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 (1999, 2009, 2012 and 2013), 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’s ratings success continued well into the New Year with recent data from the industry’s trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement showing that the Kapuso network remains number one in the country. Read more
On the cover of our January 2017 issue are the lead stars of GMA’s newest primetime series, Meant to Be. Also in this issue are stories on GMA’s TV ratings dominance, new program People vs. the Stars, highlights of the Network’s New Year countdown, etc. Kapuso Abroad features James Wright at the Philippine Fiesta 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. Citizen Kapuso highlights GMA G.I.V.E.S.’ Christmas outreach activities. Read more
Padilla filed a complaint after GMA News reporter Emil Sumangil named Padilla in the GMA News TV newscast Balitanghali as the owner of a house where P1 billion worth of liquid shabu was seized. The report was later posted on GMA News Online. Read more
Beefs up FY ratings with remarkable fourth quarter performance Read more
Alalahanin ang kanyang kabayanihang nagbigay daan sa Pilipinong mas maging makabayan. Read more
FLG Management and Development Corporation, the holding company of the Gozon family, and Freyfil Corporation, one of the largest construction companies in the Philippines, recently signed a joint venture agreement to develop renewable energy projects in the country. Read more
GMA Network’s commitment to producing child-friendly programs has been recognized once again by the Anak TV Foundation, with several of its shows taking home the iconic iconic Anak TV Seal Award last Dec. 10. Read more
The wholly owned GMA subsidiary grew its consolidated revenues from January to November 2016 by 50 percent to P249.6 million boosted by the deft implementation of initiatives that were based on NMI’s growth strategies for the year. Read more
Mga Kapuso, tayo pa rin ang number one nationwide. Panalo tayo sa primetime at noontime buong linggo. Read more
GMA Network continues to win big in various award-winning bodies, this time around dominating the 3rd Inding-Indie Short Film Festival Awards with 39 citations. Read more
GMA Network is set to end the year on a remarkably strong note as it continues to outshine competition across all dayparts in nationwide television ratings. Read more
Pinarangalan ang ating mga Kapuso sa nakaraang 64th FAMAS Awards. Kinilala sina Dennis Trillo, Gabby Concepcion, Jak Roberto, Sanya Lopez, Gabbi Garcia, & Kuya Germs. Read more
On the cover of our December 2016 issue is GMA's Christmas campaign slogan, "Maniwala sa Magic ng Pasko" with mention on GMA's NUTAM ratings lead. Other articles include GMA’s investment on DTT transmission facilities, promotion of GMA officers, and new program Ika-6 na Utos. Citizen Kapuso features Art Gap 2016 and Pass-A-Book ni BiGuel. Read more
Congratulations to Kapuso PMAP awardees Mike Enriquez and Kara David and great job to programs Saksi, Reporter's Notebook, and Saksi sa Dobol B. Read more
GMA Network widened its lead over competition in nationwide TV ratings, according to data from the industry's widely trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. Read more
The artistic prowess of Kapuso employees and personalities are on display at the Art Gap 2016 painting exhibit, which runs until December 9 at the GMA Network Center in Quezon City. Read more
Anuman ang kulay ng paniniwala, iba't iba man ang itinitibok ng adhikain, iisa lang ang adhiakain. Ikaw, ako, nakikiisa tayo sa buong mundo ngayong World AIDS Day! Read more
Ang pinakamatibay niyang sandata ay ang pag-ibig niya sa tinubuang lupa. Mabuhay ang Supremo ng Katipunan, Andres Bonifacio. Read more
Several GMA Network executives were recognized by BizNews Asia (BNA), the country’s largest and most influential business and news magazine, during its 15th Anniversary celebration on November 25. Read more
As part of their Pass-A-Book ni BiGuel advocacy project, Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix visited Project 6 Elementary School today to celebrate the National Reading Month. Read more
Radio GMA Network, Inc. (RGMA) President and GMA Consultant for Radio Operations Mike Enriquez is one of this year's recipients of the CEO Excel Awards presented by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Read more
GMA continues its winning streak this year as it won several citations at the 6th People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) Makatao Awards for Media Excellence, including the TV Station of the Year Award. Read more
Broadcast company GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) recently promoted several officers to new positions. Read more