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The show(s) must go on

AFTER a tumultuous year which saw several of GMA’s shows shelved and postponed because of the pandemic, the country’s largest television network is starting 2021 by announcing a slate of new shows and the return of pandemic-interrupted shows.

SC tells GMA to reinstate workers

THE Supreme Court ordered GMA Network, Inc. to reinstate 30 cameramen and assistant cameramen who were illegally dismissed in 2013.

Lower costs, rival’s closure lift GMA

GMA NETWORK, INC.’s second-quarter attributable net income rose 31.7% to P826.36 million, boosted mainly by lower production costs and partly by a shift in advertising placements from rival ABS-CBN Corp.

GMA to buy back PDRs from foreigners

GMA NETWORK, INC. is buying back all the Philippine Deposit Receipts (PDRs) it had sold to foreigners to protect their investments after lawmakers voted not to renew the franchise of ABS-CBN Corp., a rival media company that issued similar financial instruments.

GMA Network expects to keep jobs

GMA Network, Inc. has no plans to reduce its workforce amid the ongoing pandemic crisis, its top official said.

Pandemic forces GMA Network to defer 30% of year’s spending

GMA Network, Inc. will defer 30% or around P376 million of its capital expenditure (capex) budget for this year due to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, its top official said.

GMA Network’s Affordabox gets ‘overwhelming’ public response

GMA Network expects to exceed sales estimates for the year for its two-week-old digital terrestrial television (DTT) receiver, called the Affordabox, after the public’s “overwhelming” response, said a network executive.

GMA Network profit up nearly 14%

GMA Network, Inc.’s attributable net income for 2019 grew 13.6% to P2.62 billion as revenues improved.

New GMA online show focuses on life hacks, DIY

LOCKDOWN restrictions have eased but many people still prefer to stay inside their homes for fear of the pandemic — and for those who want to make their time in quarantine as productive as possible, GMA Network Artist Center has an online show just for that.

GMA news channel suspends airing

GMA News TV (GNTV) has “temporarily signed off” due to the state of national calamity amid a novel coronavirus disease pandemic.

ABS-CBN, GMA adapt to lockdown by stopping teleserye tapings

TV NETWORKS GMA and ABS-CBN have both halted production of their entertainment shows after the declaration of a community quarantine in Metro Manila.

Media networks say high ratings maintained in Feb.

CITING different rating providers, ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. reported on Tuesday that they had kept their ratings high last month.

Court of Appeals sides with 51 talents of GMA

THE Court of Appeals (CA) said 51 talents of GMA Network, Inc. are entitled to reinstatement and are found to be regular employees.

GMA seeks Supreme Court reversal of ruling on talents as regular...

MEDIA company GMA Network , Inc. asked the Supreme Court to reverse the decision of the appellate court declaring more than 90 of its talents as regular employees.

Media giants ABS-CBN, GMA report mixed results

LISTED television networks reported mixed financial conditions in the second quarter, as ABS-CBN Corp.’s profit soared 75% while earnings of GMA Network, Inc. fell 22%.

ABS-CBN keeps nationwide ratings lead in July

ABS-CBN Corp. maintained nationwide ratings lead in the month of July as rival GMA Network, Inc. claimed dominance in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, citing different measurement reports.

DoLE to check GMA Network’s compliance with occupational safety standards

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) is looking into GMA Network, Inc.’s compliance with occupational safety and health (OSH) standards, after veteran actor Eddie Garcia suffered a fatal injury on the set of a new TV series.

GMA unit signs partnership with Singapore Press Holdings/Mediacorp JV

GMA New Media, Inc. (NMI) has tied up with Singapore Media Exchange (SMX) Pte. Ltd., a joint venture firm established by two Singapore media groups, to help GMA expand its audience worldwide.

GMA to launch DTT device by 2nd half

GMA NETWORK, Inc. said it will be launching a digital terrestrial television (DTT) device this year, which will allow users to stream its free-to-air shows through mobile phones.

GMA’s Daddy’s Girl is most tweeted about teleserye in Q1

GMA NETWORK’s comedy series Daddy’s Girl topped the Twitter charts for the first three months of the year as the social networking service named the show the “top teleserye” for the first quarter of the year.

