The market for content consumption is constantly evolving and OTT services are at the heart of that evolution. As consumers move away from traditional broadcast television viewed via DTT, satellite or cable, the internet has become the destination of choice for the next wave of content consumption. The complex ecosystem behind the delivery of OTT services includes a wide ranging mix of stakeholders including rights holders, technology providers, distribution platforms, regulators and sponsors, all intertwined with the telecommunications infrastructure.

We have a depth of expertise across the OTT lifecycle and offer deep industry insight combined with strong technical knowledge of the related legal, regulatory and technological landscapes. We advise a range of household names looking to navigate the complex OTT marketplace, from content owners and sports bodies to distribution platforms. We also provide valuable input into distribution strategies and business models, whether you are an early stage business or a more sophisticated operator. Our international capability enables us to add significant value to projects with a multi-jurisdictional focus and we pride ourselves on acting as a valuable partner across the entirety of the OTT journey. We have recently advised clients on issues such as:

  • Multi-jurisdictional rights acquisition and disposal for digital sports organisations
  • International distribution and licensing arrangements for a major broadcaster's content library
  • Broadcast technology advice for international media rights exploitation
  • Production, outsourcing and programme licence agreements with global broadcasters, producers, digital networks and brands
  • International streaming rights for major sports bodies
  • Launch of social media channels
  • Advising domestic and global broadcasters on the EU regulatory broadcast landscape

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