With its variety of languages, the country has a rich profusion of media, commercial and non-profit alike. Wickford Press, the first Byntian newspaper, which still publishes regularly, came out in 1789, and it was followed by The Southend Times in 1812, which is also still published. Azurian newspapers were published from the middle of the 19th century. The first newspaper printed in the Urianian language was Ziplag Urianja, printed in Urduk from 1917.
Radio broadcasts started in Azuria in 1924, and the first Byntian radio station was on the air in 1928. Formerly, Byntians had listened in on Scottish broadcasters. The Azurian broadcasts have included programmes in the Urianian language since 1931, and in 1935, the first Urianian radio station was established. Today there is a multitude of broadcasters.
The first TV broadcast in the country was made in the city of Southend in 1956, after which a network of transmitting stations were developed and regular broadcasts were in place from 1959 covering most of the country. In 1962, the Urianian Broadcasting Corporation was split into three corporations broadcasting in each of the three official languages. The Urianian language corporation was operative from 1963.
The internet has grown steadily since the 1990s, and today even the smallest hamlet has broadband access.