PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"Philippine broadcasting industry leader GMA Network answers the need of Filipinos abroad for timely and comprehensive local news right from where and when it happens via the launch of its third international channel: GMA News TV International.
"From the men and women of GMA News and Public Affairs—the most trusted broadcast news organization in the Philippines and the only one that has won the most prestigious honor in electronic media, the George Foster Peabody Award—GMA News TV International is in response to the insistent demand from Pinoy Kapuso viewers all over the world for relevant and credible reportage that only the most awarded and the most credible news team can deliver.
"This same news organization has been recently awarded with five citations from the Telly Awards and one from the US International Film and Video Festival, the only USIFVF award for a Philippine program this year, for its news and public affairs programs which are seen internationally via GMA Pinoy TV—GMA Network’s flagship international channel.
Aside from these, GMA News and Public Affairs also has the New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards and the Asian TV Awards in its roster of honors received.
"Bannered by the most respected names in Philippine broadcast journalism—Jessica Soho, Mike Enriquez, Mel Tiangco, Arnold Clavio, Vicky Morales, and Howie Severino—GMA News TV International delivers serbisyong totoo with newscasts and public affairs programs all in Filipino, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
"Also part of the formidable lineup of names from GMA News TV International are Kara David, Prof. Winnie Monsod, and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas.
"Following the success of GMA Pinoy TV, our first international channel that showcases the best in Filipino entertainment and news programming, and of GMA Life TV, which celebrates the best in Pinoy lifestyle programming, we are pleased to further serve Filipino communities all over the world with our third international channel, GMA News TV International.
"At a time of the 24/7 news cycle and new media, GMA News TV International steps up to the challenge of delivering relevant and worthwhile content to Pinoys worldwide through breaking news coverage, top-notch newscasts, in-depth documentaries, investigative news magazines, talk shows, public service programs, and other up-to-date features on Filipino culture," shares Joseph T. Francia, Vice President and Head of Operations for GMA International.
"Kapuso viewers abroad who are in need of the day’s freshest and hottest news from the Philippines will certainly not be disappointed with GMA News TV’s biggest newscasts as they are aired over GMA News TV International - flagship primetime newscast STATE OF THE NATION WITH JESSICA SOHO, which delivers in-depth and comprehensive news reporting; Mike Enriquez’s DOBOL B SA NEWS TV, the simulcast of GMA Network’s flagship radio station, Super Radyo DZBB; Arnold Clavio’s BALITA PILIPINAS, which brings the biggest news from all over the country; Vicky Morales’ GOOD NEWS, which highlights the most current, positive news in the land; and Howie Severino and Kara David’s NEWS TO GO, an interactive newscast which utilizes the latest technology.
"Filipinos worldwide will have a generous helping as well of GMA News TV International’s public affairs programs which present the most relevant and pressing issues in the country—Mel Tiangco’s POWERHOUSE, which brings to spotlight the most powerful and influential individuals from the Philippines; Jessica Soho’s BRIGADA, as inspired by Louie Beltran’s acclaimed Brigada Siete in the 90s; Prof. Winnie Monsod’s BAWAL ANG PASAWAY KAY MARENG WINNIE!, which scrutinizes government issues and matters of national interest; and Malou Mangahas’s INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARIES, which tackles corruption in high places.
"GMA News TV International also offers to global Pinoys the newest programs from the local news channel namely Jiggy Manicad’s NEWS TV QRT (Quick Response Team), Maki Pulido and Mark Salazar’s BALITA PILIPINAS NGAYON, and Jay Taruc’s Motorcycle Diaries. Film-like, eye-opening, and thought-provoking documentaries on Philippine society are also in store for them via Front Row and Reel Time.
"GMA News TV International has recently launched in several territories. To subscribe, Kapuso viewers worldwide may contact their preferred pay TV operator for more details."
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