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

Americas (Data sheet)
Europe (Data sheet)

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

US regulator starts quadriennal review of broadcast ownership rules
18 December 18 Laura Sboarina

On 12 December 2018 the FCC submitted to public consultation certain ownership rules, including the prohibition for any of the big four broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC) to merge.

Colombian football federation creates new pay channel to broadcast football matches
18 December 18 Carlos Castellanos

Football matches will no longer be available on Colombian open TV channels.

European Electronic Communications Code and BEREC Regulation published in the Official Journal of the EU
17 December 18 Martin Schraa

Both measures will enter into force on 20 December 2018.

Bill on ICT framework modernisation passes first congressional debate in Colombia
14 December 18 Carlos Castellanos

A joint Congress commission passed the proposal to modernise Colombian ICT framework including two main changes in CRC board members and spectrum licence term. The bill proposes a convergent regulator and ICT fund among other measures to promote investment.

EU Parliament and Council fail to reach agreement on copyright proposal
14 December 18 Laura Sboarina

At the fifth trilogue of 13 December, the EU institutions failed to reach an agreement on the Commission’s proposal on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. An additional trilogue meeting in January 2019 will be the last chance to reach a compromise.

Parliament and Council agree on a new copyright retransmission licensing regime (CabSat proposal)
13 December 18 Olha Hruba

The agreement reached by the EU institutions limits the scope of the country of origin principle to news, current affairs programs and own productions, it broadens the scope of the mandatory collective rights management to certain retransmissions through the open internet and clarifies the legal status of direct injection.

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