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GMA Network Inc.
GMA
Formerly
  • Loreto F. de Hemedes Inc. (1950–1974)
  • Republic Broadcasting System (1974–1996)
Company type
PSEGMA7
IndustryMass media
Entertainment
FoundedJune 14, 1950; 73 years ago (1950-06-14)
FounderRobert "Uncle Bob" Stewart
HeadquartersGMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Brgy. South Triangle, Diliman, ,
Philippines
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Products
Brands
Services
RevenueIncrease 22.45 billion (FY 2021)
Increase ₱9.95 billion (FY 2021)
Increase ₱7.57 billion (FY 2021)
Total assetsIncrease ₱24.08 billion (FY 2021)
Total equityIncrease ₱14.57 billion (FY 2021)
Owners
  • Group Management and Development, Inc. (28.64%)
  • FLG Management and Development Corporation (26.38%)
  • M.A. Jimenez Enterprises (15.53%)
  • Television International Corporation (12.03%)
Number of employees
3,504 (2024)
ParentGMA Holdings, Inc.
Divisions
Subsidiaries
Websitewww.gmanetwork.com
Footnotes / references
[1][2]

GMA Network Inc., commonly known as GMA, is a Philippine media company based in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. It is primarily involved in radio and television broadcasting, with subsidiaries dealing in various media related businesses. The majority of its profits are derived from publicity and marketing incomes associated to television distribution.

Founded on June 14, 1950,[3] it currently owns and operates two national television networks (GMA Network and GTV), four digital terrestrial television channels (Heart of Asia, Hallypop, Pinoy Hits and I Heart Movies), two national radio stations (Super Radyo DZBB 594 kHz and Barangay LS 97.1), two regional radio networks (Super Radyo and Barangay FM), and one regional tv network, It also operates three international channels (GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International), along with subsidiaries dealing in film production and distribution (GMA Pictures), music production and publishing (GMA Music), talent development and management (Sparkle GMA Artist Center), digital terrestrial television providers (GMA Affordabox and GMA Now) and a number of Internet and digital converging technology (GMA New Media) in the Philippines. The company is a publicly traded company on the Philippine Stock Exchange.

History

The company's roots can be traced back to then Loreto F. de Hemedes, Inc., founded by Robert "Uncle Bob" Stewart, an American war correspondent.[4] The company started with the launching of its first AM radio station in Manila through DZBB.[4] It went on air on March 1, 1950, using the frequency of 580 kHz of the AM band, broadcasting from the Calvo Building in Escolta, Manila. Its early radio coverage highlights were the crash of President Ramon Magsaysay's plane in Mount Manunggal; the eruption of Mount Hibok-Hibok and various local elections in the Philippines.[5] DZBB became the first radio station in the Philippines to use telephones for live interviews.

Within years since its first broadcasts, the huge triumph of the station and its growing number of listeners made clear the move to modern facilities in EDSA, Quezon City, with the work done in 1959.

On October 29, 1961, the company launched its first television station, RBS TV Channel 7 using local VHF channel 7.[4] In 1963, DYSS Television was launched in Cebu. On May 28, 1974, the company was renamed as Republic Broadcasting System, Inc.[4] A triumvirate composed of Gilberto Duavit Sr., Menardo Jimenez and Felipe Gozon took over the company from Stewart at the same year.[4]

In 1987, GMA became the first Philippine network to broadcast in StereoVision while opening their high-end live studio at Broadway Centrum. In 1988, the network greatly improved its signal by switching to its 777-ft transmitter known as the Tower of Power. In 1992, the Philippine Congress passed a law granting the network to operate for another 25 years. The network launched the Rainbow Satellite, making their programs available nationwide and across Southeast Asia. In 1996, the company changed its corporate identity to GMA Network Inc.[4][6]

On April 21, 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 10925, renewing GMA Network's license for another 25 years. The law granted GMA Network Inc. a franchise to construct, install, operate, and maintain radio broadcasting stations and television stations for commercial purposes, including a digital television system. This franchise encompasses the establishment of corresponding facilities such as relay stations throughout the Philippines.[7][8]

Television

GMA Network

Main article: GMA Network

GMA Network, commonly known as GMA, is a major Philippine commercial television network. Launched on October 29, 1961, GMA Network is also referred to as the "Kapuso Network" in reference to the company's logo. Its headquarters can be found at the GMA Network Center in Quezon City.

