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GMA Network, Inc.
Type Public
Traded as PSE: GMA7 and GMAP
Industry Mass media
Predecessor Republic Broadcasting System (1950-1996)
Founded March 1, 1950
Founder(s) Robert "Uncle Bob" Stewart
Headquarters GMA Network Center EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Brgy. South Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Area served Worldwide
Key people Atty. Felipe L. Gozon (Chairman and CEO)
Gilberto R. Duavit Jr. (President and COO)
Felipe S. Yalong (CFO)
Revenue
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PH₱9,566 billion (FY 2015)
Operating income
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PH₱2.924 billion (FY 2015)
Net income
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PH₱1.099 billion (FY 2015)
Total assets
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PH₱15,249 billion (FY 2015)
Total equity
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PH₱7,133 billion (FY 2015)
Owner GMA Holdings, Inc. (25.17%)
Group Management & Development Inc. (23.47)
FLG Management & Development Corporation (20.01%)
M.A. Jimenez Enterprises (13.49%)
Television International Corporation (9.94%)
Public ownership (7.45%)
Employees 8,116 (FY 2015)
Parent GMA Holdings, Inc.
Divisions GMA Artist Center
GMA Engineering
GMA Entertainment TV Group
GMA Kapuso Foundation
GMA News and Public Affairs
Radio GMA
GMA Regional TV
GMA Sports
Website GMA Network.com

GMA Network, Inc. (Global Media Arts Network Incorporated) is a Filipino largest leading entertainment and media broadcasting company based in Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. It is primary involved in radio and television broadcasting, cable television and communications with subsidiaries dealing in various media related businesses. The majority of its profits are derived from publicity and marketing incomes associated to television distribution. The company is a publicly traded company on the Philippine Stock Exchange.

The company has 48 VHF and 14 UHF television stations, including its flagship station in Metropolitan Manila and originating stations in the provinces that broadcast the programs of its broadcast assets (GMA Network and GMA News TV). The company of GMA's while provincially, the network operates through its (GMA Regional TV) of 59 regional television stations (consisting of 9 originating stations in 47 relay television stations and 2 affiliate television stations). The two radio stations in Metro Manila (Super Radyo DZBB 594 and Barangay LS 97.1). The two national radio networks of Radio GMA. Its 4 originating 3 relay AM stations  (Super Radyo) and its 14 originating and 1 relay FM stations (Barangay FM). the Film television production distribution (GMA Films), Music recording, publishing and video distribution (GMA Records), Talent development and management (GMA Artist Center), Magazine and publishing (GMA Publishing), Pre-production and Post-production services (Alta Productions Group, Inc.), International marketing, handling foreign program acquisitions and international syndication of the Company's programs (GMA Worldwide (Philippines), Inc.), Exclusive marketing and sales arm of GMA's airtime (GMA Marketing and Productions, Inc.), Design, construction and maintenance of sets for stage plays concerts, television production, cable television and Payper-View (Scenarios, Inc.), Television entertainment production (Citynet Network Marketing and Productions, Inc.), new media and converging technology (GMA New Media, Inc.) news website (GMA News Online) and business partners and affiliates (X-Play Games, Inc.), Operation of PEP.ph, an entertainment portal. GMA's owns 50% of the company. (Philippine Entertainment Portal) entertainment website PEP.ph (An affiliate). Design, construction and maintenance of sets for TV, stage plays and concerts (Script2010, Inc.), Crafting, planning and handling advertising and other forms of promotion including multi-media productions (Digify, Inc.), The company business development and operations for the Company's online publishing/advertising initiatives. It is indirectly owned through GMA New Media, Inc. (MediaMerge Corporation).It also operates three international channels (GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International) in the Philippines.

History Edit

The company's roots can be traced back to then Loreto F. de Hemedes Inc.,[2] owned by Robert "Uncle Bob" Stewart, an American war correspondent. The company started with the launching of its first AM radio station in Manila through Radio Broadcasting Station, DZBB. It went on air on March 1, 1950 using the 594 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.[3] DZBB became the first radio station in the Philippines to use telephones for live interviews.

On October 29, 1961, the company launched its first television station, DZBB Television using local VHF channel 7. In 1963, DYSS Television was launched in Cebu. On May 28, 1974, the company changed its name to Republic Broadcasting System, Inc. as Gilberto Duavit, Menardo Jimenez and Felipe Gozon took over the management. In 1996, the company changed its corporate identity to GMA Network, Inc.

