Broadcast Your Event Live Without Legal Issues

Broadcast your event live – you've heard it from so many people. Today, you don't need to worry about trying to secure TV rights in order to broadcast an event – it can be done with the click of a button on a smartphone. But there are certain issues you should be aware of before doing so.

Whereas personal use of a smartphone to live stream to Facebook Live or YouTube doesn't really pose much in the way of legal quandaries past obvious societal transgressions, the story changes when it comes to commercial event streaming. For those live streaming an outside broadcast in a particular area, there are factors such as privacy laws and expectations. Then, of course, there is the issue of making sure that the owners of the location where your event is being held are also made aware of the filming. Thankfully, these issues can be remedied by a legal adviser drafting ticket terms and conditions. For the location owner, this permission can also be discussed in any negotiations prior to the event. Then, of course, there is the issue of disclosure. For example, if you intend to use the stream to promote another product, then you should make viewers aware that this is an advertisement. The same goes for if you agree to having your stream sponsored by a particular business. However, with an experienced team on-board, you won't need to worry about many other additional issues such as technical hitches.

Trained professionals with broadcast experience will know how to properly broadcast your event live. While they can't offer legal advice, they can provide the same level of standards and professionalism that they bring to TV broadcasts. At Over Exposed, expect just that. We have worked with mainstream clients such as the BBC, Chelsea and Arsenal FC, as well as smaller businesses, to broadcast events live. For more, visit us at, call 0208 226 4073 or contact us at