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    Media Liability for Publishing and Broadcasting

    Angela Weaver

    Angela Weaver

    Focus Group Leader - Media

    Media liability Protection tailored for the media sector. Providing seamless cover for publishers, broadcasters, bloggers, vloggers, social influencers, authors, journalists and podcasters.

    A relentless tide of opportunity (and risk)

    Recent years have seen dramatic changes in the media sector driven by advances in digital technologies and globalisation. In an increasingly complex and interdependent world, a holistic approach is required to insuring technology, media and cyber risks effectively.

    The nature of publishing has completely changed. In the past TV, radio, books, newspapers and magazines, dominated; now everyone can be a publisher.

    Seamless cover

    We have designed a range of covers to precisely meet the needs of the publishing sector. This solution offers a seamless set of policies with media liability at its heart along with our pioneering Beazley Breach Response product providing a full breach response service in the event of a data breach. The available package also extends to EL and PL, office combined package and D&O.

    There is no need to worry about gaps between different elements of cover as we have tailored these products to fit perfectly.

    Our specialist team has extensive experience in the publisher sector and, as you would expect from Beazley, we have created beautifully designed policy wordings with
    clear and concise language, which is consistent across all the policies. And should the worst happen, clients can have peace of mind in the knowledge that they can call on our bespoke response and claims services.

    Libel & slander liability cover has long been a key requirement of the sector but times change and our cover also incorporates full cyber liability as standard, as well as breach of contract cover when there is a contract for services.

    Key components of the cover include:

    • Libel and slander
    • Intellectual property infringement including breach of copyright and trademark
    • Breach of confidentiality, right of privacy or publicity
    • Defamation including trade libel
    • Liability for the dishonesty of employees
    • Information security and privacy liability cover (cyber)
    • Breach of contract cover

    Basis of cover available

    • Up to £10,000,000 limit available
    • Worldwide jurisdiction
    • International capability in accordance with Lloyd’s licences.

    Industry specific extensions

    A range of extensions are included as standard, subject
    to policy sub-limits:

    • Public relations and crisis management expenses
    • Thecosts of appealing a court decision
    • Own losses from employee dishonesty

    Package cover

    The following package covers can be seamlessly combined with the professional indemnity and cyber liability insurance:

    • Beazley Breach Response comprehensive breach response service
    • Property buildings and contents. Plus property away from buildings; money; theft; business interruption including loss of income and increased cost of working
    • Public and products liability
    • Employers liability
    • Directors and officers liability
    • Personal accident
    • Legal expenses
    • Terrorism.

    Target market

    A broad range of organisations in this sector can benefit from Beazley’s specialist cover, including:

    • Publishing in any form: Books, magazines, newspapers, digital/web.
    • Broadcasting in any form, including social media channels
    • Blogging, vlogging, podcasting and social influencing.
    • Content produced by any organisation including charities, non-profit organisations and companies and individuals.

    Beazley Breach Response

    Beazley has helped clients handle thousands of data breaches since the launch of Beazley Breach Response in 2009 and is the only insurer with a dedicated in-house team focusing exclusively on helping clients handle data breaches. The Beazley Breach Response Services team coordinates the expert forensic, legal, notification and credit monitoring services that clients need to satisfy all legal requirements and maintain customer confidence.

    In addition to coordinating a data breach response, BBR Services maintains and develops Beazley’s suite of risk management services, designed to minimize the risk of a data breach occurring.

    Our insurance for the media sector is available on the myBeazley platform which provides brokers with the ability to quote, buy and service a range of specialist products for their clients at the touch of a button.

    By combining Beazley's expertise for the media sector with the simplicity of a system designed using the principles of a consumer website, we have created an award winning trading platform that is intuitive and easy to use.

    Benefits to you and your clients include:

    • Quick price indications with minimal question set.
    • Immediate policy documentation upon binding; this can be white labelled with your company logo.
    • Designed to offer standard midterm adjustments and automatic renewals.
    Find out more

    Media Liability for Publishing and Broadcasting team


    Ana Bursack

    Underwriter - Media

    Ana Bursack

    London, UK


    Claire Templeton

    Underwriter - Media

    Claire Templeton

    London, UK

    +44 207 667 0520

    Angela Weaver

    Focus Group Leader - Media

    Angela Weaver

    London, UK

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