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)."


September 2014 Kapuso Magazine

Sep 23, 2014

On the cover of the September issue are Dennis Trillo, Kris Bernal, Rocco Naccino and Lauren Young (lead stars of Hiram na Alaala). Inside stories include DZBB (No. 1  AM station in Mega Manila) and GMA’s new program launches (Strawberry Lane, Don't Lose the Money and MP Featuring Sport Science). Citizen Kapuso features various recent CSR activities of GMA GIVES. Read more


Salamat, City of Malabon University

Sep 18, 2014

Kinilala ng City of Malabon University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Society ang GMA Network bilang Outstanding TV Network of the Year. Karangalan naming maging una sa inyong puso. Read more


Take the GMA Studio Tour

Sep 16, 2014

Be among those who have experienced GMA Network up close. Read more


GMA News and Public Affairs pillars recognized at 2014 FPI Bayabay Media Awards

Sep 12, 2014

The awards serve as a testament to GMA News and Public Affairs’ credo of Serbisyong Totoo. Read more


GMA News TV's Titser and Reel Time: Only Philippine Finalists at the 2014 Japan Prize

Sep 9, 2014

Titser and Reel Time are the only finalists from the Philippines.  Read more


GMA Marketing and Productions, Inc. wins Gold at Spark Awards

Sep 5, 2014

GMPI bagged a total of seven awards, including three Golds and a Silver. Read more


Salamat sa pagkilala

Sep 4, 2014

Kinilala sa nakaraang Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption Awards ang GMA Network, DZBB at ilang personalidad nito dahil sa serbisyong hindi mapapantayan. Maraming salamat po! Read more


GMA Network poised to grab the lead in nationwide ratings

Sep 4, 2014

In August, GMA further decreased ABS-CBN’s lead in NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement) to a mere 0.2 percent as it scored a 34 percent total day household audience share. Read more


Kapuso artists show heart for the environment

Sep 3, 2014

GMA Network supports the Climate Change Advocacy of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Philippine Information Agency. Learn how its stars do their bit for Mother Earth in this gallery. Read more


Mga inspirasyon sa pamamahayag

Aug 29, 2014

Kinilala kamakailan ng UP Education Circle ang mga batikang mamamahayag ng GMA Network na sina Mel Tiangco at Jessica Soho. Congrats, mga tunay na nagbibigay ng Serbisyong Totoo! Read more


Ano ang tawag sa bouquet noong unang panahon?

Aug 28, 2014

Mas madali yata ang “bulaklak” na lang. #FilipinoAngWikaKo Read more


Jessica Soho, Mel Tiangco cited in 4th EdukCircle Film and Television Awards

Aug 27, 2014

Jessica Soho was named EdukCircle Female News Anchor of the Year while Mel Tiangco was dubbed EdukCircle Most Outstanding Journalist in Public Service. Read more


Iwagayway ang mga "birang"!

Aug 21, 2014

“Birang” siya noon. Ano siya ngayon? #FilipinoAngWikaKo Read more


Ninoy: Bet Nating Pinoy

Aug 21, 2014

Kilalanin si Ninoy Aquino. Read more


2014 August Kapuso Magazine

Aug 20, 2014

On the cover of the August issue are Dennis Trillo and Bela Padilla in “Sa Puso ni Doc.” Featured articles include the recent CBA signing and the storybook on Atty. Gozon’s childhood. Citizen Kapuso features the Kapuso Foundation’s sustainability programs for Yolanda survivors. Read more

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Kapuso para sa sining

Aug 20, 2014

Ipinagmamalaki ng GMA Network ang Kapuso artists na pinarangalan sa nakaraang Cinemalaya X festival.  Tunay kayong mga alagad ng sining! Read more


Mulay lang po sa umaga?

Aug 14, 2014

Nakakatuwang balikan ang mga sinaunang salita at isipin kung paano sila magagamit sa panahon ngayon. #FilipinoAngWikaKo Read more


GMA Network Inc. to sell minority share to Ramon Ang in late August or early September

Aug 14, 2014

GMA chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon said the entry of Mr. Ang would be beneficial to the Company.  Read more


GMA Network records P5.766B recurring revenues in first semester of 2014

Aug 14, 2014

“We have regained momentum as far as both our nationwide TV ratings and financials are concerned. We are optimistic that the third quarter will be a turning point for the company,” said GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon. Read more


GMA News TV honors Pinoy sports heroes on Sunday

Aug 8, 2014

The television special will feature Pinoy athletes who have put the country on the international map of sports excellence. Read more


Yale's Whiffenpoofs to enchant Manila in first-ever concert Saturday

Aug 8, 2014

Be riveted by the blending of the pure voices of the Whiffs, Yale’s most celebrated music tradition since 1909.  Read more


A night of superior a capella music

Aug 8, 2014

Catch the world-renowned a capella group, The Whiffenpoofs of Yale, with the Philippines’ own singing group, Koro Ilustrado, on August 9 at 6 p.m. Get to know them better in this article. Read more


GMA’s Atty. Felipe L. Gozon: An inspiration to the youth

Aug 7, 2014

GMA Network's top exec is now part of a children's storybook series. Read more


#tbt ni Pepe

Aug 7, 2014

Maki-Throwback Thursday sa ating Pambansang Bayani na si Dr. Jose Rizal. #FilipinoAngWikaKo Read more


#sawikain

Aug 3, 2014

Ipagmalaki ang ating mayamang wika. #FilipinoAngWikaKo Read more