SIC Codes in Category J: Information and communication

Jxxxxx
Information and Communication

This section includes the production and distribution of information and cultural products, the provision of the means to transmit or distribute these products, as well as data or communications, information technology activities and the processing of data and other information service activities. The main components of this section are publishing activities (division 58), including software publishing, motion picture and sound recording activities (division 59), radio and TV broadcasting and programming activities (division 60), telecommunications activities (division 61), information technology activities (division 62) and other information service activities (division 63). Publishing includes the acquisition of copyrights for content (information products) and making this content available to the general public by engaging in (or arranging for) the reproduction and distribution of this content in various forms. All the feasible forms of publishing (in print, electronic or audio form, on the internet, as multimedia products such as CD-ROM reference books etc.) are included in this section. Activities related to production and distribution of TV programming span divisions 59, 60 and 61, reflecting different stages in this process. Individual components, such as movies, television series etc. are produced by activities in division 59, while the creation of a complete television channel programme, from components produced in division 59 or other components (such as live news programming) is included in division 60. Division 60 also includes the broadcasting of this programme by the producer. The distribution of the complete television programme by third parties, i.e. without any alteration of the content, is included in division 61. This distribution in division 61 can be done through broadcasting, satellite or cable systems.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J58xxx
Publishing Activities

This division includes the publishing of books, brochures, leaflets, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, atlases, maps and charts; publishing of newspapers, journals and periodicals; directory and mailing list and other publishing, as well as software publishing. Publishing includes the acquisition of copyrights to content (information products) and making this content available to the general public by engaging in (or arranging for) the reproduction and distribution of this content in various forms. All the feasible forms of publishing (in print, electronic or audio form, on the internet, as multimedia products such as CD-ROM reference books etc.), except publishing of motion pictures, are included in this division. This division excludes the publishing of motion pictures, video tapes and movies on DVD or similar media (division 59) and the production of master copies for records or audio material (division 59). Also excluded is printing (see 18.11, 18.12) and the mass reproduction of recorded media (see 18.20)

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J581xx
Publishing of Books, Periodicals and Other Publishing Activities

This group includes activities of publishing books, newspapers, magazines and other periodicals, directories and mailing lists, and other works such as photos, engravings, postcards, timetables, forms, posters and reproductions of works of art. These works are characterised by the intellectual creativity required in their development and are usually protected by copyright.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J5811x
Book Publishing

This class includes the activities of publishing of books in print, electronic (CD, electronic displays etc.) or audio form or on the Internet.

Includes
  • publishing of books, brochures, leaflets and similar publications, including publishing of dictionaries and encyclopaedias
  • publishing of atlases, maps and charts
  • publishing of audio books
  • publishing of encyclopaedias etc. on CD-ROM
Excludes
  • production of globes, see 32.99
  • publishing of advertising material, see 58.19
  • publishing of music and sheet books, see 59.20
  • activities of independent authors, see 90.03
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J5812x
Publishing of Directories and Mailing Lists

This class includes the publishing of lists of facts/information (databases) that are protected in their form, but not in their content. These lists can be published in printed or electronic form.

Includes
  • publishing of mailing lists
  • publishing of telephone books
  • publishing of other directories and compilations, such as case law, pharmaceutical compendia etc.
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J5813x
Publishing of Newspapers

This class includes the publishing of newspapers, including advertising newspapers, appearing at least four times a week. Publishing can be in print or electronic form, including on the Internet.

Excludes
  • news agency activities, see 63.91
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J5814x
Publishing of Journals and Periodicals
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J58141
Publishing of Learned Journals

This subclass includes the activities of publishing journals reporting or discussing the results of scholarly research and intended for an academic and research-based readership; they are normally peer-reviewed and the primary source of revenue is not the sale of advertisement space, but subscription. They appear less than four times a week and can be published in print or electronic form, including on the Internet.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J58142
Publishing of Consumer, Business and Professional Journals and Periodicals

