GMA Pinoy TV
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|GMA Pinoy TV|
|Launched||March 2005 (Japan)
August 2005 (USA)
|Owned by||GMA Network, Inc.|
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV)|
|Slogan||"Kapuso ng Bawat Pilipino"|
|Sister channel(s)||GMA Network, GMA Life TV, GMA News TV, GMA News TV International|
|Cable & Wireless (Diego Garcia)||Channel 24|
|UBI World TV (Australia and New Zealand)||Channel 130|
|Bell TV (Canada)||Channel 723|
|Orbit Showtime (Middle East)||Channel 160|
|DirecTV (USA)||Channel 2061|
|Dish Network (USA)||Channel 9968|
|Rogers Cable (Canada)* Ontario only||Channel 870|
|MCV Broadband (Guam, Northern Marianas Islands)||Channel 21* not available in Rota where this designated channel is used by another Tagalog Station|
|Americable Japan* exclusive to major US bases in Japan||Channel 307|
|Mediatti Cable (Japan)* exclusive only to Okinawa||Channel 73|
|Hitron Cable (Papua New Guinea)||Channel 59|
|E-Vision Cable (UAE)||Channel 182 (part of Orbit Cable-Pinoy Plus Package)|
|Astound Broadband (USA)||Channel 391 (San Francisco), Channel 599 (Concord)|
|Comcast (USA)||Channel 699 (Portland,OR) Channel 570 (Houston,TX) Channel 756 (Boston) Channel 369 (Northern California)|
|Cox Communications (USA)||Channel 402 (San Diego), Channel 269 (Las Vegas), Channel 393 (Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Channel 416 (Orange County, California)
Channel 448 (Palos Verde, California)
Channel 482 (Arizona)
|iO Digital Cable (USA)* exclusive only to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and parts of Pennsylvania||Channel 269|
|RCN (USA)* exclusive only to New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago||Channel 536|
|San Bruno Cable (USA)||Channel 201 (San Bruno, California)|
|Time Warner Cable (USA)||Channel 687 (Hawaii), Channel 602 (Southern California), Channel 540 (New York City)|
|MTS (Canada)||Channel 507|
|now TV (Hong Kong)||Channel 720|
|mio TV (Singapore)||Channel 688|
|AT&T U-verse (USA)* initially available in California and Texas||Channel 3683|
|Verizon FiOS (USA)* only in New York City and Boston||Channel 1756|
GMA Pinoy TV, incorporated in February 2004 by GMA Network and its subsidiaries GMA International & GMA Worldwide and launched in 2005 primarily in Japan and USA, is a 24-hour international Filipino television station. The channel is targeted towards Overseas Filipino and their families in the Philippines. The network airs shows produced by GMA Network. Drawing on programming from its flagship station in the Philippines, the network's programs can be seen in the United States (including Hawaii & Alaska), Japan, Guam, Saipan, Papua New Guinea, Canada, Singapore, the Middle East, North Africa, Hong Kong, Europe and Australia.
Start of GMA Pinoy TV (2004-2005) 
GMA Pinoy TV was first launched in Japan in March 2005. It was later launched in several parts of the United States in the same year, such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and the states of the East Coast. The official GMA Pinoy TV launch in America happened in San Francisco on July 23, 2005 and was aired on SOP the following Sunday, July 31, 2005. The event was attended by thousands of Filipinos eager to see once again the stars of GMA for whom they have not seen for so long. The channel later spread out in the entire country of the US by August 2005. Since then GMA Pinoy TV started to reach out to farther countries globally.
A concert was held with GMA stars to promote GMA Pinoy TV. Graphics, on the other hand, were released with the so-called Filipino colors—red, blue and yellow. It was also seen around December that GMA Pinoy TV, every Christmas season, will change its graphic on-screen for the Christmas season. The logo also was seen in the upper right and left corners at varied times. It was settled in 2007 that the logo will be seen in the upper right corner.
2007- GMA Pinoy TV had a huge success and was known better for the program MariMar. So, due to the success of the program, GMA Pinoy TV once changed graphics. They ran from 2007-October 2010.
