Jenner & Block

 

Ms. Coze's representative engagements have included:

  • MLB In-Market Streaming Rights
    Advised Fox Sports Net and its regional sports networks in the acquisition from Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) of rights to stream to mobile devices live telecasts of local MLB team games via Fox Sports Go and other authenticated platforms, commencing with the 2016 MLB season.
     
  • Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network
    Represented Twenty-First Century Fox in its initial minority investment, as well as subsequent acquisition of a controlling interest, in the YES Network.  Reported by Forbes at $3.4 billion, this transaction ultimately resulted in a joint venture between Fox Networks Group and an affiliate of the New York Yankees and was negotiated alongside a long-term media rights agreement.
     
  • Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
    Representing Advanced Energy Industries, a global leader in innovative power and control technologies for thin film manufacturing, since its IPO in 1995, advising the company on corporate and securities matters, capital raising and numerous acquisitions and divestitures.
     
  • Sports Rights and Networks
    Regularly advises media companies on strategic joint ventures, rights agreements and related arrangements with professional sports teams, leagues and collegiate conferences.  Reflecting her deep and historical involvement in this area, Ms. Coze advised on four of the five new deals identified by Forbes in 2012 as “MLB’s Biggest Cable Deals,” and half of the deals identified by Forbes in 2014 as “MLB’s Most Valuable Television Deals.”
     
  • Production Company Investment
    Represented a private investor group in its investment in Media Rights Capital, an independent film financing and production company whose titles include the Netflix series “House of Cards” and the movie franchise “Ted.”  The investment included a complex corporate and debt restructuring with existing investors including Goldman Sachs, ABRY Partners, AT&T and advertising company WPP.
     
  • Media-focused Investment Bank
    Represented Stella Advisors, a UK-based investment bank, which focuses exclusively on media, Internet and media-related technology businesses, on its expansion to the United States.
     
  • National Geographic Partners
    Represented Fox Networks Group in connection with its joint ventures with the National Geographic Society, which joint ventures own and operate multiple media properties domestically and internationally, including the National Geographic Channel and other cable television networks, the National Geographic magazine and other print publications and digital media.
     
  • Big Ten Network
    Represent Fox Sports Net in the creation, development and operations of the Big Ten Network, a 20-year joint venture with an affiliate of the Big Ten Conference.  The Big Ten Network was the first collegiate conference sports network to offer a full-time channel to cable systems nationwide, with programming 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.