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.

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

EU member states report to the European Commission on measures to promote and develop media literacy
30 May 23 Jerome Dheur

Under the Audiovisual Media Services Directive, the member states must promote and take measures to develop media literacy and report on the actions taken every three years.

EU Commissioner Breton explains future challenges for the audiovisual and media sector
26 May 23 Clément Maertens

Commissioner Breton announced that the Commission is working on possible new definitions of European works and of independent productions, on copyright “buy-out” contracts and on the impact of artificial intelligence on content creation. He also denounced that 70% of the streaming market in the EU was held by three non-EU players.

EU Media Freedom Act: discussions continue in European Parliament
24 May 23 Olha Hruba

The non-lead Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee still needs to find a compromise on many articles including on the scope of the proposal. Some committee members and the Commission agreed that publishers should be better defined and that the proposed regulation should be brought in line with the existing EU law.

Child sexual abuse online proposal: European Parliament non-lead committee discusses compromise amendments
24 May 23 Jerome Dheur

The discussion showed that committee members do not agree on many aspects of the proposal (such as its scope, voluntary measures taken by platforms, age-verification tools...) and that the negotiations on compromise amendments will be tough.

Political advertising: rapporteur in lead European Parliament committee reports back on trilogue negotiations
23 May 23 Jerome Dheur

The rapporteur for the lead Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee explained to the committee that while progress has been made, there is still work on some areas, such as the use of personal data for targeting advertising techniques.

Chilean media regulator issues rules to grant concessions for third-party Digital TV broadcast subchannels
23 May 23 Catalina Diaz Granados

The Chilean media regulator, National Television Council, published rules for how to grant digital terrestrial television (DTT) concessions to new DTT market entrants to broadcast on subchannels available from existing DTT concessionaires.

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