BET, or Black Entertainment Television, is an American cable and satellite access show. It is owned by Viacom, and has several sister networks dedicated singularly to the broadcasting of music videos, such as BET Gospel, BET Hip Hop, BET Jams, and BET Soul. Originally created in 1980 as a Nickelodeon programming block, BET occupied its own channel with 24-hour programming in 1983. The network has offices in New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles, and is available throughout the United States, Canada, and France. Geared towards a younger African American audience, BET features a lineup of sitcoms, dramas, made for TV movies, and stand-up comedy specials. It is known for its sponsorship of the BET Music Awards, an annual awards show honoring African American musicians, actors, athlete, and other entertainers. BET is the #1 African-American television network, and in 2015 had a viewership of 19.46 million.
Upon its creation, BET focused on providing general entertainment catered to African American audiences. News casts and public affairs we found in the lineup among music and comedy programs.
Today, BET’s programming centers around music, entertainment, and lifestyle. Love a good Hollywood spoof? Check out “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” BET’s self-proclaimed ‘fakest reality show ever.’ For the fashion obsessed, BET has got you covered with “How to Rock,” giving viewers the scoop on how to look fabulous in the latest trends. The stakes are high in “One Shot,” the reality show that gives aspiring rappers one chance to rap live in front of celebrity judges. If you are looking for a tear jerking drama, live stream “Being Mary Jane,” starring Gabrielle Union. Mary Jane is a successful news anchor with everything she could possibly want… except love. And if you are seeking an inside scoop on the music industry, check out “Music Moguls.”
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