The government operates radio networks and the islands' only TV station. There is a handful of private radio stations. Multichannel cable TV is widely available.
There is a well-developed respect for press freedom, says Freedom House. The islands' privately-owned press carries a variety of views, including criticism of the government.
There were more than 164,000 internet users by June 2012 (Internetworldstats.com). Access is unrestricted.
- ZNS TV - operated by government-owned, commercially-run Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB)