MANILA, Philippines?Broadcast giant GMA Network Inc. plans to further expand its reach to serve Filipinos around the world following the launch of its international channels in several cities in the United States.
In a statement, the company said it started airing last December its channels? GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV in 10 new locations in the US.
?It will be a busy and exciting 2011 for GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV as we continue to expand the distribution of these international channels,? GMA International vice president Joseph T. Francia said.
Digital cable provider Comcast previously aired the two GMA channels to the homes of Filipinos in Northern and Central California; Boston and Brookline in Massachusetts; Houston, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and Spokane, Washington.
But last Dec. 1, Comcast Beltway launched GMA Pinoy TV in Washington DC ; Frederick and Prince George ?s County in Maryland; Montgomery, Alabama, and Loudoun County, Virginia. Comcast Colorado soon followed on Dec. 10.
GMA Pinoy TV has 261,000 subscribers worldwide as of September while GMA Life TV accounts for 126,000 subscribers as of the third quarter 2010.