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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

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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

Filipinos abroad can now have access not only to national newscasts but also news programs from the different regions as GMA News TV International – the international news channel of GMA Network – strengthens its commitment of bringing the latest, most credible and most comprehensive news from home.   Complementing the channel’s flagship newscast State of the Nation with Jessica Soho, which recently won a Silver Screen Award from the esteemed US International Film and Video Festival, Balitang Amianan of GMA North Central Luzon, Balitang Bisdak of GMA Central Visayas, and Testigo of GMA Southern Mindanao are now part of GMA News TV International’s interesting line-up of programs.   According to GMA Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia, these programs are meant “to provide Filipinos overseas, specifically those who come from the provinces, a stronger and deeper connection with what’s happening back home.”   News from Northern Luzon will be broadcasted straight from Dagupan to different parts of the world via Balitang Amianan. Trademarked in GMA News and Public Affairs’ fair and responsible reportage, Balitang Amianan is anchored by veteran journalist and former radio commentator Jorge Guerrero. Guerrero is backed by the program’s pool of correspondents as they strive to meet the viewers’ need for truthful and credible news from the region.   Meanwhile, Cebuanos living outside the Philippines may now watch the latest local news from the Visayas Region via Balitang Bisdak. Anchored by popular tri-media personality Bobby “Super Bob” Nalzaro and co-anchored by women/children’s right and media advocate Atty. Rose Versoza, Balitang Bisdak covers both national and local issues relevant not only to Cebuanos, but also neighboring provinces such as Bohol and some parts of Negros Oriental and Eastern Visayas.   Last but certainly not least, Testigo Davao brings to worldwide viewers the freshest and most relevant news from Davao City and other key areas in Southern Mindanao. Anchored by former national correspondent Tek Ocampo together with hard-hitting commentator Jun Digamon, the program aims to empower its audience by delivering relevant information on the latest news, hottest social issues and human interest stories.   Balitang Amianan, Balitang Bisdak, and Testigo are now available via GMA News TV International in Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Guam, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Canada. To get the complete programming schedule, visit www.gmanetwork.com/international or Facebook page www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational. Call your preferred pay TV operator to subscribe.

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iWitness

Jessica Soho

Jessica Soho

Kusina Master

Kusina Master

The US International Film and Video Festival (USIFVF) recently conferred top awards on television giant GMA Network, citing a total of 11 programs from GMA-7 and GMA News TV Channel 11. Led by GMA News TV’s State of the Nation with Jessica Soho (SONA), GMA Network’s entries are the only festival winners from the Philippines this year.

GMA News TV’s flagship primetime newscast State of the Nation with Jessica Soho, bannered by GMA Network’s Vice President for News Programs Jessica Soho, received a Silver Screen Award for its special coverage of last year’s disastrous monsoon rains entitled “The Wrath of the Monsoon”. In 2012, SONA also received a documentary accolade from the USIFVF for its episode on the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong.

“This is a big honor not only for us in SONA, but for the entire GMA News and Public Affairs group. We would also like to share this award with our viewers locally and abroad for being our true inspiration in creating and continuously improving this newscast,” said Soho, who was recently named by Reader’s Digest Asia as the Most Trusted News Presenter for the third consecutive year and is widely regarded as the country’s most awarded broadcast journalist.

Soho’s multi-awarded and top-rating public affairs program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, in turn, was also one of the programs cited from GMA Network.

Receiving a Certificate for Creative Excellence were Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (“Photographs of Typhoon Pablo”) for the News Magazine Format; primetime newscast 24 Oras bannered by Mike Enriquez and Mel Tiangco (“Sendong Tragedy”) for Newscasts; late-night newscast Saksi anchored by Arnold Clavio and Vicky Morales (“Wrath of the Monsoon”) also for Newscasts; and a documentary by Howie Severino for the program I-Witness (“Santo at Sikreto”) for Documentary: Religion.

Also receiving Certificates for Creative Excellence were GMA-7 entertainment programs––local infotainment show iBilib bannered by basketball icon Chris Tiu with Moymoy Palaboy and Isabelle Daza for Children’s Entertainment; cooking show Kusina Master hosted by celebrity chef Boy Logro for Cooking; and drama series Pahiram ng Sandali topbilled by Dingdong Dantes, Christopher de Leon, Max Collins, and Lorna Tolentino for Telenovelas.

The festival similarly awarded certificates to GMA News TV programs––news commentary and analysis show Bawal Ang Pasaway Kay Mareng Winnie headlined by Prof. Solita Monsod (“One on One with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile”) for Interview/Talk, Filipino cultural show I Juander hosted by GMA reporters Cesar Apolinario and Susan Enriquez (“Why is the Lechon the Centerpiece of Every Filipino Celebration”) for Education: Professional Development & Continuing Education; and GMA News TV special San Pedro Calungsod for Documentary: Religion.

Founded in 1967, USIFVF recognizes outstanding corporate, education, entertainment, documentary and student productions.

These award-winning programs can be seen on the Network’s international channels, GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International.

GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International can be seen in the US and in countries in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia Pacific. For more details, visit the GMA International website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pageswww.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTVwww.facebook.com/gmalifetv, and, www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, or Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV.