The television sector is undergoing structural change. Increased broadband speeds and devices like smartphones, tablets and connected TVs have resulted in new forms of distribution and ways of connecting with the viewer. This changing landscape presents opportunities but also challenges as the competition for viewers' attention and spend has increased.
Now more than ever clients need lawyers who understand the underlying technologies, how best to finance, create or acquire content and how to tap into new revenue streams and make lawful use of the consumer data available.
Olswang has over 30 years' experience in the television sector. Over that period we have helped our clients across the industry grow their businesses to evolve with and help shape each new development.
We undertake an incredibly wide range of work spanning top level strategic advice, corporate deals, high value commercial litigation and regulatory advice, through to all manner of commercial contracts. Our clients include broadcasters, producers, TV platforms, VOD services and infrastructure providers.
We advise on all aspects of content finance and creation. Our corporate lawyers have helped create some of the largest television producers in the world, through landmark consolidation deals in the independent production sector.
Our broadcasting team is recognised for its expertise in every area of the industry. Our in depth knowledge of content distribution spans linear and VOD services and our technology experience covers the building blocks for both broadcast and on demand platforms. We regularly advise on complex carriage deals and advertising sales arrangements.