Pump Up Your Emotions this March on GEM


BY WHATSHAPPENING  
Published · Friday, March 16, 2018 09:01 AM


Discover Tokyo and its surroundings like never before in the travel documentary NEXT STOP, DISCOVERY. Indulge in dining with a twist in the reality series GOCHI: Dinner is on YOU Tonight Season 3. Love for family and professional ethics collide in The Kitazawas -We Mind Our Own Business-. Finally, learn anything and everything under the sun in the intriguing game show Burning Questions! SP2.

NEXT STOP, DISCOVERY (photo credits: GEM and Nippon TV)


NEXT STOP, DISCOVERY

Gear up for brand new episodes of NEXT STOP, DISCOVERY and uncover some of the hidden gems around Tokyo! Using the stations along the railway line as destinations, NEXT STOP, DISCOVERY introduces to you hundreds of inexpensive, interesting, and easily reachable places within Tokyo and surrounding areas. Be captivated by the unique sights, distinct flavor and fascinating history in each neighborhood and get to know the real Tokyo from the inside out!

NEXT STOP, DISCOVERY airs every Thursday at 10:10PM.


GOCHI: Dinner is on YOU Tonight (photo credits: GEM and Nippon TV)


GOCHI: Dinner is on YOU Tonight Season 3

You’re invited to a brand new season of GOCHI where our celebrity guests get ready to indulge in a wide array of delicious treats prepared specially by world-renowned chefs. While the guests can order as many courses as they want, they have to be mindful that the total price of their dishes should not exceed their given budget. The guest who has the biggest price difference will have to be the one to pay for everybody’s meals! Who will be the ‘lucky’ one?

GOCHI: Dinner is on YOU Tonight Season 3 premieres March 15, Thursdays at 9PM.


 The Kitazawas -We Mind Our Own Business (photo credits: GEM and Nippon TV)


The Kitazawas -We Mind Our Own Business-

Shusaku is the youngest of three elite siblings and a police officer with a strong sense of justice. His brother is a heart surgeon who loves himself too much. His sister is a lawyer who has no common sense. Raised by their headmaster father, these siblings try to prioritize their family’s happiness over common sense or even the law! With strong personalities and opinions in the family, Shusaku is burdened with picking up the slack. Follow the Kitazawa family and their antics as they struggle to balance their family’s happiness and their work ethics.

The Kitazawas -We Mind Our Own Business- premieres March 19, Mondays and Tuesdays at 9PM.


 Burning Questions! SP2 (photo credits: GEM and Nippon TV)


Burning Questions! SP2

It is the ultimate true or false quiz show! Educational yet entertaining, there is no shortage of intriguing, bizarre, and sometimes risqué questions to pique your interest. Celebrity contestants’ general knowledge is put to the test with intriguing and bizarre questions, to which they must rack up the highest number of points to win and get a chance at the final challenge. But when two cunningly eloquent representatives, Mr. True and Mr. False, join in to muddle the minds of the contestants, will the celebrities be fooled? Who will emerge as the winner?

Burning Questions! SP2 premieres March 23, Fridays at 9PM.

GEM is available on SKYCable Channel 116 in Metro Manila and on Channel 222 in Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, and Baguio, as well as other cable operators nationwide.



About GEM

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 with 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.

See www.GEMtvasia.com and www.facebook.com/GEMtvasia for more.


About Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia

Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia was established in 1997 with Singapore as the Asian headquarters of Sony Pictures Television’s networks business. It operates five ad-supported 24/7 channels which are wholly-owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

AXN is Asia’s home of thrilling entertainment; Sony Channel is the premier destination for female-skewing Hollywood entertainment; Animax offers anime for all; ONE is powered by prime and current South  Korean   entertainment   content;   and   GEM  serves   up  star-studded  and   popular general entertainment programming from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. The company also operates joint-venture Indonesian telenovela channel FMN and children’s content channel BabyTV.


About Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV)

Nippon TV is recognized as Japan’s viewer ratings champion having topped all timeslot categories for four consecutive years and garnering the largest profits in the country’s broadcasting industry. One of the biggest successes for the nation’s finest producer of all genres of programming is “Dragons’ Den”, a globally successful business show format that has 35 versions in markets such as the UK, Canada, Australia, Russia, Germany, India, Italy and Nigeria. The Emmy award winning version, “Shark Tank”, airs in the US. Following closely is the success of “Mother,” a scripted format that has become a mega hit in Turkey and has sold into more than 25 territories around the world. With well-established companies that deal in a broad range of businesses from animation, movies, events, to fitness clubs, Nippon TV is leveraging its coveted platform to revolutionize digital media in an ever-changing industry. Launching a channel in Southeast Asia named GEM through a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television Networks, and leading the digital content market through Hulu Japan---a subsidiary that boasts the largest SVOD subscriber base in the country, Nippon TV is steadily solidifying its presence and brand as a global media powerhouse.






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