MEDIA conglomerate GMA Network was recently honored with the Diamond Creator Award, a recognition given by YouTube to content creators that have reached 10 million subscribers.
Present in the ceremonial turnover were GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe Gozon, President and COO Gilberto Duavit, Jr.; Executive Committee Vice Chairman Joel Jimenez; Executive Vice President and CFO Felipe Yalong; GMA New Media, Inc. (NMI) President and COO Judd Gallares; and GMA NMI Senior Vice President and General Manager Dennis Caharian. The Diamond Play Button was awarded by YouTube’s Southeast Asia Director of Content Partnerships and Business Development Vishal Sarin, and Content Partnerships Philippines Country Lead Pablo Mendoza.
Through NMI, the Network’s technology arm, GMA forged a partnership with YouTube dubbed the YouTube Player for Publishers (“YT PfP”) in mid-2017 that has enabled viewers everywhere to watch full episodes of GMA programs online.
From only 1.6 million subscribers at the start of the YT PfP agreement in June 2017, this soared past 10 million in May this year. As of December 2018, the GMA Network YouTube channel ranks among the Top 50 worldwide.
Since its launch in November 2006, the GMA Entertainment channel now has 11.8 billion lifetime views. Total subscribers are currently at 11.1 million, a million more in a span of less than three months.
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