Broadcasting is broadly defined in the Communications Atc, 2009, as services comprising provision of television or radio programmes, or teletext services; and also includes pay-television services. The sector comprises private broadcasters and the Government owned, Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, which is the designated public service broadcaster.

Broadcasting is governed more specifically by ECS 06/2012 Code of Practice for Content Regulation. The Code impacts all licensed radio and television broadcasters in The Bahamas as it establishes a code of practice for audiovisual media services over which Licensees exercise editorial control and responsibility, including all locally produced programming. The Code establishes regulatory standards and boundaries across six (6) core content areas: Harm and Offence, Protection of Young Persons, Political Broadcasts and Political Advertisements, Advertising and Sponsorship, News and Factual Programmes and Access Services.

The code can be read in full here.