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Nippon TV's THE MUSIC DAY Broadcast Live Across Asia on GEM Channel.
World First: DEAN FUJIOKA to Perform in Singapore as Part of the Live Event.
GEM, the entertainment channel dedicated to the latest content fresh from North Asia, is set to broadcast Nippon TV's highly anticipated THE MUSIC DAY event live across Asia on July 1.
In a world first for the popular Tokyo event, which features the who's who of Japan's music industry, Nippon TV has partnered with GEM to broadcast a performance by popular singer and actor DEAN FUJIOKA live from Singapore. As part of the occasion, GEM is offering fans the chance to win tickets to DEAN FUJIOKA's performance and an exclusive fan meet session.
"THE MUSIC DAY is an iconic event on the Asian music calendar, and we're excited to partner with Nippon TV to expand the concert's reach to GEM's viewers in Asia. DEAN FUJIOKA's live broadcast from Singapore as part of the event marks a significant milestone for Japanese entertainment and we're pleased that GEM is at the forefront of this industry evolution," said Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Marketing and Production, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.
"Dean is a hugely popular artist in our region and last year starred in GEM's first original series, 'We are Asia - Dean Fujioka & Friends'. The fact that he will perform live from Singapore during THE MUSIC DAY is an unprecedented way for GEM's viewers to get real time access to him and to the magic of J-Pop. For THE MUSIC DAY fans in Tokyo, they get to experience a dynamic new city via our live broadcast."
Hosted by Sho Sakurai from ARASHI, THE MUSIC DAY will air live on Saturday, July 1 from 4:45pm -10:00pm (3:45pm - 9:00pm BKK/JKT). A star-studded line-up of Japan's biggest names promises a captivating event, including AKB48, Gen Hoshino, KEN HIRAI, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, SEKAI NO OWARI, Perfume, Yuzu; as well as Johnny's artists TOKIO, KinKi Kids, ARASHI, KANJANI EIGHT and KAME TO YAMAPI, among others.
This year's THE MUSIC DAY marks Nippon TV's fifth year of entertaining J-Pop fans. THE MUSIC DAY started in 2013 as a special programme to celebrate Nippon TV's 60th anniversary and has quickly gained traction as a zeitgeist to the Japanese music industry.
Catch 'THE MUSIC DAY Summer Wishes Come True' 2017 LIVE on Saturday, 1 July 2017 from 4.45pm - 10pm/3.45pm - 9pm (JKT/BKK), first and exclusively on GEM, the glittering jewel of Asian entertainment.
■ 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.
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