Foreigners and nationalities can be informed, entertained and documented through the mass communication that exists in Panama. The great majority of the mass media provides complete information, making it easy for tourists to stay in our country. If you would like to read the newspaper, a magazine, watch television, listen to the radio or simply access Panamanian web pages.
Printed Media, the tourists favorites
Panamanian printed media are by excellence one of the tourist's favorite means of communication. In this classification we can mention daily newspapers, weekly newspapers and the general information magazines. Printed media can be located by the elites to be informed as well as to inform. In Panama you can acquire these written media at pharmacies, supermarkets, grocers, newsstands and some banks.
This tropical country currently has the following newspapers: La Prensa (The Press), La Critica (The Critic), El Panama America, Mi Diario (My Diary), Dia a Dia (Day to Day), La Estrella de Panama of Panama), El Siglo (The Century), La Cronica (The Chronicle), Noti News and Panama News in English. When it comes to the most liked magazines we have Ellas (women), Panama Travel (tourism), Maga and Talingo (cultural type magazines).
The sensation of television
Television is one of the most liked mass media to be transmitted at a distance image in movements and sounds. The television channels in Panama offer an ample programming which includes entertainment (adult and children), news and educational programs. Among the main television channels we have:
o TVN – Channel 2: Televisor Nacional, includes varied programming. It has been ranked as the number one channel in popular acceptance. It has national production programs such as Vive la Musica ("Live the Music" American Idol type show), Hecho en Panama (Made in Panama), Ellas y Tu (The Girls and You) among others. While presenting novellas with a great number of viewers.
o Telemetro Panama: Offers a varied programming for adults and children. With regards to national production the favorites are Bailando por un Sueño (Dancing with the Stars), Buscando a Pepito (Looking for Little Johnny), Cuna de Acordiones (Crib of Accordions), Lo + Chic (The Most Chic), Selecta Magazine ( Select Magazine), to name a few.
o Tele 7: A channel exclusively for children and adolescents. With cartoons, series, novellas and a strong national programming where programs such as el Colegial (The Schoolbus), Parkeando (Hanging Out), La Torre de los Sueños (The Tower of Dreams) and many more stand out.
o TV Max, Channel 9: The number one sports channel on Panamanian territory. Offers sports programming with great acceptance on behalf of foreigners as well as the nationals.
o RPC, Channel 4: this channel possesses a different programming with movies and series to delight the viewing public. It is worth mentioning that shows like Puro Deporte (All Sports) as well as Noticias y Mas (News and More) have received good acceptance on behalf of the viewers.
o SERTV, Channel 11: an educational channel, presents programming focused on knowing the cultural history of Panama.
It is important to point out that the radio stations have good programming for foreigners and nationalities that enjoy music as well as educational programs, news, etc.