BDSWest10 Offers the Metadata You Need

BDSWest10 offers the best metadata on home entertainment releases that money can buy. Using BDSWest10 metadata across your whole supply chain will save you money, gain sales and keep customers returning.

Standards matter

The importance of accurate and consistent metadata is paramount. BDSWest10 has established editorial rules which allow all our team to add records with consistency and confidence. From the film or product’s title through to our in-house synopsis, every field of information, of which there are over 150, has been looked at and standards introduced.

The record is then put through a rigorous proofing process so that every record has been given the same effort – whether it is for a blockbuster film or a fitness programme.

All industry standards

Industry standards, such as EIDR, and ISRC, NACO and ISNI (see a complete list here), are included in BDSWest10 metadata. Since none of these are unique outside their remit, BDSWest10 uses its own BDSWest10 identifier as the overriding, unique identifier. This guarantees smooth operation, lack of duplication and easy search and retrieval.

Granularity and accuracy

The BDSWest10 database is built around coded choices and relationships to avoid typing errors and cloning. People, genres, publishers, labels, formats, availabilities, roles etc. have all been given their own codes within their own environments.


When information comes to us, the BDSWest10 editorial team assimilate and manually add it using our internal codes and rules, thus maintaining consistency and allocating products to the correct people and “works”. Every element has its own code from artists to item availability.

No matter how simple automatic data feeds seem, as they are coming from different sources in different formats, BDSWest10 intervention is paramount.


Pre-release information, including extended content such as images, is supplied to us by publishers and studios up to six months prior to launch, so with BDSWets10 you are always ahead of the market and able to select and prepare your products and marketing strategy. BDSWest10 metadata is updated daily to ensure relevance and accuracy.

Excellent content

With BDSWest10, your metadata carries a wealth of information, including identifying popular and important releases, cast information, updated prices and availability, short and long descriptions for all media, cover and internal content images, track listings for music, comprehensive production details for games and video, and audience level information.

You will also enjoy cross-referencing across media, extensive categories for video, streaming film trailers and music artist biographies. You and your customers will be able to Follow favourite actors, script writers, directors, studios – in fact you can track information through virtually any aspect of the home entertainment industry.

Maintained contact with content providers

Most publishers, studios and labels come to us to supply up-to-date and correct press material. However, we maintain contact with the relevant people within publishers, studios and labels and these contacts are continually updated and renewed.


BDSWest10 is about offering the best solution for your business while you focus on being successful – here’s how:

You get the best metadata money can buy.
As your business grows, BDS metadata keeps working for you.
You get the application of leading technology for managing metadata and digital resources.
Your metadata will prove flexible, dependable and always under your complete control.
You get access to industry experts.
BDSWest10 will exceed your expectations.
You will benefit from a reduction in labour-intensive activities - save hundreds of hours each year.
“In-hand” records created on publication for extra accuracy.
Free consultation on how best to use BDSWest10 metadata.


We offer the best support in the industry. We promise a fast response and knowledgeable answers to your questions from friendly people that know you and know their subject.