Comcast Chicago delivers early Christmas presents right to the home of Filipino viewers as it launches channels GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV on December 16!
GMA Pinoy TV is the flagship international channel of GMA Network, an industry leader in the Philippines, and is fast becoming the preferred channel of Filipinos in the United States. Initially made available in select areas since 2005, Comcast also carries GMA Pinoy TV in Northern and Central California, Boston, Brookline, Houston, Portland, and Spokane, and just recently added Washington DC, Frederick, Prince George’s County, Montgomery, and Loudoun County to its areas of coverage.
GMA Life TV, in turn, is the network’s second international channel that features a mix of television genres, plus various lifestyle programs suited for Pinoys all over the world. Carried by Comcast in Central California, GMA Life TV will also soon be available in Texas through Comcast Houston.
GMA Network, the parent company of GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV, has been broadcasting news and entertainment programs throughout the Philippines for 60 years. It has played a major role in revolutionizing Philippine television by pioneering many of the most innovative and trendsetting shows and is recognized as the leading broadcasting company in the country. With balanced programming and quality entertainment, it has been a staple among Filipino viewers. Its news and public affairs programs have garnered global recognitions which include the prestigious George Peabody Award, World Medals from the New York Festivals (five of which were awarded in 2008 – unprecedented in Philippine TV history), plus several awards from the U.S. International Film and Video Festival.
The fastest-growing Philippine channel, GMA Pinoy TV brings GMA Network’s programs that capture the hearts of Filipino viewers worldwide. Its award-winning and top-rating programs include:
GMA’s flagship news program delivers the biggest news of the last 24 hours. Bannered by top news anchors Mel Tiangco and Mike Enriquez.
The longest-running number one noontime variety show in the Philippines. Hosted by the well-loved triumvirate of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon.
The longest-running comedy/gag show in the Philippines, topbilled by top-notch comedians Michael V. and Ogie Alcasid.
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho
A news-magazine program that features insightful stories with human interest and socio-cultural relevance. Hosted by award-winning broadcast journalist Jessica Soho.
Show Me the Manny
World boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in a hilarious yet heartwarming sitcom with the beautiful Kapuso star, Marian Rivera.
An Iza Calzado starrer and currently the hottest primetime series in the Philippines, Beauty Queen is about a poor but pure-hearted palengke queen-turned-beauty queen named Maita, played by the multi-awarded drama actress.
In addition to GMA Pinoy TV, Comcast Chicago offers a second serving of Pinoy programs through GMA Life TV which capture the exciting and colorful lifestyle of Filipinos:
The Sweet Life
Hosted by the iconic Lucy Torres-Gomez and the multi-awarded actress Iza Calzado, The Sweet Life brings the latest in Philippine fashion, beauty, wellness, food, and anything and everything a woman takes interest in!
Secrets of the Masters
The country’s top chefs and most promising restaurateurs reveal cooking secrets and techniques as they celebrate Filipino food in Secrets of the Masters.
Ang Yaman ni Lola
Philippine’s most generous teleserye, comedy, and game show in one which features “Lola Barbie,” (Nanette Inventor) a rich 60-something year old woman who hires a group of “workers” every week. These workers – real people from various professions who have been chosen through auditions – take on the challenges within the context of the teleserye’s storyline in hope to bring home the weekly prize of P100,000!
With resident biyahero Drew Arellano, Balik-Bayan takes the viewers to the most interesting spots around the country in the only Pinoy celebrity-oriented travel show.
Tonight with Arnold Clavio
Led by broadcast journalist Arnold Clavio, Tonight with Arnold Clavio treats the viewers to a no-holds barred and informative discussion of the hottest issues of the day, with the most sought after personalities that only Arnold can skillfully interview.
Full Time Moms
Hosted by celebrity moms Suzi Entrata-Abrera and Christine Jacob-Sandejas, Full Time Moms aims to empower, educate, and entertain mothers – and other viewers as well – from all walks of life featuring multi-faceted topics on relationships, well-being, trends, and entertainment.
Comcast Chicago offers GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV at subscription package rates ranging from as low as $6.99 to $22.99. Interested parties may visit Comcast’s website at www.comcast.com/internationaltv. Program information and updates are available at www.gmapinoytv.com.