2008- GMA Pinoy TV was also known for the program Dyesebel. GMA Pinoy TV, due to the success of the program, had launched a billboard in Daly City, which was there for the entirety of the show. Its purpose was to promote the program and GMA Pinoy TV in general.
2009- GMA Pinoy TV has 225,000 subscribers as of September 2009. An associated second channel, GMA Life TV, was successfully launched in March 2008, it already counts 109,000 subscribers. The percent of subscribers has gone up 34% according to GMA New Media, Inc.
An amount of PhP 253 million for the 1st Quarter of 2010's revenues (compared to PhP 183 million of 2009) has been posted in the Annual Stockholders Meeting of GMA Network for GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV.
In May 2010, GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Network, Inc. in general, was acclaimed for their performance of covering the Elections. GMA Pinoy TV started airing the live coverage May 9 until the Election ended.
GMA Pinoy TV has had some delays in its shows, specifically the dramas being aired worldwide. Before, in its early years, some dramas were delayed up to a month but as time passed, it receded and as of 2011, the ratio is early primetime & primetime dramas in the Philippines are two-days delayed and afternoon dramas are three-days delayed. The week of August 2-August 7, 2010, GMA Pinoy TV ran a "back-to-back episodes" block for the afternoon drama then Trudis Liit, starring Jillian Ward. The show was nine-days delayed so GMA International decided to lessen the delay and have a standard mentioned above, as of 2011.
In September 2010, GMA Pinoy TV has a total of 256,000 subscribers while its sister channel, GMA Life TV has 122,000 subscibers. This is based on a report that the Corporate Communications Department of GMA Network has posted.
On October 10, 2010, GMA Pinoy TV changed graphics with a theme that recognizes and is towards Pinoys all over the world. It also has a globe symbolizing how far GMA Pinoy TV has gone since the start.
On November 30, 2010, GMA Pinoy TV changed its graphics once again for the Christmas 2010 Season.
As of December 2010, GMA Pinoy TV as well as GMA Life TV has expanded into the following: US- Chicago, Illinois (via Comcast Chicago), New York (via Time Warner New York), Washington, DC, Maryland, Alabama, Virginia (via Comcast); Canada- Vancouver, British Columbia (via Telus Canada) and Europe: Italy, London, rest of UK, and rest of Europe (via Infinity IPTV).
Also, for Christmas 2010, this is the first time that GMA Pinoy TV had another Christmas slogan besides the GMA Network Christmas 2010 Slogan: Isang Pagkilala sa Puso ng Pilipino Ngayong Pasko. The GMA Pinoy TV Christmas slogan is Isang Maligayang at Masaganang Paskong Pinoy, Kapuso!.
As for the 3rd Quarter of 2010, GMA Pinoy TV has around 261,000 subscribers posted.
In the first quarter of 2011, GMA Pinoy TV and its home network in the Philippines revealed a new logo with minor changes. The "GMA" letters part is seen to be more embossed and the logo has a "glow" effect.
On February 28, 2011 for the first time in GMA Worldwide, Inc. history, two programs that started airing on GMA Pinoy TV that is still running with new episodes was switched over to GMA Life TV, where it will then air its new episodes, to occupy free time slots. This then led to replays of other Kapuso shows. The shows included Pinoy MD and Love ni Mister, Love ni Misis. All this will be straightened out once GMA News TV starts its international operations sometime 2nd to 3rd Quarter of 2011.
In a report published showing GMA Network's revenues for 2010 with a total of PhP 14.299 Billion, GMA Life TV has 125,000 subscribers (an estimated 800,000 viewers count) while GMA Pinoy TV has an accounted 274,000 subscribers (around 1.8 Million viewers).
On March 10, 2011 GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV expanded even more in the United States in Florida. The Florida counties that are part of the extension include Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia.
On April 5, 2011, though already launched in the Philippines on March 27, 2011 and was launched a bit late, GMA Pinoy TV launched the 2011 Summer slogan of GMA "Halo-Halo Ang Summer Saya". This took some time to launch on GMA Pinoy TV because significant edits were made in which some of the programs on the original version are not slated to air on GMA Pinoy TV like Man vs. Beast but beside that, the international version of the station ID still included planned shows of Summer 2011.
