The main broadcasters - Radio Bangladesh and Bangladesh Television (BTV) - are state-owned and government-friendly.
TV is the most popular medium, especially in cities. BTV is the sole terrestrial network. Popular satellite and cable channels and foreign - especially Indian - TV stations have large audiences.
State-run radio covers almost the entire country. BBC World Service in English and Bengali can be heard on 100 MHz FM in Dhaka.
Newspapers are diverse, outspoken and privately-owned. English-language titles appeal mainly to an educated urban readership.
The constitution guarantees press freedom. In late 2011, Reporters Without Borders raised concerns about the media's ability to work freely. It noted attacks and threats against journalists by criminals and cases of harassment by the authorities.
Twelve journalists have been murdered in connection with their work since 1992, according to the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists.
There were 5.5 million internet users by December 2011 (Internetworldstats.com).
- The Daily Star - English-language
- New Age - English-language daily
- The New Nation - English-language daily
- The Independent - English-language daily
- Daily Sun - English-language
- Holiday - English-language weekly
- Daily Prothom Alo - Bengali daily
- Dainik Ittefaq - Bengali daily
- Dainik Jugantor - Bengali daily
- Bangladesh Television (BTV) - government-run
- ATN Bangla - private, via satellite and cable
- Channel i - private, via satellite and cable
- NTV - private, via satellite and cable
- RTV - private, via satellite
- Ekushey TV - private, via satellite
- Betar-Radio Bangladesh - government-run, operates networks A, B and C from Dhaka and local services
- Radio Today FM - privately-owned
- Radio Foorti FM - privately-owned
- ABC Radio - privately-owned
- Radio Aamar - privately-owned