GMA News TV or GNTV is the all-news and documentary channel that launched on February 28, 2011 from GMA Network Incorporated. It airs on free TV channel 11. The station had a 3.78 percent audience share from January to August 2016 based on Nielsen’s National Urban TV Audience Measurement. The channel’s programming is owned and produced by GMA News Inc. but the channel’s legislative franchise is owned by Zoe Broadcasting Network, Incorporated.
Based on Securities and Exchange Commission documents, Christian pastor Eduardo Villanueva and his family own Zoe Broadcasting Network Incorporated More commonly known as “Bro. Eddie,” Villanueva is the president and founder of Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide. His son, Emmanuel Joel Villanueva, is an incumbent senator of the Philippines. He was recently ordered dismissed by the Ombudsman for alleged anomalies in his pork barrel funds.
GMA News, Inc. handles the management and operations of the station.
GNTV is GMA News Inc’s. response to viewers' requests “for timely news updates in Filipino and for public affairs shows at earlier time slots,” News TV Head Nessa Valdellon said in a news item by the network.
The channel shows hourly newscasts, live coverage, in-depth documentaries, reality formats, investigative programs, and public service. GNTV programs are also available in the United States, Canada, Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Madagascar, Palau, Guam and Saipan since September 2011.
Media Companies / Groups
GMA Network, Inc.
GNTV is jointly owned by GMA Network, Incorporated and Zoe Broadcasting Network, Incorporated. Christian pastor Eduardo Villanueva and his family own Zoe Broadcasting Network, Incorporated. GMA Network, Incorporated is owned by the Gozon, Jimenez, and Duavit families.
Group / Individual Owner
Group Management Development, Incorporated (through GMA Network, Incorporated)
Group Management Development, Incorporated states "general contracting business" in its Securities and Exchange Commission documents, it is owned by the Duavit family.
GMA Holdings, Incorporated (through GMA Network, Incorporated)
GMA Holdings, Incorporated was incorporated on February 15, 2006 as a holding company. Its sole business is the issuance of Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs) relating to relating to GMA Network, Incorporated common shares. PDRs are defined by the Philippine Stock Exchange as a security which grants the holder the right to the delivery or sale of the underlying share.
Eduardo C. Villanueva (through Zoe Broadcasting Network, Incorporated)
Eduardo C. Villanueva owns 70 percent of Zoe Broadcasting Network, Incorporated. More commonly known as “Bro. Eddie.” Villanueva is the president and founder of Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide, a Christian sect. His son, Emmanuel Joel Villanueva, is an incumbent senator of the Republic of the Philippines.
GMA Network, Incorporated
Affiliated Interests Founder
GMA Network, Incorporated operates a network of 47 Very High Frequency (VHF), 33 Ultra High Frequency (UHF) television stations and 24 radio stations throughout the country
Felipe L. Gozon
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Felipe L. Gozon is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of GMA Network, Incorporated. He served as the lawyer of the channel’s founder Robert La Rue Stewart. He is a Senior Partner at the Law Firm of Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion & Lucila and one of the owners of the GMA media conglomerate.
Other Important People
Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr.
Joel Marcelo G. Jimenez
Gilberto M. Duavit, Sr.
Felipe S. Yalong
Anna Teresa G. Abrogar
Laura J. Westfall
Artemio V. Panganiban
Jaime C. Laya
Roberto O. Parel
Affiliated Interests other important people
President and Chief Operating Officer, Stockholder
Director since 2002, Stockholder
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Head of the Corporate Services Group, Stockholder
Director since 2000, Stockholder
Director since 2000, Stockholder
Independent Director since 2007
Independent Director of GMA Network, Incorporated since 2007
Corporate Secretary of the Company since 1993, Stockholder
GMA Network Center EDSA corner Timog Avenue Diliman, Quezon City, 1101 PhilippinesTelephone Number: +632-982-7777www.iGMA.tv
Revenue (in Mill. $)
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
GMA Network, Incorporated is a publicly listed corporation and is required by law to disclose all company details.
Data based on Audience share from Nielsen’s National Urban TV Audience Measurement (Jan-June 2016).
The Securities Regulation Code, Republic Act 8799, which was enacted into law in 2000, lays down stringent disclosure requirements for companies that wish to make a public offering or that are already publicly listed, including who its beneficial owners are.
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Memorandum Circular No. 11, series of 2014, requires all publicly listed companies to post on their websites the following information, among other things:
1) Company profile, mission and vision, Board of Directors, organizational structure, shareholding structure, Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws;
2) The disclosures required by the SEC, including periodic reports, statement of beneficial ownership and the General Information Sheet;
3) Manual on Corporate Governance, Annual Corporate Governance Reports;
4) Company policies on whistleblowing, conflict of interest, insider trading, related party transactions, health and welfare of staff;
5)Investor relations programs and shares, including the total outstanding shares, exchanges where the shares are listed, and the top 20 shareholders of the company. # Conversion rate on Dec. 31, 2015: P 46.86
Sources Media Profile
2016. Securities and Exchange Commission. Financial Statement of GMA Holdings Incorporated (available upon request at SEC)
2016. Securities and Exchange Commission. General Information Sheet of GMA Holdings Incorporated (available upon request at SEC)
2016. Securities and Exchange Commission. Financial Statement of GMA Network Incorporated (available upon request at SEC)
2016. Securities and Exchange Commission. General Information Sheet of GMA Network Incorporated (available upon request at SEC)