Regulation Made Simple

Media Regulation - Americas


Cullen International’s Americas Media service covers a wide range of regulatory issues, most of which are organised into these main topics:

  • Ownership restrictions
  • Football rights
  • Advertising
  • Quotas
  • Taxes
  • Licensing
  • Analogue switch-off

The Americas Media service provides:

  • benchmarking tables allowing easy comparison of regulatory positions in the most significant LATAM markets (Cross-Country Analysis), the US and Canada; 
  • reports listing key information on the media regulatory landscape in seven countries in the Americas, including the US and Canada (Country Profiles);
  • short reports on recent key regulatory developments (Flash messages); and
  • answers to specific regulatory questions at no extra cost (Enquiries).

The service is available on subscription and forms one of the Cullen International portfolio of regulatory intelligence services.

North American countries have been recently added to the existing LATAM service, to cover Americas region. 

Countries covered

Selection of initiatives and issues covered







United States 

Market data on TV market players 

Key investors

Ownership restrictions (incl. foreign ownership)

Quota obligations

Advertising: limits, restrictions and online rules

Football rights

Must carry, must offer and retransmission rights

Taxes to fund creation and other special taxes

Licensing procedures

Licensing fees

Analogue switch off and digital terrestrial television

Digital television value chain and technologies

OTT market players and regulation

Piracy of of traditional and online TV services