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
  • 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 ownership and pluralism
  • Fake news
  • Media literacy
  • Protecting minors
  • Must carry and findability
  • Public service broadcasting
  • Quotas
  • Fighting online piracy
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

EU Commission asks authors and performers in the creative sector about their remuneration when they transfer their rights
12 June 24 Laura Sboarina

The European Commission has launched a survey for authors and performers in the creative sector to understand contractual practices in relation to the transfer of their rights to producers.

The European Media Freedom Act: a regulation with a twist, where member states can adopt stricter rules
11 June 24 Olha Hruba

Taken the complexity of EMFA, this report aims to map the areas where member states can adopt more detailed or stricter rules compared to the EMFA and have leeway to decide on certain aspects such as the appointment of competent authorities.

EU Digital & Media Weekly Report
09 June 24 Sebastian Naste

This report gathers policy and regulatory developments at EU level covered by Cullen International’s Digital Economy and Media services during last week. It also lists events taking place this week.

European Commission consults on the Creative Europe Programme
04 June 24 Olha Hruba

The European Commission is consulting until 6 September 2024 on its support programme for the creative and cultural industry. The consultation will feed into the interim evaluation of the current programme, which runs until 2027, and the impact assessment for a possible successor programme.

Digital Services Act: European Commission designates Temu as very large online platform
03 June 24 Jerome Dheur

The online marketplace will have until the end of September 2024 to comply with the rules applicable to very large online platforms.

EU Digital & Media Weekly Report
02 June 24 Miljana Todorovic

This report gathers policy and regulatory developments at EU level covered by Cullen International’s Digital Economy and Media services during last week. It also lists events taking place this week.

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