GMA News TV
GMA News TV (GNTV) (visually rendered in its logo in all capital letters) is a commercial broadcast television network in the Philippines. It is owned and operated by Citynet Network Marketing and Productions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GMA Network, Inc., together with ZOE Broadcasting Network Inc. (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. Its studios are located at the 22/F Strata 2000 Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road (formerly Emerald Avenue), Ortigas Center, Pasig City and GMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City; with its transmitter facilities (also owned by ZOE-TV) located at GMA Tower of Power, Tandang Sora, Barangay Culiat, Quezon City.
|Type||Broadcast television network|
|Branding||GMA News TV|
|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
|Owner||Citynet Network Marketing and Productions Inc.|
(Overall operations and programming)
ZOE Broadcasting Network, Inc.
(Channel 11 Manila operations, Religious programming)
|Parent||GMA Network, Inc.|
|February 28, 2011 (terrestrial) |
July 1, 2011 (international)
|NTSC 480i (SDTV)|
|Light TV 33 |
|GMA News TV Main Page|
|Language||Filipino (main) |
|GMA News TV International|
|Launched||July 1, 2011|
|Owned by||GMA International|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Slogan||Oras-oras, Alam ko! |
The Philippines' No. 1 News Channel
Kabalitaang Tapat at Maaasahan
|Headquarters||GMA Network Center |
EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Brgy. South Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101, Philippines
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 airtime lease agreement between ZOE-TV and Citynet in 2005 in exchange of upgrading the former's facilities and air its programs on Channel 11 and its affiliate GMA Network during off-peak hours. 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.
Most of GMA News TV's programming consists of news, public affairs and sports programming produced by GMA News and Public Affairs including entertainment, lifestyle, cooking shows, talk shows, infotainment, local and foreign drama, comedy and reality series, travel, foreign animated series, infomercials and local and foreign movie blocks and additional programming produced by GMA Entertainment TV carried over from Q.
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.
GMA News TV International was officially launched on UBI World TV on December 1, 2011. 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.
In Hong Kong, GMA News TV International Launch in Now TV On June 2, 2015.
- Further information: List of GMA News TV stations
GMA News TV can be seen via regular free-to-air television on Channel 11 in Metro Manila area, and Channel 27 in Cebu and Davao. Aside from GNTV's main free-to-air analog signal, GMA News TV can also be seen on a must carry basis on all cable and satellite TV providers nationwide. This channel is also included as a digital subchannel which can be seen on 07.02 (LCN; Channel 27 Physical frequency) of GMA Network's ISDB-T DTTV broadcast available in Manila, Channel 38 Physical frequency in Baguio, Channel 26 Physical frequency in Cebu, and Channel 37 Physical frequency in Davao, using digital set-top boxes.
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- http://www.pep.ph/guide/tv/7578/gma-network-launches-gma-news-tv-on-channel-11 PEP Entertainment Guide/Television
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