Media of Macau

Media of Macau

Media in Macau are available to the public in the forms of: television and radio, newspapers, magazines and the Internet. They serve the local community by providing necessary information and entertainment. Macau's media market is rather small. The local media face strong competition from Hong Kong.

Macau has reportedly the highest "media density" in the world - nine Chinese-language dailies, three Portuguese-language dailies, two English-language dailies and about half a dozen Chinese-language weeklies and one Portuguese-language weekly. About two dozen newspapers from Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan and the Philippines are shipped to Macau every early morning.

Macau's most influential newspapers are said to be the Chinese-language Macao Daily News and Va Kio Pou, the English-language Macau Post Daily and the Portuguese-language Hoje Macau


Print media

There are nine Chinese daily newspapers, three Portuguese dailies and two English daily newspapers in Macau. There are also six Chinese weekly newspapers and one Portuguese weekly newspaper.

All local newspapers that have been published for at least five years are entitled to subsidies from the government.

The first newspaper that was published in Macau was Abelha da China (Chinese:蜜蜂華報) which was only published for one year.

  • Macao Daily News - top circulation daily, Chinese-language,
  • Va Kio Daily - privately owned Chinese daily
  • Tai Chung Pou - owned by a group of businessmen
  • Macau Daily Times - owned by the manager of one of Macau's public bus companies
  • Macau Post Daily - Macau's oldest English language daily, owned by media interests
  • Hoje Macau - Portuguese-language daily
  • Jornal Tribuna de Macau - Portuguese-language daily
  • Ponto Final - Portuguese-language daily
  • O CLARIM - Portuguese-language weeekly, owned by the Catholic Church

Revista Macau is a quarterly magazine with cultural contents and run by the government. Macau Business is one of Macau's oldest English language publications, launched in May 2004, that is published monthly by a private company that also owns Business Intelligence a business magazine in Chinese. Inside Asian Gaming is a monthly gaming magazine, in English. Destination Macau is an English-language magazine promoting the tourism and hospitality sector. World Gaming is an English and Chinese language magazine promoting the gaming and tourism sector.

Broadcast media

Teledifusão de Macau was established in 1984. They have two television broadcast channels and one radio channel - Radio Macau. The two television channels include a Chinese-language and a Portuguese-language channel.

In addition, there are also several private broadcast companies in Macau such as "Radio Vila Verde Lda", "Macau Cable" and two satellite TV companies.

List of television channels

Free-to-air channels

Premium channels

  • TDM Vida 澳視生活台
  • TDM-Macau Satéllite 澳門衛視
  • TDM Desporto 澳視體育台
  • TDM HD 澳視高清台
  • Macau Asia Satellite Television (MASTV) 澳亞衛視
  • MASTV Channel
  • Lotus Television (LTV) 澳門蓮花衞視
  • Lotus TV Channel
  • Fung Fu Television (FFTV) 功夫衛視
  • Fung Fu TV Channel
  • China Satellite Television (CSTV) 中華衛視
  • CSTV Channel

Media administration

The government of Macau established the Government Information Bureau to regulate media broadcasting and provides support organizations related to this aspect. They are directly responsible to the Chief Executive of Macau. Freedom of the press is guaranteed in the Basic Law and Press Law of Macau.

Reporters' organizations

There are five journalists organizations in Macau.

Media education

The University of Macau and the Macau University of Science and Technology offer degree courses in media studies.


There are several major internet communities in Macau such as Macaustreet, CyberCTM, Qoos and Macauplus.

See also

External links

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