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GMA Pinoy TV, the flagship international channel of GMA Network, continues to present exciting changes to make their audiences’ television experience more relevant and viewer-friendly.

 

Newly-launched primetime programs Let the Love Begin and The Rich Man’s Daughter will now be accompanied by English subtitles, adding to the list of long-running Kapuso programs with subtitles.

 

“This content enhancement, which we started in January 2014, is very much in line with GMA’s mission of bringing global Filipinos closer to home. Particularly, this services viewers of every nationality who wish to understand and appreciate GMA programs but are not familiar with the Filipino language,” says GMA Vice President and Head of International Operations, Joseph T. Francia.

 

Among the entertainment programs that are also inserted with subtitles include the country’s pioneering reality sitcom Pepito Manaloto and the top-rating weekly drama anthology Magpakailanman.

 

The most awarded documentary program on Philippine TV, I-Witness, and the country’s longest-running wish-granting program, Wish Ko Lang, are likewise presented with English subtitles since last year.

 

GMA International Assistant Vice President and Head of Programming, Cheri C. Domingo, meanwhile, notes on the enthusiastic response by GMA Pinoy TV viewers. “We were encouraged to include drama series when our weekend English sub-titled blocks started getting positive feedback. Our viewers can definitely expect more sub-titled programs to be added this year,” she says.

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Viewers also took to social media to express their appreciation of this programming initiative. “It’s about time. You’ve got foreigners who like your programs,” comments Jetski Domalaon on Facebook. Twitter user @DaneToGo also shares the same sentiment, posting “@gmapinoytv now also putting English subs on a daily soap… Good move!”

 

For the complete programming schedule and updates on GMA Network’s artists, programs, international channels and events, visit the websitewww.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pages www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV, www.facebook.com/gmalifetv, and www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, Twitter pages @gmapinoytv, @gma_lifetv, and @gmanewstvintl and Instagram account @gmapinoytv.

Vicky Morales

Vicky Morales

Michael V

Michael V

The Rich Mans Daughter

The Rich Mans Daughter

iWitness

iWitness

Magpakailanman - Mel Tiangco

Magpakailanman – Mel Tiangco

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Let the Love Begin

Let the Love Begin

Gabbi Garcia and Ruru Madrid of Let the Love Begin

Gabbi Garcia and Ruru Madrid of Let the Love Begin

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GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon at the Company’s Annual Stockholders’ Meeting held today, May 20, at the GMA Network Studios in Quezon City. Above photo also shows GMA directors Michael John R. Duavit and Anna Teresa Gozon-Abrogar.

GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon at the Company’s Annual Stockholders’ Meeting held today, May 20, at the GMA Network Studios in Quezon City. Above photo also shows GMA directors Michael John R. Duavit and Anna Teresa Gozon-Abrogar.

 

(Quezon City, Philippines) – GMA Network is pulling all stops to secure its dominant position in the broadcast industry, according to the Company’s Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon.

 

In his report during the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting on May 20 (Wednesday), Gozon announced that, despite strategic efforts to manage costs last year, they remained committed in ensuring their competitiveness.

 

“Thanks to a thorough review of our business needs vis-a-vis our capabilities, and the industry situation as a whole, all transmitter and other upgrades that were already in the pipeline were still implemented despite our belt-tightening,” he said.

 

Moreover, the Network continued to enhance its capacity to produce content in high definition in relation to the eventual shift from analog to digital TV.

 

“Our bigger studios in our Quezon City headquarters were also upgraded to high definition. Likewise, all our OB van facilities have been wired with new broadcast peripherals and are now capable of multi-format including HD recording,” Gozon said.

 

In relation to the Network’s financial performance, Gozon assured stockholders that the company’s fundamentals remain “sound and good.”

 

GMA ended 2014 with an EBITDA of P2.925 billion while consolidated net income settled at P1.010 billion primarily due to the absence of political ads.

 

Meanwhile, other business units and subsidiaries of the Network posted positive results, recording total revenues of P1.304 billion or 7 percent higher compared to 2013.

