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GMA Network (Global Media Arts or simply GMA) is a commercial broadcast television network based in Quezon City, Philippines. The flagship property of publicly traded of GMA Network, Inc. a publicly listed company.
Its first broadcast on television was on October 29, 1961, GMA Network (formerly known as DZBB TV Channel 7, RBS TV Channel 7, GMA Radio-Television Arts then GMA Rainbow Satellite Network) is commonly signified to as the "Kapuso Network" in reference to the outline of the company’s logo.
It has also been called the “Christian Network” whpxich refers to the apparent programming during the tenure of the new management, which took over in 1974. It is headquartered in the GMA Network Center in Quezon City and its transmitter is located at Tandang Sora Avenue, Barangay Culiat also in Quezon City. GMA Network has been serving Filipinos on radio for 68 years and 57 years on TV, and now on online for 6 years. GMA will continue to serve more Filipinos for the coming years.
The original meaning of the GMA acronym was Greater Manila Area, referring to the initial coverage area of the station. As the network expanded it changed into Global Media Arts. Today, GMA's is the flagship television station is DZBB-TV which are carried in Channel 7 (Analog broadcast) and Channel 27 (Digital test broadcast). The network has 4 originating stations and 48 owned and affiliate relay stations nationwide. Its programming is also available outside the Philippines through GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International.
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