DIGITAL BRITAIN: BBFC upbeat despite ratings snub

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The British Board of Film Classification has publicly wished rival ratings body PEGI well after the latter organisation was given official public backing as part of the government's Digital Britain report – but director David Cooke still believes his outfit would have been the better choice.

The BBFC has always supported PEGI and wished it well, but it continues to believe that it satisfies these requirements better than PEGI,” Cooke stated.

However, it will cooperate fully in the detailed work needed to give effect to the government's decision. And it must be independent in substance as well as appearance, reaching its decisions and providing information on the basis of its own detailed assessments.”