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)."


2015 July Kapuso Magazine

Jul 29, 2015

GMA’s 65th Anniversary Fans Day Celebration banners the July 2015 issue. Featured inside are new programs To the Top, Biyaheng Namnam and Buena Familia. Citizen Kapuso highlights the GMA Network Excellence Award. Read more


GMA News' SONA 2015 is Most Viewed Coverage Nationwide

Jul 28, 2015

As President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III delivered his sixth and last State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 27, GMA News yet again proves that it is the viewers' preferred news source during events of national significance. Read more


GMA Network recognizes exceptional graduates

Jul 22, 2015

GMA Network recently concluded its nationwide search for college graduates with commendable performance in important aspects that uphold the true meaning of being a Kapuso. Read more


Eid Mubarak

Jul 17, 2015

Kaisa ang GMA Network sa pagdiriwang ng Eid al-Fitr. Read more


Labor Arbiter junks illegal dismissal case against GMA Network

Jul 16, 2015

Labor Arbiter Pablo A. Gajardo, Jr. took the side of GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) in an illegal dismissal complaint filed against the broadcast company. Read more


NLRC favors GMA Network in illegal dismissal complaint

Jul 13, 2015

The National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) dismissed a regularization case filed by a former talent of broadcast company GMA Network, Inc. (GMA). Read more


Reader's Digest honors Kapuso personalities

Jul 10, 2015

Thank you Reader's Digest for recognizing these Kapuso personalities as the most trusted in their respective fields: Vic Sotto, Manny Pacquiao, and Jessica Soho. Read more


GMA maintains strong performance in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila in June

Jul 2, 2015

The Kapuso network also earned recognition from various award-giving bodies. Read more


GMA Network's official statement on accusations vs. Julius Segovia

Jul 1, 2015

Here is the official statement of GMA Network on Mr. Julius Segovia.  Read more


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

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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


Mistakes are stepping stones to success

Jun 11, 2015

Learning is the start of making a difference.  Read more