ISAN UK - International Standard Audiovisual Number

Welcome to ISAN UK

ISAN (International Standard Audiovisual Number) is a voluntary numbering system for the identification of audiovisual works. It provides a unique, internationally recognised and permanent reference number for each audiovisual work registered in the ISAN system. The ISAN number remains the same for an audio-visual work regardless of where it is used, with associated version numbers (V-ISAN) available for different edits and formats of the underlying content.

ISAN UK is the appointed registration agency for ISAN in the UK.

Recent News

London, May 28, 2014 - ISAN simplifies Music Reporting of TV productions (PDF)

London, December 12, 2012 - ISAN and EIDR to provide seamless registration of Content IDs to leverage the strengths of both systems (PDF)


ISAN is the content identifier for AACS encryption, which means all Blu-ray & HD-DVD release must have an ISAN number.

How to get an ISAN for your titles to be distributed on HD DVD and Blu-ray discs [pdf]

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ISAN & V-ISAN are ISO standards (ISO 15706 / 15706-2)