Also in April 2011, GMA Pinoy TV is now being broadcast by COX Communications in Arizona, areas like Tucson and Arizona, on Channel 482.
In a report, dated May 16, 2011, regarding the consolidated gross revenues of GMA Network, Inc. in the 1st quarter of 2011, it is noted that GMA Pinoy TV's subscriptions grew by 10 percent (approximately 300,000 subscribers but not greater than) and GMA Life TV's subscriptions grew by 2 percent (approximately 128,000 but not greater than), respectively. This consisted of PhP 230 million worth of advertising and subscription revenues.
And in May/June 2011, GMA Pinoy TV/GMA Life TV sent many of its artists to various places worldwide, it's the first time that Kapuso artists were sent almost consecutively, to celebrate Philippine Independence Day/Filipino Culture Fiestas and to promote GMA Pinoy TV/GMA Life TV and its shows. They consisted of Iza Calzado & Dennis Trillo who went to Hawaii on May 7, 2011, then on May 28, 2011, Jolina Magdangal and JayR visited National City in San Diego, CA. On the 113th Philippine Independence Day proper, Dennis Trillo & Iza Calzado were sent this time to Hong Kong to represent GMA Pinoy TV and perform there and in Singapore, Dingdong Dantes and Rachel Ann Go were present. And on June 25, 2011, Carla Abellana, JayR and Frencheska Farr along with Arnel Ignacio are heading off to Toronto, Canada to be a part of the Pinoy Fiesta Trade Show there. A day after, June 26, 2011, Aljur Abrenica, Jennylyn Mercado, Iza Calzado and Mark Bautista will be sent to be part of Philippine-American Friendship Day in Jersey City, New Jersey.
In another recent report with regards to GMA Network's consolidated revenues in the 2nd quarter of 2011, GMA Pinoy TV's subscribers grew to 279,000 from 274,000 (actual count) and an estimated amount of 1.85 million viewers and GMA Life TV's subscribers grew as well, an estimated 1 million viewers. Also, GMA Network recently launched GMA News TV in the past month and will be made available to all areas where GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV reaches by 3rd Quarter of 2011. GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV were further made to subscribers in key Filipino-American areas in the US, namely New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. They were also launched in many parts of Detroit, Hawaii and upstate New York and New England. The channels were also launched by additional carriers in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
From September 1 onwards, the upper right corner logo has since been there meaning from then on, it will not disappear anymore during commercial breaks, it will stay and rarely since September 1 since the logo has disappeared.
On October 2, 2011, Heart Evangelista, Daniel Matsunaga, and former Eat Bulaga host, Kim Idol graced an event in Australia celebrating the launch of GMA News TV International as well as the strengthening presence of GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV.
On October 5, GMA Pinoy TV accepted two awards from the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) in New York for 2011 Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards.
On November 4, 2011, GMA Pinoy TV launched GMA's 2011 Christmas Station ID in several parts with each cast of most Kapuso shows and it was usually during the show and one right after the show ended.
On November 24, 2011, Thanksgiving Day in the US, GMA Pinoy TV launched the Christmas-themed graphics for 2011, which also included the upper-right logo being converted to a Christmas-themed one. This was also the same date that GMA Network revamped its websites, with new features and a new look.
In December 2011, GMA Pinoy TV’s subscriber count closed at 291,309, a 7% increase over the 2010 closing subscriber number of 273,317. Because of this, revenues grew by 8% year-on-year and are expected to grow at that rate 2012 onwards.
My Beloved is the first TV Drama series of GMA Network to premiere just a day after its original premiere on GMA Pinoy TV, February 14, 2012. Within the seven years of GMA Pinoy TV, this is the first to do so.
On March 15, 2012, GMA Pinoy TV updated its on-screen graphics, replacing the 2010 version of approximately 30 seconds to one that is approximately 15 seconds.
In a press statement released by GMA Network, Inc., it is stated that GMA Pinoy TV, as of 1st Quarter of 2012, has approximately 303,000 subscribers, which amounts to nearly 2 million viewers.
On May 18, 2012, GMA Pinoy TV released on-air alternate versions of its "Up Next" and "You're Watching" bumpers; they were much shorter and instead of clips of the shows, they featured the stars of the respective shows.
