GTV (Philippine TV network)

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TypeFree-to-air television network
SloganKeeping it GOOD
TV stationsList of GTV stations
HeadquartersGMA Network Center, EDSA cor. Timog Ave. Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Broadcast area
OwnerCitynet Network Marketing and Productions Inc.
ParentGMA Network Inc.
Key people
  • Felipe L. Gozon (Chairman and CEO, GMA Network)
  • Gilberto R. Duavit Jr. (President and COO, GMA Network)
  • Felipe S. Yalong (Executive Vice-President for CFO, GMA Network)
  • Lilybeth G. Rasonable (Senior Vice-President for Entertainment Group, GMA Network)
  • Marissa L. Flores (Senior Vice-President for News and Public Affairs, GMA Network)
  • Elvis B. Ancheta (Senior Vice President, GMA Engineering)
Launch date
February 22, 2021 (2021-02-22)
Former names
GMA News TV (2011–2021)
Picture format
480i (SDTV)
Sister channels
Heart of Asia
Official website
GTV Facebook Page
LanguageFilipino (main)
English (secondary)

GTV (Good TV), stylized as Gtv, is a Philippine free-to-air television network owned and operated by the Citynet Network Marketing and Productions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GMA Network, Inc. It was launched on February 22, 2021, replacing GMA News TV on its flagship station, UHF Channel 27 Metro Manila and its provincial relay stations.[1][2][3][4][5] It is a sixth overall secondary television brand of GMA Network since its inception in 1995 as Citynet Television. The network produces programmes from studios located at the GMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. The network's primary transmitter facility is located at the GMA Tower of Power site, Tandang Sora, Barangay Culiat, Quezon City and it is operated from Mondays thru Fridays, 5:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 5:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight on Analog and Digital TV only and operates 24 hors daily on cable and satellite TV only.

GTV carries news, entertainment and sports programs which is to be similar to the old format of what Citynet Television and Q had done before.

Programming[change | change source]

GTV's programming includes the upcoming sports coverages such as NCAA Philippines and PSL; and GMA News TV's current and existing programming such as weekly public affairs series and newscasts (including Balitanghali, State of the Nation, GMA Regional TV Weekend News, GMA Regional TV Strip, the TV simulcasts of Super Radyo DZBB programs (under the new name Dobol B TV) and weekday-only simulcasts of 24 Oras), along with movie blocks, dramas, Asianovelas, game shows and animated series similar to its sister channel GMA, as well as sports programs.[3][5] In addition, GTV is also slated to air some classic animes that used to air on GMA.[6]

The channel is mainly targeted to the younger audiences.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. GMA Network. "Something good is coming this 2.22!". YouTube. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  2. Anarcon, James Patrick. "GMA News TV rebranded as Gtv following launch of entertainment programs". Retrieved 2021-02-10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The news you trust and new shows to love: GMA News TV is now GTV". 19 February 2021. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "GTV offers more variety for 'young and young at heart' audience". GMA News Online. 19 February 2021. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Cua, Aric John Sy (19 February 2021). "GMA News TV to rebrand to GTV". The Manila Times. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  6. "GTV to air classic anime favorites Pokémon, Dragon Ball Z". GMA News Online. 19 February 2021. Retrieved 19 February 2021.

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