English-language Media in Cyprus
Information about the local and international English-language print and broadcast media that is available in Cyprus...
English is widely spoken in Cyprus and fairly well represented in the local media - radio, television and print. Jump to:
RadioBFBS Radio Cyprus is the British Forces Broadcasting Service, widely broadcast, with all programming in English 24 hours a day. BFBS Cyprus has a full programme of DJ-led music shows. BFBS Radio 2 plays more "classic tracks". It also has programming from BBC Radio 4. New bulletins are broadcast every hour, 24 hours a day, using audio from BBC News, Independent Radio News and BFBS's news reporters. BFBS also offer a free Radio App for iPhones and Android devices. BFBS is available on the following frequencies:
|BFBS Cyprus||BFBS Radio 2|
|Ayios Nikolaos 107.3 MHz||Ayios Nikolaos 89.7 MHz|
|Richmond ESBA 99.6 MHz||Richmond ESBA 95.3 MHz|
|Nicosia 91.7 MHz||Nicosia 89.7 MHz|
|Troodos 92.1 MHz|
|Akrotiri WSBA 89.9 MHz||Akrotiri WSBA 92.1 MHz|
Rock FM broadcasts 24 hours a day in Paphos and Larnaca on 98.5 FM, Limassol on 89.2 FM, in Polis and Latchi on 106.7 FM, and also online. There are live presenters from 07:00 to late evening. The focus of the station is English-language rock and pop music, with jazz, blues and show songs.
BBC stations, including the BBC World Service, can be listened to via the BBC Radio website.
CyBC RadioCyBC (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation) is a public broadcaster with four radio channels (called First, Second, Third, Fourth). CyBC Second is a multi language channel providing some English-language programmes from 18:00-24:00. CyBC Second is also available on 91.1, 92.4, 96.5 and 94.2 FM. The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation website (CyBC) has more details about radio programming.
Mix FM plays English-language popular music. It can be found at 102.3 and 90.8FM
Radio on the InternetMany international radio stations are available streamed live on the Internet. A player (such as RealPlayer ) may be necessary to listen. Many stations can be streamed through a web browser, and many have their own iPhone and iOS apps.
- For a fairly comprehensive list of the many stations available for online listening in Cyprus.
- Directory of over 13,000 radio stations: Streema Online Radio Stations
- The e-radio Cyprus also has links to all the radio stations in Cyprus for online listening
- Voice of America online has all the latest news, special reports and video
Local Cyprus Internet newsThe Cyprus Mail online has the latest local and international news. The site also includes news from the world of business, lifestyle, entertainment and sport.
In Cyprus is an English-language publication published every Saturday. The online version has local and international news. There are also feature articles, a property section, a lifestyle section and classifieds.
The Sigmalive website is an online news website containing local news and events which has the option to be translated into english. A printed version is released monthly.
News in Cyprus is an online website with local news, sport, business and entertainment news.
TelevisionThere is no TV licence fee in Cyprus. The public broadcasting service is financed with a tax included in electricity bills from the Electricity Authority of Cyprus.
- ANT1 Antenna 1 is a commercial broadcaster from Greece that provides some English-language programming.
- CyBC (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation), the public broadcasting service, has two television channels. One of these, CyBC 2, provides some English programming.
- omega are nationwide commercial broadcasters offering movies, news, serials, comedies, talk shows and sports. They also broadcast locally produced programmes.
- Sigma TV offers live TV streaming from their websites. They also broadcast locally produced programmes and popular entertainment show from Greece.
- Capital: Local channel produced in Limassol.
Plus: locally produced channel with news, entertainment shows, films and international programming.
Satellite TVCytavision is a service provided by the Cyprus telephone company CYTA whereby customers receive TV signals via a regular telephone landline. These are then converted through a set-top box (provided by CYTA) into signals that can be transmitted through analogue and digital TVs. The service also includes optional video on demand.
- PrimeTel has many international channels available via subscription to their Free-to-Air TV, digital TV, video on demand and, pay-per-view services.
- Cablenet, offers fibreoptic cable television in Cyprus, offers TV packages with multiple international channels.
Local English-language Print MediaMost major publications are available online as well as in print. For a more portable digital version, apps allow the latest news to be read on a phone or tablet, often for much less than the cost of a subscription. There are a few English-language newspapers on the island. They are available in shops:
- Cyprus Mail: An independent, daily newspaper in with news, features and reviews
- In Cyprus: A weekly newspaper covering news, reviews, arts, sports and events. Published on Saturdays
- The Financial Mirror: Business and financial news weekly published in English
- Famagusta Gazette: Local and foreign current affairs coverage in English
- The Cyprus News Agency produces the national daily newspaper in Greek (with some English)
International News LinksYou can often read your favourite newspaper online: UK
- The Belfast Telegraph
- The Daily Express
- The Daily Mail
- The Daily/Sunday Telegraph
- The Financial Times
- The Guardian
- The Independent
- The Mirror
- The Scotsman
- The Sun
- The Times
- The Chicago Sun-Times
- The LA Times
- The New York Times
- The New York Post
- The San Francisco Chronicle
- The San Francisco Examiner
- The Seattle Times
- USA Today
- The Wall Street Journal
- The Washington Post