On June 5, 2012, GMA Pinoy TV began experiencing audio issues with its broadcast, audio that is not so typical of High-Definition, High-Resolution cameras tha GMA uses. On June 21, 2012, the issue was resolved and the original audio type was restored.
For the first time in GMA history, Idol sa Kusina, a program originally aired on QTV then GMA News TV and is simulcasted on GMA Life TV moves to GMA Pinoy TV on July 14, 2012.
In September 2012, for the first time in GMA history, 24 Oras, the network's flagship newscast program will have a four hour-delayed telecast, meaning in the US, the show will air 7:30am (US-PST), 10:30am (US-EST), and 4:30am (Hawaii). This is the first time the network has placed 24 Oras right after Unang Hirit, which also changed timeslots to give way for 24 Oras.
Manny Many Prizes in celebration of GMA Pinoy TV's 7th Year Anniversary held a special event at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 16. The live show featured the show's cast plus Dingdong Dantes, Solenn Heussaff, Julie Anne San Jose, Elmo Magalona and Rochelle Pangilinan.
As of October 30, 2012, four drama series have premiered that are one-day delayed: My Beloved, One True Love, Coffee Prince, and Temptation of Wife. This is part of GMA Pinoy TV's promise to its viewers to lessen airing delays and more original programming being shown.
On November 30, 2012, GMA Pinoy TV updated its upper-right corner logo once more to a Christmas-themed one and one that celebrates GMA Pinoy TV's 7th anniversary and the version of the letters "GMA" are the more current one used by GMA. The on-air Christmas graphics which has been annually seen on GMA Pinoy TV was subsequently launched on December 1, 2012 and will last until the first week of January 2013.
On December 31, 2012, GMA Pinoy TV aired "Win na Win sa 2013: The GMA New Year Countdown" live, making it the third time that GMA aired its New Year countdown live worldwide (previously in 2008 and 2011).
Indio became the fifth TV Drama series of GMA Network to premiere just a day after its original premiere on GMA Pinoy TV and the show began airing on January 15, 2013. This makes all the current and future Primetime dramas of GMA to air on a one-day episode delay basis, compared to previously where it started first as long as three-weeks delay to as short as two-days delay.
Mundo Mo'y Akin became the sixth TV Drama series of GMA Network to premiere just a day after its original premiere on GMA Pinoy TV and the show began airing on March 19, 2013.
For the first time on GMA Pinoy TV, copyrighted material created and produced by another company, National Geographic Channel, was aired on GMA Pinoy TV on April 7, 2013. The copyrighted material aired under license is the National Geographic Channel Documentary entitled "Inside Malacanang Palace", which aired last March 2012, is an special documentary that takes the audience to an exclusive guided tour of the Malacanang Palace of the Philippines. Such airing has never occured in GMA history, which is the very reason why shows like Kap's Amazing Stories, Takeshi's Castle, Watta Job, Man V. Beast, etc. have not been aired on GMA Pinoy TV over recent years.
In Q1 of 2013, GMA Pinoy TV has a total of 333,000 subscribers while its sister channel, GMA Life TV has 125,000 subscribers. This is based on a report that the Corporate Communications Department of GMA Network has posted. Overall, in 2012 and Q1 of 2013, subscription to GMA International channels incresed by 7 percent. 
Previous Programs 
For the previously aired and defunct shows of the station, please see the list of shows previously aired by GMA Network.