This subclass includes the activities of publishing journals and periodicals providing entertainment or lifestyle information to individuals, information within businesses or across the business community or information for trades or professions. It also includes customer magazines produced for businesses and distributed free, newsletters and the publishing of radio and television schedules. These publications appear less than four times a week and can be published in print or electronic form, including on the Internet.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J5819x
Other Publishing Activities
Includes
  • publishing (including on-line) of:
    • catalogues
    • photos, engravings and postcards
    • greeting cards
    • forms
    • posters, reproduction of works of art
    • advertising material
    • other printed matter
  • on-line publishing of statistics and other information
Excludes
  • publishing of advertising newspapers, see 58.13
  • on-line provision of software (application hosting and application service provisioning), see 63.11
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J582xx
Software Publishing
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J5821x
Publishing of Computer Games
Includes
  • publishing of computer games for all platforms
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J5829x
Other Software Publishing
Includes
  • publishing of ready-made (non-customised) software, including translation or adaptation of non-customised software for a particular market on own account: operating systems, business and other applications
Excludes
  • reproduction of software, see 18.20
  • retail sale of non-customised software, see 47.41
  • production of software not associated with publishing, including translation or adaptation of noncustomised software for a particular market on a fee or contract basis, see 62.01
  • on-line provision of software (application hosting and application service provisioning), see 63.11
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J59xxx
Motion Picture, Video and Television Programme Production, Sound Recording and Music Publishing Activities

This division includes production of theatrical and non-theatrical motion pictures whether on film, video tape or disc for direct projection in theatres or for broadcasting on television; supporting activities such as film editing, cutting, dubbing etc.; distribution of motion pictures and other film productions to other industries; as well as motion picture or other film productions projection. Buying and selling of motion picture or other film productions distribution rights is also included. This division also includes sound recording activities, i.e. production of original sound master recordings, releasing, promoting and distributing them, publishing of music as well as sound recording service activities in a studio or elsewhere.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J591xx
Motion Picture, Video and Television Programme Activities

This group includes production of theatrical and non-theatrical motion pictures whether on film, video tape, DVD or other media, including digital distribution, for direct projection in theatres or for broadcasting on television; supporting activities such as film editing, cutting, dubbing etc.; distribution of motion pictures or other film productions (video tapes, DVDs, etc) to other industries; as well as their projection. Buying and selling of motion picture or any other film production distribution rights is also included.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J5911x
Motion Picture, Video and Television Programme Production Activities
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J59111
Motion Picture Production Activities
Includes
  • production of motion pictures
Excludes
  • film duplicating (except reproduction of motion picture film for theatrical distribution) from master copies, see 18.20
  • post-production activities, see 59.12
  • sound recording and recording of books on tape, see 59.20
  • film processing other than for the motion picture industry, see 74.20
  • activities of personal theatrical or artistic agents or agencies, see 74.90
  • activities of own account actors, cartoonists, directors, stage designers and technical specialists, see 90
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J59112
Video Production Activities
Includes
  • production of videos
Excludes
  • audio and video tape, CD or DVD reproduction from master copies, see 18.20
  • wholesale of recorded video tapes, CD-s, DVD-s, see 46.43
  • wholesale of blank video tapes, CD-s, see 46.52
  • retail trade of video tapes, CD-s, DVD-s, see 47.63
  • renting of video tapes, DVD-s to the general public, see 77.22
  • post-production activities, see 59.12
  • sound recording and recording of books on tape, see 59.20
  • activities of personal theatrical or artistic agents or agencies, see 74.90
  • activities of own account actors, cartoonists, directors, stage designers and technical specialists, see 90
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J59113
Television Programme Production Activities
Includes
  • production of television programmes (televisions series, documentaries etc.), or television advertisements.
Excludes
  • post-production activities, see 59.12
  • sound recording and recording of books on tape, see 59.20
  • television broadcasting, see 60.2
  • creating a complete television channel programme, see 60.2
  • activities of personal theatrical or artistic agents or agencies, see 74.90
  • activities of own account actors, cartoonists, directors, stage designers and technical specialists, see 90.0
  • real-time (i.e. simultaneous) closed captioning of live television performances of meetings, conferences, see 82.99
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J5912x
Motion Picture, Video and Television Programme Post-Production Activities

This class includes post-production activities such as editing, film/tape transfers, titling, subtitling, credits, closed captioning, computer-produced graphics, animation and special effects, developing and processing motion picture film, as well as activities of motion picture film laboratories and activities of special laboratories for animated films.

