Licensing, Media And Broadcasting

Blackstone Solicitors provides legal advice on matters relating to licensing, media and broadcasting across a variety of sports.

Broadcasting rights refers to the media rights of an intellectual property asset that have been sold to a specific broadcasting corporation. If a company wants the media rights to a sports team, it contacts the distribution organisation. Then, they negotiate a contract for limited broadcasting rights or broadcasting exclusivity for a certain sport or sports.

Contract negotiation can be difficult because not all broadcasting contracts look alike. Some channels just have distributors share media rights with them, allowing them to broadcast any sport that may attract viewers. However, exclusive media rights are considerably more costly and make the transaction slightly more complicated. Ultimately, the original distributor will seek substantial compensation for transferring their media rights to a single corporation or organisation. It restricts their reach; therefore they require enough compensation for concentrating the product’s distribution in one set of hands. Consequently, the contract will vary based on how simple or complex the scenario is.

We can provide all the expert legal assistance you need with regards licencing, media and broadcasting rights and have considerable experience in this area of law.

Speak to our expert sports solicitors today to find out more about how we can assist you. Call us on 0330 808 0849 or allow us to call you back by completing our online enquiry form.

Our Approach

We place huge emphasis on getting things done properly and efficiently. This is especially true when providing legal advice concerning media rights and any possible disputes that may result as a consequence. We will comprehensively ensure all the necessary provisions for our client are properly set out, fulfilling every aim and objective.

Regardless of the value of the contract or the size or nature of the club, our solicitors have the experience and specialist knowledge to help you achieve an outcome that is both fair and beneficial. We will take the time to make sure you fully understand any potential benefits and liabilities.

“I am most impressed with Mrs Nawaz’s professionalism, knowledge and expertise; not to mention her human touch. She filled me with reassurance and confidence at a very challenging time.”

Mahtab Karbasi   

Why Legal Help is Important

At Blackstone, we can help to ensure any negotiations with media, licencing or broadcasting companies are in the best interests of our clients. The legal and financial obligations of contracts can often be complex, and it is therefore imperative that you seek legal help to ensure that you are represented by experts in this field.

Our Services

We provide various services for sports clubs and players who are looking to negotiate broadcasting and media contracts.

We can also advise on various areas related to sports law including;

Get in Touch

Find out more about our services and how our sports solicitors can help you by getting in touch today. Simply call us on 0330 808 0849 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will call you back at a convenient time.

We are able to help individuals throughout the North West,  the rest of the UK and internationally from our offices in Cheshire and London.

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Our Team

The award winning team is well known for their tenacious approach to their client's cases. Our highly regarded team is passionate about your success. All team members are incredibly academic and continuously strive for more.