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)."


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


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


GMA Network rules the day in July ratings

Aug 2, 2014

GMA Network now leads in the morning and afternoon time blocks and has shaved ABS-CBN's lead in primetime.  Read more


Ang gay speak ay Pinoy speak

Aug 2, 2014

Ang mga bagong salita ang nagbibigay ng kulay sa ating wika. #FilipinoAngWikaKo Read more


#bugtungan

Aug 1, 2014

Masaya at makulay ang wikang Filipino. Ipagmalaki natin ito. #FilipinoAngWikaKo Read more


#FilipinoAngWikaKo

Jul 31, 2014

Ngayong Buwan ng Wika, ipakita sa social media ang inyong pagmamahal sa ating pambansang wika. Read more

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Thanks for being one with us!

Jul 31, 2014

Thank you for voting for our Kapuso artists in the 2014 Yahoo Celebrity Awards. Read more


Congrats, FAMAS winners!

Jul 31, 2014

Congratulations to our Kapuso artists for winning in the 62nd FAMAS Awards. We are proud of you! Read more


GMA Network, labor union sign new three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement

Jul 25, 2014

The agreement contains a signing bonus of P95,000 for all rank and file employees, and a wage increase of P7,000 distributed over a period of three years. Read more


2014 July Kapuso Magazine

Jul 25, 2014

On the cover of the July issue is Jessica Soho (30 years). Also featured are photo highlights of the Q2 GMA General Assembly, as well as GMA Regional TV and GMA International events in June and July. Citizen Kapuso features GMAKF’s relief operations for typhoon Glenda victims and the Kiddie Art Workshop with Solenn Heussaff. Read more


GMA Network receives PANAta Award for External Communications

Jul 24, 2014

GMA Marketing and Productions, Inc. (GMPI), the sales and marketing arm of GMA Network, bags the award for External Communications Programs - Brand category at the PANAta Awards for its Del Monte Kitchenomics branded content and integrated mobile app. Read more


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