• The biggest Portuguese-language daily newspapers are Jornal do Brasil ( and O Globo (, both from Rio, and O Estado de São Paulo and Folha de São Paulo, out of São Paulo. The weekly Veja is a current-affairs magazine, and in Rio and São Paulo it comes with a good pullout guide to what’s happening locally. For English-language news in Rio, check out the Rio Times (
  • TV programming revolves around sports, comedy shows and the nightly telenovelas (soap operas). O Globo is the largest nationwide TV network.
  • Brazil uses the PAL system for video/DVD.