Golden Nation Network

Summary

Golden Nation Network (GNN) is a news, current affairs and lifestyle television channel in the Philippines owned by Global Satellite Technology Services.[1] Currently, GNN is available as a free-to-air satellite channel via SES-9 satellite transponder through GSAT, and through its terrestrial free TV stations in key provinces. Its studios, offices and technical facilities are located at the First Global Building, 122 Gamboa corner Adelantado streets, Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines and the GSTS Building, First Global Technopark, Lot 1910 Governor's Drive, Barangay Ulong Tubig, Carmona, Cavite, Philippines.

Golden Nation Network
CountryPhilippines
AffiliatesGateway UHF Television Broadcasting (Metro Manila)
Infomax TV (Pampanga)
Tirad Pass Radio TV Broadcasting Network, Inc. (North Luzon)
Programming
Language(s)English, Filipino
Picture format480i (SDTV) datascreen
Ownership
OwnerGlobal Satellite Technology Services
Sister channels
  • Global Pinoy Cinema (closed)
History
LaunchedJanuary 6, 2003; 19 years ago (2003-01-06)
Former namesGKTV 3/PCTV 3 (2003–2008)
Global News Network (2008–2019)
One Media Network (2019–2021)

Prior to the rebranding, it was then known as the GKTV 3/PCTV 3 from January 6, 2003, to March 23, 2008, and Global News Network from March 24, 2008, to February 3, 2019, and One Media Network from February 4, 2019, to April 30, 2021.

Format and historyEdit

The channel was launched on January 6, 2003, as Global Kabayan Television (GKTV) by Global Destiny Cable, then airing archived programs from third-party productions, movies and in-house cable TV on-air promos. In 2007, GKTV was rebranded as PCTV (Philippine Cable Television) and began airing news and public service programming that eventually evolved into Global News Network (GNN) aired on March 24, 2008.[2]

GNN was then available on Channel 8 via Global Destiny Cable and Channel 1 via G Sat. Five UHF free-TV stations have been successfully established in the past six months; for Pampanga (UHF Channel 44), Cagayan de Oro (UHF Channel 45), Zamboanga (UHF Channel 43), Baguio (UHF Channel 48), and Naga (UHF Channel 48). GNN's free TV Stations added in five cities will officially launch in July 2010 in General Santos (UHF Channel 40) (Later on to UHF Channel 46 in 2015), Ilocos Sur (UHF Channel 30), Roxas City, Capiz (UHF Channel 43), Cebu City (Channel 45) and Batangas (Channel 34). In June 2011 GNN's another added in free-to-air of Six terrestrial TV Stations are Puerto Princesa (UHF Channel 43), Legazpi (UHF Channel 29), Virac (UHF Channel 43), Dumaguete (UHF Channel 34) and Butuan (UHF Channel 43). In June 2012 GNN free to air TV Station in Southern Mindanao as UHF Channel 41 Davao (after moving to UNTV Channel 51). In mid-2017 until 2019, GNN - during its first iteration - was available on digital terrestrial TV via UHF channel 44 (subchannel 4) in Metro Manila.

 
One Media Network logo from 2019 to 2021.

On February 1, 2019, as part of the channel's restructure, GNN was rebranded as One Media Network. During its transition period, it aired promo advertisements from various channels that are available on GSAT. Later on, new programs were gradually introduced and integrated to the network's programming grid. Its local affiliate stations in Naga, Pampanga and Cagayan de Oro remained active of its own programming while retaining the GNN brand until during the second quarter of 2019, when they followed the suit without changes on programming.

On May 1, 2021, to avoid confusion with One Network Media Group owned by PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund's broadcasting division MediaQuest Holdings and Cignal TV, One Media was reverted to GNN under its new name Golden Nation Network. The latter is adapted from the sister company of GSTS which also granted its Congressional broadcast franchise.[3]

Affiliates and stationsEdit

These stations, among others, broadcast GNN programming:

ProgrammingEdit

CurrentEdit

  • Fast Morning (Morning Newscast)
  • Newsforce (Evening Newscast)
  • Newsforce Weekend (Weekend Newscast)
  • Review Philippines (Late-Night Newscast)
  • Opinyon Ngayon
  • Face the Nation
  • Philippine Biography
  • Kabuhayang Pinoy
  • Wellness 101
  • Sa Barangay Tayo
  • GNN Forum
  • Window to the World
  • Tsismaxxx
  • The People's Court
  • Barangay and Police Patrol
  • Millenials TV
  • GNN Newsbreak (Hourly News Update)

Programming previously aired on GNN/One MediaEdit

  • Brand TV
  • DOSTv: Science for the People
  • Global Village
  • Hobby Life
  • Hotspot
  • Inside Congress
  • On the Corporate World
  • GNN Evening Report
  • Fast Evening
  • GNN News Update
  • Newsforce Update
  • Oras ng Himala (via syndication)
  • Republika ni Erik Espina (moved to MYtv Cebu)
  • Youth Tube
  • Talk News TV with Herman Laurel
  • Journeys: Chronicles of Our Asian Century
  • One Media Network Forum
  • Usapang Bayan
  • Oras ng Katotohanan (via syndication)
  • Congress TV
  • Senate TV
  • Gabay sa Kabuhayan
  • The Business Portal
  • Tek Tok TV
  • Politics Today
  • Business and Living
  • Social Responsibility
  • EZ Shop

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Republic Act No. 11412" (PDF). officialgazette.
  2. ^ "Global News Network". Facebook. Pinoy Nostalgia Atbp.
  3. ^ "Republic Act No. 11412". LawPhil.net.

External linksEdit

  • Official website