Some countries are increasingly concerned that investment by broadcasters in children programming (and its level of quality) is declining over the years.
Children’s TV viewing is rapidly reducing, while children are increasingly accessing content on user-generated platforms.
Some member states are taking action to ensure that broadcasters create innovative programmes able to reach young audiences, and as a long term-investment, to ensure that these young audiences continue to value their brands.
Our new benchmark provides an overview in the selected member states of broadcasters’ obligations to promote programmes or channels aimed at children/youngsters.
Public service broadcasters are in most countries subject to stricter obligations but in some countries, commercial broadcasters are also subject to specific obligations.
This is an area of current regulatory focus in the UK and in Italy. In Italy, AGCOM is about to adopt quotas for children’s programmes for all channels. In the UK, no quotas will be set but PSBs are under pressure to increase their provision of children content.
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Covid-19: Measures to support the audiovisual and cinema industry and to ensure quality news coverage across Europe
Cullen International has updated its benchmarks of measures taken by governments, NRAs, and film agencies in 13 EU member states to mitigate the economic impact of the lockdown as well as to fight online fake news.
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European countries setting specific rules applicable to data generated by connected vehicles
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Cross-border financial obligations of video-on-demand providers - Situation in 30 European countries
Cullen International has just published a new benchmark on cross-border financial obligations of video-on-demand providers in 30 European countries.