Broadcast giant GMA Network will continue to expand its content partnerships to reach more audiences on-air and online.
At the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting on Wednesday, GMA Network chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon said that the broadcasting company will continue “to pursue partnerships with various international and local entities.”
“These collaborations aim to expand the distribution of GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV in various territories, into new content platforms like on OTT (over-the-top), and into underserved demographic segments, like the Pinoy seafarer community,” Gozon said.
The GMA Network chairman added that the company has recently closed deals with iWant TFC, Jungo Pinoy, and NowE of PCCW Hong Kong.
“We are getting into strategic distribution partnerships with other platforms – this is the reason why Maria Clara at Ibarra continues to be No. 1 in Netflix Philippines, and The Write One amongst the Top 5 most-watched in Viu Philippines,” Gozon said.
“Recently, we signed a distribution deal with TFC/iWantTV for Europe and the Middle East, etc., so we are pretty excited about the deal,” he said.
“Under our agreement with iWantTFC, GMA shows will now reach Global Pinoys in select countries in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and South Pacific/Caribbean Islands. Viewers in these territories can watch GMA programs such as Maria Clara at Ibarra, Abot Kamay na Pangarap, Apoy sa Langit, First Yaya, and The World Between Us,” he added.
GMA Network also has a co-production deal with ABS-CBN for the drama series Unbreak My Heart, according to Gozon.
“We are into production deals with various producers outside GMA – we work with TAPE, Regal, VIVA, ABS-CBN and even independent producers,” he said.
The GMA chairman said GMA International department is also diversifying its revenue streams to complement traditional subscription revenues by further strengthening its concert and event production, content partnerships, and digital monetization efforts. —KG, GMA Integrated News