GMA News TV

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GMA News TV
TypeFree-to-air television network
BrandingGMA News TV
Country
SloganThe Philippines' No. 1 News Channel
TV stationsList of GMA News TV stations
Headquarters22/F Strata 2000 Building, Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
GMA Network Center, EDSA cor. Timog Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
Broadcast area
Nationwide
OwnerCitynet Network Marketing and Productions Inc.
(Overall operations and programming)
ZOE Broadcasting Network, Inc.
(Channel 11 Manila operations, Religious programming)
ParentGMA Network, Inc.
Key people
  • Eddie Villanueva (Chairman, ZOE Broadcasting)
  • Rene Gonzalez (General Manager and Officer-in-Charge, ZOE Broadcasting)
  • Atty. Felipe L. Gozon (Chairman and CEO, GMA Network)
  • Marissa Flores (Senior Vice President for News & Public Affairs, GMA Network)
    Lilybeth G. Rasonable (Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group, GMA Network)
Launch date
February 28, 2011; 8 years ago (2011-02-28) (Philippines)
July 1, 2011; 7 years ago (2011-07-01) (international)
Former names
QTV / Q (2005–2011)
Picture format
480i (SDTV)
Sister channels
Light TV 33
GMA Network
Official website
GMA News TV Main Page
LanguageTagalog (main)
English (secondary)
GMA News TV International
GMA News TV International Logo.png
LaunchedJuly 1, 2011
NetworkGMA News TV
Owned byGMA International
Picture format576i (SDTV)
SloganOras-oras, Alam ko!
The Philippines' no. 1 news channel
Kabalitaang Tapat at Maaasahan
CountryPhilippines
LanguageTagalog
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersGMA Network Center
EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Brgy. South Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101, Philippines
Sister channel(s)
Websitegmanetwork.com

GMA News TV (GNTV) is a Philippine free-to-air television network owned by Citynet Network Marketing and Productions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GMA Network, Inc., together with ZOE Broadcasting Network (ZOE TV) of Jesus Is Lord Church-leader Eddie Villanueva as its main content provider. Launched on February 28, 2011, GNTV is the second television network joint-ventured between ZOE and GMA after its predecessor QTV, which in turn was launched in 2005. Its flagship station is DZOE-TV Channel 11, a frequency currently owned by ZOE Broadcasting, and it is beamed through provincial relay stations run by GMA Network. The network produces programmes from studios located at the 22/F Strata 2000 Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road (formerly Emerald Avenue), Ortigas Center, Pasig City and at the GMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. The network's primary transmitter facilities (also owned by ZOE-TV) are located at the GMA Tower of Power site, Tandang Sora, Barangay Culiat, Quezon City.

On April 24, 2019, GMA/Citynet announced that they will terminate its blocktime agreement with ZOE Broadcasting by the end of May 2019. While ZOE already operates digital television station Light TV 33, it is reported that Channel 11 will be utilized to simulcast Light TV after the termination of the agreement. GMA News TV Manila, on the other hand, will transfer to DWDB-TV Channel 27 by June 3, 2019.[1]

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. Both GMA News TV and Q are products of an agreement between ZOE-TV and GMA's subsidiary Citynet in 2005, allowing the latter to lease the entire airtime of DZOE-TV 11, in exchange of upgrading the former's facilities and an offpeak timeslot for its programs on Channel 11 and GMA Network.[2] 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.[3][4][5][6]

Programming[edit]

Most of GMA News TV's programming consists of news and public affairs programs produced by GMA News and Public Affairs. Outside of its core programming, the channel airs entertainment programs including lifestyle, cooking shows, talk shows, local and foreign drama, comedy and reality series, travel, foreign animated series, local and foreign movie blocks and additional programming produced by GMA Entertainment Group, some of which are carried over from the former 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.

Availability[edit]

Further information: List of GMA News TV stations

GMA News TV can be seen via regular free-to-air television via ZOE-operated Channel 11 in Metro Manila area, and through various provincial relays operated by GMA Network (including channel 27 in Cebu and Davao which receives the signal through the main Manila tower's repeater system). Aside from GNTV's main analog signal, it is a must-carry channel on all cable and satellite TV providers nationwide. This channel is also available as a digital subchannel through GMA's main digital transmitters in Metro Manila, Baguio, Cebu, and Davao.

On June 3, 2019, GMA News TV will be moved to UHF Channel 27 upon the termination of the lease blocktime agreement with ZOE Broadcasting Network after 14 years.

International[edit]

Later in 2011, GMA Network would also launch a 24-hour international version of GMA News TV called GMA News TV International to compliment to its two other international channels (GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV). 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 and the timepiece on the lower-left hand side of the screen is covered.

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.[7][8][9][10]

GMA News TV International was officially launched on UBI World TV on December 1, 2011.[11] 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

In Hong Kong, GMA News TV International was launched through Now TV in June 2015.

In Europe, GMA News TV International (along with GMA's other international channels) is available through over-the-top streaming service Lyca TV.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ZOE Broadcasting to end blocktime agreement with GMA Network Accessed April 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "GMA Network partners with Zoe Broadcasting Channel 11". The Philippine Star. April 28, 2005. Retrieved April 28, 2005.
  3. ^ http://www.pep.ph/guide/tv/7578/gma-network-launches-gma-news-tv-on-channel-11 PEP Entertainment Guide/Television
  4. ^ http://www.gmanews.tv/story/212269/gma-network-launches-gma-news-tv GMA News Online, Business Top Stories
  5. ^ GMA News TV goes on air retrieved via www.gmanews.tv 02-28-2011
  6. ^ GMA News TV Station ID 2011 retrieved via www.youtube.com via gmatv user 09-10-2012
  7. ^ "GMA Network launches third international channel". GMA News Online.
  8. ^ "gmapinoytv.com.ph". gmapinoytv.com.ph.
  9. ^ "gmapinoytv.com.ph". gmapinoytv.com.ph.
  10. ^ "EARNINGS: GMA Network posts 18% growth in Q1 revenues". GMA News Online. Archived from the original on 2011-08-22.
  11. ^ "GMA News TV International: to be launched in Australia Oct. 1". GMA News Online.

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