 

For 2015, Gozon affirmed that the company is focused on growing and strengthening the business. “We are ready to move forward, armed with our plans to further expand or improve all areas of our business,” he said noting on strong indications that 2015 will be a much better year for the company.

 

“To be sure, our net income for the first quarter of 2015 was already 25 percent more than our net income in the first quarter of 2014,” announced Gozon.

 

The Network previously reported that revenues for the first three months improved by 5 percent to P3.006 billion mainly on higher airtime sales from Channel 7, GMA News TV and GMA Radio.

 

Operating expenses slightly went up by 3 percent to P2.432 billion while EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) settled at P986 million, up 20 percent from last year.

 

For updates on GMA Network’s artists, programs, international channels and events, visit the website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pageswww.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV, www.facebook.com/gmalifetv, and www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, Twitter pages @gmapinoytv, @gma_lifetv, and @gmanewstvintl and Instagram account @gmapinoytv.

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

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Janine Gutierrez for Preview

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Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

With a growing number of covers in some of the Philippines’ most prestigious fashion and lifestyle magazines, Janine Gutierrez, whose parents are actors Ramon Christopher and Lotlot de Leon, has definitely set her mind on making a name for herself.

 

The name Janine Gutierrez has been evident all over magazine spreads and online publications, and after successfully concluding her primetime soap last March, she continues to prove that she is more than just an actress and a pretty face.

 

She has impressed the publications that she worked with and received remarks for being unique, classy, and professional. She delivered mesmerizing photos in magazines and answered interview questions with downright brilliance.

 

At a recent thanksgiving event, Janine received her guests with a warm smile and took the opportunity to give thanks to the people who have been supporting her since the beginning of her career. As the country’s newest fashion muse, she expressed her excitement on being the cover girl of Preview magazine’s May issue.

 

“Preview is my first solo cover for a fashion magazine. And super saya nito kasi dream ko talagang mag-cover sa Preview. Siguro parang isa siya doon sa mga bagay na dream lang ng lahat ng babae or like when you were a little girl, ‘di ba?”

 

Despite this achievement, the GMA Artist Center star remained humble and acknowledged the team that worked hard in supporting her during the photo shoot.

 

Janine reveals, “Maswerte ako kasi yung team na kasama ko kapag pictorial, sila-sila palagi. Sobrang gaan nila katrabaho, at kilalang-kilala na nila ako. Sila talaga yung reason kung bakit lumalabas na maganda yung mga shoot. I really can’t take any credit for it kasi ‘di ba, kapag shoot maraming pre-prod. May concept, maystyling, eh dadating ka lang naman, so parang ako na yung least na pwedeng mag-take credit para doon.”

 

Meanwhile, Janine is currently part of GMA Network’s musical variety program, Sunday All Stars. It airs worldwide via GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

Engr. Elvis B. Ancheta, Senior Vice President and Head of the Engineering Group

Engr. Elvis B. Ancheta, Senior Vice President and Head of the Engineering Group

Broadcast giant GMA Network led in an independent study measuring digital TV presence in the country, affirming the robust coverage of the Network’s digital TV signal.

 

The study, which was conducted by local smartphone and tablet manufacturer Starmobile, revealed that GMA 1SEG and GMA News TV were available in 10 out of the 14 test locations in Metro Manila.

 

Other channels surveyed were ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN Sports, TV5, and AKSYON TV, among others.

 

“The results of the study confirm our readiness for the eventual shift to Digital TV,” says Engr. Elvis B. Ancheta, GMA Senior Vice President for Engineering.

 

In compliance with the directive of the National Telecommunications Commission, GMA has started to adapt the Japanese DTV standard or ISDB-T.

 

“Moreover, it manifests the level of importance the Network has placed in being able to reach as many viewers as possible as this ultimately determines our audience size,” Ancheta adds.

 

The Network takes pride in its commitment to signal superiority as evidenced by its excellent signal across the country, an advantage over competitors exhibited consistently by its analog footprint which it commits to carry over to digital.

 

Based on claimed household reception findings in the 2014 TV Establishment Survey of Nielsen Philippines, GMA is received by 99 percent of all TV households in Total Urban Philippines, leading other local free-to-air channels.