Broadcast assets Edit

Main article: List of broadcasters owned or affiliated with GMA Network

GMA Network Edit

Main article: GMA Network

GMA Network (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.

GMA Pinoy TV Edit

Main article: GMA Pinoy TV

On February 14, 2004, GMA Network Inc. launches 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. In addition, it also syndicates shows. GMA Pinoy TV is available in key cities in the United States, Middle East, Australia and some parts of Asia and Europe.[6]

GMA Life TV Edit

Main article: GMA Life TV

In February 2008, GMA Network Inc. launches its second international channel via GMA Life TV, also known as GLTV. 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.[6]

GMA News TV Edit

Main article: GMA News TV

On February 28, 2011, GMA Network Inc. launched its news and lifestyle oriented channel, GMA News TV on local VHF channel 11 and local UHF channel 27 (previously occupied by its former sister station, Q). Localized programs and contents previously shown on Q are also part of its programming. GMA News TV is generally watched as a free-to-air news and lifestyle oriented channel in the Philippines. The channel is available in most satellite and cable TV systems.[7]

GMA Network Inc. announced the launch of GMA News TV International in July 2011.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10][11][12]

Radio Edit

Main article: List of RGMA affiliate stations

DZBB Edit

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 GMA Network Center in Quezon City while its radio transmitter is at Obando, Bulacan. The station operates 24 hours a day except every Monday midnight. Some of the programs of GMA are simultaneously simulcast on the station.

DWLS Edit

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 GMA Network Center in Quezon City and its transmitter is at Tandang Sora Avenue, Quezon City. DWLS is the assigned call letters for the radio station and it was derived from the name of Loreto Stewart, the Robert La Rue "Uncle Bob" Stewart.

Broadcast facilities Edit

Transmitter Complex Edit

Main article: The Tower of Power Transmitter

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.[13] 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 City, Bicol, Cagayan De Oro, Bacolod, General Santos and Ilocos to further improve its coverage in the northern part of the Philippines.[14] 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, Lucena, Palawan, Bacolod, Iloilo, Batangas, Pampanga, Tuguegarao, Dagupan, General Santos, Bicol, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, Ilocos, Tacloban and Benguet.

GMA Broadway TV Complex Edit

Main article: GMA Broadway Centrum

GMA Network Center Edit

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 digitalization 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. The network center is equipped with MARC (Multiple Automated Recorder Cassette) and a Broadcast Automation System that allows the network to manage live and international feeds that will be carried out to GMA Pinoy TVsubscribers around the world.

GMA Network Studios Edit

The GMA Network Studios is consist of seven studios. Studio 1 and Studio 2 houses the programs of GMA News TV such as the lifestyle talk show MARS, the cooking show Idol sa Kusina, and the primetime talk show Tonight with Arnold Clavio. Studio 1 and Studio 2 (formerly known as Studio A and Studio B, respectively) was the first two old studios of GMA Network which is located in the old compound (formerly known as the RBS compound). Studio 3, 4, and 5 are located in GMA Network Center building. Studio 3 houses the GMA News TV newscasts such as News to GoBalitanghaliGood News Kasama si Vicky MoralesBalita Pilipinas Ngayon, and News TV Live. Studio 4 houses the morning news and talk show Unang Hirit, while GMA Network flagship news programs 24 OrasSaksiGMA Flash Report, and the GMA News TV flagship news program State of the Nation with Jessica Soho airs live from Studio 5. Studio 6 and Studio 7, the largest studios of GMA Network, are located in the studios annex building. Studio 6 has an area of 640 square meters and can accommodate 300 to 400 audiences. Studio 6 houses the game show Celebrity Bluff, the infotainment show IBilib, and the entertainment talk shows Startalk. Studio 7 has an area of 1,020 square meters and can accommodate 600 to 800 audiences. Studio 7 houses the Sunday variety show Sunday PINASaya late night variety show Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman, with several shows aired by the network.

