9 Facts About GMA Network

1. In 2011, GMA Network maintained the lead in the national television ratings mentioning figures from Nielsen TV Audience Measurement for January 1 to February 13, 2011.

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2. In 2007, GMA Network started producing the local version of a Mexican television series MariMar.

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3. In 2006, GMA Network maintained its prime time supremacy by reformatting its reality-based program Extra Challenge and another "telefantasya" Encantadia, and the localized subtitled versions of Korean television series Stairway to Heaven, Full House, Jewel in the Palace and My Lovely Sam Soon.

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4. On September 23, 2004, GMA Network gained leadership in Mega Manila against its closest competitor.

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5. In May 2015, GMA Network announced that it will be spending at least Php 2 to 3 billion for the rollout of its digital TV service and said the company plans to produce dongles, instead of set-top boxes for the rollout.

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6. On February 1, 2012, GMA Network announced it has signed a three-year deal with Fox International Channels which allows locally produced GMA's shows and feature films to be aired on FOX cable channels.

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7. In 2011, GMA Network offered an afternoon line-up which continued the success of Koreana, Trudis Liit, Basahang Ginto and Bantatay.

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8. At the turn of the millennium, GMA Network was the only local network to go on 24-hour, non-stop broadcasting.

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9. Origin of GMA Network can be traced back to Loreto F de Hemedes Inc through DZBB, which started airing its radio broadcast on March 1, 1950, and officially launched as a local radio station in Manila on June 14, 1950 and owned by Robert La Rue "Uncle Bob" Stewart, an American war correspondent.

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