Reaching 96% of the Cambodian audience, TV is the most popular media type in Cambodia. It is also an important channel to access news, as 57% of Cambodians are saying they watch TV to access news.

The most concentrated media sector

According to the Ministry of Information, Cambodia counts 18 TV stations. This include one State-owned TV which viewership is lower than 1%. But the TV sector is the most concentrated as the top 4 owners are gathering 78% of the viewership. Moreover, 7 of 9 relevant TV channels belong to owners, who are politically affiliated to the ruling party (on the government payroll or appointed as advisors). This is 8 out of 10 when adding the new player PNN to the lanscape. As such, it can be assumed that TV ownership concentration plays a significant role on opinion shaping (1).



(1)   PNN, TV 5, CTN, CNC, MyTV, SEA TV, Bayon TV & ETV