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  • gmaThe biggest news on Philip­pine TV has just arrived – indus­try leader GMA Network launches GMA News TV on Channel 11. From the men and women of GMA News and Public Affairs – the only broadcast news orga­nization in the Philippines that has won the Peabody Award (the most prestigious honor in elec­tronic media) – GMA News TV is in response to the insistent public clamor for relevant and credible news reportage that only GMA News and Public Affairs can de­ liver.

    “We are responding to viewers’ requests for timely news updates in Filipino and for public affairs shows at earlier timeslots with this groundbreaking news chan­nel,” says News TV Head Nessa Valdellon.

    Bannered by the respected names in broadcast journalism – Jessica Soho, Mike Enriquez, Mel Tiangco, Arnold Clavio, Vicky Morales, and Howie Severino – GMA News TV delivers serbisyong totoo with newscasts and public affairs programs, all in Filipino, from morning to night.

    Also part of the formidable lineup of names joining GMA News TV are Kara David, Prof. Winnie Monsod, and Philippine Center for Investigative Journal­ism (PCIJ) Executive Director Ma­lou Mangahas. In addition, Sheila Coronel of Columbia University, Newsbreak’s Marites Vitug, and Ed Lingao of PCIJ will be joining the channel as advisers for the in­vestigative documentaries.

    “For the first time, the country’s most awarded documentarists will be anchor­ing newscasts. News TV’s primetime news­cast State of the Nation will be hosted by Pea­body winner Jessica Soho. NEw’s morning newscast will­l ed by GMA News Online Editor in Chief Howie Severino and an­other Peabody winner Kara Da­vid. Their shows will be in-depth, something to really look forward to,” adds Valdellon.

    At a time of the 24/7 news cycle and new media, GMA News TV steps up to the challenge of deliv­ering worthwhile content – cred­ible and relevant news and infor­mation. Deploying its resources to help people become more socially aware, to provide viewers with the knowledge that may per­haps effect change in their lives, families, and communities.

    GMA News TV airs in the Phil­ippines this February. It will soon be available for Filipino viewers worldwide, joining GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV as the third in­ternational channel of GMA Net­work.


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