Auditing and Verification

Electoral Reform Services has been trusted by broadcasters to provide verification services since 2000 and third party verification services since the Ofcom regulations were introduced in 2008.

As the UK’s leading independent scrutineer, we have adjudicated over 200 live broadcasts since 1998 including the Brit Awards, Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother, Strictly Come Dancing, Sports Personality of the Year and the Comedy Awards, to name a few.

We provide an end-to-end verification service including:

  • due diligence audits for clients scoping new third party system suppliers
  • examination of systems
  • scrutiny of use within programmes and during promotional airtime
  • robust analysis of procedures and controls

Having worked across the sector so extensively, we are familiar with the systems and platforms used, including BTRide, Tectonic Interactive, OpenMarket, IMI Mobile, Fonix, Monterosa and Nunki processes.

The success of public votes and award ceremonies is dependent, to a degree, on human intervention. We are acutely aware of the risks associated with high profile awards and we have rigorous processes in place for such an event. We are also experienced in managing confidentiality and fully respect the associated security needs. In all our years adjudicating awards, not one has been subject to challenge or controversy.

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