GTV

Main article: GTV (Philippine TV network)

GTV is a Philippine general entertainment channel that aired on its flagship station, UHF channel 27 and was launched on February 22, 2021, replacing GMA News TV. The channel carries news, entertainment and sports programs and it is available in most satellite and cable TV systems.

Heart of Asia

Main article: Heart of Asia Channel

Heart of Asia is a Philippine digital television channel owned by GMA Network, that focused on Filipino-dubbed Asian dramas, movies and classic GMA drama series. The channel was initially launched on June 12, 2020, and officially launched on June 29, 2020.[9]

Hallypop

Main article: Hallypop (Philippine TV channel)

Hallypop is the Philippine version of the U.S.-based Asian pop culture digital channel, operating under a licensed branding agreement with Jungo TV. The joint venture between both parties was established in 2019, leading to the channel's initial launch on September 6, 2020, and its official launch on September 20, 2020.[10]

I Heart Movies

Main article: I Heart Movies

I Heart Movies is a movie channel owned by GMA Network. Its programming consisting of films produced and distributed by GMA Pictures. The channel was initially launched on March 25, 2021, and officially launched on April 5, 2021.[11][12][13] I Heart Movies competed with ABS-CBN's Cinema One, Viva Communications' PBO and Solar Entertainment's SolarFlix.

Pinoy Hits

Pinoy Hits
Logo used since January 16, 2023
CountryPhilippines
Broadcast areaPhilippines
NetworkGMA Network
HeadquartersGMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Programming
Language(s)
  • Filipino (main)
  • English (secondary)
Picture format16:9 480i (SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerGMA Network, Inc.
Sister channels
History
LaunchedJanuary 2, 2023 (2023-01-02) (test broadcast)
January 16, 2023 (2023-01-16) (official launch)
Links
Websitegmanetwork.com/entertainment/tv/pinoy_hits
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 7.06 (Mega Manila, Metro Cebu, Metro Naga and Ilocos Sur)
Channel 11.06 (Iligan)
Channel 10.06 (Metro Baguio, Dagupan and Tacloban City)
Channel 12.06 (Batangas, Legaspi, Metro Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon)
Channel 13.06 (Metro Bacolod)
Channel 6.06 (Metro Iloilo)
Channel 5.06 (Roxas, Metro Davao and Mt. Province)
Channel 8.06 (General Santos)
Channel 9.06 (Zamboanga City)
GMA AffordaboxChannel 6

Pinoy Hits is a Philippine digital television channel owned by GMA Network, that focused on classic television programs produced by GMA Network and also include simulcasts programming from GMA and GTV. The channel was initially launched on January 2, 2023, and officially launched on January 16, 2023.[14] Pinoy Hits competed with ABS-CBN's Jeepney TV.[15]

International broadcasts

GMA Pinoy TV

Main article: GMA Pinoy TV

In March 2005, GMA Network launched its first international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. The channel is targeted toward Filipino communities worldwide. Flagship programs from GMA Network are shown aside from in-house programming. It also syndicates shows. GMA Pinoy TV is available in key cities in the United States, Canada, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and some parts of Asia and Europe.[16]

GMA Life TV

Main article: GMA Life TV

In February 2008, GMA International launched its second international channel via GMA Life TV. It carries programming from GMA Network and from its former lifestyle channel in the Philippines, Q. It also carries new programs broadcast by the news channel, GMA News TV. GMA Life TV is available through satellite and cable TV system worldwide.[16]

GMA News TV International

Main article: GMA News TV International

GMA International announced the launch of GMA News TV International in July 2011.[17] It will be available through satellite and cable TV systems worldwide. It will be the third international channel of GMA Network Inc., together with GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV.[18] GMA News TV International is current available on a preview channel basis in Australia via UBI World TV and FetchTV, IPS/AccessTV in Japan and GUdTV in Guam.[19][20][21]

Radio

DZBB

Main article: DZBB-AM

DZBB, also known as Super Radyo DZBB 594 is the AM radio station of RGMA in Metropolitan Manila, one of GMA Network's subsidiaries. Radio studios are located at 3rd floor of GMA Network Studio Annex, EDSA corner GMA Network Drive, Diliman, Quezon City while its radio transmitter is at Camia St., Brgy. Panghulo, Obando, Bulacan. The station operates 24 hours a day except every Sunday midnight. Some of the programs of GMA and GTV's Dobol B TV block are simultaneously simulcast on the station.

