What we do
The Broadcast Compliance team ensures all the content on our linear channels (editorial, sponsorship, product placement, promotions etc.) comply with the relevant Ofcom Codes and guidance as well as our own Editorial Policy. Whether the content is live or recorded, commissioned or acquired, we ensure the appropriate risk assessments are undertaken to ensure mitigation plans are in place (for live events) or that a full compliance review (for non-live programming) is completed before transmission. We also work across platform issues and video-on-demand content.
To help BT achieve its editorial and commercial goals for all content across all platforms.
How we achieve this aim
By evolving the environment (including our internal culture and the external regulatory regime) and our internal structures (policies, workflows & processes), ensuring risks are assessed proportionately and appropriately.
To ensure we fully exploit our rights. For example our team of Compliance Editors reversion live events and also create shorter material from longer form programmes.
We also help BT avoid reputational risk and ensure we fulfil our Ofcom licence obligations, as the consequences of being non-compliant can result in fines and revocation of our licences, meaning that we would no longer be able to broadcast.