- 24 May 2016
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean
Argentina is one of South America's leading media markets. There are dozens of TV networks, hundreds of radio stations and more than 150 daily newspapers.
Large media groups own the main outlets and public broadcasting has a minor role.
Top free-to-air TV networks Telefe, America, Canal 9 and Canal 13 are privately-owned.
Clarin and La Nacion are the best-selling national dailies.
Media and politics tend to entangle.
Major press and broadcasting group Clarin was at loggerheads with former left-wing former leader Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner over a bill that would have allowed the break-up of media conglomerates.
The government of conservative President Mauricio Macri scrapped the legislation in 2016. Critics accused Mr Macri of favouring Grupo Clarin.
By 2016 Argentina had more than 30 million internet users, comprising 69% of the population (Internetlivestats.com).
- Clarin - popular daily
- La Nacion - respected conservative daily
- Cronica - tabloid daily
- El Cronista - business
- La Prensa - Argentina's oldest newspaper
- Pagina 12 - left-wing daily
- Buenos Aires Herald - English-language daily
- Telefe (Canal 11) - leading national network, operated by Grupo Telefe
- Canal 13 (El Trece) - leading national network, operated by Grupo Clarin
- Canal 9 - popular national network
- America (Canal 2) - popular network
- Todo Noticias- cable/satellite news channel owned by Grupo Clarin
- Radio Mitre - speech-based, operated by Grupo Clarin
- Radio Nacional - public
- Radio America - private, news and entertainment
- Radio Continental - private speech-based network
- Los 40 Principales - private FM music network