There are many options for those seeking English-speaking radio and television channels, as well as print publications, when living in Spain.
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:
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:
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).
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.
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.
You can also often read your favourite newspaper online:
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