VIACOM to launch BET Africa on DSTV

Viacom Africa is set to launch a brand new localised BET channel on the DStv Premium bouquet next month. Designed to reflect, re­spect, and elevate the rich variety and positive values of African and African-American culture, BET will be VIACOM Africa’s second BET channel on the continent, expand­ing the network’s general entertain­ment offering for viewers between 20 and 49.Going live April 2, 2015 at 5:20PM, BET will air exclusively on DStv channel 129. The chan­nel will co-exist alongside sister channel, BET2 (formerly known as BET), currently available on DStv channel 135 on the DStv platform and GOtv channel 23.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. The move comes as VIACOM Africa, celebrates ten years of operations in Africa, marked by the launch of MTV Base on 22 February 2005.


Throughout the year, the network will be marking the milestone an­niversary with a series of events themed around its key entertain­ment brands including General Entertainment (BET, Comedy Cen­tral), Music (MTV, MTV Base), and Kids & Family (Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nicktoons).

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