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)."
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
Maraming salamat mga Kapuso dahil palaki nang palaki ang panalo natin nationwide. Read more
Encantadia reigns supreme; 24 Oras is top news program in the country Read more
GMA’s top rating programs are on the cover of our November 2016 issue. Other articles include the Network’s Christmas campaign and new programs, Hahamakin ang Lahat and Tsuperhero. Citizen Kapuso features GMAKF’s partnership with AirAsia while Kapuso Abroad highlights Aiai Delas Alas’ shows in Texas. Read more
All other claims, including claims for moral and exemplary damages, were also dismissed for lack of merit. Read more
GMA Network gave honors to Philippines anew as GMA News TV’s flagship documentary program Reel Time won the Grand Prize at this year’s Asia-Pacific Child Rights Awards for its documentary “Isinulat sa Tubig” while also earning a nomination from the Asia Rainbow TV Awards for Naku, Boss Ko! Read more
GMA Network strengthened its lead in the race for nationwide ratings supremacy, based on data from the industry’s widely trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. Read more
GMA News TV remains a formidable force to reckon with in local television, taking the third slot of the most-watched channel in free TV in Mega Manila. Read more
The Serbisyong Totoo booths will be providing free and unlimited water refill; charging stations for phone and gadgets; security name tags for kids; and other freebies such as candies, handy fan, garbage bags, candles, and stem flower. Read more
GMA’s Kapuso Milyonaryo opens its 10th season of giving away significant prizes and creating a positive impact on the lives of Filipinos. Read more
Dingdong Dantes (Alyas Robinhood) is on the cover of our October 2016 issue. Dennis Trillo’s award in Seoul is also among the feature stories, together with new programs Oh, My Mama! and Usapang Real Love (URL). Kapuso Abroad features GMA’s winnings at the NAMIC awards while Citizen Kapuso highlights GMAKF's Kapuso School in Tacloban. Read more
The campaign, launched by the Network’s Program Support Department last August, won two major awards including, Social Movement of the Year and Most Innovative Digital Marketer in the Corporate Category. Read more
Abangan ang special feature ng GMA News and Public Affairs ngayong October 9. Read more
GMA was recognized along with notable winners like HBO, Comcast, and XFINITY, among others. Read more