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Bubble Gang turns 19

October 27, 2014 — Leave a comment
Betong Sumaya

Betong Sumaya

Mikael Daez

Mikael Daez

Antonio Aquitana

Antonio Aquitana

Sef Cadayawan

Sef Cadayawan

Michael V

Michael V

Jackie Rice

Jackie Rice

Gwen Zamora

Gwen Zamora

Andrea Torres

Andrea Torres

Sam Pinto

Sam Pinto

Ruffa Mae Quinto

Ruffa Mae Quinto

Michael V

Michael V

The laughter never stops as the country’s longest running comedy/gag show Bubble Gang (BG) celebrates its 19th anniversary this Saturday (October 25). Keeping its comedy stronghold, Bubble Gang preps up for gags, spoofs and sketches featuring a bunch of celebrity personalities.

 

As the favorite Saturday night habit turns 19, the BG barkada becomes crazier as they are joined by Kapuso Royal Couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera. Brace yourselves as the dashing Kapuso Prime leading men also take part in the episode led by Dennis TrilloTom Rrodriguez, and Rocco Nacino. Celerbity Bluff hosts Eugene Domingo and Jose Manalo will definitely bring more fun in the episode together with Wynwyn Marquez and Yagit kids: Chlaui MalayaoZymic JaranillaJudie Dela Cruz, and Jemwell Ventinilla.

 

Saturday night will definitely be remarkable as BG welcomes acclaimed personalities headlined by Vic SottoArnold ClavioHerbert BautistaFreddie AguilarManilyn ReynesAnjo YllanaGabby Eigenmann, and Ms. Gloria Romero.

 

Making the all-time favorite gags and spoofs more entertaining, Bubble Gang’s Istambay and Bubble Shakers visit the sets of Kapuso sitcoms Vampire Ang Daddy Ko and Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento and primetime musicale Marian. Moreover, much-loved character sketches of BG get to meet the show’s guest personalities.

 

Thankful for the overwhelming response of viewers in the segment Ikaw at ang Ina, Sef Cadayona as Selphie gets to know her aunt to be portrayed by Gabby Eigenmann.

 

Kapuso ace comedian Michael V. as Mr. Matapobre, a sketch about a rich man who hates low-class mannerisms, crosses paths with his poor relatives, the Yagit kids.

 

Also on Saturday night, the intimidating villainess Antonietta (Betong Sumaya) does an exciting banter with the Original Queen of Philippine Movies, Ms. Gloria Romero.

 

Meanwhile, the old wise man Tata Lino gives interesting answers to questions from Freddie Aguilar, Arnold Clavio, Herbert Bautista, Rocco Nacino, and Dennis Trillo.

 

Don’t miss the anniversary special of the undisputed Kapuso comedy/gag show Bubble Gang this Saturday on GMA Pinoy TV.

“I die without seeing dawn’s light shining on my country… You, who will see it, welcome it for me… Don’t forget those who fell during the nighttime.”
― Jose Rizal, Noli Me Tangere

 

He is widely regarded as the country’s most beloved hero. This Monday, get to know the man behind the hero as GMA News and Public Affairs brings to life the untold stories of Jose Rizal with the world premiere of the first-ever Bayaniseryeon primetime television, ILUSTRADO.

 

Ilustrado offers an educational and entertaining viewing experience as it features the life of Rizal as a young student in the Philippines to his travels in Europe as well as the major events and influences that shaped his mind and actions as a reformist. Through his letters to his family and friends, Ilustrado depicts Rizal’s struggles while living abroad. And through his love letters, the series tries to illustrate his relationship with women and why he is considered a notorious lover boy.

 

Produced by the same creative team behind the highly-acclaimed historical drama Katipunan and mini-series Bayan Ko, Ilustrado boasts of an ensemble of topnotch artists led by award-winning actor and Kapuso homegrown star Alden Richards as Jose Rizal.

 

Joining him are Kylie Padilla as Leonor Rivera, who many historians believe was Rizal’s true love, and Solenn Heussaff as Nellie Boustead, the French woman Rizal almost married.

 

Portraying the role of Rizal’s beloved parents are this year’s Cinemalaya best actress Eula Valdez (Teodora Alonzo) and Ricardo Cepeda (Francisco Mercado). Freddie Webb gives life to Rizal’s uncle, Don Jose Alberto, while Rizal’s brother Paciano Mercado is played by Marco Alcaraz. Child star Jhiz Deocareza plays the young Rizal.

