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

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 Timeline
20 January 19 Javier Huerta Bravo

This edition of the EU Timeline highlights noteworthy events and the status of the most important regulatory developments at EU level for our clients over the next six months.

Pay TV user satisfaction decreases in Chile
18 January 19 Carlos Castellanos

New statistics show users’ satisfaction of pay TV services in Chile fell in the second half of 2018.

Colombia launches new ICT sector statistics unit
07 January 19 Carlos Castellanos

The first report of the new statistics unit shows that the ICT sector accounted for 3.8% of overall GDP in Colombia in 2017.

Council adopts its negotiating position on Creative Europe Programme 2021-2027
21 December 18 Laura Sboarina

Member states agreed on the Council’s negotiating position on the Commission’s proposal establishing the Creative Europe Programme for 2021-2027.

Brazil’s antitrust authority raises concerns over Disney/Fox merger
20 December 18 Elena Scaramuzzi

Brazil’s antitrust authority, Cade, issued a non-binding opinion on the Walt Disney Company’s proposed acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets. According to the Cade’s superintendence that analysed the case, the proposed merger might undermine competition in the pay TV market, in particular with regard to the licensing of sports channels.

US regulator starts quadriennal review of broadcast ownership rules
18 December 18 Laura Sboarina

On 12 December 2018 the FCC submitted to public consultation certain ownership rules, including the prohibition for any of the big four broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC) to merge.

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