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

Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market - tranposition across 24 European countries
14 September 20 Michele Ledger

Overview of transposition status of Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market with focus on press publisher's right (art. 15) and obligations of content sharing platforms (art. 17)

European Commission assesses code of practice on online disinformation
14 September 20 Jerome Dheur

The report points out that if the code has prompted concrete actions and policy changes by online platforms to counter disinformation, it should be improved in some areas, such as clearer procedures, transparent key performance indicators and wider participation.

Media freedom, hate speech and disinformation: EU Parliament civil liberties committee discusses amendments
10 September 20 Laura Sboarina

This own opinion report is aimed to strengthen media freedom and addresses hate speech, disinformation and attacks against journalists.

New AVMS Directive transposition across 14 countries – Progress Report September 2020
07 September 20 Laura Sboarina

An update of the two benchmark tables that track the progress in the transposition of the new Audiovisual Media Service Directive in 14 European countries is available.

EU Timeline
03 September 20 Elisar Bashir

This edition of Cullen International’s EU Timeline highlights key regulatory developments foreseen at EU level until the end of 2020.

Argentina suspends price increases and sets new rules for ICT services
28 August 20 Carolina Limbatto

The Argentinian government published a decree suspending retail price increases for ICT services until 2021. The decree also established ICT services as “strategic essential public services provided in competition”, mandating the price regulation of ICT services, universal services and other services that the NRA may consider need regulation in the public interest. The decree generated controversy among the industry although its final impact will strongly depend on how the NRA, Enacom, implements the related secondary regulation.

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