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Tue, Mar 8, 2022 8:52 PM

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why does a release date need a country?

I'm adding titles from a streaming classical music site (medici.tv), and don't really understand why the release date needs a country. When a title becomes available on this site, it's available worldwide.

You have a "worldwide" option for the Distribution company. Why not for the release date?

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4 m ago

Hi bderoes-

We currently don't support worldwide release date additions, therefore, a specific country selection is required when adding a release date, as to show when a title was released publicly in a particular country.

When a title is released worldwide, our preference is to submit that release date for all the applicable countries. If a title was released on the same date worldwide, you are welcome to add that release date for each applicable country.

For more detailed information, I encourage you to review our following Help Guide

Thanks!

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4 m ago

I don't know if all 195 countries on this planet have internet access, but no, I won't be adding more than 1 release date item for a new title.

Not having an option for Worldwide release makes the title look like it has only been released in 1 country, when in fact it streams over the internet.

I think technology has changed enough that IMDb should reconsider this decision.

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I have changed this to an Idea, in case anyone finds this and wants to weigh in with a vote.