PracticeAuditE&Y Emmy gaffe leaves ITN fuming

E&Y Emmy gaffe leaves ITN fuming

British TV network celebrating Emmy nomination left out in the cold after US division of Big Four network admits making a ballot-counting blunder

Ernst & Young’s US firm has had to issue a grovelling apology after a
computer glitch mistakenly nominated ITN for an Emmy award.

ITN believed it was shortlisted in the news category but it turned out the
numbers had been miscounted,
the
Guardian reported.

In a statement E&Y said: ‘Ernst & Young, after providing the names of
nominees for the 2007 International Emmy news and current affairs categories,
through its office in New York, discovered that due to a computational error the
firm’s initial list of nominees was incorrect.’

‘Ernst & Young deeply regrets the error in its ballot-counting process
and has expressed its apologies to the International Academy and the nominees.’

To add insult to injury, ITN was replaced as a nominee by the BBC.

Further Reading:

Read
the Guardian’s story

See the
nominations

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