Media plays a central role in our culture. Vibrant, pluralistic media markets, that reflect society’s values, are an important social resource. Governments and businesses need to regularly review media policies in this dynamic market and make sure that they encourage innovation and meet public needs.
Shaping Media Policy
Economic analysis helps regulators design media policies, and assists broadcasters and media publishers to put their case persuasively. Our media practice has over 15 years’ experience advising governments, regulators, broadcasters and publishers on media policy. We help regulators and media publishers focus on the key policy issues and suggest effective solutions that meet policy objectives.
We advise on:
- access to sports and movie media rights
- the costs and benefits of a policy of “net neutrality” (non-discrimination to all internet users)
- the value of transmission spectrum to different sectors
- local content obligation policies in rural and regional parts of the country.