Whether you want to find out if your favorite football team came through with a big win or simply get in tune with what's been going on in the world, there's a wide range of media in Spain guaranteed to bring you up to date.
Walk by any newspaper kiosk in the street, and we guarantee that you'll be impressed by the sheer quantity and variety of newspapers. In addition to a handful of national newspapers, there is a multitude of regional papers that generally correspond to each of Spain's 17 autonomous communities. So basically, if you're in Galicia for example, you can opt for a national periodical like El Pais or for a Galician newspaper such as La Voz de Galicia. Here's a list of the most popular national newspapers in Spain:
Your third option - and certainly the most economical - is to pick up one of the slew of free newspapers. You can find people handing them out during the morning work rush around metro stops or in generally crowded pedestrian areas.
Up until the 1980's, there were only two television - TVE-1 (La Primera) and TVE-2 (La Dos)- channels in Spain, both of them being state-owned. Today, a few more channels have been thrown into the mix. Basic cable, at least throughout around 85% of Spain, includes six channels. In addition to the state-owned TV-1 (La Primera) and TV-2 (La Dos), there are four channels run by private companies: Antena 3, La Cuatro, Telecinco and La Sexta. Tune in for anything from historical documentaries to popular game shows, Spanish or imported American sitcoms and reality shows.