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)."


Gabay natin ang diwa ng EDSA

Feb 25, 2015

Sa ika-29 na anibersaryo ng EDSA Revolution, gabay natin ang diwa ng People Power sa pagbabantay ng ating demokrasya.  Read more


8 GMA finalists in the 2015 New York Festivals

Feb 24, 2015

Eight entries from GMA Network were named as finalists in the 2015 New York Festivals World’s Best TV and Films competition, more than any other Philippine network.  Read more


February 2015 Kapuso Magazine

Feb 24, 2015

The lead stars of GMA Afternoon Prime program, “Kailan Ba Tama Ang Mali?” (Max Collins, Geoff Eigenmann, Empress Schuck and Dion Ignacio), are on the cover of the February 2015 issue. Also featured is the ASEAN Next-Gen CSR Forum and GMA Artist Center’s birthday celebrants. The 2015 Kapuso Bloodletting Day is on Citizen Kapuso. Read more


Kung Hei Fat Choi mga Kapuso!

Feb 19, 2015

GMA welcomes the year of the wood sheep. Read more


GMA’s locally produced mobile apps win big in Southeast Asia

Feb 18, 2015

GMA Marketing and Productions, Inc. (GMPI) was a big winner at the Mob-Ex Awards 2015 South-East Asia, garnering three Gold and two Bronze trophies Read more


GMA in the international arena: Business's Collective Action Can Help Stem Corruption

Feb 17, 2015

Kapuso network shares Integrity Initiative participation at the ASEAN Next-Gen CSR Forum  Read more


Happy Kapuso Month

Feb 16, 2015

Ganyan 'pag nagmamahal at may minamahal kaya Happy Kapuso Month sa inyong lahat. Read more


Kayo ang aming Kapuso

Feb 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day mula sa GMA. Read more


We're number 1

Feb 9, 2015

Maraming salamat mga Kapuso for making GMA the no. 1 station in the whole country this January. Read more


Nabago ng GMA ang buhay nina Alvin at Armie

Feb 7, 2015

Sa tulong ng programang 'Wish Ko Lang,' nakapag-propose si Alvin kay Armie. Ikaw, ano ang kuwentong Kapuso mo? Read more


Voltes V fan noon, GMA Art Director na ngayon

Feb 6, 2015

Isa si Junvi Alabado sa mga na-inspire ng GMA. Ikaw, ano ang kuwentong Kapuso mo? Read more


GMA Network posts strong start in 2015, leads in nationwide ratings

Feb 4, 2015

GMA Network emerged as the country’s number one TV network in the month of January according to Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. Read more


January 2015 Kapuso Magazine

Jan 27, 2015

GMA News and Public Affairs’ coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines is featured on the cover of the January 2015 issue. Inside stories include GMA’s new primetime program Second Chances and the birthday celebrations of GMA Artist Center’s Alden Richards, Mikael Daez and Kylie Padilla (Citizen Kapuso). Read more


GMA bags honors at the the 13th Gawad Tanglaw Awards

Jan 22, 2015

From news to entertainment, GMA shows their versatility at the 13th Gawad Tanglaw Awards. Read more


Maligayang pagdating, Pope Francis!

Jan 15, 2015

Nakikiisa ang buong bansa sa Apostolikong Pagbisita ng Santo Papa.  Read more

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Jessica Soho on Pope Francis

Jan 13, 2015

Samahan ang multi-awarded broadcast journalist na si Jessica Soho sa pagtutok sa pagbisita ni Pope Francis sa bansa.  Read more


Ang People's Pope sa Pilipinas: GMA News and Public Affairs' Special Coverage

Jan 12, 2015

Alamin ang schedule ng pagdalaw ni Pope Francis sa bansa. Read more


Si Kara David sa Papal Visit

Jan 12, 2015

Ang mamamahayag na si Kara David ay isa sa 14 na Filipino journalists na makikisabay kay Santo Papa sa kanyang pagbisita sa Pilipinas. Read more


Sino si Pope Francis?

Jan 12, 2015

Gaano ba natin kakilala ang People's Pope na si Pope Francis? Read more


Jose Rizal Day

Dec 30, 2014

Wala nang hihigit pa sa buhay na inalay sa bayan. Read more


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