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El Comercio: One of the largest print daily news publications in Ecuador, based out of Quito. The paper covers national and international news.

El Financiero: Another national paper, with a focus on the economy.

El Universo: Competes with El Comercio in daily publications. Based out of Guayaquil.

Diario Extra: Self publishing newspaper from Quayaquil, specializing in feature-driven news.

Hoy: A morning-edition daily newspaper characterized by its openness to different schools of thought and its free print version.

La Hora: An umbrella news company that prints in 12 regions throughout Ecuador, publishing regional news in the area.


Analisis Semanal: Offers in-depth analysis of economics in Ecuador.

Cosas Ecuador: A sophisticated celebrity gossip newspaper with in-depth feature articles on politics and culture.

Generacion XXI: A very popular celebrity magazine for Ecuador’s teenager market.

La Cometa: A magazine about children, for children.

Vistazo: Feature-length local and national news stories.


Considered the most important source of the country's mass media. Telenovelas, which can be compared to American soap operas, take up most of the air-time in Ecuador. There are 10 private channels and three operated by the state, as well as regional stations. Cable is becoming increasingly popular.

Among the private networks are:




The national public (state-run) television stations are:

Ecuador TV:

Gama TV:

TC Telvisión:

Radio Stations:

Listening to the radio is very popular in Ecuador, and each town has at least one of their own, local radio stations. Most stations produce a mix of music and conversation. While most are in Spanish, it's possible to find a few in English as well. For top hits in Quito, listen to Los 40s Principales (97.7 FM), or Alfa Radio (98.5 FM); and for local music and adult contemporary themes, listen to Ecuador Inmediato Radio, which is best online. Radio Sucre ( is a national network.

Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to Ecuador: Cruise Tours, Galapagos Ecology and Ecotourism , Galapagos Cruises: What's Included?, Ecuador Etiquette & Dress, Recommended Reading List, Maid Services In Quito, Importing Goods into Ecuador, Striated Heron, Studying Spanish in Ecuador and Galápagos Wildlife Guide.

12 Sep 2012

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