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GMA

Global Media Arts Network Incorporated

Frequency: Terrestrial
Country: Philippines
Launched: June 14, 1950 (Wednesday)

Since its establishment on June 14, 1950, GMA Network, Inc. has continually kept in touch with the preferences of its viewers, which it considers as Kapuso. It is driven to enrich the lives of Filipinos everywhere with superior entertainment and responsible delivery of news and information.

"Kapuso Mo, Anumang Kulay ng Buhay," (One in Heart, Regardless of the Colors of Life) GMA delights its viewers with rib-tickling comedies, heartwarming dramas, action-packed animated series, value-laden educational and feel good true story programs, and comprehensive, balanced, and credible news and public affairs reports. By constantly innovating its programs, GMA has set trends in the broadcast industry -- viewers can participate in polls, interact with other viewers on-air, and send feedback through text messaging in several GMA programs.

GMA has a network of 46 VHF stations. It can also be heard on the airwaves through 26 radio stations throughout the country, including dzBB-AM and dwLS-FM in Manila; and dySS-AM and dyRT-FM in Cebu.

Aside from bringing the best in news and entertainment, GMA also manifests its commitment to the public through the community projects done by the GMA Kapuso Foundation.

In 2002, the GMA Network engaged in a rebranding program in line with its goal to become the leader in providing local news and entertainment. It changed its logo and slogans to reflect its new corporate identity but still incorporating its identity as the "Rainbow Network". The new brand consisted of a red, stylized heart logo, with a band of different colors representing the rainbow. In tune with the new logo, the new slogan was "Kapuso, Anumang Kulay ng Buhay" ("One in Heart, Regardless of the Colors of Life"). In 2003, Saksi won the New York Festival Gold Medal for best newscast, the first Philippine newscast to do so. This, and the Peabody Award in 1999, earned GMA a House of Representatives commendation in 2003.

In 2003, GMA Network, withdrawn its membership from the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters ng Pilipinas (KBP), after incidents involving host Rosanna Roces, alleged commercial overloading and interfering when news anchor Mike Enriquez. aired his complaints over radio against Lopez-owned cable firm SkyCable's distortion of GMA's signal on its system, and a lost videotape containing evidence that the cable firm had violated the rule on soliciting ads for cable TV. lost videotape containing evidence that the cable firm had violated the rule on soliciting ads for cable TV.

Changes were apparent in the programming of the network. The production of various shows were up to par with its rival network, ABS-CBN. And with launch of the Fantaserye Mulawin in 2004, GMA finally gained a rating advantage in Mega Manila over ABS-CBN. By the end of 2004, GMA was one of the most profitable companies in the country. During the same year, GMA launched a new primetime news program, 24 Oras.

In 2005, GMA began broadcast of Mars Ravelo's Darna a favorite comic book character among Filipinos and became a big hit, with its ratings being the highest ever for a pilot episode for GMA. Other primetime programs like Encantadia and Sugo also maintained the network's lead in its Mega Manila ratings during the year. The company’s subsidiary, Citynet Inc., has signed a co-production and blocktime greement with Zoe Broadcasting, allowing the GMA Network with another platform to showcase its programming and talents. In November 11, 2005, Zoe Broadcasting's VHF station, DZOE-TV Channel 11, went on the air as QTV. QTV stands for Quality Television, and broadcasts show that primarily targets women audiences. QTV's news programs share the same resources of GMA News and Public Affairs, while some programs are produced by Citynet Inc.

Subsidiaries

  • RGMA Network, Inc. (RGMA)
  • GMA Network Films, Inc. (GMA Films)
  • GMA Worldwide, Inc. (GMA Pinoy TV)
  • Alta Productions Group, Inc.
  • GMA Records (Infiniti Music)
  • GMA Kapuso Foundation
  • GMA New Media Inc. (NMI)
  • Scenarios, Inc.
  • INQ7 Interactive, Inc. (INQ7)
  • Citynet, Inc.

Divisions

  • GMA Entertainment TV Group
    • GMA KiliTV
    • GMA Asianovelas
    • Dramarama
    • GMA Telebabad
  • GMA News and Public Affairs
  • GMA Artist Center

GMA TV Channels Nationwide

  • GMA 7-Manila
  • QTV 11-Manila
  • GMA 7 Dagupan
  • TV-5 Laoag
  • TV-10 Baguio
  • TV-7 Tugegarao
  • TV-13 Aparri, Cagayan
  • TV-7 Basco, Batanes
  • TV-7 Cabarroguis, Quirino
  • TV-5 Bayombong
  • TV-5 Baler, Aurora
  • TV-10 Olongapo
  • TV-12 Batangas
  • TV-13 San Jose City, Occidental Mindoro
  • TV-7 Naga
  • TV-13 Iriga
  • TV-8 Malilipot, Albay
  • TV-12 Legaspi
  • TV-7 Masbate
  • TV-13 Virac, Cataduanes
  • TV-7 Tablas, Romblon
  • TV-6 Iloilo
  • TV-5 Roxas City, Capiz
  • TV-10 Bacolod
  • TV-10 Sipalay
  • TV-12 Puerto Princesa
  • TV-6 Brooke's Point, Palawan
  • TV-8 Coron, Palawan
  • TV-7 Cebu
  • QTV 27-Cebu
  • TV-11 Barili, Cebu
  • TV-11 Jagna, Bohol
  • TV-5 Dumaguete
  • TV-10 Tacloban
  • TV-10 Capoocan, Leyte
  • TV-12 Isabel, Leyte
  • TV-8 Borongan
  • TV-9 Zamboanga
  • TV-4 Dipolog
  • TV-3 Pagadian
  • TV-5 Ozamis
  • TV-12 Cagayan De Oro
  • TV-12 Iligan
  • TV-12 Mt. Kitanglad, Bukidnon
  • TV-5 Davao
  • QTV 27-Davao
  • TV-8 General Santos
  • TV-12-Cotabato
  • TV-7 Butuan
  • TV-10 Surigao
  • TV-2 Tandag
  • TV-12 Jolo, Sulu

Slogans

  • Where You Belong - Used in the late 1970s and was used for the next 20 years.
  • In the service of man, for the glory of God. - Corporate slogan
  • Kapuso, Anumang Kulay ng Buhay - First used in 2002 with the re-branding of the network.
  • 55 years na tayo, Kapuso! - Released in 2005 for its 55th aniversary.
  • Iba ang Tibok 'pag Kapuso - Released in Summer 2005
  • Kapuso, No. 1 tayo - Released in 2005, for surpassing its rival network in Mega Manila ratings.
  • Kapuso ng Bawat Pilipino - Released in 2005, after the launch of its international channel.