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

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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

Chilean pay TV market shows declining subscriber base for the first time in June 2019
23 October 19 Carlos Castellanos

From June 2018 to June 2019 the Chilean pay TV subscriber base declined on average by 1.3% according to Subtel data, a decrease mostly due to declining demand for the service.

Stakeholders discuss how to apply new rules on value gap (article 17 of the Copyright Directive)
16 October 19 Olha Hruba

The first stakeholder meeting organised by the European Commission revealed that copyright holders need more cooperation and transparency from platforms, users must be protected from over blocking and have easily accessible complaint and redress procedure at their disposal while platforms need clarity on the scope of the article and their new obligations.

Goulard rejected as EU commissioner for the Internal Market
10 October 19 Javier Huerta Bravo

A broad majority of MEPs in the Internal Market and Industry committees (82 votes against, 29 in favour, and 1 abstention) rejected Sylvie Goulard’s (RE, France) nomination as European commissioner for the Internal Market.

Incoming digital chief Vestager easily wins over European Parliament
09 October 19 Martin Schraa

The incoming European Commission executive vice-president for “A Europe fit for the digital age” had an easy confirmation hearing before the European Parliament on 9 October 2019.

Vera Jourova wants to make platforms responsible for obviously illegal content
08 October 19 Olha Hruba

At the European Parliament questioning Vera Jourova, Commission Vice President-designate for Values and Transparency, said platforms will be obliged to remove obviously illegal content such as hate speech. Ms Jourova will work on solutions to bring more transparency in paid political advertising and clarity on the financing of European political parties.

Hosting services such as Facebook can be ordered to remove illegal content worldwide says top EU court
07 October 19 Olha Hruba

The court of justice of the EU has ruled that the E-Commerce Directive does not preclude a court of a member state to order a hosting provider such as Facebook to remove illegal content worldwide once the provider has been notified of such content and to seek and remove identical and equivalent content.

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