media regulation

Understand, track and monitor the changing face of media regulation with Cullen International. Derived from trusted sources, our expert analysis and benchmarks help organisations across Europe and the Americas stay informed on the latest developments and act with confidence in a fast-moving environment.

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general topics covered

(Social) media platforms

The rise of platforms and services like YouTube, Netflix, Spotify and Facebook has created a host of new challenges for regulators, government and industry. We help you stay informed on the latest developments, understand the context of different national and international reforms, and grasp their implications.

  • The EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive
  • Video sharing platforms
  • Pay TV platforms
  • Social media platforms
  • Music streaming websites
Public policy objectives

Get a global perspective on how public policy objectives are translated into regulation with our independent Media intelligence service. Understand the agenda, track and compare different national regimes, and anticipate change. Topics covered include:

  • Media pluralism
  • Fake news
  • Media literacy
  • Protecting minors
  • Must carry and findability
  • Public service broadcasting
  • Quotas
  • Impartiality
  • Subtitling, audio description, sign language
Funding the creative industries

A more diverse media landscape is driving new and more complex forms of funding and investment. We provide expert intelligence and insight on the regulatory opportunities, risk factors and barriers to growth for the content and communications industries and policy makers in the 21st century, covering topics such as:

  • Special taxes
  • Advertising, sponsorship, product placement
  • Copyright
Media distribution

Get access to structured information on rules on content acquisition and media distribution in different territories, as well as unbiased intelligence on the competition issues arising from premium content and exclusivity arrangements. Topics covered include:

  • Premium content
  • Sports rights
  • Media chronology

geographical coverage

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We’re trusted across the globe for our wide-ranging expertise in media regulation. See our datasheets for more information on our services’ geographical coverage, including the full list of countries, organisations, and topics we report on.

latest intelligence

Conference in Brussels on shaping the future of EU media policy
05 December 19 Michele Ledger

During a conference in Brussels, representatives of the European media sectors called on the newly appointed EU Commission to adopt a number of measures to support their development. New initiatives were also announced by EU policy makers.

Chilean pay TV operators and football channel required to provide information to subscribers on how to unsubscribe
05 December 19 Carlos Castellanos

The Chilean Sub-secretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel) requires pay TV operators and Chile’s football channel (CDF) to inform the Subtel on possible discounts, compensation measures due to inability to broadcast national football matches and information available of how the subscribers could unsubscribe these services.

Canadian Federal Court mandates ISPs to block TV streaming website
04 December 19 Carolina Limbatto

In a landmark decision the Federal Court of Canada mandates ISPs to block access to television streaming services for contravention of the Copyright Act.

US Regulator FCC held symposium on trends in broadcast TV
28 November 19 Laura Sboarina

To remain relevant in an increasingly competitive media landscape (where programming is moving to OTT platforms and content acquisition costs are rapidly growing) the strategy of US free-to-air TV stations is to emphasise local news and sports, to invest significantly in local content and to develop brands locally that connect with the community.

European Parliament confirms new European Commission for 2019-2024 term
27 November 19 Marianna Mattera

The European Parliament plenary confirmed the new European Commission by a large majority on 27 November 2019. The new Commission will take office as of 1 December 2019.

Third stakeholder meeting on application of the new EU copyright rules: Content ID of YouTube under scrutiny
27 November 19 Olha Hruba

Stakeholders had a technical discussion on content identification tools used by platforms. YouTube was the only platform present to give an overview of its Content ID tool.There is no content recognition technology available yet that is able to identify permitted uses of copyrighted works. Heated discussions are expected during the next meetings.

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