A guide to aspect of the media industry in Andalucia. Covering Books, Films, Magazines and Newspapers, Maps, News, Photography Radio, Television, english language bookshops, international magazines, film production and more.
The Spanish are avid TV watchers (after the Americans and Brits, that is). Most TV's receive between five and six terrestrial channels. These are: TV1 - The state run flagship Television Española, TV2 - The state run second Television Española, Antena 3 - Independent National Station, Tele 5 - Independent National Station, Canal Sur - Popular Regional Channel run by the Regional Government of Andalucia and Andalucia 2.
With its hugely varied landscapes and scenery, from arid deserts to spectacular mountains, Moorish towns and cities to pristine beaches, Andalucia is a film-makers’ dream. Little wonder, then, that scores of movies have been shot here over the years, from spaghetti westerns in the Wild West town sets of Almeria, to historic epics in the glorious mudejar palaces of Seville.
There are numerous bookshops in all the major towns and cities of Andalucia. All markets are catered for, and there are a number of English language Bookshops and other international language book shops in Andalucia catering for the foreign resident.
There are many English language radio stations in Andalucia, especially along the Costa del Sol and some inland areas where many English speaking residents have settled over the last few decades. A few of the pioneering English language stations are still going strong after and have long-term.
Award-winning travel photographer and long-term resident, Michelle Chaplow gives advice on photographing in Spain. Spain is a vast country, and after living and working as a photographer here for over 20 years, I know that it's impossible to generalise about one individual and uniform Spain. It's a country of extreme contrasts and rich, varied traditions.