SONY GEM is the glittering jewel of Japanese entertainment. A joint venture between Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks and Nippon Television Network Corporation, GEM enjoys access to exclusive Japanese content from Nippon TV. The channel features first-run and exclusive dramas, comedies and variety entertainment shows from Japan. This includes selected prime time dramas airing same time and within the same week of their broadcast in Japan. Other special programs include a local GEM audition for the Japanese variety show – ‘I Can Sing in Japanese’ and the live broadcast of the music festival ‘THE MUSIC DAY’ with performances by DEAN FUJIOKA in Singapore beamed live. In addition, GEM takes its shows beyond the screen and into the lives of viewers with artiste meet-and-greet events with Japanese stars Kento Yamazaki and Hayami Mocomichi.
GEM Vietnam, which is also part of the Asian channels portfolio, is wholly-owned and operated by SPT Networks.
SONY GEM CHANNEL HIGHLIGHTS
Premieres September 23, 2018
Sunday at 8:30PM
Locked in a classroom together with cameras, 21 female high school students must gain enough ‘likes’ from the people watching the livestream to regain their freedom. What will they do and how many of them will get the best grades to escape?
Premieres September 25, 2018
Monday and Tuesday at 9PM
Four 29-year-old men are at the crossroads of their lives where their choices and decisions will determine their fate. How will they move on with their lives and what lies ahead for them?
Born to be a Flower
Premieres August 21, 2018
Monday & Tuesday at 9PM
She’s the girl who has it all, but what happens when she meets someone wholly opposite to her and even ends up falling in love?
Premieres August 17, 2018
Monday & Tuesday at 9PM
On the cusp of graduation 🎓, four students realize they have spent all their time studying and resolve to each get a girlfriend before their university days are over.
Starring Ryusei Fujii and Takahiro Hamada from Johnny’s WEST alongside Koki Maeda and Yasunao Yoshida, don’t miss their madcap adventures in ‘Bakamentary’.
I Can Sing In Japanese! Spring 2018
Premieres August 12, 2018
Sunday at 7:30PM
A brand-new season of ‘I Can Sing in Japanese!’ means awesome performances from singers all over the world, united by their love of Japanese music! GEM fans in the Philippines, keep an eye out for Krissha Viaje, the winner of the inaugural GEM Asia Audition last year! 😉
THE MUSIC DAY Songs for You
Premieres 7 July at 4:40 PM
🎶 The biggest summer music extravaganza is back! 🎶 GEM is bringing you the LIVE broadcast of ‘THE MUSIC DAY Songs for You’ for 5 hours non-stop! This year, GEM will also be broadcasting a special performance by boyband Hey! Say! JUMP LIVE from Hong Kong!
Premieres 18 July, Wednesday 9.00 PM
29-year-old Sayaka quits her job to get married but is dumped by her cheating fiancé. At her wit’s end, she jumps at a job offer from the chief editor of a popular magazine, in which she must write about her search for a new husband and get married within six months. How will she reinvent herself under the tough conditions set by her new boss?
ZERO – The Bravest Money Game
Premieres 21 July, Saturday at 9:30 PM
In an underworld called ‘Dream Kingdom’, young adults put their lives at stake as they use their intellect, physical prowess and luck in a special gamble for 100 billion yen. Part-time cram school teacher Zero Ukai also participates in this survival game, but he cares less about victory than about creating a society in which no one loses. Can this modern-day Robin Hood achieve his dream?
Starring Shigeaki Kato from boyband NEWS, ‘ZERO -The Bravest Money Game
Premieres 26 July, Thursday at 9:00 PM
It’s the ultimate true or false quiz show! The general knowledge of celebrity contestants is put to the test with intriguing and bizarre questions, and just to make things more difficult, the cunningly eloquent Mr. True and Mr. False join in to muddle the minds of contestants with their persuasive arguments!
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