DWLS

Main article: DWLS

DWLS-FM, also known as Barangay LS 97.1, is the FM radio station of RGMA in Metropolitan Manila, a subsidiary of GMA Network. Its main radio studios are located at the 3rd floor of GMA Network Studio Annex, EDSA corner GMA Network Drive, Diliman, Quezon City and its transmitter is at Tandang Sora Avenue, Barangay Culiat, Quezon City. DWLS is the assigned call letters for the radio station and it was derived from the name of Loreto Stewart, the wife of its founder, Robert La Rue "Uncle Bob" Stewart.

Broadcast facilities

Tower of Power

Main article: Tower of Power (transmitter)

GMA Network transmitter at Brgy. Culiat, Tandang Sora, Quezon City

In order to strengthen its broadcast signal in Metropolitan Manila and its suburbs, GMA Network Inc. constructed the Tower of Power in the third quarter of 1987.

GMA Network, Inc. spent more than PhP168 million to the upgrade its broadcast transmitters and facilities in various key cities in the Philippines.[22] It plans to augment its existing studio facilities in Cebu, Iloilo and Davao. It also plans to upgrade construction of its existing broadcast facilities in Dagupan to further improve its coverage in the northern part of the Philippines.[23] These upgrades include new transmitting equipment, from transmitters to antenna systems and buildings/tower rehabilitation/construction. GMA Network Inc. expects completion of these projects by end 2009.

Presented to the Philippine Stock Exchange on January 15, 2009, GMA Network, Inc. discloses that it already disbursed almost PhP1.3 billion from the proceeds of its initial public offering to support various expansion programs in key cities in the Philippines. Expansion includes construction of broadcast facility, tower and transmitter upgrade for its Naga station; broadcast facility and transmitter tower for its Legazpi station; construction of transmitter tower and upgrading its General Santos station; and upgrading broadcast facilities, equipment and transmitter tower in Davao, Cebu, Guimaras, Bacolod, Iloilo, Batangas, Dagupan, Cagayan de Oro and Benguet.

GMA Network Center

Main article: GMA Network Center

GMA Network, Inc. inaugurated its state-of-the-art GMA Network Center on June 14, 2000, as part of the year-round celebration to commemorate its 50th anniversary. GMA Network Center supports GMA Network, Inc.'s thrusts towards digitization and media convergence. While the first phase of the project has already been completed with the construction of the 17-storey corporate complex, the center has an option to upgrade the older, existing facilities in the GMA compound, as originally planned.

GMA Kapuso Center

GMA Kapuso Center is a 3-storey building located on Samar Avenue cor. GMA Network Drive in Quezon City, inside the GMA Complex. It is the main office of GMA Kapuso Foundation, as well as Kapuso Action Center.

GMA Network Studios

The GMA Network Studios consist of seven studios and are named Studios 1-7 (except German Moreno Studio) based on their size.[24] Studio 1 and Studio 4 (formerly known as Studio A and Studio B, respectively) were the first two old studios of GMA Network which is located in the old compound (formerly known as the RBS compound), which is being demolished as of April 2023 to make way for the construction of a new studio building. Studio 2, 3, and 5 are located in GMA Network Center building. The German Moreno Studio (formerly Studio 6) and Studio 7, the largest studios of GMA Network, are located in the GMA Network Studio Annex.

GMA Network, Inc. takes a significant step in the continuous strengthening and improvement of the network's news department with a P154 million (2.9m USD) investment on a Newsroom Automation System (NAS). A signing of agreement between GMA Network and Vizrt was held on March 14, 2018, at the GMA Network Center in Quezon City.

Digital television

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered[26][27] all broadcasting companies in the Philippines to shut off their analog signal by 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2015, and switch to digital broadcast.[28] The Philippines will be using the Japanese ISDB-T to facilitate the country's transition to digital television, rather than the ATSC system implemented by North American broadcasters devised as a replacement for the NTSC system utilized by North America and the Philippines.[29]

GMA Network is presently[when?] applying[30] for a digital television license from the NTC to install and maintain transmitting stations that will be attuned with and utilize to offer digital terrestrial television and digital mobile TV broadcast services,[31] using channel 27 (551.143 MHz) frequency. Areas planned for a temporary digital broadcast will cover the cities of Quezon City,[27] Makati, Pasig, Tagaytay, and Angeles City in Pampanga; and areas like Ortigas, Cavite, and Calumpit in Bulacan.

