media Services in implementing their own community guidelines and standards while meeting their obligations under the draft Code.
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.
The Telecom and Media Competition Code is a comprehensive competition management framework that comprises ex-ante obligations and ex-post provisions which licensees must comply with. The Telecom and Media Competition Code comes into effect on 2 May 2022.
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.
Digital Display Panels (DDPs)
20. Content Code for Digital Display Panels (548.36KB) The code applies to content carried on Digital Display Panels (DDPs) that operate on a distribution network.