GEM is the glittering jewel of Asian general entertainment. A joint venture between Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks and Nippon Television Network Corporation, GEM enjoys access to more than 500 hours of Japanese content per year exclusively from Nippon TV. The channel features first-run and exclusive dramas, comedies and variety entertainment shows from Japan as well as other Asian territories including China, Hong Kong and Korea. This includes selected prime- time dramas on the same day and within the same week of their broadcast in Japan. GEM continues to delight its viewers with the live broadcast of Nippon TV’s music festival THE MUSIC DAY Summer Wishes Come True with performances by DEAN FUJIOKA in Singapore beamed live, and with the simulcast of the Japanese drama series Kiss that Kills at the same time as Japan. In addition, GEM takes its shows beyond the screen and into the lives of viewers via artiste meet-and-greet events with Japanese stars Hayami Mocomichi and Kento Yamazaki. GEM Vietnam, which is also part of the Asian channels portfolio, is wholly owned and operated by SPT Networks.

Owned by / Company 

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia is a leading operator of ad-supported channels including English general entertainment powerhouses AXN and Sony Channel; and Asian content giants Animax, GEM and ONE. SPT Networks’ portfolio collectively features the biggest and best titles from Northeast Asia and the U.S. that are first-run, exclusive and aired close to the original telecast. Taking the content beyond the screen, SPT Networks, Asia immerses viewers in its premium entertainment via large-scale festivals, celebrity fan meets and digital engagement. In Asia, SPT Networks’ portfolio is available across 20 territories and in over 45 million homes.

Who's who 

Virginia Lim
Senior Vice President and General Manager

Local Production 

SPT Networks, Asia is a leader in pan-regional origi- nal entertainment productions, including the winner of multiple 2017 Asian TV Awards (for Best General Entertainment Programme, Best Reality Show and Best Adaptation of an Existing Format). The Amazing Race Asia Season 5, the top-rated series Asia’s Got Talent Season 2 with judges David Foster, Anggun and Jay Park, the upcoming magic series starring world famous illusionist and escapologist Cosentino in The Elements: Cosentino, and the world’s biggest design competition show, The Apartment: Rising Stars Edition.

Affiliate marketing 

Nirav Haji
Vice President, Affiliate Sales


SPT Networks, Asia is a one-stop destination that enables advertisers to tap into the power of Sony’s premium entertainment, regional reach and unparalleled influence for a creative 360 media solution. Seamless brand integration in original productions together with digital content extensions remain a key draw for sponsors in the local and pan-regional markets.

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Creating and curating relevant and meaningful content in our diversified markets remains key. This together with digital content that truly resonates with viewers will ensure maximum engagement and brand loyalty.”

Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and General Manager , Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia

Advertising Sales 

Jacqueline Tok
Vice President, Media and Sponsorship Sales


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1 May 2018