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

US adopts new law to ease copyright licensing for music streaming
16 October 18 Laura Sboarina

US President Donald Trump signed new legislation to modernise the licensing of musical works, particularly the collection and distribution of royalties derived from online streaming.

Austrian Presidency conference on key challenges for the European cultural, media and creative sectors in the digital age
12 October 18 Michele Ledger

This Flash contains the main messages delivered at the Austrian Presidency conference on 8 - 9 October 2018.

European Parliament lead committee kicks off discussions on proposal to remove terrorist content online
11 October 18 Jerome Dheur

Main points raised by members of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee are the difficulty to find a common definition of terrorism and the risk of censorship that the proposal could entail.

Copyright proposals could be adopted by the end of 2018
10 October 18 Laura Sboarina

The European Parliament and the Council could be close to an agreement on the so-called CabSat copyright proposal. At the first trilogue on the proposal on Copyright in the Digital Single Market the co-legislators also indicated their willingness to reach an agreement by the end of the year.

Competition law: new framework in Argentina
03 October 18 Carolina Limbatto

Argentina updated its competition law, introducing a new authority, leniency policy for cartel infringements, criteria for setting fines and guidelines on merger control and abuses of dominance.

European Parliament approves compromise agreement to update AVMS directive
02 October 18 Laura Sboarina

The European Parliament approved the informal agreement on the new Audiovisual Media Service Directive. The directive can now be adopted by the Council, after which it will enter into force. Member states will have 21 months (until August 2020, if it enters into force in November 2018) to transpose rules into their national legislations.

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