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)."


Meet the secret weapons of the Kapuso Network

Jul 17, 2014

GMA Network recognized its most valuable assets – its workers - during its second General Assembly last July 11. Read also GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon's message to the workers. Read more


No stopping GMA take off - GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon

Jul 15, 2014

GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe S. Gozon said he feels "very good" every time he reads the ratings and there are strong indications that GMA would meet its sales and net income targets this year. Read more


2014 CEO EXCEL Awards now open for nominations

Jul 8, 2014

GMA Network stalwarts Felipe L. Gozon (chairman and CEO), Kapuso Foundation’s Mel Tiangco (EVP and COO) and Marissa L. Flores (senior vice president for the News and Public Affairs group) have been lauded with this distinction.  Read more


GMA Network’s Felipe Gozon, Ulirang Ama awardee

Jul 4, 2014

Atty. Gozon said being a father is the one job that challenges every parent "even beyond his lifetime." Read more


GMA Network maintains top post in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila in June

Jul 3, 2014

GMA outnumbered ABS-CBN in the list of the most watched programs (including specials) in both Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, totaling 18 and 20 (out of 30), respectively.  Read more


GMA G.I.V.E.S., Solenn Heussaff share passion for art with kids

Jul 1, 2014

Solenn was eager to impart her knowledge of the arts. Painting teaches kids to be quiet and super focused, she said. Read more


Jessica Soho retires as VP for News, remains a Kapuso

Jul 1, 2014

GMA Network Inc. announces the retirement of Jessica Soho after thirty long years of loyal, dedicated and outstanding service as an employee and First Vice President for News Programs. Read more


2014 June Kapuso Magazine

Jun 30, 2014

June’s cover features GMA’s 64th Anniversary offerings including Marian, My Destiny, Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real, My Bff, Dading, The Half Sisters, My Bff, Ismol Family, and the movie Overtime. Also featured is Atty. Felipe L. Gozon’s speech at the 2014 GMA Annual Stockholders’ Meeting. Citizen Kapuso features the reconstruction/rehabilitation of several classrooms in Davao Oriental. Read more


'Bayan Ko' wins as Outstanding Inspirational Drama at the 2014 Asia Rainbow TV Awards

Jun 27, 2014

The original social realist drama, 'Bayan Ko', made waves right before the 2013 Philippine elections. This year, the same series made waves in the Asia Rainbow, dubbed the Emmy Awards of Asia.   Read more


Official Statement of GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Gozon on sale of capital stock to Ramon Ang

Jun 26, 2014

“Contrary to what was published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer today, June 25, 2014, the major shareholders have not agreed to sell 30% of the outstanding capital stock of GMA Network to Mr. Ramon Ang at the price of Php10.60 per share.” Read more


Para sa patuloy na tagumpay ng Pilipino sa mundo!

Jun 24, 2014

Nagtamo ng pinakamaraming parangal para sa Pilipinas ang GMA Network sa nakaraang US International Film and Video Festival. Alay namin ito sa inyo, mga Kapuso.   Read more


GMA Network Inc. to sell minority stake to Ramon Ang

Jun 24, 2014

The parties concerned are presently negotiating the final terms and conditions of the share purchase documents. The full statement of GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon is here. Read more


GMA News TV Wins One World Award in US International Film & Video Festival

Jun 19, 2014

"Brigada (The Brigade): Gintong Krudo (Black Gold)," a documentary to raise awareness on child labor in the Philippines, won the One World Award in the US International Film & Video Festival. Read more


GMA Network trumps ABS-CBN in 2014 US International Film & Video Festival

Jun 14, 2014

Two of the 16 First Place Gold Cameras were awarded to GMA News TV programs. 'Picture! Picture!' received a Certificate for Creative Excellence in the Television: Game Show category.  Read more


Salamat sa inspirasyon!

Jun 10, 2014

Sampu mula sa 14 na awards ang tinanggap ng GMA Network mula sa Philippine Pediatric Society Media Awards. Kayo ang aming inspirasyon dito, mga Kapuso. Read more

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Jessica Soho, Most Trusted News Presenter

Jun 10, 2014

Sa ikaapat na pagkakataon, hinirang ang ating Kapuso na si Jessica Soho bilang Most Trusted News Presenter ng Reader’s Digest. Read more


39 Kapuso millionaires and counting

May 30, 2014

Since 2012, GMA Network’s Kapuso Milyonaryo has continued to make dreams of Kapuso viewers come true.  Read more


May 2014 Kapuso Magazine

May 30, 2014

On the cover of the May issue is Miguel Tanfelix and David Remo of the new primetime teleserye, Niño. Also featured is the new program Basta Everyday Happy and GMA’s 4th Peabody Award. Citizen Kapuso features the GMA Network Excellence Award and GMAKF’s Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan project. Read more


2014 Annual Stockholders' Meeting

May 27, 2014

GMA Network's Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon reported on the Network’s preparations for digitization. Read more


Bold Maneuvers, Meeting Challenges (The CEO's 2013 Report)

May 22, 2014

The full statement of GMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Felipe L. Gozon at the annual stockholders' meeting. Read more


Go and make the world better, GMA execs tell 2014 Excellence awardees and finalists

May 19, 2014

Be ambitious but in the right manner, GMA anchor and host Mike Enriquez told the outstanding communications and engineering graduates.  Read more


GMA Network stands by Mike Enriquez on pork allegations

May 18, 2014

The Network says there is no reason at this time to take the allegations seriously. Read more


Court of Appeals Cebu rules in favor of GMA Network in labor case

May 16, 2014

The Special Eighteenth Division of the Court of Appeals Cebu City denied a petition for certiorari filed by former talents of GMA Network’s Cebu originating station. Read more


GMA Network pulls away in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila ratings in April

May 7, 2014

GMA’s lead in both Urban Luzon and Mega Manila was driven by its strong performance in the morning block. It also continued to dominate rival networks in the afternoon and evening blocks in the said areas. Read more


GMA Network records P2.851 billion recurring revenues for Q1 2014

May 5, 2014

“We expect better numbers in the next few months as our top advertisers have already committed their placements...(and) we are confident that our diverse line-up of upcoming shows will help us regain our lead in nationwide ratings and boost our earnings for the coming months,” said GMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Felipe L. Gozon.  Read more