Last updated
Type Free-to-air television network
BrandingGMA News TV
Slogan The Philippines' No. 1 News Channel
TV stations List of GMA News TV stations
HeadquartersGMA Network Center, EDSA cor. Timog Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
Broadcast area
Owner Citynet Network Marketing and Productions Inc.
Parent GMA Network, Inc.
Key people
  • 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;8 years ago (2011-07-01) (international)
Former names
UHF 27:
Citynet Television (1995–1999)
Entertainment Music Channel (EMC)
Channel [V] Philippines
VHF 11:
Picture format
480i (SDTV)
Sister channels
GMA Network
Former affiliations
ZOE Broadcasting Network (2011 - 2019)
Official website
GMA News TV Main Page
Language Tagalog (main)
English (secondary & primary for GMA Regional TV Weekend News)
GMA News TV International
GMA News TV International Logo.png
LaunchedJuly 1, 2011
NetworkGMA News TV
Owned by GMA International
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
SloganOras-oras, Alam ko!
The Philippines' no. 1 news channel
Kabalitaang Tapat at Maaasahan
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog
Broadcast areaWorldwide
Headquarters GMA Network Center
EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Brgy. South Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101, Philippines
Sister channel(s)

GMA News TV (GNTV) (visually rendered in its logo in all capital letters as GMA NEWS TV) is a Philippine free-to-air television network owned by Citynet Network Marketing and Productions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GMA Network, Inc. Launched on February 28, 2011, GNTV is formerly the second television network joint-ventured between ZOE and GMA after its predecessor QTV, which in turn was launched in 2005; and fifth overall secondary television brand of GMA Network since 1995. Its flagship station is DWDB-TV Channel 27, a frequency which was fully owned by GMA Network which previously used as a digital test broadcast of the network and formerly broadcasting as Citynet Television, and it is beamed through provincial relay stations run by GMA Network. The network produces programmes from studios located at the GMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. The network's primary transmitter facility is located at the GMA Tower of Power site, Tandang Sora, Barangay Culiat, Quezon City. GMA News TV operates daily from 6:00 AM to 12:00 MN.

Philippines Republic in Southeast Asia

The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.

Free-to-air (FTA) are television (TV) and radio services broadcast in clear (unencrypted) form, allowing any person with the appropriate receiving equipment to receive the signal and view or listen to the content without requiring a subscription, other ongoing cost or one-off fee. In the traditional sense, this is carried on terrestrial radio signals and received with an antenna.

A television network is a telecommunications network for distribution of television program content, whereby a central operation provides programming to many television stations or pay television providers. Until the mid-1980s, television programming in most countries of the world was dominated by a small number of terrestrial networks. Many early television networks evolved from earlier radio networks.



GMA News TV was created as a replacement for "Q", a network which primarily featured imported dramas and lifestyle-oriented programming aimed towards women, and as part of GMA News and Public Affairs's plans to expand its presence on free-to-air television. 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]

Q (TV network) Philippine TV network

Q was a television network in the Philippines run by GMA Network Inc. through Citynet Network Marketing and Productions, Inc. The network primarily aired lifestyle programs and dramas particularly aimed toward women. Its flagship station was DZOE-TV, which GMA ran as part of a lease with its owner, ZOE Broadcasting Network.

GMA News and Public Affairs is the news and public affairs programming division of GMA Network Inc.

Until 2019, ZOE Broadcasting Network served as originating affiliate and flagship station of GMA News TV, as a result of a blocktime lease agreement between ZOE Broadcasting and GMA's subsidiary Citynet Network Marketing and Productions in 2005, allowing the latter to lease the entire airtime of DZOE-TV 11 Manila, in exchange of upgrading the former's facilities and an offpeak timeslot for its programs on Channel 11 and GMA Network. [5] However, due to increasing lease payments of GMA Network to ZOE Broadcasting which is accompanied with decreased revenues of GMA, the two networks announced on April 24, 2019 that they will terminate the agreement by the end of May 2019. As a result, GMA News TV Manila was reassigned to analog Channel 27, which was being used for digital test broadcast of GMA Network, on June 4. In turn, DTV operations of GMA were transferred on a permanent frequency, UHF Channel 15 (479.143 MHz), which was being used since May 15. [6]

ZOE Broadcasting Network Philippine television network

ZOE Broadcasting Network, Inc. is a Philippine broadcast media arm of the Jesus is Lord Church. Based in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, it operates a set of television and radio stations each in Mega Manila and Puerto Princesa City. The company also owns its first television station in Metro Manila, which is currently inactive after its 14-year partnership with GMA Network Inc. which developed Zoe's corporate sustainability.

DZOE-TV, channel 11, was the first television property of ZOE Broadcasting Network. Bought from the Manila Broadcasting Company in the mid-1990s, it served throughout its history with programs that reflect ZOE as the broadcast arm of its corporate parent the Jesus Is Lord Church. The station is permanently closed.

GMA Network Commercial television radio network in the Philippines

GMA Network is a major national commercial broadcast television and radio network in the Philippines. GMA Network is the flagship property of publicly traded GMA Network Inc. Its first broadcast on television was on October 29, 1961, GMA Network is commonly signified to as the "Kapuso Network" in reference to the outline of the company’s logo. It has also been called the “Christian Network” which refers to the apparent programming during the tenure of the new management, which took over in 1974. It is headquartered in the GMA Network Center in Quezon City and its transmitter, Tower of Power is located at Tandang Sora Avenue, Barangay Culiat also in Quezon City.


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, sports programs and additional programming produced by GMA.


Further information: List of GMA News TV stations

GMA News TV can be seen via regular free-to-air television on Channel 27 in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao and other 28 regional stations nationwide. 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, Batangas, Cebu, and Davao.

DWDB-TV, is the flagship UHF station of the Philippine television network GMA News TV, wholly owned by Citynet Network Marketing and Productions, a subsidiary of GMA Network Inc.. Its studios are located at the GMA Network Center, EDSA cormer Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, while its transmitter station is located at the GMA Tower of Power, Tandang Sora Avenue, Barangay Culiat, Quezon City. It is the first UHF station operated by a major network in the Philippines. DWDB-TV operates daily from 6:00 AM to 12:00 MN.

This article is about Metro Cebu-based television station. For Mandaue-based radio station owned by ABS-CBN using the same call letters, see DYLS-FM.

DXRA-TV, channel 27, is the flagship station of Philippine television network GMA News TV owned and operated by GMA Network Inc.. Its studios and transmitter are located at GMA Complex, Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City.


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 Pinoy TV Filipino Television Channel

GMA Pinoy TV is a Philippine pay television channel that was launched in March 2005 by GMA Network. Operated by its subsidiaries, GMA International and GMA Worldwide Inc, it is targeted towards the Philippine diaspora.


GMA Life TV is a Philippine pay television channel launched in February 2008 by GMA Network.

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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 January 2019, GMA News TV International Launches in Starhub TV Channel 149 along with Another GMA Two International Channels.

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

In Europe, Australia and New Zealand, 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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