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YouTube gives GMA Network 3rd Diamond Creator Award

September 24, 2021 Eugene E. Asis 455 views

MULTI-award winning broadcast news organization GMA News marks another digital milestone with 10 million subscribers on YouTube, making GMA Network the first in the Philippines and the second television network in Southeast Asia to have three Diamond Creator Awards.

GMA Entertainment and GMA Public Affairs hit the 10 million subscriber mark in 2019 and 2020, respectively. GMA Entertainment channel now has 24.6 million subscribers while GMA Public Affairs has 16.7 million subscribers.

With a daily dose of breaking news and exclusive digital content, GMA News is now the third fastest-growing YouTube account in the country under the News and Politics category according to video analytics firm Tubular Labs. As of September 20, the channel has 8,523,279,860 total views.

“This latest YouTube Diamond Creator Award represents our commitment to Serbisyong Totoo, the hallmark of GMA News and Public Affairs. This commitment remains on any platform, from television to online,” said Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs Marissa L. Flores.

Launched in 2011, GMA News’ channel hit the 100K subscriber mark in 2013 and the 1M subscriber feat in 2016.

It offers diverse and original content—from in-depth explainers to interviews, breaking news coverage, and rundowns of the biggest news of the day here and abroad that matter to every netizen.

Dishing out the latest news and information for Filipino viewers around the world are the Express versions of 24 Oras, Saksi, Unang Balita sa Unang Hirit, State of the Nation, Balitanghali, and 24 Oras Weekend.

Driving growth to the channel as well are its original digital shows GMA News Feed, snackable video alerts featuring breaking news updates; Need to Know, an explanatory journalism series distilling complex issues into easy-to-understand animated videos; The Mangahas Interviews, featuring hard-hitting conversations led by veteran journalist Malou Mangahas; The Howie Severino Podcast, featuring GMA News and Public Affairs pillar Howie Severino and guests on riveting conversations; and Chika Minute Exclusives, which features special showbiz news and stories.

“This is a great reward for our team, which works hard to deliver the most relevant news and information to Filipino viewers online — whatever device they may be using, whatever app they may choose,” said Jaemark Tordecilla, Sr. Asst. Vice President for News and Public Affairs Digital Media.