A diverse range of players makes up the media and entertainment industry, from publishers, broadcasting networks, film and recording studios to sports teams, entertainers and government cultural organisations.
In recent years, technological developments have transformed the sector, with factors such as the Internet and media convergence, altering forever the way content is produced and delivered.
In this climate, regulation has not always kept pace, and industry players and participants face a complex array of potential legal issues while they compete for their audience’s attention in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
The media market is consolidating and looking to diversify in a competitive market where traditional advertising is shrinking in favour of online advertising. We regularly advise clients in relation to their compliance with the Australian Consumer Law and media and communications regulation, including in respect of any proposed or current advertising campaign.
We have considerable experience in all aspects of the entertainment and media industry including in ticketing, media regulation, internet issues, IT/IP issues, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications matters and privacy.
We have a unique understanding of innovative technology and social media as well as a reputation as the go-to-firm for M&A/investment with respect to digital businesses.