GMA launches online news show

GMA NEWS and Public Affairs becomes a part of the “future of online news” as it launched Stand for Truth, a weeknight online newscast “produced and reported by the young, for the young,” according to a company press release.

Actor Derek Ramsay joins GMA

MODEL/ACTOR Derek Ramsay has signed an exclusive contract with GMA Network, ending his seven-month hiatus from show business.

TV networks both claim ratings lead in March

MEDIA giants ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both continued to claim dominance in television ratings in March, citing different measurement providers.

GMA to invest P1B for network digitization

GMA Network, Inc. said it is earmarking more than P1 billion for the second phase of its efforts to digitize its operations.

ABS-CBN, GMA Network still locked in television ratings dispute in January

ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. continued to tussle over television ratings in January, with both media giants claiming the lead but citing different measurement providers.

PLDT, GMA team up for digital television

PLDT, Inc. and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. are working with GMA Network, Inc.’s New Media, Inc. (NMI) to assist the television network in its digital transformation.

ABS-CBN, GMA claim top ratings in 2018

RIVAL networks ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both claimed the top spot in television ratings in 2018, using different audience measurement reports.

GMA founder Duavit passes away at 84

GILBERTO M. Duavit, Sr., one of the founders of GMA Network, Inc. and former Rizal congressman, has passed away at the age of 84, the broadcast giant said on Friday.

ABS-CBN, GMA Network 3rd quarter earnings decline on lower ad revenues

MEDIA companies ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. reported lower earnings in third quarter, due to a slump in advertising revenues.

Fraternal blood makes fraternal hands unclean

A CLASSIC tale of sibling rivalry is what GMA is one of its biggest shows the network is launching this year for its prime time bloc. Cain at Abel hits the small screen on Nov. 19.

ABS-CBN, GMA continue fight for TV ratings

ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. tussled over nationwide TV ratings as both claimed dominance in October, using data from different audience measurement providers.

GMA casts woman in transgender role in its new afternoon drama

GMA NETWORK embarks on a journey of love and identity with its newest afternoon drama, Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko, which tells the story of a scorned wife whose rival in love is her transgender ex-husband.

Ratings war: ABS-CBN, GMA both claim lead in August

THE ratings war continued in August as rivals ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both claimed the lead in nationwide ratings, citing different audience measurement providers.

GMA Network income increases 13% in 2nd quarter

GMA Network, Inc. recorded a 13% increase in its attributable net income to P800.344 million for the second quarter, as revenues recovered slightly.

ABS-CBN, GMA clash over TV ratings in July

ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both claimed to lead in TV ratings in July, citing different audience management providers.

Director ready for backlash vs Norse mythology show

DOMINIC ZAPATA, with his two decades-long career directing film and television, is no stranger to large-scale productions with the most recent being GMA’s Alyas Robinhood (seasons 1 and 2) and Mulawin vs. Ravena in 2017, but his newest foray into fantasy series — Victor Magtanggol — is proving to be his biggest work to date.

ABS-CBN, GMA both claim ratings lead in June

ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both claimed to dominate nationwide ratings during the month of June, citing data from two different TV ratings data providers.

ABS-CBN, GMA claim ratings lead in May

RIVAL NETWORKS ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both claimed nationwide ratings leads for the month of May.

GMA to roll out digital TV device in June

GMA Network, Inc. will be rolling out its digital television device in June, according to GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon. The company targets...

ABS-CBN, GMA claim TV ratings lead in April

ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc. both claimed lead nationwide ratings for April. In a statement, Lopez-led ABS-CBN cited data provided by Kantar Media showing...

GMA targets millennials with 3 exclusively online shows

GMA NETWORK has ventured into creating original online content with the Jan. 1 launch of GMA ONE Online Exclusives, featuring three shows which are...

ABS-CBN, GMA claim ratings lead in October

ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network Inc. again claimed to have dominated nationwide TV ratings for the month of October. In a statement, ABS-CBN cited Kantar...

New show makes a superhero of a teacher

JUST IN time for September – Teachers’ Month – GMA Network has unveiled its newest prime time offering starring Marian Rivera-Dantes in a role...