 

Also incorporated in the Bayaniserye are fictional characters representing some of Rizal’s antagonists – mother and son Conchita and Venchito Monteverde (played by five-time Urian best actress Jaclyn Jose and Polo Ravales, respectively); Padre Amado (Lito Legaspi); and young Venchito (Sean Ross).

 

The cast also includes Max Collins as Consuela Ortiga, JC Tiuseco as Antonio Luna, Lucho Ayala as Jose Alejandrino, Bryan Benedict as Juan Luna, Jak Roberto as Maximo Viola, and Rhen Escano as Isidra Monteverde.

 

Under the direction of King Marc Baco, Ilustrado is filmed using the sophisticated Arri Alexa camera, along with equally high-end lenses provided by CMB Film Services Inc.  GMA Post Production, using up-to-date 3D visual effects technology, has recreated the grandeur of the European cities where Rizal lived and completed his novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo.

 

The series’ theme song is composed and performed by Gloc9 featuring Lirah Bermudez with additional arrangement by Simon Tan.

 

Ilustrado, the first Bayaniserye on Philippine primetime, airs beginning Monday, October 20, 9:30pm right after Hiram na Alaala.

 

It will also air simultaneously on GMA Pinoy TV.  To learn more about Ilustrado’s airing schedule, visit GMA International’s website, www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV, and follow GMA Pinoy TV on Twitter and Instagram via @gmapinoytv.

 

For more updates, join Ilustrado in Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ilustradosagma7) or follow its Twitter accounthttps://twitter.com/ilustradosaGMA7 .

Regine & Alden are hosts in Bet Ng Bayan

Regine & Alden are hosts in Bet Ng Bayan

This October 5 (Sunday), the search for the Performing Artist Extraordinaire begins via GMA Network’s newest reality talent search Bet ng Bayan. Hosted by no less than the Asia’s Songbird Ms. Regine Velasquez-Alcasidand Kapuso Prime leading man Alden Richards, Bet ng Bayan showcases exceptional Filipino talents—dancing, singing, and extraordinary performances.

 

BNB is a nationwide musical festival fostering the Filipino’s faith in the Filipino talent as the performer that is broad in orientation and scope. Since July, BNB has welcomed all hopefuls from all over the Philippines who are to show off the best of what they’ve got. The show encourages viewers to personally and passionately root for a specific local Filipino talent into becoming the nation’s best.

 

It’s the first talent show that I’ll be hosting na hindi lang singing. This one is different kasi may kakaibang talento at sayawan. And what we’re doing in Bet ng Bayan is that each category will have a winner—Bet na Singer/s, Bet na Dancer/s, at Bet na Kakaibang Talento. I’m very much excited to be part of the nationwide auditions. We’re going to look for representatives from each region, so everyone can support their fellow kababayan,” shares Regine.

 

Meanwhile, Alden also expresses his excitement to be part of the show, “Sobrang blessed ako to be part of this show lalo na at makakasama ko pa si Ms. Regine. I am very much looking forward to witness kung gaano kagaling ang mga Pinoy. This show will definitely be inspiring knowing that thousand of aspirants are ready to take a chance on fulfilling a lifetime dream.”

 

Directed by Mark Reyes, Bet ng Bayan will air every Sunday with updates from Monday to Friday.

 

Bet ng Bayan will definitely bring a new level of entertainment to Filipino viewers as it premieres this October 5 on GMA Pinoy TV.

Hiram na Alaala

Hiram na Alaala

Hiram na Alaala

Hiram na Alaala

GMA Network presents HIRAM NA ALAALA, another innovative primetime series that will captivate the hearts of viewers as it showcases how the power of shared memories can cause great love to become real. The show premieresSeptember 23 on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

Hiram na Alaala narrates how one soldier’s trauma becomes instrumental in sustaining and bringing back great love between man and woman.

 

This unique intertwining of lives and love stories fostered by shared memories will prove that GMA is determined to lead in primetime TV while showcasing the versatility of its stars led by Drama King Dennis Trillo as Ivan Legaspi and Kapuso drama sweetheart Kris Bernal as Andrea Dizon, together with multitalented actress Lauren Young as Bethany Sandovaland award-winning actor Rocco Nacino as Joseph Corpuz.

 

The series also stars respected movie and TV actors and actresses, Jackielou Blanco as Regina LegaspiNina Ricci Alagao as Martina SandovalShyr Valdez as Araceli CorpuzDexter Doria as Ola DizonAntonio Aquitania asBenedict CorpuzAllan Paule as Xander Dizon; and Lotlot de Leon as Annabelle Sta. Cruz.