Includes
  • the activities of stock footage film libraries, etc.
Excludes
  • film duplicating (except reproduction of motion picture film for theatrical distribution) as well as audio and video tape, CD or DVD reproduction from master copies, see 18.20
  • wholesale of recorded video tapes, CD-s, DVD-s, see 46.43
  • wholesale of blank video tapes, CD-s, see 46.52
  • retail trade of video tapes, CD-s, DVD-s, see 47.63
  • film processing other than for the motion picture industry, see 74.20
  • renting of video tapes, DVD-s to the general public, see 77.22
  • activities of own account actors, cartoonists, directors, stage designers and technical specialists, see 90.0
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J5913x
Motion Picture, Video and Television Programme Distribution Activities
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J59131
Motion Picture Distribution Activities
Includes
  • distributing film to motion picture theatres, television networks and stations, and exhibitors.
  • acquiring film distribution rights
Excludes
  • film duplicating from master copies, see 18.20
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J59132
Video Distribution Activities
Includes
  • distributing video tapes, DVD-s and similar productions to motion picture theatres, television networks and stations, and exhibitors
  • acquiring video tape and DVD distribution rights
Excludes
  • audio and video tape, CD or DVD reproduction from master copies, see 18.20
  • wholesale of recorded video tapes and DVDs, see 46.43
  • retail sale of recorded video tapes and DVDs, see 47.63
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J59133
Television Programme Distribution Activities
Includes
  • distributing television programmes to television networks and stations, and exhibitors
  • acquiring television distribution rights
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J5914x
Motion Picture Projection Activities
Includes
  • activities of motion picture or video tape projection in cinemas, in the open air or in other projection facilities.
  • activities of cine-clubs.
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J592xx
Sound Recording and Music Publishing Activities
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J5920x
Sound Recording and Music Publishing Activities

This class includes the activities of production of original (sound) master recordings, such as tapes, CD-s; releasing, promoting and distributing sound recordings to wholesalers, retailers or directly to the public. These activities might be integrated or not with the production of master recordings in the same unit. If not, the unit exercising these activities has to obtain the reproduction and distribution rights to master recordings. This class also includes sound recording service activities in a studio or elsewhere including the production of taped (i.e. non-live) radio programming. This class also includes the activities of music publishing, i.e. activities of acquiring and registering copyrights for musical compositions, promoting, authorising and using these compositions in recordings, radio, television, motion pictures, live performances, print and other media. Units engaged in these activities may own the copyright or act as administrator of the music copyrights on behalf of the copyright owners. Publishing of music and sheet books is included here.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J60xxx
Programming and Broadcasting Activities

This division includes the activities of creating content or acquiring the right to distribute content and subsequently broadcasting that content, such as radio, television and data programmes of entertainment, news, talk, and the like. Also included is data broadcasting, typically integrated with radio or TV broadcasting. The broadcasting can be performed using different technologies, over-the-air, via satellite, via a cable network or via internet. This division also includes the production of programmes that are typically narrowcast in nature (limited format, such as news, sports, education, and youth-oriented programming) on a subscription or fee basis, to a third party, for subsequent broadcasting to the public. This division excludes the distribution of cable and other subscription programming (see division 61).

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J601xx
Radio Broadcasting
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J6010x
Radio Broadcasting
Includes
  • activities of broadcasting audio signals through radio broadcasting studios and facilities for the transmission of aural programming to the public, to affiliates or to subscribers.
  • activities of radio networks, i.e. assembling and transmitting aural programming to affiliates or subscribers via over-the-air broadcasts, cable or satellite.
  • radio broadcasting activities over the Internet (Internet radio stations)
  • data broadcasting integrated with radio broadcasting.
Excludes
  • the production of taped radio programming, see 59.20
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J602xx
Television Programming and Broadcasting Activities
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J6020x
Television Programming and Broadcasting Activities

This class includes the activities of creating a complete television channel programme, from purchased programme components (e.g. movies, documentaries etc.), self produced programme components (e.g. local news, live reports) or a combination thereof. This complete television programme can be either broadcast by the producing unit or produced for transmission by a third party distributor, such as cable companies or satellite television providers. The programming may be of a general or specialised nature (e.g. limited formats such as news, sports, education or youth oriented programming). This class includes programming that is made freely available to users, as well as programming that is available only on a subscription basis. The programming of video-on-demand channels is also included here. This class also includes data broadcasting integrated with television broadcasting.

