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Osborne Clarke has turned to digital TV provider YouView for a hire in its digital business group, bringing aboard legal chief John Davidson-Kelly.
Davidson-Kelly, who has been head of legal at YouView since 2010, joined the Bristol firm as a partner in its London office yesterday (1 November), with his move following the launch of the TV service this summer.
While at YouView, Davidson-Kelly, a corporate lawyer, worked with a team from Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) during the roll-out of the service after FFW was appointed by a consortium of stakeholders including BBC, BT and ITV to advise on the launch.
The former senior associate at Olswang specialises in on-demand content and connected TV distribution channels, as well as regulatory aspects of media distribution and exploitation.
Osborne Clarke digital business sector head Mike Turner said in a statement: “Digital media is one of the fastest growing areas of the digital world and one in which we already have a good reputation thanks to our market-leading interactive entertainment practice. John’s arrival takes our practice to a new level, however, bringing strong, current experience of online media content issues and channel development.”
YouView declined to confirm whether it would be hiring a new legal head.