English-language Media in Qatar

A world of information, both local and global - in English. Find out about the local and international English-language print and broadcast media that is available to you if you live in Qatar...

Radio

English radio in Qatar:

Radio on the Internet: English-language stations online

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

Alternatively, select one of the stations below for access to live radio:

Television

Terrestrial television channels

Qatar Television is the state-run domestic broadcaster, and has two main channels - one in Arabic, the other in English. The well-known Al Jazeera network is also Qatar-owned and is based in Doha. Its Arabic and English news and sports channels are broadcast throughout the region and internationally. Qatar News Agency is another local channel. All the networks are available through the cable and satellite providers listed below.

Overseas networks that broadcast via cable and satellite in Qatar include OSN (Orbit Showtime Network), ART, STAR, MBC, BBC, Fox and Abu Dhabi Sports (which shows the English Premier League football).

Cable and satellite channels

Qtel is the main provider of cable TV in Qatar. The company is the country's dominant telecommunications provider of landline, broadband and cable services.

The cable TV service provided by Qtel is known as Mozaic TV+, and there are various packages available that bundle together TV options with broadband and telephone connections. The basic TV package features around 160 channels, including stations from Qatar, the Middle East and beyond. Extra premium packages, featuring sports, film and entertainment channels can be added. Different TV networks transmit via the Mozaic service, and users can choose some or all of the options.

  • For information on the packages available and costs: Click here

Print Media

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 a much less than the cost of a subscription.

The newspapers and magazines listed below are for English readers and can be found at bookshops close to expatriate or tourist areas or by subscription. Delivery is available and many of these can be viewed online.

Newspapers

Online News

Online news for the Middle East

  • AMEinfo: business news and events
  • Doha News : politics, business and culture in Doha
  • Gulf Times: the first English language newspaper in Qatar
  • Al Jazeera: English version of the news network

International News Links

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

Also you can often read your favourite newspaper online:

UK

Ireland

USA

Canada

Australia

New Zealand

South Africa