Corporate Profile

GMA NETWORK, INC. is the leading broadcasting company in the Philippines. It operates a network of 47 Very High Frequency (VHF), 33 Ultra High Frequency (UHF) television stations and 24 radio stations throughout the country.

The Network was founded by Robert La Rue Stewart in 1950 as Republic Broadcasting System (RBS) with flagship AM radio station DZBB operating from the Calvo Building in Escolta, Manila.

RBS ventured into television in 1961 and began broadcasting on Channel 7 in the Greater Manila Area. In 1975, the triumvirate of Felipe L. Gozon, Menardo R. Jimenez and Gilberto M. Duavit took over from the Stewarts the management of RBS and renamed it to GMA 7.

The original meaning of the acronym "GMA" was Greater Manila Area, referring to the initial coverage area of the station. As GMA's reach widened, the meaning of its acronym was changed to Global Media Arts. Today, its corporate name is simply, GMA Network, Inc.

GMA also owns a wide array of media-related businesses apart from its television and radio networks including film production, record publishing and distribution, program acquisition and syndication, international channel operation, production design, talent development and management, marketing and promotions, audio-visual production and new media.

GMA is the most awarded television network in the country. By far, it is the only Philippine media company to have won the coveted Peabody Awards for excellence in journalism (2000 and 2010), and the Best Terrestrial Television Station of the Year (2005) from the Asian Television Awards.

GMA reaches out to millions of Filipinos across the globe through its international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International. These channels are available via cable, direct-to-home and IPTV.

GMA listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange in 2007 with the ticker symbol GMA7 (Common Shares) and GMAP (PDRs).

GMA's official tagline is "Kapuso ng Bawat Pilipino (One in Heart with Every Filipino)."


GMA Network Statement on termination of talks with Ramon Ang

Jun 26, 2015

The major shareholders of GMA Network (the Jimenez, Duavit and Gozon Groups of stockholders) wish to clarify that - contrary to the misimpression that may have been created  that they abruptly terminated the negotiations for the purchase by Mr. Ramon S. Ang (RSA) of part of their shares in the network - they were constrained to terminate the negotiation... Read more


Latest GMA Network statement on termination of talks

Jun 26, 2015

The statement of the Buyer is not correct. There were at least two documents transmitted on May 9 by the counsel for the Major Shareholders. The Share Purchase Agreement involving the Major Shareholders as participating in the sale with all the terms and conditions agreed upon... Read more


Kapuso winners in PEP List Year 2

Jun 24, 2015

Congratulations Jennylyn Mercado, Gabby Eigenmann, Afternoon Prime drama 'Dading' at DongYan for being in this year's PEP List.  Read more


GMA Network chairman gives latest update on talks with Ramon Ang to employees

Jun 23, 2015

GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon has updated employees of GMA Network, Inc. that negotiations with Ramon S. Ang for the minority stake of the media company will no longer proceed. Read more


Kapuso winners at the 38th Gawad Urian

Jun 23, 2015

Mabuhay ang mga alagad ng sining na sina Eula Valdes, Gladys Reyes, Martin Del Rosario at Direk Adolf Alix, Jr. na pinarangalan sa 38th Gawad Urian. Kasama rito ang natatanging dokyumentaryo ng GMA News TV, ang 'Cine Totoo: Walang Rape sa Bontok.' Read more


June 2015 Kapuso Magazine

Jun 23, 2015

The June 2015 issue banners GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon, who won the Global Media Icon Award. Inside stories include Jessica Soho’s contract renewal, Iya Villania as the new 24 Oras Chika Minute host, and the multi-platform program “To the Top.” Citizen Kapuso features GMAKF’s housing project in Tacloban and GMA Artist Center’s Lance, Vaness and Abel’s birthday celebration in a Gawad Kalinga community. Read more


GMA Network Entertainment website page views hit all-time high in May

Jun 22, 2015

The website reached a growth percentage of 32% compared to its April stats.  Read more


