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. 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.
|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)
|QTV / Q (2005-2011)|
|Light TV 33 |
|GMA News TV Main Page|
|Language||Tagalog (main) |
|GMA News TV International|
|Launched||July 1, 2011|
|Network||GMA News TV|
|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 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. 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 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,msome of which are carried over from the former Q.
- 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.
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.
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
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.
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