Practices  |  Telecom, Media & Technology



The firm provides its media clients in the radio and television broadcasting, multichannel video, print, digital technologies, online communications, and other new media industries a wide array of services to address the legal and business issues they face, whether regulatory, policy, or transactional. Our clients include broadcasters large and small, cable system operators, radio, television, and cable programming networks and other content producers and distributors, newspaper and magazine publishers, financial institutions and investors, and equipment manufacturers. Wiley Rein also has a long history of involvement with emerging technologies, including digital, high-definition, and mobile television, audio and video streaming, direct broadcast satellite services, fiber optics, high-speed data services, and the latest wireless data transmission technologies.

Our Media Practice is highly regarded for its ability to bring to bear and integrate seamlessly the firm’s extensive regulatory and policy, transactional, and litigation proficiencies for our clients. Additionally, the Practice’s far-reaching industry, agency, and other government contacts make Wiley Rein uniquely situated to anticipate and inform media clients about technological and policy developments that will affect the way they do business.

Our team has earned a reputation for handling a full range of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory matters, including obtaining the governmental approvals required for M&A, financings, and restructurings. We are also recognized for deep experience in FCC policy matters, with routine involvement in the most cutting-edge of rulemaking proceedings.

Our areas of focus include:

  • Accessibility
  • Broadcast Regulation
  • Content Acquisition and Use
  • Contests and Sweepstakes
  • Copyright and Trademark
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and other Media Sector Transactions
  • Multichannel Video Programming Distribution
  • Music Licensing
  • New Media and Digital Technologies
  • Newsgathering, First Amendment, and Content Regulation
  • Online and Mobile Advertising and Marketing
  • Privacy and Information Security
  • Public Policy

Our representative clients include:

  • Alpha Media
  • American Public Media
  • Commonwealth Public Broadcasting
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Gray Television
  • iHeart Media
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • Nexstar
  • Radio Television Digital News Association

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