The network’s leading dramas are currently airing in Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam through new deals with notable broadcasters in the region.
GMA dramas continue to make waves across Southeast Asia. A number of GMA-produced series are currently being aired in Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, and Vietnam through successful partnerships between the network’s content distribution subsidiary, GMA Worldwide, Inc. (GWI), and prominent broadcasters and content aggregators across the region.
In Malaysia, the acclaimed GMA drama Legally Blind is gaining popularity through free TV channel TV3 Malaysia. Starring Janine Gutierrez, the series is about a blind lawyer seeking justice after she became a victim of rape. The series premiered July 1 and took over the timeslot of another popular GMA Drama, A Woman Scorned (Ika-6 Na Utos).
Legally Blind is also being aired in Vietnam through Vietnam Television’s cable division Saigon Tourist Cable Television Company Limited (SCTV) on SCTV17, as part of their line-up of dramas for August.
Another GMA series in Vietnam is the revenge drama Beautiful Strangers currently aired by Vietnam Cable TV’s Giải Trí TV. The top-rating series stars two of the Philippines’ most bankable dramatic actresses, Heart Evangelista and Lovi Poe as two women at odds with each other who later realize that their true enemy is yet to be revealed.
In Brunei, GWI brings romantic comedy series Poor Señorita, broadcast by the country’s oldest free-to-air terrestrial television channel, Radio Televisyen Brunei’s (RTB) Aneka. The series tells the story of a rich heiress who decides to give up her wealth after being mistakenly diagnosed with cancer.
Finally, in Thailand, GMA’s adaptation of the hit Korean drama My Love From The Star recently premiered through the cooperation between JKN Global Media and digital terrestrial television channel GMM 25.
The Philippine version of the series stars Jennylyn Mercado as a movie star who falls in love with her neighbor, played by Gil Cuerva, who turns out to be an alien from another planet.
GMA Network names Dennis Caharian as Media President
In addition, the company announced the promotion of Dennis Augusto “Dingdong” L. Caharian as President and Chief Operating Officer of GMA New Media, Inc. (NMI), a wholly-owned subsidiary that serves as its digital media and technology arm, and future-proofing agent.
A Kapuso for almost two decades, Caharian is a pioneer member of NMI and previously served as its Senior Vice President and General Manager since 2009. He plays a key role in GMA Network’s transformation from a broadcast giant into a dominant multi-platform content provider.
Caharian has more than 20 years of experience in information technology, information management, and new media.
Previous stints in network engineering, application development, project management, R&D, product development, business development, and general management have given him a keen grasp of all the crucial aspects of the industry.