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BET launches in the UK

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Soulja Boy with Rocsi and Terrence J from BET’s hit show 106 & Park

Major US network BET is going global.

The television channel will launch in the United Kingdom, dedicated to bringing British consumers access to top-rated BET shows, including 106 & Park, American Gangster, Hell Date, The BET Honors, College Hill, Meet The Faith and many more.

BET will be offered free-to-air on the digital satellite platform beginning on Thursday, February 28.

Available via the Sky Guide, BET will be accessible to more than 8.8 million digital satellite homes, adding considerably to BET Networks’ global reach.

BET Networks is the leading provider of media and entertainment for African Americans and consumers of Black culture, currently reaching more than 87 million households in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring high quality, Black cultural content to communities around the world and deliver on our commitment to expand the BET brand internationally,” said Debra L. Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BET Networks.

“For more than 27 years, BET Networks has been the leader in providing premium entertainment to African American audiences, and we’re so excited to establish BET as the premier destination for UK audiences to enjoy content that reflects the many viewpoints of the Black experience.”

Which country do you think BET should hit next?

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