Regulation Made Simple

Media Regulation - Europe

Cullen International’s European Media service covers a wide range of regulatory issues, most of which are organised into these main topics:

  • Advertising
  • Competition and media pluralism
  • Content regulation
  • Copyright
  • New services
  • Public service broadcasting
  • Transmission and distribution

The European Media service covers nine EU member states, providing:

  • updates on all major developments from EU institutions, as they take place (Flash messages) and with in-depth analysis (EU Regulatory Reports);
  • convenient and easy ways to track key regulatory initiatives and national decisions (Trackers);
  • benchmarking tables allowing easy comparison of regulatory positions (Cross-Country Analysis);
  • regular reports on national regulatory developments in the five most significant European markets (Country Update); and
  • answers to specific regulatory questions at no extra cost (Enquiries).

 

EU level

National level

Institutions covered

Selection of initiatives and issues covered

Countries covered

Selection of initiatives and issues covered

European Commission

Council

European Parliament

Body of European Regulators (BEREC)

Radio Spectrum Committee (RSC)

Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG)

Court of Justice of European Union (CJEU)

Court of First Instance (CFI)

Connected TV

Audiovisual Media Services Directive

Net neutrality

Digital Agenda

State Aid

Levies

Collective rights management

Spectrum

Media pluralism

Convergence

Finland

France

Germany

Italy

Netherlands

Poland

Spain 

Sweden 

UK

Connected TV/OTT

Digital dividend 

Spectrum fees

Quotas and investment obligations

Licence fee

Football rights

Media ownership

Must carry/offer obligations

Advertising restrictions

Advertising and PSB 

Copyright levies

Impact of Netflix on national markets