Media in Colombia refers to media available in Colombia consisting of several different types of communications media: television, radio, cinema, newspapers, magazines, and Internet-based Web sites. Colombia also has a national music industry. Many of the media are controlled by large for-profit corporations who reap revenue from advertising, subscriptions, and sale of copyrighted material, largely affected by piracy. Media in Colombia is regulated by the Ministry of Communications and the National Television Commission.
The first newspaper published in Colombia was La Bagatela. In Colombia, the most read and influential newspaper is El Tiempo, which also has the highest newspaper circulation in the country.
Colombia has five national and many local and regional television channels. The National Television Commission oversees television programming. National Radio and Television of Colombia (Radio Televisión Nacional de Colombia —RTVC), Colombia’s public broadcaster, oversees three national television stations (one public-commercial, one institutional, and one educational).
|Industry research organization||1|
|Magazine, news and business||8|
|Magazine, regional bureau||2|
|Magazine, regional edition||2|
|News Agency/Wire service||13|
|Online news source||20|
|Television production company||3|
|Television, foreign bureau||2|
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