Digital television Edit

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered[15][16] 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.[17] 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.[18]

GMA Network is presently applying[19] 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,[20] using channel 27 (548-554 MHz) frequency. Areas planned for a temporary digital broadcast will cover the cities of Quezon City,[21]Makati, Pasig, Tagaytay, and Angeles 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.[22] 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.[23]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.[24]

On 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 16:9 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.[25]

High-definition broadcasting Edit

Although GMA Network is preparing on its digital transition to digital television broadcasts by beyond 2016, high-definition broadcasting for GMA would be required some time for finding ways on testing digital broadcast achievements. Currently, digital broadcasting tests with either DVB-T (or DVB-T2) format or ISDB-T on its channels of GMA 7 and GMA News TV 11 is rendered and viewed in Standard definition format (SDTV) and is possible to be viewed in High-definition format (HDTV). HD broadcasting tests for GMA Network is expected to be announced soon.

Online Edit

GMA News Online[edit] Edit

Established in January 2007, GMA News Online (formerly GMANews.TV) is the official site of GMA News TV. 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.[26] A diverse 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, where in viewers can upload first-hand footage of news events happening in their area and visitors can also view such footage. Aside from GMA News and Public Affairs 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.[27]

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.[28]

myGMA Internet TV Edit

On September 12, 2008, GMA Network Inc. launches 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 have the access of cable TV and direct-to-home subscriptions. myGMA Internet TV.

Media ventures Edit

  • 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 www.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).
  • Philippine Entertainment Portal—An entertainment news website, a joint venture between GMA Network Inc. and Summit Media Publications.
  • 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—Partnership with GMA Network Inc. and Zoe Broadcasting Network Inc. 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 Edit

Q (Quality Television) Edit

Main article: Q (TV network)

In November 2005, GMA Network Inc. entered an airtime agreement with ZOE Broadcasting Network to use DZOE-TV channel 11 and DWDB-TV, UHF channel 27 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 its sister channel, GMA News TV.[30]

Channel [V] Philippines Edit

Main article: Channel V Philippines

On December 15, 1999, STAR TV Network leased the airtime of Citynet Television 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) Edit

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. 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 Edit

Main article: 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 Edit

In the 1990s, GMA Network Inc. ventures into cable television via CGMA, a cable channel available on Home Cable. It broadcast defunct and previously aired shows on GMA Network. Eventually, CGMA ceased its commercial operation when Home Cable 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.

Executive management Edit

  • Felipe L. Gozon (Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer)
  • Gilberto R. Duavit Jr. (President, Chief Operating Officer, Director)
  • Felipe S. Yalong (Chief Financial Officer, SVP for Corporate Services Group, Corporate Treasurer, Director)
  • Lilybeth G. Rasonable (Senior Vice President for Entertainment TV Group)
  • Marissa L. Flores (Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs Group)
  • Miguel Castro Enriquez (Senior Vice President for Radio Operation Group)
  • Ayahl Ari Augusto P. Chio (Vice President for Investor Relations and Compliance)
  • Eduardo P. Santos (Compliance Officer)
  • Roberto O. Parel (Corporate Secretary)
  • Anna Teresa M. Gozon-Abrogar (Assistant Corporate Secretary, Director)

Subsidiaries Edit

Here is a list of assets owned by GMA Network, Inc. The following are wholly owned and operated by GMA Network unless otherwise indicated.

  • Alta Productions Group, Inc.
  • Citynet Network Marketing and Productions, Inc.
  • Digify, Inc.
  • GMA Marketing and Productions, Inc.
  • GMA Network Films, Inc. (GMA Films)
  • GMA New Media, Inc.
  • GMA Publishing Co., Inc. (GMA Publishing)
  • GMA Worldwide (Philippines), Inc.
  • MediaMerge Corporation
  • RGMA Marketing and Productions, Inc. (GMA Records)
  • Scenarios Inc.
  • Script2010, Inc.

Affiliates Edit

  • INQ7 Interactive, Inc.(50%)
  • Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) (50%)
  • X-Play Online Games, Inc. (50%)
  • Mont-Aire Realty and Development Corporation (49%)
  • RGMA Network, Inc. (49%)

Non-profit Organizations Edit

  • GMA Kapuso Foundation - (Health: Bisig Bayan Medical Assistance (BB), Kalusugan Karavan (KK), Education: Kapuso School Development (KSD) Project, Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan (UHSK), Disaster Relief: Operation Bayanihan (OpsBay), Values Formations: Kapuso ng Kalikasan (KNK) Project, Sagip Dugtong Buhay, Give-A-Gift: Alay sa Batang Pinoy)
  • Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation
  • YesPinoy Foundation
  • GMA Network Excellence Award