Happy Father's Day

Jun 21, 2015

Salamat sa paggabay, 'Tay! Read more


Dingdong Dantes calls for GMA Network Excellence Award applicants

Jun 18, 2015

Submission of entries is only until June 30, 2015. Read more


Global Media Icon of the Year: Atty. Felipe L. Gozon

Jun 17, 2015

GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon was named the Global Media Icon of the Year at the recently concluded Global Branding Awards in Malaysia. Congratulations, Atty. Gozon! Read more


GMA celebrates Philippine Independence Day 2015

Jun 12, 2015

The legacy of making a difference lives on.  Read more


GMA News TV “May Pag-asa” Station ID wins again

Jun 11, 2015

In the recently concluded 2015 Asia-Pacific Tambuli Awards on June 9 GMA News TV’s “Mag Pag-asa” Station ID brought home another Silver in the Advocacy Category. Read more


CA upholds decision to press libel charges against ABS-CBN officials and talents

Jun 11, 2015

The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld its earlier decision, affirming the order of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file two counts of libel against current and former executives and talents of ABS-CBN for accusing GMA Network of stealing video footage on the arrival of Angelo dela Cruz in 2004. Read more


Reading takes us to places we've never been to

Jun 11, 2015

Learning is the start of making a difference. Read more


The chance to learn is beyond measure

Jun 11, 2015

Learning is the start of making a difference.  Read more

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Mistakes are stepping stones to success

Jun 11, 2015

Learning is the start of making a difference.  Read more


GMA Network CEO wins Global Media Icon Award

Jun 11, 2015

GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon won the prestigious Global Media Icon of the Year in the Master Class category of the first Global Branding Awards held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 8. Read more


GMA Network's Official Statement on Tibajia and Zamora

Jun 5, 2015

GMA Network verified that both Timothy James Tibajia and Robbie Zamora are no longer connected with the Company.  Read more


GMA Network tops Urban Luzon and Mega Manila ratings in May

Jun 2, 2015

GMA Network continued to dominate the ratings in its stronghold areas of Urban Luzon and Mega Manila in May, according to data from the industry’s widely-trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. Read more


GMA stockholders tour Kapuso studios

Jun 2, 2015

Several stockholders toured the GMA premises after the GMA Annual Stockholders’ Meeting on May 20, 2015. The stockholders were provided a “Kapuso” experience as they visited GMA’s state-of-the-art studios, radio stations (DWLS-FM and DZBB-AM) and had a meet and greet with select GMA personalities.  Read more


GMA, big winner in 2015 PANAta Awards

May 30, 2015

GMA Network is the only broadcast organization to win a Gold Award for its Share the Love campaign in the 2015 PANAta Marketing Effectiveness Awards. Read more


GMA Network is the only broadcast organization to win Gold in 2015 PANAta Awards

May 29, 2015

GMA led the roster of winners from the broadcast industry after bringing home a Gold award in the Advocacy Marketing category (Single Medium) for its “Share the Love” campaign.  Read more


Ang ating bandila

May 29, 2015

Pagkakakilanlan ng Pilipino nasa bandilang alay sa bansa ng ating mga ninuno.  Read more


2015 May Kapuso Magazine

May 26, 2015

The May 2015 issue features the stars of The Rich Man’s Daughter on the cover (Rhian Ramos, Glaiza De Castro, Luis Alandy, Katrina Halili and Mike Tan). Inside pages contain stories on various Network developments including TV ratings, Annual Stockholders’ Meeting, Q1 revenues, Digital TV survey results, new programs, etc. Citizen Kapuso features Bianca Umali’s birthday celebration with the orphans of Kaisahang Buhay Foundation. Read more


GMA Network performance briefing for Q1 2015

May 22, 2015

GMA Network executives spoke with the press about the company's first quarter performance last May 14, 2015 in the 17th floor of the GMA Network Center. Read more