GMA Network, Inc. asked the NTC to reconsider its decision to use the Japanese standard and examine the European digital broadcast system instead.[32] In earlier decisions, the National Telecommunications Commission reaffirmed its resolutions to use ISDB-T and conduct public consultations for its implementing rules and regulations which will be ready by April 2011.[33] On March 27, 2011, the local regulator ordered an evaluation of the standard to be used by the Philippines for digital television and reconsidering the second-generation Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB2) from Europe and replacing the Japanese Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting (ISDB) standard.[34]

In February 2013, GMA Network, Inc. was able to conduct digital test broadcast with the ISDB-T standard via its UHF channel 27's frequency. GMA Network was the first television network in the Philippines to broadcast GMA 7 and GMA News TV 11 in standard definition (SD) format with a 4:3 aspect ratio, similar to TV channels in European countries, although the content had been stretched horizontally from its original 4:3 ratio. GMA 7 was also transmitting 1seg on mobile and had no errors. However, in a statement, the network has not conceded its stand to prefer the European DVB-T2 over the Japanese ISDB-T.[35]

Online

GMA News Online

GMA News Online
FormerlyGMANews.TV
Type of site
News website
Available in
HeadquartersGMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Country of originPhilippines
Area servedWorldwide
OwnerGMA Network, Inc.
Key people
  • Oliver Victor B. Amoroso (Senior Vice President and Head of GMA Integrated News)
  • Grace dela Peña-Reyes (Consultant, News)
  • John Manalastas (Editor-in-Chief)
ParentGMA New Media
URLgmanetwork.com/news
LaunchedJanuary 1, 2007; 17 years ago (2007-01-01)
Current statusActive

Established on January 1, 2007, GMA News Online (formerly GMANews.TV) is the official site of GMA Integrated News. It features the latest news coverage, including video reports, as well as business, sports, technology, entertainment and special reports, mobile alerts, newsletters, RSS feeds and real time search.[36] A diverse number of presenters and correspondents maintain blogs on its site and has an archiving database for its news content. A live stream of DZBB, an AM radio station of GMA Network is also available on its website. It also features YouScoop, an interactive section, wherein viewers can upload first-hand footage of news events happening in their area and visitors can also view such footage. Aside from GMA Integrated News content and materials produced, GMA News Online publishes articles and features from several news organizations, including The Associated Press and Reuters wire service. In December 2010, GMANews.TV received one million page views per day.[37]

On February 7, 2011, GMANews.TV was renamed to GMA News Online and launched a new logo and slogan, “The Go-to Site For Filipinos Everywhere”; and retain its uniform resource locator, www.gmanews.tv to correspond with the launching of its all-news channel, GMA News TV.[38]

myGMA Internet TV

On September 12, 2008, GMA Network, Inc. launched its first video-on-demand service through myGMA Internet TV. Focusing on Filipino communities, it offers high-quality programs from GMA Network. It is an alternative to Filipino communities who does not have the access of cable TV and direct-to-home subscriptions. myGMA Internet TV competed with ABS-CBN’s TFC.tv (now iWantTFC).[39] Currently, myGMA Internet TV is inactive. The service was replaced by Kapuso Stream.

Kapuso Stream

Kapuso Stream
Type of site
Web-based channel
Available in
Predecessor(s)
  • myGMA Internet TV (2008–2010)
  • GMA Online Exclusives (2017–2020)
  • GMA Entertainment Shows Online (2020–2022)
HeadquartersGMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Country of originPhilippines
Area servedWorldwide
OwnerGMA Network, Inc.
Key people
Industry
ParentGMA New Media
URLgmanetwork.com/entertainment/tv/kapuso_stream
RegistrationRequired
LaunchedJune 20, 2022; 23 months ago (2022-06-20)
Current statusActive

Kapuso Stream is a web-based channel owned and operated by GMA New Media, a division of GMA Network, Inc., that launched on June 20, 2022, and livestreams on Facebook and YouTube. It airs original programming from GMA and GTV. Livestreaming of shows on both platforms are available worldwide.[40] Kapuso Stream competed with ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Online Live and TV5's Kapatid Online.

