Corporate Profile

GMA NETWORK, INC. is the leading broadcasting company in the Philippines. It operates a network of 47 Very High Frequency (VHF) including 1 affiliate, 32 Ultra High Frequency (UHF) television stations and 21 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)."


Kapuso Network, humakot sa 2014 Anak TV awards

Dec 20, 2014

Nakakataba ng puso na tanghaling bida sa mga kabataan ang  mga artista at programa ng GMA Network. Maraming salamat po! Read more


2014 December Kapuso Magazine

Dec 18, 2014

Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca Umali, stars of the upcoming Telebabad series Once Upon A Kiss, are on the cover. Also featured is FLG’s autobiography, GMA Christmas Short Films and GMA’s Christmas Party 2014. Citizen Kapuso features GMAKF’srepacking for victims of Ruby and the GMA GIVES outreach activity in Laguna. Read more


GMA, corporate partners wrap up estero clean-up project in UP community

Dec 17, 2014

The project is among GMA’s corporate responsibility initiatives under its Kapuso ng Kalikasan platform.  Read more


Pagkilala sa 'Dapat Tama'

Dec 17, 2014

Nagpapasalamat ang GMA Network sa House of Representatives para sa pagkilala nito sa “Dapat Tama” advocacy campaign ng GMA noong 2013 elections. Patuloy po kaming maglilingkod para sa malinis na eleksyon! Read more


GMA-7 Employees’ Multi-Purpose Cooperative inaugurates new building in QC

Dec 12, 2014

The occasion also highlights the effective management and financial stability of GMA-7 Employees' Multi-Purpose Cooperative, spanning 20 years this 2014. Read more


Kapuso actor Rafael Rosell encourages reading among youth

Dec 10, 2014

Kapuso actor Rafael Rosell finds it important for kids to rediscover the joy of reading. Read more


GMA Network bats for solutions to climate change

Dec 5, 2014

GMA's executives and stars do their bit for the environment. Read more


Cardinal Tagle appeals for help in repairing rundown Filipino priests' home

Dec 2, 2014

The Cardinal said the project isn’t merely a construction matter. The upkeep of the building is vital in helping build the Philippine church. Read more


A call for help for the Filipino home in Rome

Dec 2, 2014

In a press conference, Manila Archbishop Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle asks for help in raising funds for the Pontificio Collegio Filippino. Read his message. Read more


GMA Network stays ahead of competition in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila November ratings

Dec 2, 2014

Compared to its key competitor, GMA had more entries in the list of top-rated shows in Mega Manila with 18 out of 30. Read more


GMA Network partners with Kalibo’s Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. for Ati-Atihan 2015

Dec 1, 2014

As the strategic partner of the events and festivities slated for the “Mother of all Philippine Festival,” GMA is scheduled to promote Ati-Atihan 2015 across the country.  Read more


GMA Network statement regarding GMA-7 talents' labor complaint

Nov 24, 2014

"Contrary to the unfair and baseless accusations made by the complainants, GMA Network cares for its talents, whom it considers vital to its success." Read more


GMPI, GMA Network bag 10 citations in Araw Values Awards

Nov 21, 2014

GMA Marketing and Productions Inc. (GMPI) and GMA Network won a total of 10 recognitions in the Araw Values Awards, the most across TV Networks. Read more


An appeal from Manila Archbishop Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle

Nov 21, 2014

Archbishop Tagle is asking you to help the “home in Rome” of the Filipino priests. Read more


2014 November Kapuso Magazine

Nov 20, 2014

On the cover of the November issue is Dingdong and Marian with Yolanda survivors in Tacloban (GMA’s Share the Love Christmas Campaign). Other stories include GMA's Q3 Financial Briefing and Digify’s latest projects. Citizen Kapuso features GMAKF's Celebrity Ukay-Ukay with Tom Rodriguez and Carla Abellana at the Noel Bazaar. Read more

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"Isang Tugon" campaign launched for Collegio Filippino rehab

Nov 19, 2014

After over 50 years of providing haven to priests, the Collegio is now in dire need of support for the long overdue rehabilitation of its facilities. Read more


GMA brings back breakthrough mobile app promo

Nov 14, 2014

Tinker with your mobile phone and win prizes. Read more


GMA Network posts 66 percent increase in Q3 2014 net income

Nov 14, 2014

"The third quarter was a promising period for GMA with both our revenues and ratings on the uptrend. We are hoping to sustain this performance until the end of the year as we remain committed to offering superior programs across all genres and platforms," said GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon. Read more


In the Making: An early Kapuso Christmas in Tacloban

Nov 13, 2014

There is a unique Kapuso way of celebrating Christmas. Check out the never-before-seen photos from GMA's Christmas Station ID. #ShareTheLove Read more


GMA News and Public Affairs announces big changes in news line up

Nov 10, 2014

Starting November 10, GMA News and Public Affairs unveils dynamic changes in its award-winning newscasts: 24 Oras, Saksi and Balitanghali.  Read more


Haunting documentary on GMA's Yolanda coverage airs in November 9

Nov 8, 2014

The documentary – with an Emmy-nominated trailer – will be aired in time for the first anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda.  Read more


May magbabago sa loob ng 24 Oras

Nov 7, 2014

Hindi nyo ito dapat palampasin. Read more


Maraming salamat po, CMMA!

Nov 7, 2014

Muling kinilala ng Catholic Mass Media Awards ang GMA Network sa 2014. Maraming  salamat pong muli.  Read more


#ShareTheLove, Share the Joy GMA Christmas SID 2014

Nov 4, 2014

From a year of loss to a year of hope, GMA Network rekindles the Christmas spirit in the hearts of Yolanda survivors with an outpouring of love that gives them a wonderful new beginning. Read more


GMA stays ahead of ABS-CBN in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila in October

Nov 4, 2014

GMA beat other networks in all time blocks in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, including primetime. Read more