The global television industry has been transformed in recent years by both technology and changing viewing habits and tastes. Demand for quality content remains as high as ever as multi-national technology and media businesses jostle for market position. The era of “Peak TV” looks likely to continue for some time yet.
The United Kingdom has played a vital role in supporting the growth of the global television business; developing and producing new formats and programmes with worldwide appeal, offering a highly skilled and creative workforce with excellent facilities and infrastructure supported by generous tax credits and with a distribution business with strong balance sheets, trusted taste and global connections.
Wiggin’s television specialists are industry experts with deep and extensive knowledge of the studio and independent worlds and across all facets of the TV business. We are trusted advisers and provide support and advice to clients in the UK, from the US and across the world on all aspects of television, including development, production, financing, distribution, rights protection and M&A, as well as commercial support in complex areas such as data privacy and cyber security.
Our television production lawyers act for many of the leading production companies, networks, streamers, broadcasters and distributors commissioning and producing content in the UK and around Europe.
Our television finance lawyers represent banks, funds and companies on project, slate and corporate facilities. Working closely with our colleagues in the corporate team, we have been involved in a large number of the mergers and acquisitions in the production sector, as well as the formation and sourcing of investment for new production entities.
Our television practice is recognised as a market leader by the legal ranking directories Chambers and Legal 500. So, whether you are producing, co-producing, commissioning, financing or distributing television content, or buying, selling or seeking investment for a production company, we have the legal knowledge and unparalleled commercial experience to help you.