Media, Entertainment & Communications
Analysis Group professionals and academic affiliates have extensive experience in analyzing issues related to the economics of the media, entertainment, and communications industries. We provide clients with litigation support, business planning, and regulatory analysis in this dynamic environment, including in matters related to:
- Traditional and digital content owners
- Cable and satellite television
- Radio and television broadcasting
- Traditional and new media
- Wireline and wireless service
- Internet backbone
- Equipment manufacturing
In assisting clients, we have called upon our knowledge of these industries and our expertise in antitrust and competition, intellectual property, securities, class action, breach of contract, fraud, bankruptcy, commercial disputes, damages, and valuation.
In private antitrust litigation and agency enforcement actions, we have evaluated the competitive impact of proposed mergers and acquisitions and analyzed the economic effects of competitive conduct. Our work includes pretrial discovery support and expert testimony on behalf of clients under investigation by government agencies. We have also provided economic analyses for government agencies, including the US Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission.
Our experts have supported clients in disputes in a variety of contexts, from appraisal and valuation matters to high-profile intellectual property litigation in the music, television, film, and other media industries. We have also provided strategic and economic support with respect to rulemaking proceedings. In litigation related to complex commercial disputes, we have identified economic and financial experts, corporate governance experts, and industry experts that include former executives and regulators, entrepreneurs, technical experts, and bankers. These commercial litigation matters often involve assessing issues such as damages, corporate and industry practices, business plans, and corporate and technical strategy.