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Saturday, February 6, 2021

GMA Network Releases A Game-changing Device GMA Now

1:12:00 PM

 

GMA Network, the Philippine media giant, introduces an innovation in Filipino TV viewing experience, as it officially unveils its mobile digital terrestrial television (DTT) receiver ‘GMA Now’ – a plug-and-play dongle that allows users to watch TV on the go for free and enjoy exclusive interactive features. 

“As the country’s leading broadcast network, it is only fitting that we continue to improve our content and innovate our digital TV products. This is our way of expressing gratitude to our loyal Kapuso for their unceasing support. We are proud to say that GMA Now is the first mobile DTT receiver to combine traditional TV with the advantages of interactivity via the internet. This product was developed by our digital media and technology arm GMA New Media, Inc. with the Filipino viewers in mind as we adapt to their evolving needs and interests,” shared by GMA Network, Inc. Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon. 

  

GMA Now enables Android smartphones to receive clear and live digital TV broadcast of the Kapuso channels GMA, GMA News TV, Heart of Asia, Hallypop, and soon, DepEd TV, as well as other free-to-air channels available in their area.

Aside from this, the Kapuso Network’s newest digital TV product also has the following bonus interactive features that GMA Now users can get to enjoy while connected to the internet.

Through the GMA Videos-On-Demand tab, GMA Now users can likewise get access to exclusive Kapuso content whenever they want. 

  

GMA Now’s exclusive messaging service Groupee Chat allows viewers to create groups and chat with family and friends while watching GMA programs. And soon, they can also get the latest updates on their favorite Kapuso shows via this feature.

Bringing entertainment to a whole new level are GMA Now’s Interactive Promos where users can join fun quizzes and polls for a chance to win prizes. 

  

“We are very proud of this opportunity given to us by GMA to evolve the business further and use technology as a way to navigate ever-changing viewing preferences. With GMA Now, viewers can watch their favorite programs, and more importantly, engage more fully with the shows. It is a new experience that we are happy to have helped create,” GMA New Media, Inc. President and COO Dennis Augusto L. Caharian said. 

  

GMA Now is available in portions of Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Cavite, Laguna, Baguio City, Pangasinan, Batangas, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao, and Cagayan de Oro.

It works with any Android smartphone that runs on Android OS Marshmallow (Android 6.0) or higher, Dual Core 1Ghz CPU, and USB OTG support. GMA Now is also set to be available soon for iPhone users. 

  

Simply download the GMA Now app from the Google Play Store to register for free and attach the GMA Now dongle on the smartphone.

Viewers can also catch GMA Now’s grand launch slated on ‘All-Out Sundays’ this February 7. 

  

For only P649 with no monthly fees, watch TV on-the-go for free and enjoy interactive features with GMA Now, available online via the official GMA Store on Lazada and Shopee or visit your nearest tech and gadget stores. For the list of stores and other details, visit www.gmanetwork.com/gmanow or its official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (30)













Saturday, June 27, 2020

GMA Affordabox Unveil as Part of GMA Networks' 70th anniversary

1:14:00 AM

With today's technologies and because of the stay-at-home thingies, well, everyone needs to have some good quality and digital viewing of entertainment. We don't want to miss that good crisp images.  So just today, GMA Network officially launched its own high-quality and affordable Digital Terrestrial Television (DIT) receiver which is called the 'GMA Affordabox.' This is part of GMA's 70th-anniversary celebration.

As the Network aspires to enable every Filipino home to enjoy digital TV viewing experience, GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon proudly shared that GMA Affordabox was specifically developed to be made accessible to millions of Filipino households.


“In celebration of this milestone of reaching seven colorful decades in the industry, we are more than grateful for the Filipinos’ continued trust in GMA Network as we reaffirm our commitment to deliver excellence in news and entertainment. Kaya naman, kasabay ng ika-70 anibersaryo ng inyong Kapuso Network, buong puso naming inihahandog sa inyo ang high-quality at abot-kayang digital TV receiver na Para Sa Pilipino—ang GMA Affordabox.”


GMA Affordabox is a plug-and-play device that can easily be connected to an analog TV in order to receive digital television broadcasts. Users can watch GMA, GMA News TV, and the most-awaited Heart of Asia in digital display, as well as all other free-to-air digital TV channels available in the area.


“GMA Affordabox stays true to its name as we make it available in the market at an affordable price, without compromising quality. GMA Network has teamed up with the best product developers and engineers to give you a device built with additional features and high-quality materials at an accessible price. Now, more Filipino homes can start enjoying digital TV viewing,” GMA Network President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr. stated.

