Thursday, March 12, 2015

BET to launch on DStv in South Africa!

BET has major news! 

The newly minted channel will be launching live on 2 April 2015 at 17:20 CAT exclusively on DStv channel 129. The channel will co-exist alongside sister channel BET2 (formerly BET International), which currently airs on Dstv channel 135.

Designed to reflect, respect, and elevate the rich variety and positive values of African & African-American culture, BET will be VIMN Africa’s second BET channel on the continent, expanding the network’s family entertainment offering for viewers between 20 and 49.

So what kind of shows will you see on the new network?  The Wendy Williams Show and music specials like Black Girls Rock, the BET AwardsThe BET Honors and the BET Hip Hop Awards will  move to BET where it will be seen first by DStv Premium subscribers.

via DStv
The new 24-hour channel will provide an uplifting blend of locally produced and international programming from a variety of genres, including drama, family-friendly sitcoms, stand-up comedy, documentaries, talk shows, awards specials, reality series, gospel music, and more.  

BET will connect viewers with international trends, talent and thought leaders, whilst simultaneously celebrating Africa’s talent and creativity. This evolution for the BET brand on the continent significantly broadens our general entertainment offering and provides a dynamic and compelling new destination for viewers.”   

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