 

Completing the powerhouse cast are Julia Lee as GelaiKenneth Paul as Chris Corpuz, Jenny Rose as Krissy Corpuz,and Rap Fernandez as Bruno.

 

In the series, Ivan (Dennis) and Joseph (Rocco) instantly became friends when they are deployed to war. They endure the ravages of armed conflict with Joseph’s tales of great love for Andrea (Kris), highlighting shared memories of their years together as lovers, much to Ivan’s amusement.

 

However, in an encounter with rebels, both men are captured, imprisoned and tortured. Fate separates them as Joseph is left in captivity while Ivan is rescued by the military.

 

The suffering Ivan experienced triggered him to assume the identity of Joseph, while losing memories, perception and awareness of his own life and past. With this regained freedom and assumed identity, Ivan finds great love in the arms of Andrea as Joseph.

 

Meanwhile, Andrea was devastated when she found out that Joseph was missing. But she will be surprised when Ivan claims that he is Joseph. Andrea eventually falls for Ivan because through him, she feels Joseph is still around. She carries on her great love for Joseph by allowing herself to relive her shared memories with her missing lover.

 

Joseph is eventually saved only to find out that Ivan and Andrea are already in love with each other. He thinks that he is betrayed by his best friend and girlfriend and is now left with the daunting challenge of bringing back Andrea’s great love for him.

 

The same holds true for Bethany (Lauren), Ivan’s girlfriend. Upon Ivan’s return, Bethany is surprised to find out that her boyfriend is claiming that he is Joseph. What makes things worse is the fact that Ivan doesn’t remember her and he thinks he is in love with someone else. Bethany will then become determined to do everything to get Ivan back.

 

Under the helm of the highly acclaimed director of Temptation of Wife and My Husband’s Lover, Dominic ZapataHiram na Alaala begins airing on September 23, Monday to Friday on GMA Pinoy TV.

Bea Binene

Bea Binene

Chanda Romero

Chanda Romero

Christian Bautista

Christian Bautista

Strawberry Lane

Strawberry Lane

Jake Vargas and Bea Binene

Jake Vargas and Bea Binene

Joanna Marie Tan

Joanna Marie Tan

Joyce Ching

Joyce Ching

Kim Rodriguez

Kim Rodriguez

Rita de Guzman

Rita de Guzman

Sheryl Cruz

Sheryl Cruz

Strawberry Lane Cast

Strawberry Lane Cast

Sunshine Dizon

Sunshine Dizon

TJ Trinidad

TJ Trinidad

Beginning September 16, GMA Network will give new life to every viewers’ hopes and dreams in its newest family drama, Strawberry Lane.

 

Following the success of the top-rating primetime seriesNiño, GMA Network brings another top of the line drama series featuring an original and heartwarming story of four girls, who remain optimistic in the midst of life’s challenges.

 

This newest primetime series brings together some of the brightest Kapuso stars in the industry and marks Bea Binene and Jake Vargas’ love team’s reunion on Philippine TV.

 

Bea Binene as Clarissa will be joined by Kapuso Network’s talented teen actresses Kim RodriguezJoyce ChingJoanna Marie Tan, and Rita De Guzman who are set to breathe life to the endearing characters of Jack, Dorine, Lupe, and Lavinia, respectively.

 

Also joining the cast are promising Kapuso teen stars Kiko EstradaJeric Gonzales, and Jake Vargas.

 

Sunshine DizonChristian BautistaTJ TrinidadMs. Chanda Romero, and Sheryl Cruz meanwhile play equally important roles in the newest primetime series.

 

The story revolves around the lives of Clarissa, Jack, Dorine, and Lupe who are accused of juvenile delinquency. Fate brings them together at Angel’s Haven, a reformation center for girls, with Ms. Digna (Chanda Romero) as the strict head.

 

Despite having different personalities, these four girls share the same hope of fulfilling their dreams. In Strawberry Lane, their favorite place in Angel’s Haven, they find purpose in finding a new beginning.

 

Dorine (Joyce Ching) is a soft-spoken girl who is weak in nature. At a very young age, she is separated from her parents Jonathan (TJ Trinidad) and Elaine (Sunshine Dizon) due to a saddening incident.

 

Elaine’s sister Monique (Sheryl Cruz) is pleased when this happened because she hates Elaine and promises to make her life miserable. Their younger brother Richard (Christian Bautista) will do everything to restore harmony in their family.

