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

Brazilian media regulator suspends use of audiovisual media fund
20 April 19 Elena Scaramuzzi

The Brazilian media regulator, Ancine, announced it would appeal a Federal Accounting Court (TCU) decision regarding alleged irregularities in the agency’s audiovisual sector funding activities.

EU Council formally adopts copyright directives. Cullen International’s cheat sheet explains the new rules on the liability of online content sharing platforms
18 April 19 Laura Sboarina

Two new EU directives on copyright went through their final stage of adoption. Member states will have two years from their entry into force (expected by the end of May 2019) to transpose the news provisions in their national legislation.

Chilean regulator conditionally approves Disney/Fox merger
16 April 19 Carlos Castellanos

Chile’s competition authority accepted the behavioural commitments proposed by the parties to approve the Disney/Fox merger.

UK government proposes new regulatory framework to counter illegal and unacceptable content and activity on the Internet
16 April 19 Kyrylo Prymak

The UK government published a white paper proposing the introduction of a new regulatory framework governing online platforms. They would become subject to a statutory duty of care and to oversight by an independent regulator.

Pay TV subscribers have grown for five consecutive years in Chile
16 April 19 Carlos Castellanos

The Chilean pay TV market shows continued growth, as opposed to other countries in the region hit by a widespread cord-cutting phenomenon. For the first time in five years, the number of pay TV subscribers in cable access overtakes satellite access in Chile.

EU Timeline
14 April 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.

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