Excludes
  • the production of television programme elements (movies, documentaries, talk shows, commercials etc.) not associated with broadcasting, see 59.11
  • the assembly of a package of channels and distribution of that package, without programming, see division 61
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J61xxx
Telecommunications

This division includes the activities of providing telecommunications and related service activities, that is transmitting voice, data, text, sound and video. The transmission facilities that carry out these activities may be based on a single technology or a combination of technologies. The common feature of the activities classified in this division is the transmission of content, without being involved in its creation. The breakdown in this division is based on the type of infrastructure operated. In the case of transmission of television signals this may include the bundling of complete programming channels (produced in division 60) in to programme packages for distribution.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J611xx
Wired Telecommunications Activities
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J6110x
Wired Telecommunications Activities

The transmission facilities that carry out these activities, may be based on a single technology or a combination of technologies.

Includes
  • operating, maintaining or providing access to facilities for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound and video using a wired telecommunications infrastructure, including:
    • operating and maintaining switching and transmission facilities to provide point-to-point communications via landlines, microwave or a combination of landlines and satellite linkups
    • operating of cable distribution systems (e.g. for distribution of data and television signals)
    • furnishing telegraph and other non-vocal communications using own facilities
  • purchasing access and network capacity from owners and operators of networks and providing telecommunications services using this capacity to businesses and households
  • provision of Internet access by the operator of the wired infrastructure
Excludes
  • telecommunications resellers, see 61.90
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J612xx
Wireless Telecommunications Activities
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J6120x
Wireless Telecommunications Activities

The transmission facilities provide omni-directional transmission via airwaves and may be based on a single technology or a combination of technologies.

Includes
  • operating, maintaining or providing access to facilities for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound, and video using a wireless telecommunications infrastructure
  • maintaining and operating paging as well as cellular and other wireless telecommunications networks
  • purchasing access and network capacity from owners and operators of networks and providing wireless telecommunications services (except satellite) using this capacity to businesses and households
  • provision of Internet access by the operator of the wireless infrastructure
Excludes
  • telecommunications resellers, see 61.90
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J613xx
Satellite Telecommunications Activities
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J6130x
Satellite Telecommunications Activities
Includes
  • operating, maintaining or providing access to facilities for the transmission of voice, data, text, sound and video using a satellite telecommunications infrastructure
  • delivery of visual, aural or textual programming received from cable networks, local television stations or radio networks to consumers via direct-to-home satellite systems. (The units classified here do not generally originate programming material.)
  • provision of Internet access by the operator of the satellite infrastructure
Excludes
  • telecommunications resellers, see 61.90
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J619xx
Other Telecommunications Activities
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J6190x
Other Telecommunications Activities
Includes
  • provision of specialised telecommunications applications, such as satellite tracking, communications telemetry, and radar station operations
  • operation of satellite terminal stations and associated facilities operationally connected with one or more terrestrial communications systems and capable of transmitting telecommunications to or receiving telecommunications from satellite systems
  • provision of Internet access over networks between the client and the ISP not owned or controlled by the ISP, such as dial-up Internet access etc.
  • provision of telephone and Internet access in facilities open to the public
  • provision of telecommunications services over existing telecom connections: VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) provision
  • telecommunications resellers (i.e. purchasing and reselling network capacity without providing additional services)
Excludes
  • provision of Internet access by operators of telecommunications infrastructure, see 61.10, 61.20, 61.30
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J62xxx
Computer Programming, Consultancy and Related Activities

This division includes the following activities of providing expertise in the field of information technologies: writing, modifying, testing and supporting software; planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software and communication technologies; on-site management and operation of clients' computer systems and/or data processing facilities; and other professional and technical computer-related activities.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J620xx
Computer Programming, Consultancy and Related Activities
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J6201x
Computer Programming Activities

This class includes the writing, modifying, testing and supporting of software.