With a sleek black metal casing that is set to endure years of TV viewing, GMA Affordabox provides superior digital reception as well as additional features that will take the users’ entertainment experience to a whole new level. It comes with a built-in multimedia player that makes it an all-around digital file access device allowing users to play compatible video files, view photos, and even listen to music using a USB drive.

“Aside from providing superior digital reception, we also wanted Filipino homes to enjoy additional features that are built to suit their lifestyle,” said GMA Network Chief Risk Officer and First Vice President for Corporate Strategic Planning and Concurrent Head for Program Support Regie C. Bautista.


Another advanced function of the GMA Affordabox is its personal video recorder that allows viewers to record GMA, GMA News TV, and Heart of Asia programs so they never have to miss any of their favourite Kapuso shows. GMA Affordabox users can watch and re-watch highlights of the shows by instant or scheduled recording.

In addition to the one-of-a-kind features exclusively available for GMA channels, the device also has a nationwide Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS) that receives alerts from the NDRRMC about any calamity warnings in their area. It will automatically set off an alarm during emergencies with its functional auto-on alert feature for every household’s safety and preparedness.

You can as well check out my posted unboxing of the said devices in my youtube channel Kwento Ni Toto.


For just a one-time purchase of P888 and no monthly fees, each GMA Affordabox unit promises to deliver a clearer and more vibrant TV viewing experience along with other bonus features.

It is now for sale online and in stores for the following areas where GMA's digital signal is already available: Metro Manila, Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Davao de Oro, Davao del Sur, and Davao del Norte.

For more details, visit www.GMAaffordabox.com and its official social media accounts via the handle @GMAaffordabox. For inquiries, contact the hotline (02) 8857-4627 within Metro Manila from 8AM to 10PM or 0961-252-9393 for outside Metro Manila, or e-mail support@GMAaffordabox.com. (30)

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Dahil sa Pag-ibig Is GMA's New Teleserye that is About Love, Betrayal and Vengeance

10:04:00 AM

Hearing the phrase "Dahil sa Pag-ibig" brings the rhythmic old song. When I say old well, it's now my generation but much further. It's actually a song sung by Anthony Castelo, which my father sung when I was still a kid, that's why the phrase rings a bell.  But my story not about the song but GMA's new teleserye that will air next week, specifically May 20.

Beginning May 20, GMA Network redefines the Kapuso viewers’ afternoon viewing experience with the gripping story about the sacrifices a wife would be willing to endure for the sake of her husband in Dahil sa Pag-ibig. This goes with the line "how far will you go for love."



The original drama is topbilled by the network’s highly-talented and promising stars: Benjamin Alves as Eldon, Winwyn Marquez as Portia, Pancho Magno as Gary and Sanya Lopez as Mariel.

Eldon (Benjamin), who works as an OFW in Saudi Arabia, commits a grave crime that eventually lands him in jail. His wife Mariel (Sanya), who is left in the Philippines, is desperate to earn the “Blood Money” that will bail out her husband. Portia (Winwyn), the wife of Eldon’s employer, is bent on putting him behind bars. Gary (Pancho), Mariel’s rich former lover, offers an indecent proposal that shakes her fidelity to Eldon.


Driven by the fears and sacrifices of every wife who has an OFW for a husband, Dahil sa Pag-ibig tells the thought-provoking tale of the temptations and difficulties that a married couple confront when separated by distance.

Witness in Dahil Sa Pag-ibig how a shocking revelation turned the once perfect lives of the characters of this soap into a nightmare.

Joining the powerhouse cast are Sandy Andolong as Nanette, Mariel’s naïve mother; Dominic Roco as Roger, Eldon’s trusted friend and housemate in Saudi; Devon Seron as Chin-Chin, Mariel’s comical best friend; Kelley Day as Alison, Gary’s sophisticated girlfriend; Tep Tep Pineda as Justine, Mariel and Eldon’s lovable daughter; and Tetchie Agbayani as Clara, Eldon’s strict mother.



Behind this engrossing drama is the creative team composed of Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; Creative Head RJ Nuevas; Creative Consultant Agnes Uligan; Headwriter Christine Novicio; Writers Wiro Michael Ladera and Marlon Miguel; and Brainstormers Nehem Dallego and Angeli Delgado.

The series is another original creation of the GMA Drama Group under the supervision of Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable; Vice President for Drama Redgie Acuña-Magno; Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; Senior Program Manager Cathy Ochoa Perez, Executive Producer Arlene Pilapil.


Under the helm of esteemed Director Ricky Davao with Lore Reyes as his associate director, don’t miss the world premiere of Dahil sa Pag-ibig beginning May 20 after Bihag on GMA Afternoon Prime.

