GEM TV (General Entertainment and Media Television) is an entertainment channel broadcasting in Farsi. Founded in 2006, this satellite channel belongs to the GEM Media Group, proprietor of over a dozen channels covering a wide range of subjects and themes. From its headquarters in Dubai, GEM TV offers high definition programming in Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. It specialises in bringing entertainment shows from Iran, Turkey and India as well as the USA and other countries to a Persian speaking audience.
The programme content on GEM TV is mainly composed of movies and TV shows of different genres. Some of these films come from a sister production company owned by the same business group, made with the aim of promoting Persian culture around the world. More generally, viewers of this free satellite channel have access to a cosmopolitan roster of shows consisting of entertainment programmes, feature films and drama series to cater to all tastes. Meanwhile, documentaries touching on topics such as welfare, health, culture, beauty and new technologies are shown on the Iranian channel. Reflecting its international outlook, major cultural and artistic events from all over the globe, as well as the highlights of the entertainment calendar, also feature prominently in GEM TV’s schedules. In addition, the channel is notable for broadcasting immensely popular TV shows from the USA such as America’s Got Talent and The X Factor, to name but two.