|GEM TV (General Entertainment and Media)|
|Owned by||GEM Group - Saeed Karimian|
|Picture format||16:9 (1080i, HDTV)|
|Broadcast area||Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, India North Africa|
|Hotbird 6||11137 V 27500 3/4|
|Yahsat 1A||11880 V 27500 5/6|
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'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.