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GMA Dramas Airing Across Southeast Asia


GMA Worldwide has lined up deals with broadcasters across Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam for Filipino dramas such as Legally Blind and Beautiful Strangers.

In Malaysia, the GMA drama Legally Blind has been airing on the free-TV channel TV3 Malaysia. Starring Janine Gutierrez, the series is about a blind lawyer seeking justice after she became a victim of rape. Legally Blind is also being aired in Vietnam through Vietnam Television’s cable division Saigon Tourist Cable Television Company (SCTV) on SCTV17.

Also in Vietnam, the revenge drama Beautiful Strangers is currently airing on Vietnam Cable TV’s Giải Trí TV. The top-rated series stars Heart Evangelista and Lovi Poe as two women at odds with each other who later realize that their true enemy is yet to be revealed.

In Brunei, the romantic comedy series Poor Señorita is being broadcast by the country’s oldest free-to-air terrestrial television channel, Radio Televisyen Brunei’s (RTB) Aneka. The series tells the story of a rich heiress who decides to give up her wealth after being mistakenly diagnosed with cancer.

GMA’s adaptation of the hit Korean drama My Love From the Star recently premiered in Thailand through the cooperation between JKN Global Media and digital terrestrial television channel GMM 25. The Philippine version of the series stars Jennylyn Mercado as a movie star who falls in love with her neighbor, played by Gil Cuerva, who turns out to be an alien from another planet.

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