GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) through its international business unit, GMA International, announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Dubai-based pay-TV platform, My-HD, for the direct-to-home distribution of GMA News TV International in the Middle East.
Starting April 5, GMA, together with My-HD, will give Filipinos in the Middle East access to the latest news from home through the network’s third international channel.
Leading the contract signing at the GMA Network headquarters in Quezon City, Philippines on April 5 were Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, Chairman and CEO of GMA Network; Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., President and COO of GMA Network; Joseph T. Francia, Vice President and Head of Operations of GMA International; Mike C. Enriquez, GMA News Pillar and Consultant for Radio Operations; Ali Ajouz, Managing Director of SAWA Media; and Cliff Nelson, CEO of My-HD Media.
“It is our goal to address the need to be informed of over 2.4 million Filipinos in the Middle East through the distribution of GMA News TV International in the area,” said Duavit. “In addition to showing news programmes that are aired nationwide on GMA News TV, plans are also underway for the airing of regional newscasts, which are produced by our various originating stations.”