Currently broadcast 
- Bukod Kang Pinagpala (February 14, 2013 – present); three-day episode delay
- Home Sweet Home (April 23, 2013 – present); one-day episode delay
- Indio (January 15, 2013 – June 3, 2013); one-day episode delay
- Kakambal ni Eliana (April 18, 2013 – present); three-day episode delay
- Love and Lies (April 9, 2013 – June 8, 2013); one-day episode delay
- Mundo Mo'y Akin (March 19, 2013 – present); one-day episode delay
- Unforgettable (February 27, 2013 – present); two-day episode delay
- Bubble Gang [1995 – present (GMA Network), 2005 – present (GMA Pinoy TV)]
- Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento (September 22, 2012 – present); one-episode delay
- Vampire Ang Daddy Ko (March 16, 2013 – present); one-episode delay
Cooking Show 
- Idol Sa Kusina (July 3, 2011 – present (GMA News TV), 2011 - 2012 (GMA Life TV), July 14, 2012 – present (GMA Pinoy TV); three-episodes delay (as of November 6, 2012)
Drama Anthology 
- Magpakailanman 2002-2008; November 17, 2012 – present (GMA Network); 2005-2008 (GMA Pinoy TV); 2008-2011 (GMA Life TV), November 18, 2012 – present) new episodes
- Teen Gen (December 16, 2012 – present)
- Wagas [2013–present (GMA News TV), March 18, 2013 – present (GMA Pinoy TV)]; recurring
Game Show 
- Celebrity Bluff (November 24, 2012 – present); one-episode delay
- Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho [2004 – present (GMA Network), 2005 – present (GMA Pinoy TV)]
Lifestyle International 
- Kaya Mong Gawin: Season 6 (October 13, 2012 – present); new episodes
- Pusong Pinoy Sa Amerika: Season 9 (May 19, 2013 – present); new episodes
- Design Para sa Lahat (October 14, 2012 – present); re-runs
- The Dr. Tess Show (May 5, 2013 – present); new episodes
Movie Block 
- GMA Pinoy Blockbuster (2006 – present)
- Pinoy Indie on GMA Pinoy TV (2009 – present); recurring
News Programs 
- 24 Oras [2004 – present (GMA Network), 2005 – present (GMA Pinoy TV)]
- 24 Oras Weekend [(2010 – present)]
- GMA Flash Report [2002 – present (GMA Network), 2006 – present (GMA Pinoy TV)]
- Saksi [1995 – present (GMA Network), 2005 – present (GMA Pinoy TV)]
- Unang Hirit [1999 – present (GMA Network), 2005 – present (GMA Pinoy TV)]
Public Affairs 
- Alisto! (premieres April 7, 2013); three-episodes delay
- Born to be Wild (2007 – present)
- I-Witness [1999 – present (GMA Network), 2005–present (GMA Pinoy TV)] (first produced by Probe Productions and later by GMA News and Public Affairs)
- Imbestigador [2000 – present (GMA Network), 2005 – present (GMA Pinoy TV)]
- Reporter's Notebook [2004 – present (GMA Network), 2005 – present (GMA Pinoy TV)]
- Rescue (2010 – present)
- Tunay Na Buhay (2011 – present)
- Wish Ko Lang 2002 – present (GMA Network), 2005 – present (GMA Pinoy TV); one-episode delay
- Family TV Mass (May 1, 2011 – present)
- Jesus the Healer 1998-2001, 2006 – present (GMA Network), 2006 – present (GMA Pinoy TV)
- Startalk TX 1995–present (GMA Network), 2005 – present (GMA Pinoy TV)
Talk shows 
- The Ryzza Mae Show (April 8, 2013 – present)
- Eat Bulaga! (produced by TAPE Inc.) [1995 – present (GMA Network), 2005 – present (GMA Pinoy TV)]
- Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman [1997 – present (GMA Network), 2005 – present (GMA Pinoy TV)]
Upcoming shows 
- "Kapuso ng Bawat Pilipino" (2005–present)
- "Kapuso Ako!" (2005–present)
- "Proud to be Kapuso" (2008–present)
- "Kapuso ng Bawat Pilipino Saan Man Panig ng Mundo (2010–present)
- "The Best in Pinoy Entertainment and News" (2010–present)
- "Think Before You Click (A GMA Social Media Awareness Campaign)" (2011–present)
- "Bringing Global Pinoys Closer to Home" (GMA International) (2012–present)
- "Summer sa Mundo ng Kapuso" (Summer 2013)
See also 
- GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV initiate projects that enrich lives of Filipinos abroad
- GMA-7 ends 2010 with "revenues of P14.299 billion"
- Official Site
- GMA Pinoy TV at Orbit Website
- "GMA Pinoy TV kicks off with star-studded extravaganza"
- WINS Japan Official Site
- DISH Network Filipino Package
- GMA Pinoy in the United States