 

As it continues to improve and expand its coverage in the regions, GMA completed numerous transmission upgrades in 2014. The Network commissioned a new 2KW TV relay station in Daet, Camarines Norte and re-located its transmitting station in Iligan City to enable the re-broadcast of Northern Mindanao programs from Cagayan de Oro.

 

GMA is set to commission a new 5KW TV relay station in Butuan City this May.

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This May, GMA Network presents the groundbreaking drama series, The Rich Man’s Daughter.

 

The show premieres on May 12 on GMA Pinoy TV. And in an effort to reach a wider audience, GMA’s flagship international channel will air the series with English subtitles.

 

This is a story about how a rich man, Oscar (Al Tantay), finds out that his daughter, Jade (Rhian Ramos), is a lesbian, how it propels him to offer five million pesos to the man who will marry her, and how it hurls the whole family into a series of discoveries.

 

And as Jade discovers something about herself, will she still be able to experience unconditional love from her family and friends? Will she be able to hold on to her personal truths and fight for her love even if it will destroy her family?

 

The drama project showcases Rhian Ramos’ versatility as an actress, as she breathes life to the character of Jade Tanchingco, her most challenging role to date.

 

The youngest and only daughter, Jade is the family’s jewel. And when she meets Althea, everyone’s perspective of her life and persona changes.

 

Making the drama series even more stellar are versatile actors and actresses.

 

Glaiza de Castro is Althea Guevarra, a smart, independent and driven woman, who is sexy, classy and a proud lesbian: a femme.

 

Luis Alandy is David Limjoco, Jade’s long-time boyfriend. He is educated, proud of his humble beginnings, and is very responsible. He longed to marry Jade one day and is challenged when Jade falls for someone else.

 

Katrina Halili is Wila Mateo, a femme lesbian and Althea’s ex-girlfriend. She vows to hate the person who Althea falls for.

 

Mike Tan is Paul Tanchingco, Jade’s older brother. He is a quiet and private person. He is also protective of Jade. Paul is a discreet gay.

 

Chynna Ortaleza is Batchi Luna, also a proud lesbian – a butch. She acts and dresses up like a man.

 

Sheena Halili as Sally Lim-Apolinario, Jade’s kikay and dependable bestfriend.

 

And Ms. Gloria Romero as Ama/Cecilia Tanchingco, the heart of the family. She spoils all her grand children especially Jade. She doesn’t really meddle when it comes to their businesses.  After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her life and her family’s lives become more intertwined.

 

Making the story more interesting are characters portrayed by multi-talented actors and actresses: Pauleen Luna as Pearl Sy-Tanchingco, Jade’s sister-in-law, married to Jade’s brother Gabriel. She is secretly jealous of her in-laws’ attention for Jade.  Paolo Contis as Anton Maceda, a guy who comes from an old rich family. He will become Jade’s fake suitor/boyfriend since he is just after the riches of the Tanchingcos; TJ Trinidad as Gabriel Tanchingco, the eldest son of Oscar and Amanda, the brother of Paul and Jade. He is being groomed and trained to lead their businesses. Gabriel will do anything for the family; Charee Pineda as Angeline San Jose, Gabriel’s real love. Gabriel left her for Pearl but she remains in love with him; Stephanie Sol as Abby Luna, Batchi’s femme live-in partner.

 

Completing the star-studded cast are respected TV and movie actors and actresses: Al Tantay as Oscar Tanchingco, the father of Gabriel, Paul and Jade.  He is the CEO and president of their family businesses. He treats Jade like a princess; Glydel Mercado as Amanda Tanchingco, the wife of Oscar. Oscar’s family didn’t approve of their relationship but when she gave birth to Jade, she is finally accepted and is treated as part of the family and she will do anything to keep it that way; Tony Mabesa as Angkong/John Tanchingco, the patriarch of the family. His favorite grand child is Jade and he will do everything for her.

 

The Rich Man’s Daughter is under the helm of the highly acclaimed director of Temptation of Wife and My Husband’s Lover, Dominic Zapata.

 

Don’t miss the much-awaited premiere of The Rich Man’s Daughter beginning May 12, Monday to Friday on GMA Pinoy TV.