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

New AVMS Directive transposition across 14 countries: progress report September 2021
15 September 21 Laura Sboarina

Cullen International has just published two new benchmarks tracking the progress in the transposition of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive across 14 European countries and the most interesting proposals under discussion.

Who will enforce the proposed EU rules for the digital economy?
15 September 21 Elisar Bashir

This report by Cullen International looks at the role of EU and national regulatory bodies (existing or new) in the governance and enforcement of draft EU digital regulation.

EU Timeline
06 September 21 Javier Huerta Bravo

This edition of Cullen International’s EU Timeline highlights key regulatory developments foreseen at EU level until the end of 2021.

European Parliament committees discuss report on tackling abusive lawsuits against journalists and other rights defenders
02 September 21 Olha Hruba

The committees agree that future directive must also protect media organisations, publishers, human rights and environmental activists. The committees still need to agree on the definition of strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs).

European audiovisual producers call for amending the definition of EU works in the AVMS Directive
02 September 21 Laura Sboarina

“The AVMS Directive should be reopened in the years to come to amend the definition of European works". This statement by Jerome Deschene from the French association of producers summarises the position that audiovisual producers put forward at an international TV series festival in France.

Digital Services Act: EU Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs committee discusses draft opinion
01 September 21 Jerome Dheur

The rapporteur's draft opinion focusses on adding more transparency and interoperability requirements for very large online platforms and on improving the oversight framework.

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