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

Digital Services Act: European Parliament adopts negotiating position
21 January 22 Michele Ledger

The European Parliament has voted to give users more options to refuse advertising and recommender systems based on profiling and is proposing that online marketplaces and platforms with user-generated pornography should increase the protection of recipients of services.

EU Timeline
19 January 22 Javier Huerta Bravo

This edition of Cullen International’s EU Timeline highlights key regulatory developments foreseen at EU level until mid-2022.

European Parliament culture committee discusses 2022 priorities with European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services
14 January 22 Jerome Dheur

The discussion focussed on the practical application of the Digital Services Act, the future debate over the Commission's proposal on political advertising, the implementation status of the Audiovisual Media Service Directive and the independence and resources of national media regulators.

Italy: implementing decrees of AVMS and Copyright directives enter into force
14 January 22 Laura Sboarina

This flash summarises the main differences compared to the EU Directives on Audiovisual Media Services and on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

Political advertising: European Commission presents proposal to lead European Parliament committee
11 January 22 Michele Ledger

Committee members welcome the initiative but call for more areas of harmonisation.

Mexico’s IFT finds Megacable post merger holds substantial market power in several Mexican pay TV and audio markets
11 January 22 Jose Jehuda Garcia

IFT revealed the data it weighed in finding that internet and pay TV provider Megacable, following its merger with Axtel, has substantial market power in nine pay TV and audio markets in Mexico.

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