Brazilian television is an important source of information for
Brazilians at every every socio-economic level and has significant
influence on their culuture and society as a whole. With the
relatively new introduction of cable tv, satelite and pay TV services
in the 1990's, these sectors have seen tremendous growth.
The quality of Brazil tv programmes varies and include popular
favourites such as the national Brazilian news, Government
cultural programmes to the much-loved soap operas.
There are local tv channels that provide content, in every State.
TV Cultura Educational, a channel maintained by the government of
the State of Sao Paulo is the most important educative tv program
in Brazil. While different states will maintain cultural and
other channels, they will nevertheless rely heavily on one of the
major networks for supply of most programs.
Although all Brasilian tv programmes will be in Portuguese,
you'll find that most hotels in Brazil northeast such as in
Natal will offer cable tv, so you will have a choice
other than just Brasilian television. If you want to put your
Portugese to the test, there are number of channels with national
The most watched channel is TV Globo, which is part of the O Globo
group and is one of the biggest media groups in the world. In
addition to being a a major television content producer of
documentaries, musicals, sitcoms and a host of other programs,
Globo also operates Brazil radio, newspapers, cable TV
and internet sites.
The most watched program on Brazilian tv is Jornal
Naciona - the evening night news, which is around 8pm and
has the highest audience in Brazilian television.
Another particular Brazilian favourite after the evening news is
the Brazil tv soap programms - telenovelas, many of which
are shown in numerous countries worldwide. Brazilian tv channels
are largely dominated by these soap operas, which have huge
Brazil News Agencies
There are four major national Brazilian news agencies in the
country, 3 of which are sponsored and maintained by Brasil's most
Though lacking a strong, early press tradition,
Brazilian newspaper has been an influencial mass media, with
comprehensive coverage of international news, current events, politics...
Popular fashion and women's magazines and Natal Rio Grande do Norte edition; but only if you speak
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Internet access, including broadband Internet is widespread
in the north east, in many hotels, shopping centers, Internet cafes
and is relatively inexpensive to get connected. Just be sure to...
Brazil radio has been the most pervasive of Brasil's mass media
up until recently and is still relied on heavily by those living
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