 

Dorine grows up to become a housemaid and will eventually be accused of committing theft, leading her to Angel’s Haven.

 

Bea’s character, Clarissa, was raised by her adoptive mother. To make ends meet, she will resort to stealing. Her heart’s greatest desire is to meet her father in the belief that her biological mother already died. She will eventually meet Gabo (Jake Vargas) who will become her guy best friend and will secretly fall in love with her.

 

Meanwhile, Jack (Kim Rodriguez) is a boyish girl who is accused of arson in the factory where she is working. She does not believe in the idea of romantic love. But her world will turn upside down when she meets Paulino (Kiko Estrada), the boyfriend of Monique’s daughter Lavinia (Rita De Guzman).

 

Lupe (Joanna Marie Tan) is the most ambitious among the four girls. Her dream is to be rich, believing that money is the most important thing. Despite her selfishness, her three friends will still accept her for who she is.

 

Together, these four girls will inspire each other to pursue their dreams and to remain hopeful no matter what life has in store for them. Witness how their lives eventually turn out to be intertwined as the story progresses.

 

Don’t miss the much-anticipated premiere of Strawberry Lane on GMA Pinoy TV, GMA’s flagship international channel. Learn more about the program through the website, www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV and follow GMA Pinoy TV on Twitter and Instagram via @gmapinoytv.

24 Oras

24 Oras

Mel Tiangco Magpakailanman

Mel Tiangco Magpakailanman

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho

My Destiny

My Destiny

Niño

Niño

GMA Network is closing in on ABS-CBN in nationwide TV ratings with stronger programming across all timeblocks in July, according to data from the industry’s leading ratings service provider, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

 

For the period July 1 to 31 (with the dates of July 27 to 31 based on overnight data), GMA significantly reduced ABS-CBN’s lead in NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement) to just 0.5 percent with its 33.4 percent total day household audience share, and outscored TV5’s 11.5 percent by 21.9 points.

 

GMA grabbed the lead in the morning timeblock as it recorded a 32.4 percent audience share, outscoring ABS-CBN’s 29.1 percent by 3.3 points and TV5’s 12.4 percent by 20 points. Moreover, GMA more than tripled its lead in the afternoon block in July with 5.6 points relative to June’s 1.6 points, with a 35.4 percent audience share as against ABS-CBN’s 29.8; it also led TV5’s 12 percent by 23.4 points. GMA likewise improved its shares in the evening block to 32.3 percent from the previous month’s 31 percent.

 

Furthermore, GMA maintained its strong performance in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila with much wider margins over rival networks across all dayparts including the much contested primetime block. Urban Luzon and Mega Manila account for 77 and 60 percent of all urban TV households in the country.

 

GMA reigned supreme in Urban Luzon with a 36.9 percent total day audience share, ahead of ABS-CBN’s 29.9 percent by 7 points, and TV5’s 10.8 percent by 26.1 points.

 

The Kapuso Network also remained unrivaled in Mega Manila with a 38 percent total day audience share, outperforming ABS-CBN’s 27.8 percent by 10.2 points and TV5’s 11.4 percent by 26.6 points.

 

GMA also ruled the overall list of top programs (including specials) in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila with 19 Kapuso programs (out of 30) making it on both lists. Among the shows that scored top ratings in the two areas are Magpakailanman, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, GMA Blockbusters, Niño, My Destiny and 24 Oras.

 

Magpakailanman, the weekly drama anthology hosted by esteemed broadcaster and GMA News pillar Mel Tiangco, led all Kapuso shows in the NUTAM, Urban Luzon and Mega Manila lists; while securing the top spot in Mega Manila.

 

GMA subscribes to the Nielsen TV Audience Measurement service, while ABS-CBN is the lone local major TV network that subscribes to Kantar Media, formerly known as TNS.

 

Nielsen data is gathered through a greater number of sampled homes nationwide in comparison to Kantar Media.

 

For more information on GMA International’s events, artists and programs, visit the GMA Network websitewww.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pages, www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV,www.facebook.com/gmalifetv and www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV, and Instagram page, @GMAPinoyTV.

24 Oras

24 Oras

GMA Network continued to lead in its stronghold areas of Urban Luzon and Mega Manila in May, according to data from the broadcast industry’s most trusted ratings service provider, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

 

Urban Luzon and Mega Manila account for 77% and 60%, respectively, of the total urban TV household population in the entire country.

