English-language Media in Spain

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

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

Radio

In Spain, it is possible to listen to the BBC World Service on short wave (European schedule), while the main BBC stations and other English-language radio can be received via many satellite TV installations. 

Voice of America is also available on short wave.

Talk Radio Europe broadcasts English-language news, sport, current affairs and weather on several local frequencies, as well as online:

  • Costa del Sol: 88.9 FM and 91.9 FM
  • Sotogrande and Gibraltar: 98.7 FM
  • Costa Calida: 92.7 FM
  • Costa Blanca: 96.3FM, 96.4 FM and 96.3 FM
  • Mallorca: 103.9 FM

Radio on the Internet: English-language stations online

Many international radio stations are available streamed live on the Internet. You typically need Real Player (a free version, called Real Player basic, is available on the real.com website). A feed is sometimes available in Windows Media, compatible with the players that have shipped with recent versions of Windows and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

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

International online news

Television

There is no independent national authority in Spain that monitors broadcasting. At national level, there is an independent authority, the Telecommunication Market Commission (Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones), which has some powers over the audiovisual sector.

However, the authority with the power to enforce most of the provisions related to Spanish broadcasting law is the State Telecommunications Secretariat (Secretaría de Estado de Telecomunicaciones, website in Spanish).

Print

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.

The Broadsheet was established in 1983. It was originally a small publication, but became a monthly magazine with features on art, music, people and listings. Founded in Madrid, it expanded its coverage to include all of Spain in 1999.

  • The Broadsheet (TBS)
    At: Plaza de Canalejas 6, Madrid
    Tel: 915 237 480
    email

Most major international daily and weekend newspapers from the UK, US and Germany are available at many news stands, usually on the day following publication.

Spanish News on the Web

  • El País Internacional: information in English and Spanish on economic, financial, graphic, leisure and entertainment subjects. The El País Internacional website also offers the "Independent News Service", a Monday to Sunday news service with information on business, foreign affairs, science, technology, sports and UK news. The information is obtained from The Independent and The Independent on Sunday newspapers and delivered through the web.A password and login are necessary to read the news: Click here for further details.
    • El País Internacional
      At: Ribera del Sena s/n, 28042 Madrid
      Tel: 913 537 900
      email
  • Spain Daily News: News in English on Spanish sports, general information, travel, transport, weather and city forecasts
  • The Entertainer Online: National Spanish news in English
  • Typically Spanish: News from Spain
  • Spain Post: News from Spain and the rest of the world
  • Soccer Spain: News about Spanish football

Magazines on the Web

  • Freelance Spain is an online Spanish resource for English-speaking editors and journalists

International News Links

You can also often read your favourite newspaper online:

UK

Ireland

USA

Canada

Australia

New Zealand

South Africa

Jamaica

Japan

Trinidad & Tobago

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