Media of Macau

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

Print media[edit]

There are nine Chinese daily newspapers, three Portuguese dailies and three 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.

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, published monthly by a private company (De Ficção - Multimedia Projects) that also owns Business Intelligence Magazine a business magazine in Chinese, and Business Daily newspaper. Inside Asian Gaming is a monthly gaming magazine, in English. Destination Macau is an English-language magazine promoting the tourism and hospitality sector published by Ignite Media Group. World Gaming is an English and Chinese language magazine promoting the gaming and tourism sector.

Broadcast media[edit]

TDM 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[edit]

Free-to-air channels[edit]

Free-to-air television[edit]

In 1-flagship free-to-air terrestrial television stations and 2-flagship analog free-to-air terrestrial television channels in Hong Kong such:

  1. Teledifusão de Macau (TDM; 澳門廣播電視股份有限公司 (澳門廣播電視, 澳門廣視)) is a Macau flagship free-to-air terrestrial television stations and 2-flagship analog free-to-air terrestrial television channels in Macau such:
    1. TDM-1 (澳視1台華文頻道) in Cantonese flagship free-to-air terrestrial television channel on UHF in normally tuned to 30 by the analog & 91 by the digital.
    2. TDM-2 (澳視2台葡文頻道) in Portuguese flagship free-to-air terrestrial television channel on UHF in normally tuned to 32 by the analog & 92 by the digital.
Channel № (Analog) Channel № (Digital) Channel name (English) Channel name (Chinese) Channel content Language Transmission Format Status Launch date Licence
30 (UHF) 91 TDM-1 澳視1台華文頻道 Cantonese Free-to-air Cantonese Analog & Digital SDTV Terrestrial (1990-09-17) 17 September 1990 (age 26) TDM
32 (UHF) 92 TDM-2 澳視2台葡文頻道 Portuguese Free-to-air Portuguese

Premium channels[edit]

Media administration[edit]

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[edit]

There are five journalists' organizations in Macau.

Media education[edit]

The University of Macau offer degree courses in media studies.

The University of Saint Joseph offers a Communication and Media program that covers a wide range of media disciplines.


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

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