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.

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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

Canadian digital charter strengthens privacy, data economy and cybersecurity initiatives
13 June 19 Carolina Limbatto

The Canadian Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) presented the Canadian digital charter including ten principles to guide digital policy and actions with the overall objective to “build an innovative, people-centred and inclusive digital and data economy”.

Fake news and politics: Argentina gets ready for national elections
10 June 19 Carolina Limbatto

Digital platforms, political parties and journalists’ associations committed to promote a fair debate during the next presidential election in Argentina and to help mitigate the negative effects of online disinformation.

Colombian National Development Plan includes ICT and media provisions
07 June 19 Carlos Castellanos

The new Colombian national development plan (NDP) set general policy guidelines for the period 2018-2022, including provisions for the ICT and media sectors. One measure will impose an obligation upon over-the-top (OTT) audiovisual providers, such as Netflix, to include an easy-to-find section in their content catalogue that exclusively contains nationally-produced works. The NDP also dedicated COP 18bn (US$5.74m) to the digital transformation strategy, corresponding to 1.6% of the NDP’s total budget.

Colombian media regulator adopts new frequency assignment procedures for free-to-air TV broadcasters
05 June 19 Carlos Castellanos

The Colombian media regulator (ANTV) adopts new frequency assignment and authorisation procedures assign for free-to-air TV broadcasters.

Experts discuss possible regulation of platforms during Disinfolab conference
04 June 19 Olha Hruba

There is no common vision on how to regulate platforms. Experts agreed that the EU code of practice on disinformation is not enough and that platforms should be made accountable for fighting disinformation online. At the same time, they also agreed that hardcore regulation is not the answer to solve the problem.

US DOJ holds workshop on competition in TV and digital advertising
04 June 19 Laura Sboarina

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) held a workshop to explore industry dynamics in media advertising and the implications for antitrust enforcement and policy, including merger enforcement.

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