On August 27, 1995, GMA Network Inc. inaugurate its first ultra-high-frequency channel through DWDB-TV channel 27 in Metropolitan Manila. It was the first UHF television channel operated by a major broadcast network in the Philippines. GMA Network Inc. launches its new channel under the Citynet Television brand and decided to expand its local programming business. Studios are located at the GMA Network Center in Quezon City. In April 1999, Citynet Television ceased its commercial operation and later on reformatted into a local music channel.
In 1999, Entertainment Music Channel or EMC is the first music channel of GMA Network Inc. after its UHF station, Citynet Television was rebranded due to high programming cost and low ratings. The music channel only lasted months after GMA Network Inc. signed a leased broadcast agreement with STAR TV Network to transmit a localize music television station, Channel [V] Philippines.
Channel [V] Philippines
On December 15, 1999, STAR TV Network leased the airtime of Citynet Television to launch Channel [V] Philippines through EMC (Entertainment Music Channel). Part of the strategy is to localize Channel [V] with programs produced locally by STAR TV Network and GMA Network Inc. went ceased broadcasting on July 25, 2001. In November 2005, GMA Network established an agreement with ZOE Broadcasting Network, where in exchange for providing updated equipment to their facilities, GMA would be able to operate and program DZOE-TV. Upon the takeover by GMA, Channel 11 became a comeback of UHF Channel 27 which began airing GMA's new network QTV (later renamed Q).
On November 11, 2005, it was officially launched as QTV (Quality Television) were Programming would return to DWDB Channel 27 as the channel became a repeater of DZOE Channel 11—which served as the flagship for GMA's new national network.
Q broadcasts from November 11, 2005 to February 20, 2011. featured imported sports, entertainment, news, public affairs, dramas, lifestyle-oriented programming.
On March 18, 2007, QTV renamed as Q
GMA News TV
Q was rebranded as GMA News TV. It is launched on February 28, 2011.
When GMA News TV was founded, the logo was added the 2008 version of the 2002 GMA logo.
Later the GMA was embossed in 2012.
On April 24, 2019, GMA/Citynet announced that they will terminate its blocktime agreement with ZOE Broadcasting Network by the end of May 2019. While ZOE already operates digital television station Light TV 33, it is reported that Channel 11 will be utilized to simulcast Light TV after the termination of the agreement. GMA News TV Manila, on the other hand, will transfer to DWDB-TV Channel 27 by June 4, 2019.
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