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

Germany: recent developments in the media sector
24 March 23 Michele Ledger

This report covers developments that have taken place since the start of February: announcements on the reform of the film funding system with the possible introduction of an investment obligation for international streaming companies; a possible ban on the advertising of unhealthy food and drink, the setting-up of a new commission to make recommendations on the future of public service broadcasting and a preliminary agreement between Google and the press publishers.

European Board for Media Services: comparing the future board with other existing EU bodies
24 March 23 Olha Hruba

This report compares the setup, composition and functioning of the future European Board for Media Services (proposed under the European Media Freedom Act) with the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications and the European Data Protection Board.

Italy: recent developments in the media sector
21 March 23 Laura Sboarina

The report covers developments that have taken place since the start of February: new rules to implement the obligation for platforms to fairly remunerate publishers for the use of their publications; new guidelines on hate speech on audiovisual media services; consultation on rules to implement the prominence obligations for audiovisual media services of general interest; a consultation on a conciliation procedure operated by AGCOM to solve disputes between VSPs and their users.

Argentina sanctions Telecom and Artear for abuse of dominance in the Pay-TV market
15 March 23 Carolina Limbatto

The Secretary of Commerce sanctioned Telecom Argentina and Artear (both from Clarin Group) for abuse of dominance in the pay-TV market. The National Commission for the Defence of Competition (Competition Authority) investigated the companies following a complaint by Claro Argentina. Clarin group is analysing its legal options in response to the sanction.

Audiovisual Media Service Directive: all member states have finally transposed the directive
06 March 23 Laura Sboarina

All EU member states have notified to the European Commission the transposition of the Audiovisual Media Service Directive in their national legislation. Ireland has now notified its new Online Safety and Media Regulation Act which will enter into force on 15 March 2023.

Digital Service Act implementation: European Commission adopts delegated act on supervisory fee to be paid by very large platforms and search engines
03 March 23 Laura Sboarina

The adopted delegated act is substantially in line with the draft text that was submitted to public consultation. Parliament and Council now have three months (extendible to six) to examine it and could potentially object it.

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