The TV market has expanded to include a handful of national commercial networks, which compete with public Televisi Republik Indonesia (TVRI). Some provinces also operate their own stations. Amid tough competition for advertising revenue, mergers have been mooted.
The radio dial is crowded, with scores of stations on the air in Jakarta alone. Private radio stations may carry their own news bulletins; however radio and TV broadcasters are banned from relaying live news programmes from international stations. Internet use is on the up, with the number of users edging towards the 20 million mark. Analysts see much potential for growth.
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