Showtimes: OV (original version) option for showtimes

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Imdb is great. Thanks for the great service. As a search option for showtimes it would be great to have a possibility to display movies that are played in their OV in the cinema. As an example I live in Germany but am not a fan of dubbed movies. So I have to check each website if they play a movie in the original version in English, or the dubbed German version. It would be awesome, if imdb could implement that option on the website and the Android app =) Thanks a lot and greets Immanuel
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Posted 4 years ago

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i cant show my movie when not published yet
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Guten Tag Herr Immanuel,

It would be great if it IMDb or one of its partner's provided a service to find where foreign language films are available to view without dubbing. I much prefer to watch non-English language films in their original version without dubbing.

In the US:
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Movie showtimes data provided by West World Media and is subject to change.
If such information is available in Germany other countries, it would be through an IMDb partner.
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Thanks for the answer Dan.

So I would have to contact the imdb partner that provides the info for German Cinemas?
Do you have the appropriate contact Infos?
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I currently do not know the IMDb partner for German Cinemas. I will post it in this thread if I can find it.

It would probably help to contact that partner when that contact information is available. I would also reference this thread.
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Very cool Thanks.
I'll do that...
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I have always believed that West World Media  provided all the Showtime information for IMDb since their Movie Listings information page states :
Movie & Showtimes

West World Media is the world leader in movie showtimes listings and movie-related data. We cover every screen in more than 50 countries. View Countries »

If it's playing on a screen (or even projected on the side of a building), we know at what time, each and every week.

At the bottom of each of my IMDb Showtimes page, I find the following text:
Movie showtimes data provided by West World Media and is subject to change
So I changed my options and checked for Berlin (Country='DE' and Postal Code='10117') and the same text is at the bottom of that page. So I think you can be sure that West World Media is the partner for Germany as well.
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I visited their website and it looks very promising.
There I found that Germany belongs to the 50 countries, for which infos are provided.

I will now get into contact with their support and am going to post updates here.

Thanks a lot.
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I wrote to West World Media and got the following reply:

Hi Immanuel:

Thanks for reaching out to us. We actually already send the OV field to IMDb for all applicable movies in Germany. However, after a little investigating on our side, for whatever reason, IMDb has decided to ignore that particular field. I ask someone on my staff today to reach out to them to see if they would add it, since its already in their feeds from us. I hope they agree and this works out for you. 


Thanks for digging in and letting us now. Enjoy the movies, and go often!

Brett West President & CEO
So it looks like the OV info is already available to IMDb, but is not implemented and used currently.
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