GEM is the glittering jewel of Asian general entertainment with a focus on premium Japanese content. 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 a variety of entertainment shows from Japan as well as other Asian territories including South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This also includes selected prime time dramas airing on the same day and within the same week of their broadcast in Japan. GEM also made history for being the first channel outside of Japan to broadcast Nippon TV’s music festival THE MUSIC DAY LIVE, and for simulcasting the drama special Guard Center 24 at the same time as Japan. GEM is available in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand in both SD and HD formats. In Vietnam, GEM is wholly-owned and operated by SPT Networks.

Owned by / Company 

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia is a leading operator of ad-supported 24/7 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 Korea, Japan and the U.S that are first run, exclusive and aired close to the original telecast. Taking the content beyond the linear screen, SPT Networks immerses viewers in its premium entertainment via large-scale festivals, celebrity fan meets and social platform conversations. In Asia, SPT Networks’ portfolio is available across 20 territories and in over 45 million homes.

Who's who 

Ang Hui Keng
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Virginia Lim
Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Production and Marketing
Nirav Haji
Vice President, Affiliate Sales
Jacqueline Tok
Vice President, Media and Sponsorship Sales


SPT Networks, Asia is a one-stop destination that enables advertisers to go beyond the 30 second spot and tap into the power of Sony’s premium entertainment, regional reach and unparalleled influence. Local market and pan-regional media solutions include brand integration in original series; customised content for multiple screens; large-scale events and consumer activations; and engaging social campaigns.

The single most important influence on Asia’s TV industry in the next 12 months will be...

"Premium Asian content, localised original productions, and stronger partnerships that support pay-TV operators’ digital expansion will be the core focus in 2017 in order to meet the discerning demands of our viewers.”

Hui Keng Ang, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia


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T: +65 6622 8722 


1 January 2017