Joint ventures

Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP)

Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc., a joint venture between GMA New Media, Inc. and Summit Media, operates Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) and Sports Interactive Network (SPIN).

Kapuso JobMarket

Partnerships of GMA Network Inc., the Philippine Daily Inquirer, INQ7 Interactive Inc. and New Media Inc. The Kapuso JobMarket aims to provide convenience for job seekers by creating another online service that will help them search for employment opportunities using their mobile phones.

Q

Main article: Q (Philippine TV network)

Q was a partnership between GMA Network, Inc. and ZOE Broadcasting Network. The television channel previously aired foreign dramas, lifestyle shows and public affairs programming. The channel ceased commercial operation on February 20, 2011, to give way to its sister channel, GMA News TV.

Defunct channels

INQ7.net

GMA Network Inc. partnered with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, one of Philippines' daily broadsheets to venture in an online multimedia news and information delivery company, INQ7 Interactive Inc. Its main business offers text, images, audio, video and online interactive information tools such as discussion boards, polls and searchable news archives. The partnership also paved the way the creation of a joint web site, the inq7.net and in recent reports, its ranks no. 11 in the most read online newspaper worldwide. In January 2007, GMA Network, Inc. and Philippine Daily Inquirer ended their partnership and GMA Network Inc. focused on to its owned consent site, the GMA News Online (formerly known as GMANews.TV).

GMA News TV

GMA News TV was a Philippine news and lifestyle-oriented channel that was launched on February 28, 2011, and was aired on local UHF channel 27 and formerly VHF channel 11 through its blocktime agreement with ZOE until June 2019. On February 21, 2021, GMA News TV stopped its broadcast operations to give way for GTV the following day. It was generally watched as a free-to-air news and lifestyle-oriented channel in the Philippines.[41]

Q (Quality Television)

On November 11, 2005, GMA Network, Inc. entered an airtime agreement with ZOE Broadcasting Network to use DZOE-TV channel 11 for its local lifestyle channel Q (formerly QTV, Quality Television). Most of Q's programming consists of foreign dramas, reality and lifestyle shows. On February 20, 2011, Q ceased commercial operation to give way to GMA News TV.[42]

Channel [V] Philippines

On December 15, 1999, STAR TV Network leased the airtime of Citynet to launch Channel [V] Philippines through EMC (Entertainment Music Channel). Part of the strategy is to localize Channel V with programs produced locally by STAR TV Network and GMA Network Inc.

EMC (Entertainment Music Channel)

In 1999, Entertainment Music Channel or EMC is the first music channel of GMA Network Inc. after its UHF station, Citynet Television was rebranded due to high programming cost and stiff competition from free-to-air UHF TV channels. The music channel only lasted months after GMA Network Inc. signed a leased broadcast agreement with STAR TV Network to transmit a localize music television station, Channel [V] Philippines.

Citynet Television

On August 27, 1995, GMA Network, Inc. inaugurate its first ultra-high-frequency channel through DWDB-TV channel 27 in Metropolitan Manila. It was the first UHF television channel operated by a major broadcast network in the Philippines. GMA Network Inc. launches its new channel under the Citynet Television brand and decided to expand its local programming business. Studios are located at the GMA Network Center in Quezon City. In April 1999, Citynet Television ceased its commercial operation and later on reformatted into a local music channel.

CGMA

On February 1, 1993, GMA Network, Inc. ventures into cable television via CGMA, is a 24 hour cable channel available on Home Cable, Sky Cable and Destiny Cable. It broadcast defunct and previously aired shows on GMA Network from 1980–2000. Eventually, CGMA ceased its commercial operation when Home Cable, Sky Cable and Destiny Cable on July 25, 2001, entered into a memorandum of agreement to consolidate the operation of its company with Lopez-owned Sky Cable, an ABS-CBN Corporation subsidiary, GMA Network Inc.'s main competitor.[citation needed]

GMA didn't have its own cable channel until 2005 with the launch of GMA Pinoy TV, but unlike CGMA, GMA Pinoy TV (and its sister channels) only caters to international audiences.

