English-language Media in Brazil

Information about the local and international English-language print and broadcast media that is available in Brazil...

Television

The majority of Brazilian television is in Portuguese with programs in other languages dubbed and not subtitled. Cinemas almost always show imported films subtitled and not dubbed.

Satellite television is not widely available in Brazil, however, most developed urban areas will have access to cable TV. Many imported programs on cable offer a choice of viewing languages including English.

Radio on the Internet

Many international radio stations are available streamed live on the Internet. Typically Realplayer or Windows Media Player will be needed. Both can be downloaded.

International news radio

Select one of the stations below for access to live news radio:

Print Media

Magazines and newspapers can be bought at padarias (bakers shops, which, in Brazil, sell a wide variety of products including cigarettes, confectionary, DVDs, soft drinks and beer, as well as bread and cakes), book stores and most traditionally, at bancas which are newsagents set up in small, steel huts on the pavement.

Rio Times is a print and online newspaper for the English-speaking community in Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. It features articles on business, politics, real estate, entertainment, sports and travel. It also has sections dedicated to the nightlife in Rio de Janeiro and local events.

Most major publications are available online as well as in print. For a more portable digital version, apps like the Mail Plus App from the UK's Daily Mail Group allow the latest news to be read on a phone or tablet, often for much less than the cost of a subscription.

Bancas

All bancas sell a majority of Portuguese language magazines, newspapers and books; some specialize in foreign language publications. English-language magazines often available are Vogue, Business Week, Elle, Marie-Claire House and Garden, Vanity Fair and Bop.

Book stores

There are a number of book store chains around the city of São Paulo that stock a wide variety of foreign language magazines. Livraria Cultura and the French chain FNAC sell many major titles from Europe and the United States. Livraria Cultura also offers an impressive range of foreign language books, with the majority in English.

Mail order

There are a number of Brazil-based companies which take delivery orders for magazines from overseas, including:

  • IBCM
    Tel
    : (11) 2971 0859
  • Edytony
    Tel
    : (11) 3816 3533
  • Moura
    Tel
    : (11) 3224 2500
  • Assineshop
    Tel: (11) 3030 4200

International Online News

International News Links

Angloinfo delivers an extensive English-language news service, drawn from sources around the world.

Also you can often read your favorite newspaper online:

UK

Ireland

USA

Canada

Australia

New Zealand

South Africa