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 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.
Media outlets tend to be polarised, aligning themselves with one or other of the main political factions.
Amid political turmoil between Islamists and secularists in 2013, journalists and media outlets were "targeted by all sides with arrests, censorship, and violence", said the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists. It warned that the situation seemed to be spiralling out of control.
Around 6.3% of Bangladeshi citizens are online (ITU, 2012). In April 2013, the government said it was taking steps to block "undesirable" blogs and websites that "provoke anti-Islam sentiment".
Prominent bloggers, especially those writing about Islamic fundamentalism, have been physically attacked. One of them was killed for his writing. Bloggers and social media users have been arrested on blasphemy-related charges.
- 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