BAMTech Closes BAMTech Europe Partnership With Discovery Communications

June 8, 2017

BAMTech, LLC, an affiliate of S&C clients Major League Baseball (MLB) and MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), closed its previously announced new partnership with Discovery Communications. The partnership, known as BAMTech Europe, will focus on providing back-end video platform and services to Eurosport Digital (a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery) and other third-party customers within Europe. Eurosport Digital's products include the Eurosport.com website and the Eurosport Player, the leading subscription-based streaming sports platform in Europe. The partnership with Discovery, which owns a wide range of live sports content rights in Europe, including the Olympic Games, represents a significant step in BAMTech's continued growth and expansion into Europe.

The S&C team advising MLB and MLBAM was led by Ivan Deutsch, along with Pavan Surapaneni, Carlo Zenkner and Benjamin Fidler. Nader Mousavi, Mehdi Ansari and Joshua Steinberger advised on intellectual property matters, Juan Rodriguez advised on regulatory matters, and David Spitzer and Isaac Wheeler advised on tax matters.