DISH and Common Sense Media Team Up for Family-Friendly TV and Movie Ratings and Reviews
Customers using DISHAnywhere.com can now access independently-conducted age-based ratings and reviews for thousands of movies and television show titles thanks to a new partnership between DISH and Common Sense Media, a nonprofit group dedicated to “helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology.”
The features rolled out on DISHAnywhere.com on Thursday, and will be available on DISH Anywhere mobile apps and Hopper DVR in the coming months, the company said. The content ratings evaluate movies and shows on a 0-to-5 scale based on a number of factors, including the amount of violence, positive role models, sex, and inappropriate language.
“DISH continues to improve on its technology to enhance choice and control, all at no additional cost to our customers,” Vivek Khemka, senior vice president of product, said in a statement. “Today’s movie and TV ratings do not fully encompass the age appropriateness for each program. Our partnership with Common Sense Media offers families age-appropriate reviews and ratings that make it easy and convenient for parents to make informed decisions on the programs their kids watch.”