English-language Media in Portugal

A world of information, both local and global - in English. The international English-language print and broadcast media that is available to you if you live in Portugal...

There are many options for those seeking English-speaking radio and television channels, as well as print publications when living in Portugal.

Radio

BBC World Service can be received on digital FM 90.2 and Satellite Hot Bird 6-13º East.

The main BBC stations and other English-language radio can also be received via many satellite TV installations or over the Internet. Previously broadcast programmes can often be listened to again or downloaded.

Voice of America is also available on shortwave.

KISS FM is available on 95 FM in Lisbon, and 95.8 FM and 102.1 FM in the Algarve.

Radio on the Internet: English-language stations online

Many international radio stations are streamed live via their own websites on the Internet. 

Alternatively, select one of the stations below for (relatively) instant access to live radio!

International online news

Television

British programming can no longer be picked up via a satellite reception system. 

The legal option for receiving foreign programming is via a Portuguese TV service. They offer BBC Entertainment, BBC World News, and various US produced channels. These channels are in English with Portuguese subtitles.  

English-language Film and Cinemas

Films at the cinema in Portugal are shown in their original version with subtitles.

Print Publications

Most major publications are available online as well as in print. Many publications are available via an app that allows the latest news to be read on a phone or tablet, often for much less than the cost of a subscription.

  • The Portugal News: Portugal's largest circulation English-language newspaper.
    • Tel: 282 341 100

International News Links

You can also often read your favourite newspaper online:

UK

Ireland

USA

Canada

Australia

New Zealand

South Africa