Costa Blanca Newspapers and Radio Stations
Many newsagents stock foreign national newspapers from across Europe including German, Dutch and Italian newspapers. The shops may not stock many copies so you will need to be quick to get your favourite paper.
Most of the English national newspapers such as the Sun and Daily Mail are printed in Spain so you can continue to enjoy your favourite newspaper over breakfast. The price is a little different to England though and you do pay more. The Sunday papers are more expensive and you will not get the usual supplements or glossy magazines.
Costa Blanca Newspapers in English
There are several newspapers in English giving information and news about Alicante and the Costa Blanca. These are:
Costa Blanca News, which is based in Benidorm, and costs €1.95. It has been covering the area since 1974 and is still the best-known paper. www.costa-news.com.Euro Weekly News has a north and south Costa Blanca edition. This is free and can be picked up from many bars and restaurants. www.euroweeklynews.com
Round Town News covers the Costa Blanca and is also free. www.roundtownnews.co.uk
The Leader tends to cover the Torrevieja and Orihuela areas. This is also a free newspaper. www.theleader.info
If you have digital television, you will have plenty of TV channels to choose from, including national and regional ones. The main regional TV stations in Alicante are Canal Nou and Canal Nou Dos. Sometimes these programmes are broadcast in valenciano however. You can also get channels which may be more familiar to you such as MTV, Paramount Channel and Disney Channel, Subscription TV can be expensive. The most popular satellite TV provider is Canal Plus, which has many sports, films and children's TV channels.