Includes
  • designing the structure and content of, and/or writing the computer code necessary to create and implement:
    • systems software (including updates and patches)
    • software applications (including updates and patches)
    • databases
    • web pages
  • customising of software, i.e. modifying and configuring an existing application so that it is functional within the clients' information system environment
Excludes
  • publishing packaged software, see 58.29
  • translation or adaptation of non-customised software for a particular market on own account, see 58.29
  • planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software and communication technologies, even though providing software might be an integral part, see 62.02
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J62011
Ready-Made Interactive Leisure and Entertainment Software Development

This subclass includes the development, production, supply and documentation of ready-made interactive leisure and entertainment software, such as games software, designed for publication by a different enterprise. A key component part of the software is audiovisual content with which the user interacts. The software can be published across any format, such as games consoles, the internet and mobile phones.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J62012
Business and Domestic Software Development
Excludes
  • Ready-made interactive leisure and entertainment software development, see 62.01/1
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J6202x
Computer Consultancy Activities

This class includes the planning and designing of computer systems which integrate computer hardware, software and communication technologies. Services may include related users training.

Excludes
  • sale of computer hardware or software, see 46.51, 47.41
  • installation of mainframe and similar computers, see 33.20
  • installation (setting-up) of personal computers, see 62.09
  • installation of software, computer disaster recovery, see 62.09
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J6203x
Computer Facilities Management Activities

This class includes the provision of on-site management and operation of clients' computer systems and/or data processing facilities, as well as related support services.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J6209x
Other Information Technology and Computed Service Activities
Includes
  • computer disaster recovery services
  • installation (setting-up) of personal computers
  • software installation services.
Excludes
  • installation of mainframe and similar computers, see 33.20
  • computer programming, see 62.01
  • computer consultancy, see 62.02
  • computer facilities management, see 62.03
  • data processing and hosting, see 63.11
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J63xxx
Information Service Activities

This division includes the activities of web search portals, data processing and hosting activities, as well as other activities that primarily supply information.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J631xx
Data Processing, Hosting and Related Activities; Web Portals

This group includes the provision of infrastructure for hosting, data processing services and related activities, as well as the provision of search facilities and other portals for the Internet.

Codes in this category used at Companies House
J6311x
Data Processing, Hosting and Related Activities
Includes
  • provision of infrastructure for hosting, data processing services and related activities
  • specialized hosting activities such as:
    • Web hosting
    • streaming services
    • application hosting
  • application service provisioning
  • general time-share provision of mainframe facilities to clients
  • data processing activities:
    • complete processing of data supplied by clients
    • generation of specialized reports from data supplied by clients
  • provision of data entry services
Excludes
  • activities where the supplier uses the computers only as a tool are classified according to the nature of the services rendered
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J6312x
Web Portals
Includes
  • the operation of web sites that use a search engine to generate and maintain extensive databases of Internet addresses and content in an easily searchable format.
  • operation of other websites that act as portals to the Internet, such as media sites providing periodically updated content.
Excludes
  • publishing of books, newspapers, journals etc. via Internet, see division 58
  • broadcasting via Internet, see division 60
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J639xx
Other Information Service Activities

This group includes the activities of news agencies and all other remaining information service activities.

Excludes
  • activities of libraries and archives, see 91.01
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J6391x
News Agency Activities
Includes
  • news syndicate and news agency activities furnishing news, pictures and features to the media
Excludes
  • activities of independent photojournalists, see 74.20
  • activities of independent journalists, see 90.03
Codes in this category used at Companies House
J6399x
Other Information Service Activities Not Elsewhere Classified

Other information service activities not elsewhere classified.

Includes
  • computer based telephone information services
  • information search services on a contract or fee basis
  • news clipping services, press clipping services, etc.
Excludes
  • activities of call centres, see 82.20
Codes in this category used at Companies House

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