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Libel defense litigation and prepublication review of news and other content for broadcasters in some 35 states, including First Amendment, newsgathering, copyright, defamation and privacy advice, and opposing subpoenas from prosecutors and others.
Representation of the first joint venture to provide Mobile Digital Television ("Mobile DTV") services in the United States in establishing a nine-company venture, as well as in negotiating a national joint venture with NBC, Fox and Ion Media to deploy this new digital service. This project has involved leading the negotiation of the Pearl Mobile DTV venture, leading the negotiation of certain programming and content agreements, and heading up public policy efforts with Congress, the White House, and the FCC.
Representation of private equity firms and other financial investors in connection with their broadcast media interests.
Representation of Open Mobile Video Coalition, consisting of some 800 television stations, which seeks to facilitate and promote mobile and portable video opportunities for broadcasters, equipment manufacturers and content suppliers.
Representation of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in proceedings before the FCC, U.S. Copyright Office and other policy settings, including with respect to the role and distribution of educational and other noncommercial media across the broadcast, online, mobile and other IP-based platforms.
Representation of Public Broadcasting Service in multi-party litigation before the Copyright Royalty Board seeking to recover public television's share of more than $750 million in royalties paid by cable operators for the distant retransmission of broadcast programming.
Representation of the TV industry trade association, the Association for Maximum Service Television, Inc. (MSTV), with respect to legislative and regulatory issues affecting broadcast television service, including the congressionally-mandated transition to an all-digital television service in June 2009 and the FCC's preparation of the National Broadband Plan mandated by Congress in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Representation of Univision Communications in all communications-related regulatory matters. Univision is the nation’s largest integrated Spanish-language media company and the fifth-largest broadcast network in any language, which owns nearly 150 radio and television stations, three national programming networks, internet portals and a suite of mobile communications products.
June 13, 2013, Covington E-Alert
June 11, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2012 — Chambers USA recognized 106 individual Covington & Burling lawyers and 46 Covington practice areas in the 2012 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guidebook released on June 7, 2012.
Many of the 106 Covington lawyers ranked by Chambers USA were recognized in multiple categories, resulting in a total of 131 ...