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GMA Pinoy TV at 17:  #StrongerTogether with global Pinoys

KAPUSO DAY - Angel Javier-Cruz - The Philippine Star
GMA Pinoy TV at 17:  #StrongerTogether with global Pinoys
Driving GMA Pinoy TV’s growth on social media is its engaging original content that complements the enjoyment of the Kapuso abroad in watching GMA Network shows on television. Some of the informative and innovative content also brings the spotlight on the stories of different Pinoys abroad.
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Reaching 17 years in this ever-evolving industry is already a feat worth celebrating for GMA Pinoy TV. However, the Kapuso flagship international channel equally lauds the different milestones it has been achieving as each of them becomes instrumental in bringing global Pinoys closer to home and, ultimately, stronger together.

“We are grateful to our beloved Kapuso for making GMA Pinoy TV a part of their lives for the past 17 years and hopefully, for many more years to come,” said GMA first vice president and head of International Operations, Joseph Francia.

Kapuso artists lead GMA Pinoy TV's #StrongerTogetherDanceChallenge on TikTok.

“We share this success with our partner carriers and, of course, Pinoys all over the world as we would not be standing strong after all these years if not for their continued trust. Together, we have braved the uncertainties and emerged even stronger. And now, as the world slowly eases into the new era of normalcy, we remain committed to delivering only the best for the global Pinoys even beyond television,” he assured.

GMA Pinoy TV continues to be the leading international Filipino channel on several social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

As of Aug. 31, GMA Pinoy TV has amassed over 1.9 million Facebook followers. GMA Pinoy TV’s Twitter account, with almost 108k followers, is more than double its rival’s numbers. Similarly, on Instagram, its follower count is twice as high as its counterpart with 248k.

On TikTok, GMA Pinoy TV also went along with the upward trend, which now has 3.9M likes and 298k followers.

GMA Pinoy TV makes sure that the Kapuso abroad are always in the know with the latest Kapuso updates through its Viber community which currently has over a thousand members from different parts of the world.

‘Stronger together’ on air, online

Driving GMA Pinoy TV’s growth on social media is its engaging original content that complements the enjoyment of the Kapuso abroad in watching GMA Network shows on television. Some of the informative and innovative content also brings the spotlight on stories of different Pinoys abroad that bring inspiration to their kababayan.

Global Pinoy Unlimited is a short-form content that highlights Filipinos with significant contributions to the community, events celebrated by Pinoys and Filipino community stories in different parts of the world. This weekly interstitial won the Television Journalism Award – Best Interstitial at the 2021 Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards.

Its original digital series EntrePinoy Abroad highlights the stories of Filipinos abroad who, despite the challenges, boldly put up their own businesses in a foreign land and continued to persevere and promote Filipino products to the world. EntrePinoy Abroad was also recognized as Best TV Special under the Television Journalism category at the 2021 Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards.

Meanwhile, Quick Chat is a series of short conversations with Kapuso personalities. Its recent episodes featured Jo Koy, Atom Araullo, Billy Crawford, Lolong cast and Alden Richards.

As the times continue to test the Filipinos’ strength, GMA Pinoy TV also continues to remain hopeful through Pockets of Hope, short form videos encouraging everyone to share things that helped them withstand challenging situations in life.

On YouTube, Kapuso abroad can also find the Everything Pinoy playlist with videos about anything and everything Pinoy. Some of its quirky playlists include Birthday ni Idol, Pamana ng Lahi, Filipedia, History ni Juan, SayaWikain and many more.

Earlier this year, GMA Pinoy TV also launched the #StrongerTogetherDanceChallenge on TikTok to unite all Pinoys here and abroad against common challenges — the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian hate and continuous fight for inclusivity. It now has more than 2.4 million video views across GMA Pinoy TV’s social media accounts.

Aside from entertaining videos, GMA Pinoy TV also delved into the podcasting scene via Stronger Together: The GMA Pinoy TV Podcast featuring conversations with Kapuso personalities, global celebrities and Filipinos around the world who remain strong and resilient amidst the challenges of life. It is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and GMA Pinoy TV’s Facebook page.

A virtual meet-and-greet of GMA Pinoy TV subscribers and fans worldwide with Kapuso personalities, Pinoy Abroad Fun Connect or FunCon is also aired as a TV special on GMA Pinoy TV. Recent virtual events included the Lolong FunCon and A-May-Zing FunCon featuring the cast of Bolera and Love You Stranger.

Together again with Kapuso abroad

And now that the world faces the new normal and returns to holding physical events, GMA Pinoy TV is back in celebrating its 17th anniversary with the Kapuso abroad.

Starting the string of celebrations in different parts of North America, GMA Pinoy TV continues to be #StrongerTogether in the following events in Canada: Saskatchewan Filipino Music & Food Street Festival; Association of Filipino Canadian Accountants (AFCA) 44th anniversary and induction of new officers; Scarborough Ontario Senior Association (SOSA) 14th anniversary dinner and dance party; Halo-Halo Festival in Metro Vancouver; PCCM Food & Bazaar Festival; Taste of Manila 2022; ANCOP Walk 2022, Fiesta Filipino 2022 and Filipino Food Trip Fest & Fair.

Back-to-back Pinoy events are also set in the US: Sinehan sa Konsulado, Fiesta Ko Sa Texas, Kantawanan kay Pokwang; Misters of Filipinas America; PALO (Pinoy Athletic League in Orlando) volleyball tournament 2022; Miss Philippines USA; the Asia Pacific Fashion Week and Fiesta in America with Lani Misalucha.

With GMA Pinoy TV as the official media partner, Alden Richards held his successful concert ForwARd: Meet Richard R. Faulkerson Jr. in two states in the US with the third and final leg held last Sept. 10 in Chicago, Illinois.

GMA Pinoy TV is also set to receive this year’s Global Media Award in the upcoming 12th Annual The Outstanding Filipinos in America Awards (TOFA) on Sept. 16 at The Townhall New York, USA.

Last but not the least, GMA Pinoy TV is all set for its biggest 17th anniversary offering with Together Again: A GMA Pinoy TV @ 17 Concert on Sept. 24 and 25. Bannered by Bea Alonzo, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Lani Misalucha, Julie Anne San Jose, Rayver Cruz and Dingdong Dantes, the two-night concert is slated to happen at the Pechanga Theater, Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California. The much-awaited concert is presented by Pechanga Resort Casino in association with GMA Pinoy TV, Starmedia Entertainment and GMA Synergy.

Staying true to its promise, GMA Pinoy TV indeed brings Filipinos abroad closer to home and #StrongerTogether on its 17th anniversary. To subscribe to GMA Pinoy TV, go to www.gmapinoytv.com/subscribe.

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