Shaping media policy

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 to meet public needs.

Economic analysis helps regulators design media policies and help broadcasters and media publishers put their case persuasively. Our media practice has 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; and
  • the value of film promotion to the wider economy.