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Television
We have worked in the TV business for many years. Many of our lawyers have in-house experience and really understand the pressure on production companies, producers, executives and in-house lawyers.

We advise on all legal and related issues involved in the development, production and exploitation of television programmes, and the carriage of content through both traditional forms of television and newer methods of distribution. We pride ourselves on always giving commercial, practical and relevant advice that is steeped in our knowledge of the industry.

Our clients include TV production companies, broadcasters, distributors, talent and banks and other financiers. We have experience in all genres including animation, factual and drama. We understand and advise on all forms of carriage and Ofcom regulations.

OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Advising on development deals
  • First look deals and co-productions (including treaty co-productions such as CAVCO)
  • Drafting and negotiating all talent agreements, including writer, director, producer, presenter, artist and composer agreements
  • Drafting E & O and clearance reports; advising on distribution deals
  • Advising on all aspects of carriage and regulations including Ofcom channel applications, VOD notifications, content and Ofcom codes
  • Carriage deals for cable, satellite, IPTV and mobile.
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    They are great - we can rely on them to be responsive and do extremely high-quality work
    Chambers & Partners, 2020
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    Every lawyer I have worked with has been friendly, approachable and willing to listen.
    Chambers & Partners, 2019
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    They are very commercial, really understand our business and can apply the law practically in line with our business goals.
    Chambers & Partners, 2020
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    They understand our business incredibly well and provide a range of specialists as needed.
    Chambers & Partners, 2018
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    Huge effort, attention to detail and great concern for their clients.
    Chambers & Partners, 2017
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    They provide carefully considered support and guidance, adding value at every stage of the process. I couldn't recommend them more highly.
    Chambers & Partners, 2018