18 JUL 2023

GMA Network, a strong local player with global reach

GMA International and GMA Worldwide has reached key agreements during this year, including an historic collaboration with ABS-CBN International, its major competitor.

18 JUL 2023


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GMA Network never ceases to deliver premium and world-class Filipino content on multiple platforms across the globe through its overseas arm GMA International and content distribution arm GMA Worldwide. This year, GMA Network — thru GMA International — ventured into various collaborations with several content creators and media platforms. In a historic collaboration with ABS-CBN International, GMA’s international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV, as well as certain GMA on-demand programs, became available on iWantTFC beginning in May this year. iWantTFC viewers in select countries and territories in Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Pacific/Caribbean Islands can now access GMA’s top-notch shows such as "Maria Clara at Ibarra", "Abot-Kamay na Pangarap", "Apoy sa Langit", "First Yaya", and "The World Between Us."

GMA International also teamed up with the app Jungo Pinoy, and now users in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Canada, and select countries in Europe enjoy GMA Pinoy TV for streaming hit Kapuso shows like "Voltes V:Legacy", "Abot-Kamay Na Pangarap", "Royal Blood", "Maria Clara at Ibarra."

Moreover, GMA Pinoy TV has been inducted by Digital Pilipinas, a private sector-led movement that promotes the digitalization of the Philippine economy, as their partner in promoting Financial Literacy through their digitalization campaign to the OFWs and Filipino Immigrants and their families and dependents.

GMA International is also part of GMA Network’s Anti-Piracy Committee. Strengthening the Network’s anti-piracy capabilities and initiatives to protect its content, GMA partnered with the world’s largest and most effective anti-piracy coalition, Alliance for Creativity & Entertainment (ACE), earlier this year.

GMA Network has also embraced a “glocal” outlook in producing content aimed at the local and global markets. While the shows are locally produced, all have global appeal. Currently, GMA produces around 26 dramas yearly that are being distributed to over 50 countries across five continents. GMA Worldwide has licensed over 100 titles around the globe to date.

As an initiative to extend its global reach, GMA Network secured landmark deals to air 14 of its shows with 492 hours worth of content in 42 countries in Africa — becoming a major provider of top-notch Filipino content in the world’s second-largest continent.
GMA Worldwide has also sold 248 hours worth of content to a leading Russian broadcaster, which will telecast seven of the Network’s top-rating and highly-acclaimed TV series in Russia this year.

The Network’s most-watched program in 2022, "Lolong," was acquired by a broadcaster in Indonesia. Furthermore, the broadcast giant has entered into a five-year partnership with Viu, a leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service that delivers content to Filipinos. The deal, which marks the first-ever collaboration between GMA and Viu, makes available to Viu Philippines new Kapuso titles starting with "The Write One" and "Love Before Sunrise."