What does Netflix define as a “placard” and how do I know what is acceptable?
An unacceptable placard is any card or other extra content at the beginning of the video which is irrelevant to the plot and not a company or production credit. The most common example of a placard is a “viewer discretion advisory” card.
While all placards will likely be flagged during QC, redelivery won’t be requested when the placard is:
- Setting context for the video’s content
- “The following is based on actual events”
- “Some names and locations have been deliberately changed”
- A legal disclaimer
- “All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty”
- “Do not attempt...”
Types of placards that should not be delivered:
- Viewer advisory cards or disclaimers when no additional information is presented
- "The opinions expressed in this show do not necessarily reflect the views of (the network or production company)."
- "This show contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing"
- "Viewer discretion advised."