WHAT WE DO
WE OFFER A WIDE VARIETY OF BROADCAST EDITORIAL COMPLIANCE AND REGULATORY SERVICES:
Editorial Compliance processes can be challenging to get right; they need to have the right mix of robust risk management and editorial flexibility. All content requires compliance of some kind and while for most broadcasters this means managing all editorial content (and only overseeing commercials but not complying them), there are still multiple different processes required; acquired programmes, commissioned programmes, promos, commercial short form, FPA…and of course each of these processes has multiple layers. Strong processes ensure you maximum protection from breaches. Whether it’s a business audit for efficiencies or risk, a process review due to a regulatory investigation or breach, or setting up from scratch, EBBC provides expert guidance and recommendations.
Whether your compliance team needs a refresher or your scheduling, or ads sales team need training for specifics on their roles, EBBC tailors training seminars to your individual requirements. Any department or service provider can be catered for, including production companies and distributors. Specific sales team training is also available. EBBC has conducted dozens of training seminars over the years, to both small and larger groups, refreshers, brand new from scratch and specific areas. Ensuring seminars are interactive and engaging is key and EBBC has received much positive feedback from attendees over the years.
Businesses constantly need to adapt and be flexible to change, and with consistent technological and distribution consistently evolving, broadcasting is constantly changing. Whether it’s new channel launches, the introduction of product placement deals or OTT services, department reviews and outsourcing, from ad hoc advice to full project scoping and implementation, EBBC can successfully guide you through the changes.
Liaising with the regulator can be daunting, especially if you might be in trouble. Knowing what to say and how to say it is key to many replies as are the steps you take following the breach and or receipt of the complaint. Regulatory affairs can be a minefield to navigate. From Licence application and obligations through to complaint handling and regulatory changes, EBBC can recommend steps to mitigate and manage risk and ensure you’re protected for the future.
Anyone can read the regulations, but applying them requires specialist expertise. Understanding boundaries and context arguments and the wealth of viable interpretations and perceptions of a scene, let alone a show, can leave some in a hot confused sweat. Combine this with local sensitivities for channels transmitting in other territories, and it’s easy to see why people become overwhelmed by what they can or can’t air when. EBBC has over a decade of experience managing a diverse range of channels and content, from real life crime and reality such as Britain’s Darkest Taboos and Britain’s Next Top Model, to drama such as Vikings. Whatever the content, editorial and commercial, EBBC can advise and ensure your content is creatively complied.
Editorial compliance consistency is difficult to achieve and maintain, particularly in a large team with multiple people viewing and editing content. Standards and practices detailing editorial policy and compliance boundaries, for all brands and content types, is key to both on air consistency, and assisting with regulatory justifications. Whether you’re a small channel with the need to assure the regulator of compliance procedures, or a larger channel with editorial consistency integral to your brand and marketing, having policies in place will always assist and be the point of reference when queries arise or new starters need training.