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: Parliament Legal Affairs committee discusses draft report
08 July 20 Michele Ledger

The discussion provided a valuable overview of the different positions of the political groups in Parliament.

European Commission adopts guidance on essential functionality criterion under AVMS Directive
05 July 20 Michele Ledger

The European Commission has proposed a set of 15 indicators to help member states and national regulatory authorities determine which video-sharing platforms will be covered by the AVMS Directive.

European Commission adopts guidance on calculation of share of European works in on-demand catalogues under the AVMS Directive
05 July 20 Olha Hruba

The Commission suggests that quotas of European works on on-demand services should be calculated by number of titles in catalogue.

New AVMS Directive transposition across 14 countries – Progress Report July 2020
02 July 20 Laura Sboarina

An update of the two benchmark tables that track the progress in the transposition of the new Audiovisual Media Service Directive in 14 European countries is available.

NAFTA 2.0 comes into effect
01 July 20 Carlos Castellanos

New infographic summarising the main issues on digital trade, intellectual property and telecommunications in the new NAFTA 2.0 The new North American trade agreement comes into effect on 1 July 2020.

EU Commission still satisfied with hate speech code of conduct but the DSA is needed
26 June 20 Michele Ledger

The European Commission published on 22 June 2020 its fifth evaluation of the functioning of the EU code of conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. Despite showing satisfaction with the functioning of the code, the Commission confirms that future legislation (DSA) will provide for comprehensive framework.

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