Wednesday 23th September 2015

Simon Vyvyan, one of the UK’s most experienced practitioners in the television production sector  alongside Law firm Harbottle & Lewis, which has been successfully advising clients in the television and entertainment industries for 60 years, today announced the launch of a business affairs and commercial affairs consultancy named: ‘TVA'.


Headed by Simon Vyvyan, CEO, TVA will provide commercial and business affairs advice to the television sector. Recognising that convergence within the media sectors is spawning new challenges for content creators and producers, TVA has been set up to provide clients with cost effective commercial and business affairs advice while giving them the opportunity of access to corporate and legal affairs advice from Harbottle & Lewis to help them with their growth aspirations, ensuring they maximise opportunities for investment and sale.


Glen Atchison, Managing Partner of Harbottle & Lewis said, “The television industry has always been a priority sector for Harbottle & Lewis. We recognise that the challenges faced by producers and content creators have changed significantly over the past few years and their need for cost effective business affairs and commercial affairs advice as well as legal advice, has never been greater. Simon is one of the most highly regarded business and commercial affairs practitioners in the UK and completely immersed in the television sector”.


Simon Vyvyan added, "TVA fully understands rights exploitation and will help production companies to develop as businesses.  This is particularly important in an era of consolidation and an unprecedented number of start-ups.  Developing our relationship with Harbottle & Lewis, a law firm which has unrivalled entertainment industry experience, means being able between us to offer the highest calibre corporate guidance. This has often been beyond the reach of new and emerging indies, despite a need to have sophisticated support at every stage of their business. Our scale will make that advice affordable, which is also crucial to help the sector flourish".


For further information, please contact Lisa Foot on 020 7667 5000 or

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The Television Affairs Consultancy Limited is registered in England (registered number: 09686790) with its registered office at Mayfair Point, 34 South Molton Street, London W1K 5RG

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