Kapuso viewers from across the globe can also catch their favorite Kapuso shows via GMA’s international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International. For the program guide, visit www.gmapinoytv.com.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Golden Cañedo Launches Latest Single "Tayo Pa Rin" Under GMA Music

10:43:00 AM

The Grand Champion of GMA 7's singing competition 'The Clash', Golden Cañedo is back again for another ear-satisfying song "Tayo Pa Rin", this is after the successful release of her debut single "Ngayon". Last March 29, a blogcon\ mediacon was held at the function of GMA 7 Coop Building. Her latest single is under GMA Music.

During the conference, Golden expressed her gratefulness for all the blessing she has been receiving after winning and being hailed as the Grand Champion of The Clash. She looks forward for more things to come and one of which is her upcoming travel to the US of A. She mentioned that she is very excited as this is her very first time to be in the said place.


As she journey the path of the music industry, she is longing to grow more and explore various genres.

“Masaya ako dahil marami ang nag-aabang at katulad kong nae-excite sa mga kantang inaawit ko. Sana patuloy niyo po akong suportahan at ang mga kantang ito dahil may mga kakaiba at bagong musika kaming inihahanda para sa inyo,” she said.

Currently, Golden is a mainstay of the musical-variety show Studio 7.


Also, Golden was also greeted an advance birthday greeting.

Composed by Rica del Rosario, "Tayo Pa Rin" can now be heard on-air in Barangay LS 97.1 and all other Barangay FM stations nationwide. It will be available on March 30 on Apple Music, Spotify and other digital stores worldwide.

The song’s music video, directed by Miggy Tanchanco, will be released on GMA Music's Youtube channel on the same day, 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Kapuso OST Princess Hannah Precillas Debuts First Single ‘Kung Walang Ikaw’

8:30:00 AM

We've all heard her sing many theme songs for different Kapuso TV Series and she have made us remember these teleseryes. With her signing contract with GMA Music last month, Hannah Precillas, the Kapuso OST Princess takes her singing career to the next level as she debuts her very first single, 'Kung Walang Ikaw'.

Hannah, now a certified recording artist, treats all of this milestones in her life both as a blessing and an achievement. According to her “When I was a little girl, ang pangarap ko lang talaga is kumanta in front of people, and now I get to sing my own song and fulfill my dream. I feel really blessed and grateful na nabibigyan ako ng mga ganitong opportunity.”


Currently, the pop single played and heard on air is the theme song of GMA’s new well-loved series ‘Hiram Na Anak’. It's emotional track that tells about love and the promises that come with it. But for Hannah, the song is not just for couples. “Ako nakakarelate ako dun sa kanta kasi para sa akin, it’s universal. Kumbaga, hindi lang siya about romantic love between two individuals pero in all forms like for your parents and friends. I’m sure marami ring makakarelate rito in that way,” she shared. Hannah also recorded one of the theme songs of GMA’s upcoming primetime series,Love You Two, and is also looking forward to making more of her own music.

The song 'Kung Walang Ikaw' is composed by Vehnee Saturno and is now available for download andstreaming on iTunes, Spotify, and digital stores worldwide.


Hannah came to be known after being the top contender for GMA Network’s reality talent show, Bet ng Bayan. She is also the voice behind the theme songs of top-rated series Onanay; Kambal, Karibal; Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka; and Kapag Nahati Ang Puso.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Discover the World of Sahaya beginning March 18 on GMA Telebabad

4:25:00 PM

Talking about history, culture and heritage, I believe that this topics or stories are shown and describe by the Kapuso Network fairly based on facts and information. And this coming March 18, a celebration of knowing parts of our identity and heritage will be airing as the Entertainment Group of GMA Network fulfils its commitment to bring viewers world-class entertainment with its newest primetime spectacle, Sahaya.

This extraordinary epic-drama series is top-billed by one of this generation’s brightest and hottest love teams - Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix together with sought-after Kapuso leading man Migo Adecer.


Sahaya is the inspiring story of a determined and special Badjaw who rises above all difficult circumstances in life that will challenge her resiliency as she maps her path towards self-acceptance, success, and admiration.

In her titular role as Sahaya, Bianca breathes life into a beautiful Badjaw lady blessed with extraordinary abilities which will lead her to inspire her family and her people, including Ahmad, her simple childhood friend who has always been in love with her, portrayed by Miguel.

Adding a twist to their story is Jordan, played by Migo, the wealthy Manileño who will compete with Ahmad for Sahaya’s love.
 

