Luxembourg's media landscape is defined by its linguistic diversity. The market for print and the audiovisual media in Luxembourg is open to many foreign publications and channels, given the country’s multilingual population. A person may listen to the morning news on the radio in Luxembourgish, then go on to read a French daily newspaper, browse English news sites and watch a German movie in the evening.
German has always been the language of choice for the printed press, although French has made up ground in the traditional dailies and some weekly newspapers. By contrast, articles in Lëtzebuergesch are still the exception.
Among the daily newspapers, the Luxemburger Wort (website also in English) and the Tageblatt, written in French and German, have the biggest readership, although the Journal or the Quotidien, a French language newspaper, are also widely read.
Added to this, many expatriate communities in Luxembourg have also developed print publications in their own language over the years, or profit from the radio stations’ multilingual policies to host shows in their language. Especially English (Ara City Radio, Delano, news 3|5|2) and Portuguese (Radio Latina, Contacto) media have thus become a common sight in the country's media landscape.
Lëtzebuergesch is the dominant language on the airwaves of national and local radio and TV stations. Although the single national television channel broadcasts exclusively in Lëtzebuergesch, the TV news bulletin is subtitled in French or German. A five-minute news summary has also been available in French since autumn 2008.
Among the many regional and national radio stations, RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg is the most listened to, but other stations such as Radio 100,7, Radio DNR or Eldoradio have been on air since the 1990s and have also acquired a large market share. Among the few TV stations, RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg holds a predominant position.