GMA News TV

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GMA News TV
Type Broadcast television network
Branding GMA News TV
Country Philippines
Slogan The Philippines' No. 1 News Channel
TV stations List of GMA News TV stations
Headquarters 22/F Strata 2000 Building, Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
GMA Network Center, EDSA cor. Timog Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
Broadcast area
Nationwide
Owner GMA Network Inc.
ZOE Broadcasting Network, Inc.
Key people
Eddie Villanueva (Chairman, ZOE-TV)
Atty. Felipe L. Gozon (Chairman and CEO, GMA Network Inc.)
Nessa Valdellon (Head and Vice President for News and Public Affairs)
Gigi Santiago-Lara (AVP for Alternative Programing, GMA Network Inc.)
Launch date
February 28, 2011; 7 years ago (2011-02-28) (terrestrial)
July 2011 (international)
Former names
Q (2005-2011)
Picture format
480i (SDTV)
Sister channels
GMA Network
Official website
GMA News TV Main Page
Language Filipino (main)
English (secondary)
GMA News TV International
Launched July 2011
Network GMA Network
Owned by GMA Network Inc.
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Slogan Kabalitaang Tapat at Maaasahan
Country Philippines
Language Filipino, English
Broadcast area Worldwide
Sister channel(s) GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV
Website gmanetwork.com

GMA News TV (informally abbreviated GNTV or simply News TV) is a commercial broadcast 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 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. In Metro Manila. The network debuted on February 28, 2011 as a replacement for its former national television network "Q"— as such it is broadcast by all terrestrially through DZOE-TV channel 11, the frenqucy once used by the formerly carried Q. Its studios are located at the 22/F Strata 2000 Building, Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City and GMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City with transmitter is located at Tandang Sora, Barangay Culiat, Quezon City.

The programing line-up of GNTV's also includes lifestyle, reality, action, drama, comedy, movie and sports targeted to male and female audience as well as other news, current affairs and documentaries as other programs.

History

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

Most of GMA News TV's programming consists of news programs, public affairs shows including local and international entertainment news, sports programs, entertainment, reality, drama, comedy series, movie blocks, travel, lifestyle, infomercials 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

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

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

Affiliates

Further information: List of GMA News TV stations

See also

References

  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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