GMA Pinoy TV

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GMA Pinoy TV
GMA Pinoy TV logo.png
GMA Pinoy TV logo (2011-present)
CountryPhilippines
Broadcast areaInternational
Network GMA Network
Slogan Buong Puso Para sa Pinoy Abroad.
Headquarters GMA Network Center EDSA cor. Timog Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Programming
Language(s)Tagalog
English
Picture format 576i/480i (SDTV)
Ownership
Owner GMA International
Sister channels
History
LaunchedMarch 2005
Links
Website GMA Pinoy TV

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.

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Programming

The programming of GMA Pinoy TV consists mostly of shows from the Philippines from GMA Network as well as previously aired shows, documentaries, films, and sports events from the Philippines. Most weekend shows are up to date, with the exception of some shows that air on a one-episode delay basis.[ citation needed ]

History

GMA Pinoy TV was first launched in Japan in March 2005. It was later launched in several parts of the United States in the same year, such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the states of the East Coast. The channel was launched in San Francisco on 23 July 2005.

A second channel, GMA Life TV, was successfully launched in March 2008 and soon grew to 109,000 subscribers. GMA Pinoy TV had 225,000 subscribers as of September 2009. The percent of subscribers has gone up 34% according to GMA New Media, Inc.

In December 2010, both GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV has expanded its coverage area in the US to Chicago, Illinois, New York, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Alabama and Virginia, and internationally to Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom and Europe.

In 2011, the channels were launched in Australia and Papua New Guinea. [1]

On 5 October 2011, GMA Pinoy TV accepted two awards from the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) in New York for 2011 Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards. [2]

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References

  1. PEP.ph (3 August 2011). "GMA Network consolidated revenues in Q2 soar 14 percent to P3.587 billion versus Q1 - PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". pep.ph.
  2. PEP.ph (20 September 2011). "GMA Pinoy TV earned two awards in the 2011 Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards - PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". pep.ph.