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Delivering Security in a World of Risk
To endure and succeed in today’s increasingly global business, broadcasters must continually keep pace with evolving technology, marketplace demands, competitors, and a changing legal landscape. Complicating the picture further is an expanding litany of media liability exposures Ñ ranging from defamation, invasion of privacy, and emotional distress to copyright infringement, trademark infringement, misappropriation, and advertising errors and omissions any of which can result in a calamitous lawsuit from any number of sources. Consider the financial impact on your organization if:
- A public official sued you for false light because of broadcasted hidden camera footage of the official allegedly engaging in the misuse of taxpayer funds.
- A company sued you for trademark infringement, alleging that your organization had aired a series of programs under a “confusingly similar” name.
- An employee made an unflattering comment about a person in a radio interview, and that person sued you for defamation and emotional distress.
- A news broadcast inadvertently included personal information about someone, who then sued you for invasion of privacy.
Today’s media companies need protection that goes beyond traditional libel insurance. Walterry Insurance Brokers (Walterry) has teamed with AXIS Insurance Company (AXIS) to provide media liability insurance, a one-stop solution for the insurance needs of:
- TV Broadcast Stations
- Radio Broadcast Stations
- Newspaper Publishers
- Film/Video Producers
Walterry has more than 45 years of experience insuring the media and AxIS Is a provider of media liability insurance with their media/professional insurance portfolio of policies. They offer coverage to a variety of media businesses including publishers, broadcasters, film producers, distributors and libraries, advertising agencies and public relations firms, public appearances, and multimedia companies.
AXIS offers extensive underwriting and claims expertise, including staff attorneys specializing in First Amendment, privacy, publicity, intellectual property, errors and omissions (E&0), and cyber/data security and privacy.
Walterry has been endorsed by the National Newspaper Association and 28 State or Regional Press Associations.
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This product information is for descriptive purposes on and does not provide a complete summary of coverage. Issuance of coverage is subject to underwriting. Consult the applicable insurance policy for specific terms, conditions, limits, limitations and exclusions. Claim examples are provided for illustrative purposes only. Not all coverages or options stated above may apply to each policyholder, and coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions. Underwritten by AXS Insurance Company (NAIC # 37273). an Illinois property and casualty insurer. licensed in all 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia, with offices at 111 South Wacker Drive Suite 3500 Chicago, IL 60606.