/ 6 September 2020

GMA Network Inc. is offering for free the use of two of its digital television channels in support of the government’s implementation of the distance learning amid the Covid19 pandemic.

The country’s leading network said its two DTV channels could be used for the Department of Education’s blended learning program.

“This is part of the Kapuso Network’s efforts to help the government curb the spread of Covid19 in the country, and, at the same time, provide Filipino students access to quality education while keeping them safe at home,” GMA said in a statement.

DTV channels can be accessed by students whose TV sets are equipped with GMA’s own Affordabox, launched by the network last June.

Last July, ABS-CBN also reportedly offered the use of its television transmission networks to broadcast educational programs all over the country.

“We hope to help the government continuously educate students nationwide despite the limitations brought about by the pandemic,” ABS-CBN said back then.

On top of the use of its transmission network, ABS-CBN also offered the use of its educational programs through Knowledge Channel produced over the last 20 years.

“While this is not expected to have any business impact on the company, we are hopeful that our network can help in the education of our students nationwide,” it added.