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Further reading Edit

  • GMA first installed its VHF antenna in Metro Manila together with antenna manufacturer Jampro. 1964
  • LFDHI renamed as Republic Broadcasting System, Inc. 1970
  • The new management of RBS led by Gilberto M. Duavit, Menardo R. Jimenez, and Felipe L. Gozon takes over, acquires new equipment, introduces new programs, and adopts the brand name GMA Radio Television Arts (GMA-7) (but retained Republic Broadcasting System as corporate name) and the new slogan “Where You Belong" Jimenez sits as president of the company while Gozon served as its chairman. A P7-million credit line ensured upgraded equipment and a full-color setup while team effort guaranteed good ideas. 1974
  • GMA-7 inaugurates the Tower of Power in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. At 777-feet, it is the tallest man-made structure in the country with a 100 kilowatt power transmitter. GMA was ranked 208th among the top corporations of the Philippines. 1988
  • GMA-7 inaugurates Rainbow Satellite, making its programs available simultaneously throughout the country and Southern Asian countries, namely, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Myanmar, and parts of Australia and China. and 19th anniversary is the member of the KBP in 1992, GMA-7 shows aired at the US and parts of South America through International Channel Network, by the end of the year GMA is also seen in Guam, Saipan and Hawaii. GMA-7 expands into a network of 33 affiliate stations, making it the country’s largest TV network.
  • GMA-7 becomes the first broadcast station to win a Gold Medal in the prestigious New York Festivals for the Best Station/Network I.D. 1993
  • Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas: According to the 1998 KBP Broadcast Media Factbook Makati City: Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas. 1998
  • GMA-7, the sole official Philippine partner to the Global Millennium Day Broadcast, welcomes the new millennium with the 2000 Today on GMA broadcast and GMA-Ayala Millennium Celebration beamed to 67 countries of the world. GMA-7 makes history by being the first Philippine recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award, the most prestigious news broadcasting award in the world. 2000
  • Saksi wins the World Gold Medal as Best Newscast in the New York Festivals, a first for Philippine news program. GMA is the official TV network of the 4th World Meeting of Families. 2002
  • GMA Network, Inc. achieves a net income of more than P1 billion, a first in GMA’s history. GMA Network, Inc. is again named one of Asia’s leading companies in the Review 200 survey of the Far Eastern Economic Review magazine. GMA 7 became the most profitable broadcast company in the Philippines. The House of Representatives (12th Congress) adopts Resolution No. 787 commending GMA Network, Inc. for uplifting the standards of the country’s broadcast industry by giving the Philippines its first George Foster Peabody Award in 2000 and making the Philippines the first and only Asian country to win the Gold Medal for television news in the New York Festivals on January 17, 2003. In yet another international achievement, Kara David’s Selda Inosente, an I-Witness documentary, won the UNICEF Child Rights Award for showing the plight of children born and living in Philippine prisons. 2003
  • GMA-7 receives the coveted Asian TV Award for Terrestial Channel of the Year, the first in Philippine broadcasting industry. GMA News and Public Affairs achieved a historic milestone when it pushed broadcast limits and covered the first climb to the summit of Mt. Everest by a Filipino, Romy Garduce. GMA-7 writes history as the first Philippine network to broadcast live, via satellite from the Base Camp of Mount Everest and the first to broadcast via satellite phone at 21,000 feet above sea level, the highest altitude ever tested for broadcast via satphone. Among other notable awards garnered by GMA were “Television Station of the Year” given by the Rotary Club of Manila; “Best Station” by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards; “Most Awarded TV Station” by USTv Thomasian Students’ Choice Awards; and “Outstanding Television Station for 2005-2006” by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption. GMA’s late-night public affairs program, Debate with Mare at Pare, won the bronze medal in the New York Film Festival. 2006
  • Global Leadership Award for Excellence in Media Sector (first Filipino to win the award) given by The Leaders International together with the American Leadership Development Association in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2015 with Chairman and CEO of GMA Network, Inc. Atty. Felipe L. Gozon

External links Edit

  • Corporate site
  • GMA News Online site
  • GMA Pinoy TV site
  • GMA Records site
  • GMA Network, Inc. on LinkedIn
  • GMA Network on KBP
  • GMA Network, Inc. on Bloomberg
  • GMA Network, Inc. on CNBC
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