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)."
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
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Eid al-Adha. Read more
Drama King Dennis Trillo bags the Asian Star Prize in Seoul International Drama Awards in South Korea. Read more
On the cover of our September 2016 issue is new primetime program Someone To Watch Over Me. Inside stories include the election of Atty. Gilberto M. Duavit, Sr. to the GMA Board of Directors and new programs Superstar Duets and #Like, among others. Kapuso Abroad features Megan Young's show in Vancouver while Citizen Kapuso highlights GMAKF's Sagip Dugtong Buhay. Read more
Several GMA News and Public Affairs programs and personalities were recognized during the 11th COMGUILD Media Awards held recently at the Ateneo de Manila University. Read more
Kapuso programs continued to lord it over their rivals in the viewer-rich areas of Mega Manila and Urban Luzon last August. Read more
GMA Network (GMA) continues to keep its stronghold in its Urban Luzon bailiwick last August, besting rival networks across timeblocks, based on data from the industry’s most trusted ratings provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. Read more
GMA Network took home two Gold Awards in the Best Commercial Team and Best Content Team categories at the Spark Awards for Media Excellence 2016. The awarding ceremony was held in Singapore last August 18. Read more
GMA Network earned the nod of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), taking home this year’s Outstanding TV Station award. Read more
Gayahin ang mga bayaning inibig ang bayan nang tunay - umaasa, selfless at lumalaban! Read more
Exciting prizes are up for grabs daily and weekly in GMA News TV Panalo, the newest proof-of-purchase promo of the country’s leading news channel, GMA News TV. Read more
The Board of Directors of GMA Network, Inc. unanimously elected Atty. Gilberto M. Duavit, Sr. as a Director during a meeting held last July 28 at the GMA Network Center in Quezon City. Read more
Our August 2016 issue features GMA Network’s H1 2016 financial performance on the cover. Inside stories include Atty. Felipe L. Gozon at the cover of “The CEO Magazine,” Contract signing of WBR entertainment, Christian Bautista and Lovi Poe. Kapuso Abroad features Alden Richards in Singapore while Citizen Kapuso highlights GMA Kapuso Foundations "Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan" project and the 2016 GMA Network Excellence Award. Read more
GMA Network’s financial performance continued to trend upward as it reported a net income of P2.378 billion for the first half of 2016. Read more
More Kapuso shows enter nationwide and Urban Luzon top programs lists Read more
The CEO Magazine Editor in Chief Michelle Hespe flew to Manila to personally present their latest issue to Atty. Gozon at the GMA Network Center last July 28. Read more
From among an impressive crop of candidates in the 2016 GMA Network Excellence Award (GNEA), Far Eastern University exemplary alumna Ronalyn P. Pordan was hailed as this year’s winner in the Network’s search for outstanding student achievers. Read more