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 Digital & Media Weekly Report
24 September 23 Marianna Mattera

This report gathers policy and regulatory developments at EU level covered by Cullen International’s Digital Economy and Media services during last week. It also lists events taking place this week.

Creative Europe Program: European Parliament committee draft assessment report
21 September 23 Olha Hruba

Committee members mainly call for increased funding of the program and simplified application and monitoring procedures. They also point out the risk of censorship of creators by national governments, the need to allocate support to platforms for emerging artists and to grant separate support for video gaming and the importance of improving public awareness about the program.

EU Timeline
18 September 23 Javier Huerta Bravo

This edition of Cullen International’s EU Timeline highlights key regulatory developments foreseen at EU level until the end of 2023.

EU Digital & Media Weekly Report
17 September 23 Javier Huerta Bravo

This report now gathers policy and regulatory developments at EU level covered by Cullen International’s Digital Economy and Media services during last week. This edition of the report also takes stock of reports published over the summer. Further, the report lists events taking place this week.

Canada removes advertising time limits for pay TV channels
15 September 23 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The Canadian media regulator, Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), removed advertising time limits for pay TV channels to help them compete with online platforms. Limits remain in place for over-the-air broadcasters.

Draft EU Media Freedom Act: lead Parliament committee adopts report
10 September 23 Laura Sboarina

The lead Culture and Education committee of the European Parliament adopted its report on the Commission’s proposal on a EU Media Freedom Act on 7 September 2023. Trilogue negotiations will start after the plenary vote of 2-5 October 2023.

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