Media & Entertainment

Media & Entertainment
The Indian media and entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country and provides ample opportunities to the people in touch with the industry. Digitisation has posed a remarkable change in the Indian TV and radio market and has opened opportunities for many foreign media companies in the area of channel partnerships & content development. Also, the government has allowed FDI in publication, radio, DTH, cable network, current affairs , news and non-news TV channels, setting and linking of teleports.

We advise the industry on almost every form of entertainment and media segment ranging from television, print, films, radio, music, OOH, animation, gaming, visual effects (VFX) and Internet advertising, broadcasting companies owning Cable, DTH, HITS and IPTV, aggregators, Multi System Operators (MSOs), Local Cable Operators (LCOs), publishers, editors etc.

We guide our clients not only on legal issues, but also provide commercial and practical business guidance.  Our clients rely on our guidance and advisory on the following issues:

  • Licence applications
  • Uplinking and other contractual agreements 
  • Obtaining registration under the media related laws 
  • Advertising 
  • Broadcasting 
  • Censorship 
  • Confidentiality 
  • Contempt 
  • IPR issues
  • Corporate law 
  • Defamation 
  • Entertainment 
  • Freedom of information 
  • Internet 
  • Information technology 
  • Privacy 
  • Auditing
  • Telecommunications
  • Employment & labor
  • Foreign investment and FEMA related compliances 
  • Representation before authorities 
  • Codes and guidelines applicable to the media industry