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

AVMS Directive - European Commission requests further information from member states that have not yet notified transposition
25 November 20 Laura Sboarina

The Commission sent letters of formal notice to 23 member states and the United Kingdom that have so far failed to notify a complete transposition of the Audiovisual Media Service Directive.

New AVMS Directive transposition across 14 countries – Progress Report November 2020
23 November 20 Laura Sboarina

EU Member State had to transpose the Audiovisual Media Services Directive by 19 September 2020. Since the last report, Sweden has transposed the directive and the transposition process has moved forward in a number of other countries.

Canada proposes bill to modernise the Broadcasting Act
13 November 20 Jerome Dheur

The bill mainly aims to clarify that curated online broadcasting services (both streaming and on-demand) fall under the scope of the Act and that these services can financially contribute to the creation and production of Canadian content.

Colombian regulator publishes draft regulatory agenda for 2021-2022
11 November 20 Carlos Castellanos

The Colombian regulator (CRC) is consulting until 17 November 2020 on its regulatory agenda for 2021-2022.

Media freedom, hate speech and disinformation: EU Parliament civil liberties committee adopts a report
10 November 20 Olha Hruba

The committee warns that disinformation, hate speech and the politicisation and capture of public media by ruling parties are the greatest threats to democracy, the rule of law, and the existence of the European Union today.

New approach to future media regulation - conclusions of German EU presidency media conference
04 November 20 Laura Sboarina

How would future EU rules for digital companies fit with the recently adopted rules for video-sharing platforms? Is there a need to rethink the concept of media pluralism in the algorithm age? Should we forget about the platforms vs. traditional media dichotomy?

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