For International Broadcasters, Distributors, Licensees
GEM Ups the Ante with Same-Time Simulcast of 'My Loser Husband' in July
Headlined by KANJANI EIGHT member Ryo Nishikido and Mayu Matsuoka.
The highly anticipated Japanese drama series My Loser Husband is set to premiere on Asian entertainment channel GEM on Saturday, 8 July at 9pm|8pm(JKT/BKK)! Starring Ryo Nishikido from wildly popular Johnny's idol group KANJANI EIGHT and up-and-coming actress Mayu Matsuoka, the series will be airing same time as Japan.
"The great response from previous same-time-as-Japan offerings has been extremely encouraging," said Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Production and Marketing, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia. "There is strong demand for express content and we believe viewers will enjoy My Loser Husband with its stellar cast and appealing storyline without any delay from its telecast in Japan."
In My Loser Husband, Ryo Nishikido plays office worker Tsukasa Kobayashi, who is every bit the ideal husband to his wife Sayaka, played by Mayu Matsuoka. Though he is good-looking, has an impressive curriculum vitae and draws a large salary, he is hiding a secret - he is incompetent at his job. After suffering setback after setback at work, Tsukasa finally musters up the courage to resign, but this too is thwarted by his wife's pregnancy announcement. With Sayaka by his side, can she help him navigate the perils of the corporate jungle?
My Loser Husband premieres on 8 July 2017 at the same time as Japan, every Saturday at 9pm|8pm(JKT/BKK), first and exclusively on GEM.
■ 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 Taiwan. This includes selected prime time dramas on the same day and within the same week of their broadcast in Japan. GEM also made history for being the first channel to broadcast Nippon TV's music festival 'THE MUSIC DAY' LIVE, and for simulcasting the Japanese drama series 'Guard Center 24' at the same time as Japan. In addition, GEM takes its shows beyond the screen and into the lives of viewers, and most recently brought Japanese star Hayami Mocomichi on promotional tours to meet with his fans in Hong Kong and Singapore.
GEM Vietnam, which is also part of the Asian channels portfolio, is wholly-owned and operated by SPT Networks.
© NIPPON TV