GMA News TV

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GMA News TV
Type Broadcast television network
Branding GMA News TV 11
Country Philippines
Availability Nationwide
Slogan Oras-oras, alam ko (Every Hour, I Know.)
The Philippine's No. 1 News Channel
May Pag-asa (There's Hope)
Headquarters GMA Network Center, EDSA cor. Timog Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
Broadcast area
Nationwide
Owner GMA Network, Inc.
ZOE Broadcasting Network Inc.
Parent GMA News and Public Affairs
GMA Entertainment TV Group
(Citynet Network Marketing and Productions, Inc.)
Key people
Eddie Villanueva, Chairman, ZOE-TV
Felipe Gozon, Chairman and CEO, GMA Network, Inc.
Nessa Valdellon, Head & Vice President for News and Public Affairs
Gigi Santiago-Lara, AVP for Alternative Programing, GMA Network, Inc.
Launch date
February 28, 2011; 4 years ago
Former names
Q (2005-2011)
Sister channels
GMA Network
Official website
GMA News TV Main Page
Language Filipino
English

GMA News TV (informally abbreviated GNTV or simply News TV) is a television network in the Philippines and it is co-owned and operated by GMA Network, Inc. and ZOE Broadcasting Network Inc./ZOE-TV of Jesus Is Lord Church leader Eddie Villanueva. GNTV's content, ranging from news and public affairs programs along with other programs - current affairs programming, entertainment, reality, drama, comedy, series, movie blockbuster, lifestyle, sports programs - is provided by GMA's subsidiary Citynet Network Marketing and Productions, Inc., which in turn has an airtime agreement as the main content provider of ZOE-TV since 2005.

The network debuted on February 28, 2011 as a replacement for its former national network "Q"— as such it is broadcast by all television service providers and terrestrial stations which formerly carried Q. Its broadcast facilities for studios are located at the GMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City while transmitter is located at Barangay Culiat, Tandang Sora, Quezon City. It broadcasts weekdays from 5:00 AM to 1:00 AM and weekends from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM. Except Holy Week of each year where it signs-off at 1 AM from Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday and resume programs until 6 AM on Easter Sunday.

History[edit]

GMA News TV was created as a replacement for "Q", a network which primarily featured imported dramas and lifestyle-oriented programming aimed towards women. GMA News TV was unveiled on February 7, 2011, and Q was discontinued on February 20, 2011 in preparation for the launch of the new service, which occurred on February 28, 2011.[1][2][3][4]

Programming[edit]

Most of GMA News TV's programming consists of news programs, public affairs shows including local or international entertainment news, sports programs, entertainment, reality, drama, comedy series, movie blockbuster, lifestyle programs carried over from Q.

As part of its agreement to operate DZOE-TV as a carrier of GMA News TV (dating back to the establishment of Q), it also airs religious programming produced by ZOE during off-peak hours.

International[edit]

GMA News TV International logo

Later in 2011, GMA would also launch a 24-hour international feed of GMA News TV, as a compliment to its two other international channels (GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV). It began to be offered as a preview channel in Australia on FetchTV, IPS/AccessTV in Japan, GUdTV in Guam and on OSN, with an official launch planned for the third quarter of 2011.[5][6][7][8]

GMA News TV International was officially launched on UBI World TV on December 1, 2011.[9] In May 2012, Canadian IPTV provider MTS TV added GMA News TV International, becoming its first Canadian carrier. In November 2012, Optik TV added the channel to their lineup. Additionally, GMA News TV international is now also available in Singtel TV Pay TV Customers in Singapore Channel 690 in SD, on ABNXcess Pay TV Customers in Malaysia Channel 731 in SD and also on Astro Pay TV Customers in Malaysia Channel 129 in HD will be Coming Soon and Guangzhou Spring TV(Creative Power IPTV)Channel 762

Unlike its domestic counterpart, programs on GMA News TV International air tape-delayed, except for selected special events such as live coverage of day 1 of Eleksyon 2013.

Affiliates[edit]

Further information: List of GMA News TV stations

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pep.ph/guide/tv/7578/gma-network-launches-gma-news-tv-on-channel-11 PEP Entertainment Guide/Television
  2. ^ http://www.gmanews.tv/story/212269/gma-network-launches-gma-news-tv GMA News Online, Business Top Stories
  3. ^ GMA News TV goes on air retrieved via www.gmanews.tv 02-28-2011
  4. ^ GMA News TV Station ID 2011 retrieved via www.youtube.com via gmatv user 09-10-2012
  5. ^ "GMA Network launches third international channel". GMA News Online. 
  6. ^ "gmapinoytv.com.ph". gmapinoytv.com.ph. 
  7. ^ "gmapinoytv.com.ph". gmapinoytv.com.ph. 
  8. ^ "EARNINGS: GMA Network posts 18% growth in Q1 revenues". GMA News Online. 
  9. ^ "GMA News TV International: to be launched in Australia Oct. 1". GMA News Online. 

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