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GEM TV (General Entertainment and Media)
GEM Group Logo.jpg
Owned by GEM Group - family of Saeed Karimian
Picture format 16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
Country  Iran
Language Persian
Broadcast area Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, India North Africa
Headquarters London
Hotbird 6 11137 V 27500 3/4
Yahsat 1A 11880 V 27500 5/6
Streaming media
Live Online

GEM TV (Persian: جم تی‌وی‎‎) is a group of Persian-language entertainment satellite channels. Its headquarters is located in Dubai.

GEM Television commenced work in 2006, owned and managed by GEM Group ("General Entertainment and Media Group").

GEM Group was established in 2001 and was based in London with the vision of being a leading company in the media industry. Soon after 2002, the headquarters moved to the UAE where it expanded and established various channels as well as subsidiary companies. These channels have Iranian viewers and other Persian-speaking viewers.

GEM Group's wide range of content is observed in either SD (standard definition) or HD (high definition) and it is broadcast on satellite companies such as Hotbird, Yahsat, Nilesat and Galaxy. GEM Group was the first to supply its audience with HD-quality programs through its free-to-air satellite channels; in addition it had created GEM Online hence making GEM TV, the number one media company in the Persian-speaking region to allow its viewers and enthusiasts to follow all programs online.

GEM Group has eighteen prominent channels and four active subsidiary companies.[when?][1]

GEM Group's enter the media market in the Arab world in 2015, which accomplished by the launch of GEM Arabia Channels that is dedicated to the Arabic-speaking region, showcasing GEM Arabia’s exclusive programs.

GEM's current programming consists of movies, documentaries and acquired programs and shows like America's Got Talent and The X Factor. GEM also airs dubbed Turkish TV series such as Magnificent Century, Kuzey Güney, Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? and Merhamet. All of the programs are either dubbed or subtitled in Persian.[2][3]

On the 29th April 2017 Director of the GEM Group, Saeed Karimian, was assassinated in Istanbul. Tasnim News Agency, which is close to Iran Revolutionary Guards, had accused him of formerly being a member of the People's Mujahedin of Iran. Jam News, another news agency close to Iran's government, referred to GEM as "The most destructive anti-culture media" when reporting the incident.[4]


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