 

For the period May 1 to 31 (with the dates of May 25 to 31 based on overnight data), GMA led competition in total day ratings in Urban Luzon with a 35% household audience share, besting ABS-CBN’s 33% by 2 points, and TV5’s 11.9% by 23.1 points.

 

GMA also kept its total day ratings advantage in Mega Manila, registering a 36.5% household audience share, ahead of ABS-CBN’s 30.6% by 5.9 points and TV5’s 12.9% by 23.6 points. GMA led across all day parts in the area including the hotly contested primetime block.

 

Compared to its key competitor, more GMA programs (18 out of 30) registered in the list of top-performing programs in both Urban Luzon and Mega Manila. Multi-awarded news magazine programKapuso Mo, Jessica Soho led all Kapuso shows in both the Urban Luzon and Mega Manila lists; while grabbing the number one spot over-all in Mega Manila once again.

 

Other ratings drivers for the month were Magpakailanman, Celebrity Bluff, Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento, 24 Oras, and the newly launched primetime drama, Niño.

 

Nationwide, GMA continued to beat rival networks in the morning block with its 33.1% average, up 4.5 points from ABS-CBN’s 28.6% and up 17.9 points from TV5’s 15.2%.

 

This June, GMA further strengthens its programming by launching several new shows, namely Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real starring Dingdong Dantes, Lovi Poe, and Ms. Maricel Soriano on GMA Telebabad; The Half Sisters featuring Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino on GMA Afternoon Prime; Ismol Family a weekend sitcom with Ryan Agoncillo, Carla Abellana, Mark Justine Alvarez, Miguel Tanfelix, Bianca Umali, Mikael Daez, and Carmi Martin; and Marian, a dance-variety program top-billed by Marian Rivera.

 

The Network is also set to launch My BFF, a family drama which stars Janno Gibbs, Manilyn Reynes, Mona Louise Rey, and Jillian Ward; Dading, a weekday soap with Gabby Eigenmann, Glaiza de Castro, and Benjamin Alves; and My Destiny, a forthcoming drama on GMA Telebabad starring Rhian Ramos, Tom Rodriguez, Sid Lucero, and Carla Abellana in the latter part of the month.

 

GMA subscribes to the Nielsen TV Audience Measurement service, while ABS-CBN is the lone local major TV network that subscribes to Kantar Media, formerly known as TNS.

 

Nielsen data is gathered through a greater number of sampled homes nationwide in comparison to Kantar Media.

 

To know more about GMA International channels, please visit www.gmanetwork.com/international.

Kapuso stars Heart Evangelista and Tom Rodriguez

Kapuso stars Heart Evangelista and Tom Rodriguez

Filipinos in the United States proved that the Kapuso spirit is alive miles away from home with the warm reception received by two of GMA’s top stars Tom Rodriguez and Heart Evangelista during thePhilippine Independence Day Celebration in New York last June 1.

 

As a crowd gathered on Madison Avenue for the Philippine Independence Day event, enthusiastic fans lined up outside the GMA booth for a chance to share an intimate moment with their Kapuso idols. Tom and Heart were all smiles as they gamely posed with their fans abroad. Heart won the people over with her bubbly personality, while Tom proved that he has skills other than singing or acting by demonstrating his talent in sketching.

 

The overwhelming turnout and long lines made the GMA booth one of the busiest in the area. Aside from the chance to meet and greet their favorite Kapuso artists, GMA also set up a photo booth which was a big hit among those who dropped by. In addition, GMA gave away GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TVitems to the event-goers who proudly displayed the merchandise online using the hashtag#P2BPINOY2014, which stands for “Proud to be Pinoy.”

 

GMA International expresses its gratitude for the longstanding support that it continues to receive from its loyal audience overseas. With GMA International bringing Filipinos closer to home through GMA’s international channels, there is no denying that many will always be “proud to be Pinoy, proud to be Kapuso!”

GMA International, the business unit that manages the operations and distribution of GMA Network’s international channels, garnered four Silver Awards of Distinction at the 20th Communicator Awards.

 

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program that recognizes creative excellence in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work in print, video, audio and interactive formats.

 

“We are honored to have been recognized by this prestigious award-giving body,” says GMA Network Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia. “This distinction validates GMA International’s purpose of bringing quality programming and services to Filipinos all over the world.”

