5 FEB 2021

GMA NETWORK LAUNCHES GAME-CHANGING DEVICE, GMA NOW

The mobile digital terrestrial television (DTT) receiver is a plug-and-play dongle that allows users to watch TV on the go for free and enjoy exclusive interactive features.

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Dennis Augusto L. Caharian, GMA New Media, Inc. President and COO

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Philippine media giant GMA Network is innovating Filipinos’ TV viewing experience as it officially unveils its mobile digital terrestrial television (DTT) receiver GMA Now, a plug-and-play dongle that allows users to watch TV on the go for free and enjoy exclusive interactive features.

“As the country’s leading broadcast network, it is only fitting that we continue to improve our content and innovate our digital TV products. This is our way of expressing gratitude to our loyal Kapuso for their unceasing support. We are proud to say that GMA Now is the first mobile DTT receiver to combine traditional TV with the advantages of interactivity via the internet. This product was developed by our digital media and technology arm GMA New Media, Inc. with the Filipino viewers in mind as we adapt to their evolving needs and interests,” shared by GMA Network, Inc. Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon.

“We are very proud of this opportunity given to us by GMA to evolve the business further and use technology as a way to navigate ever-changing viewing preferences. With GMA Now, viewers can watch their favorite programs, and more importantly, engage more fully with the shows. It is a new experience that we are happy to have helped create,” GMA New Media, Inc. President and COO Dennis Augusto L. Caharian said. 

DIGITAL TV PRODUCT

GMA Now enables Android smartphones to receive clear and live digital TV broadcast of the Kapuso channels GMA, GMA News TV, Heart of Asia, Hallypop, and soon, DepEd TV, as well as other free-to-air channels available in their area. Aside from this, GMA Now users can get to enjoy while connected to the internet. Through the GMA Videos-On-Demand  tab, GMA Now users can likewise get access to exclusive Kapuso content whenever they want.  

GMA Now’s exclusive messaging service Groupee Chat allows viewers to create groups and chat with family and friends while watching GMA programs. And soon, they can also get the latest updates on their favorite Kapuso shows via this feature.  Bringing entertainment to a whole new level are GMA Now’s Interactive Promos where users can join fun quizzes and polls for a chance to win prizes. 

GMA Now is available in portions of Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Cavite, Laguna, Baguio City, Pangasinan, Batangas, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao, and Cagayan de Oro. It works with any Android smartphone that runs on Android OS Marshmallow (Android 6.0) or higher, Dual Core 1Ghz CPU, and USB OTG support. GMA Now is also set to be available soon for iPhone users.