Joining them in this intriguing series are talented actors and actresses: Eric Quizon as Hubert, Jordan’s father whose business is coral mining at Sahaya’s village in Tawi-Tawi; Zoren Legaspi as Harold, Sahaya’s father who abandons her mother before he knew that they were about to have a child; Mylene Dizon as Manisan, a Badjaw who fell for Harold and ended up raising and teaching their daughter, Sahaya, resiliency and good values; Pen Medina as Panglima Alari, Manisan’s father and the panglima (leader) of the Sama Dilaut; Debra Liz as Babu, Sahaya’s cheerful grandmother; Juan Rodrigo as Bapa, older brother of Panglima Alari; Ana Roces as Irene, Harold’s loyal wife who will do anything to protect her family; Ashley Ortega as Lindsay, Jordan’s spoiled cousin and the school’s queen bee; and Ms. Snooky Serna as Salida, a loving yet vengeful mother who will be the reason why Manisan and Sahaya will be separated.

Playing very special roles in the pilot week are Benjamin Alves as Aratu, Salida’s son and Manisan’s husband; Gil Cuerva as the young Harold; Karl Medina as young Alari and Jasmine Curtis-Smith as the young Manisan.

To shed light on the culture of our Badjao brothers and sisters, GMA 7 hired consultants and recreated an entire set reminiscent of a real Badjao village in Calatagan, Batangas that will bring viewers a realistic vision of their community—a surprising feat only the Kapuso Network delivers in a remarkable manner. Likewise for this program, the Network sets the bar even higher as it uses for the first time a high-end cinema camera to create clean, sharp and cinematic images.

Sahaya is created through the visionary minds of writers Marlon Miguel and Jonathan Cruz. Aloy Adlawan is the Creative Director and Suzette Doctolero headwrites the show. This grand production is under the helm of esteemed director Zig Dulay.

This original series, created by the GMA Drama group, is headed by the SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno, AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager Helen Rose Sese, Executive Producer Milo Paz.

Join Sahaya as she brings pride to her culture through her captivating adventures beginning March 18, after Kara Mia, on GMA Telebabad.


Kapuso viewers from across the globe can also catch their favorite Kapuso shows via GMA’s international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International. For the program guide, visit www.gmapinoytv.com.

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Faces of Kara Mia, Unknown and Mysterious

7:54:00 PM

GMA, the Kapuso Network, must have fallen in love with the unknown, the mysterious, and the magical. When it happens it just hard to forget. Probably, the network aims to involve its viewer by playing creative and magical stories in their teleseryes. Like what they did in the past, from Encantadia to Magika to Sirkus and now to Kara Mia.




The thing about Kara Mia, the current talk of every meme on social media, is that it is a fusion of mystery and enchantments, drama and bits of comedy, and a whole lot more from the characters.

We love our folklores, these gives us a different world and perhaps that's what made it appealing for everyone.








  


In this new fantaserye, Kara Mia, it features two of the country’s versatile and award-winning actresses Barbie Forteza and Mika dela Cruz. Their characters will captivate you and bring you to a different world.

This unique fantaserye is based on a true story from India and of the urban legend in Great Britain. The story is about the lives of two sisters born with Disprosopus or Craniofacial duplication, which is a congenital defect where they have two faces but share only one body. On how this malformation happens is somehow unexplained that made it more mysterious.

Barbie plays the character of Kara, the kind-hearted girl who deeply cares for her sister, while Mika portrays the character of Mia, the face behind Kara's head who has strong jealousy over Kara.


With the acting abilities of these two actresses, Barbie with her numerous award like New Movie Actress of the Year at the 26th PMPC Star Awards for Movies for Puntod, Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Cinemalaya Awards for Mariquina, Best Actress at the 36th Fantasporto International Film Festival and Ani ng Dangal Awardee at the 9th Ani ng Dangal Awards, both for Laut, and Mika holding Best Promising Child Drama Actress at the Dangal ng Pilipinas Awards, Best Supporting Actress at the 12th Gawad PASADO Awards, Best Child Film Actress at the PMPC Star Awards, will create a convincing character of Kara Mia.


Joining with Barbie and Mika in this engaging spectacle fantaserye are Jak Roberto and Paul Salas as their leading men. Jak is Boni. He is a gentleman with an easy-going personality living a simple life who has feelings for Kara while Paul is Chino, Boni’s rich cousin who always wants to be the best.


Included in this Fantaserye with vital roles are four of the country’s top-caliber actors – Carmina Villarroel, Glydel Mercado, Mike Tan and John Estrada. Also part of this series are Alicia Alonzo, Althea Ablan, Liezel Lopez, and Karenina Haniel.

This series is directed by Dominic Zapata and will have its first episode on February 18 on GMA Network.



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