Minister approves Spherex Classification Tool for films in Australia
On 18 October 2022, the Minister for Communications approved the Spherex Classification Tool (Tool) for use in Australia.
The Tool will be used to classify online films, series and episodes to make them available for Australian and international viewers, helping to reduce the cost and increasing the speed of classifying content for the Australian market.
This means Australians will now be able to access a range of new programs sooner than they otherwise might, including locally produced films and series.
Spherex is a US-based media company that manages the global distribution and rating of content on behalf of industry clients. The Australian Government, including the Australian Classification Board, have been working with Spherex to develop the Tool since 2020.
The department and the Australian Classification Board will monitor the performance of the Tool.