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

Brazil’s media regulator consults on regulatory agenda 2019-2020
19 November 18 Elena Scaramuzzi

Ancine is consulting until 14 December 2018 on a proposed regulatory agenda for 2019 and 2020.

European Parliament votes in favour of the European Electronic Communications Code and BEREC Regulation
14 November 18 Martin Schraa

MEPs adopted the June 2018 compromise with the Council without amendments.

European Parliament plenary to vote on the European Electronic Communications Code
12 November 18 Martin Schraa

Consolidated texts are now available.

Online firms must provide information about paid content promotion in Brazilian presidential election
12 November 18 Andre Moura Gomes

The Brazilian Superior Electoral Court (TSE) asked Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter and Google to provide information on paid content promotion supporting the Brazilian president-elect Flavio Bolsonaro during the presidential election campaign this year. The court will investigate whether private companies paid to promote content supporting Bolsonaro online, infringing electoral rules.

Disney offers commitments to end European Commission’s pay TV antitrust investigation
09 November 18 Janne Kalliala

The Walt Disney Company followed Paramount Pictures in offering to stop requiring broadcasters to (geo-)block access to content to consumers outside their exclusive territories.

Hefty fines for illegal pay TV decoding in Chile
09 November 18 Elena Scaramuzzi

Chile adopted a new law aimed at tackling pay TV piracy. The law amends the telecommunications law, by introducing new provisions on illegal decoding of pay TV signals.

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