Fox Filipino

Main article: Fox Filipino

Fox Filipino was an archive entertainment cable television channel launched on March 1, 2012. It featured Filipino-produced programming from GMA Network and Filipino movies from GMA Pictures, entries from the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, selected Asian and Hollywood movies, and selected foreign programming dubbed in Filipino language.[43][44][45] After 8 years of broadcasting, Fox Networks Group announced that Fox Filipino would cease broadcast on July 7, 2020, as GMA and TV5 archived content were moved to GMA's digital television channels, Heart of Asia, Pinoy Hits and Cignal-run satellite channel, One Screen, respectively.[46]

Executive management

Entertainment TV Group vice president Lilybeth Rasonable

Assets

Divisions

GMA Entertainment Group

GMA Entertainment Group
Formerly
  • GMA Entertainment TV (2004–2017)
  • GMA Entertainment Content Group (2017–2018)
Company typeDivision
Industry
FoundedJanuary 1, 2004; 20 years ago (2004-01-01)
HeadquartersGMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, ,
Philippines
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Lilybeth G. Rasonable (Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group)
ProductsTelevision programs
ParentGMA Network, Inc.
Websitegmanetwork.com/entertainment

GMA Entertainment Group is the main entertainment production division of GMA Network that produces drama, comedy, reality, variety, game, and talk shows.[47] It is currently headed by its Senior Vice President Lilybeth G. Rasonable.

GMA Integrated News

The news division of GMA Network that generates news output for the company's media outlets, including GMA Network's television, radio, and digital medi platforms. The division is headed by Senior Vice President Oliver Victor B. Amoroso, who also the SVP of GMA Regional TV. Under Amoroso's leadership, GMA News was rebranded as GMA Integrated News, integrating the newsrooms of GMA News Manila, GMA News Online, and GMA Regional TV.[48]

GMA Regional TV

GMA Regional TV
FormerlyRGMA Network, Inc. (1998–2010)
Company typeDivision
Industry
Founded1998; 26 years ago (1998)
HeadquartersGMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, ,
Philippines
Area served
Philippines
Key people
  • Oliver Victor B. Amoroso (Senior Vice President for Regional TV)
Products
ParentGMA Network, Inc.
DivisionsSynergy: A GMA Collaboration
Websitegmanetwork.com/regionaltv

The regional division of the company that operates all GMA Network and GTV TV stations except GMA Manila and GTV Manila. It also produces local newscasts for 6 areas/regions in the country. The division is also headed by SVP Oliver Victor B. Amoroso.

Synergy: A GMA Collaboration

Synergy: A GMA Collaboration
Synergy
Company typeDivision
Industry
FoundedNovember 19, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-11-19)
HeadquartersGMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, ,
Philippines
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Oliver Victor B. Amoroso (Senior Vice President for Synergy)
Products
OwnerGMA Network, Inc.
ParentGMA Regional TV
Websitegmanetwork.com/regionaltv/synergy

Synergy: A GMA Collaboration, also known as Synergy, is a division under GMA Regional TV that handles sports partnerships and production, concerts, non-ticketed events, and synergy for GMA.[49] It is known for the coverage of NCAA Philippines, Limitless: A Musical Trilogy, and the first virtual reality concert, Alden's Reality.[50]

GMA International

GMA International
Company typeDivision
IndustryBroadcasting
FoundedMarch 14, 2005; 19 years ago (2005-03-14)
HeadquartersGMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, ,
Philippines
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Products
Services
ParentGMA Network, Inc.
Websitegmanetwork.com/international

The international division of GMA Network that operates and distributes international channels in more than 150 countries and territories worldwide. In 2023, GMA International and ABS-CBN International collaborated to air GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, GMA News TV, and some GMA On Demand programs on IWantTFC.

GMA Public Affairs

A division of GMA Network that produces primarily public affairs, documentary, lifestyle, news magazine, and travel programs but now expanded in entertainment programs and film production. It is the most-awarded (along with GMA Integrated News) producer in the Philippines earning 4 George Foster Peabody Award and lot of local and international awards. It is currently headed by Nessa S. Valdellon. It is known for I-Witness, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, and the 2023 MMFF award-winning film, Firefly.

GMA Worldwide

A former subsidiary of the company which known as GMA Worldwide (Philippines) that became a division of the network that is responsible for licensing and distribution of the network's produced programs, as well as acquisition of programs from other countries. [51] It has licensed over 100 titles in more than 26 countries worldwide at present.

Sparkle GMA Artist Center

The talent management division of the company founded on August 12, 1995. Its artists include Miguel Tanfelix, Barbie Forteza, and Heart Evangelista.

Subsidiaries

Affiliates

Corporate social responsibility

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