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.
18 July 19
New benchmark on 5G initiatives and pioneer bands in the Americas
As part of our soon to be launched Americas Spectrum service, we just published a new benchmark showing, for 11 countries in the Americas, whether there is any regulation, policy proposal or target for 5G services.
12 July 19
Some insights and impressions on the regulatory environment in South Korea
Following an economic mission to the Republic of Korea, Cullen International published a short report on the local regulatory environments.
11 July 19
New benchmark on quality of service (QoS) in Middle East and North Africa telecoms
This new benchmark assesses QoS regulation in the Middle East and North Africa telecoms sector.