 

GPTV Home Away From Home

GPTV Home Away From Home

Home Away from Home, which was launched in 2013 on the Network’s flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV, won in the Video (Programs/News Documentary) category. The show invites viewers into the homes of Filipinos overseas who have become important parts of their communities and have shown success in their respective fields.

 

Proud to be Pinoy PIDC Celebration 2013

Proud to be Pinoy PIDC Celebration 2013

Likewise, GMA International’s television special titled, Proud to be Pinoy: Philippine Independence Day Celebration 2013 was recognized in the Video (Programs/News Documentary) category. In commemoration of the Philippines’ 115th Independence Day, event highlights from the different Independence Day celebrations across the United States and Canada participated in by GMA International were shown on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

GMA News TV International Info Kit

GMA News TV International Info Kit

The GMA News TV International Info Kit received the Silver Award for the Print category. Powered by the Philippines’ most trusted news and public affairs team, GMA News TV International is the top choice to meet the Filipinos’ demand for complete, accurate, and credible news from home. The info kit showcases the channel’s achievements and its multi-awarded news personalities and top-rated programs.

 

MyHD Campaign with Marian Rivera

MyHD Campaign with Marian Rivera

Furthermore, GMA International’s Middle East MyHD Campaign clinched another Silver Award of Distinction for the Integrated Campaign (Promotional/Branding) category. Featuring Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, the campaign highlights the best promo offers for GMA’s international channels through its new carrier in the Middle East, MyHD.

 

Among the notable winners of the Communicator Awards are some of the biggest players in the international television industry such as Verizon, Comcast Spotlight, Warner Bros. Digital Media, Hub Television Network, MacLaren McCann and Mercedes Benz USA.

 

The Communicator Awards is judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). The AIVA is an organization of over 600 members who are “leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.” Its members are comprised of distinguished individuals from top media, advertising and marketing firms, including Disney, MTV, Yahoo, rabble+rouser, and Time, Inc.

 

For more information on GMA Network and its international channels, visit the website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pages www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTVwww.facebook.com/gmalifetv andwww.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV, and Instagram page, @GMAPinoyTV.

GMA also participated in the Hong Kong Filmart, the biggest content exhibit in Asia

GMA also participated in the Hong Kong Filmart, the biggest content exhibit in Asia

GMA Worldwide, Inc. (GWI) continues to showcase the best of what the Kapuso Network has to offer by participating in various TV content markets all over the world.

 

Over the years, GWI – being the global content distribution and acquisition arm of GMA Network – has opened doors of new opportunities for Kapuso programs and artists through content development partnerships and international distribution deals.

 

Kapuso programs received enthusiastic response from foreign buyers at the MipTV market exhibit in Cannes, France

Kapuso programs received enthusiastic response from foreign buyers at the MipTV market exhibit in Cannes, France

In April, GWI participated in the biggest gathering of entertainment industry professionals, the MipTV Market Exhibit in Cannes, France. Here, top television execs and creative talents from 100 countries had the chance to preview some of the Network’s latest programs for international licensing; among them Carmela, The Borrowed Wife, Rhodora X, Innamorata, Kambal Sirena, Paraiso Ko’y Ikaw and Magkano Ba Ang Pag-ibig.

 

Jocelyn Go, GWI Assistant Vice President for Sales and Marketing, noted on the positive response for Kapuso programs, “Buyers and other TV groups predominantly radiate positive and enthusiastic reactions when presented with GMA programs. This is an acknowledgment of the high standard and improving quality of our products.”

 

“Equally significant are the great relationships we have built with the other companies who attend these markets with us because their positive opinions are a reflection of GWI’s reputation and standing with our international partners,” she added.

 

Aside from MipTV, GWI also hosted a booth at the NATPE conference in Miami, Florida. Titles that were highlighted include Katipunan, Titser, The Politician (Bayan Ko), and Love Sonata.

 

GMA Worldwide's booth at Discop West Asia in Istanbul, Turkey

GMA Worldwide’s booth at Discop West Asia in Istanbul, Turkey

GWI likewise established a strong presence at DISCOP West Asia in Istanbul, Turkey, and at Hong Kong Filmart, the largest content exhibit in Asia. My Husband’s Lover, Rhodora X, Carmela, The Borrowed Wife, among others, were warmly received by buyers in both conferences.

 

In the first quarter alone, GWI sold over 1,000 hours of programs and movies for airing in Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, South Korea and the US.

 

With GMA’s proven ability to create globally competitive content, GWI is gearing up to explore new territories and expand GMA’s growing international audience in the months to come.