MultiChoice Africa is partnering with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa to launch an exciting new BET channel on the DStv Premium bouquet.
The customised channel is designed to reflect, respect, and elevate the rich variety and positive values of African and African-American culture, BET will be VIMN Africa’s second BET channel on the continent, expanding the network’s general entertainment offering for viewers between 20 and 49.
BET will be VIMN Africa’s second BET channel and will be available on DStv Channel 129. The channel will co-exist alongside sister channel BET2 (formerly BET), currently available on DStv channel 135 on the DStv platform and on GOtv channel 23 (where available).
The new 24-hour channel will provide an uplifting blend of international and African 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 new BET channel on the DStv platform will not only enrich our Premium subscribers’ television viewing experience with more current, world-class entertainment but the channel’s inclusion of African productions is in line with MultiChoice’s commitment to showcase African talent,” said MultiChoice Africa CEO Nico Meyer.
Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa, commented: “VIMN Africa is delighted to announce the launch of this new BET channel that 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.”
DStv Premium subscribers can look forward to the first African produced show on the channel, a brand new South African reality series, Top Actor, and new seasons of original drama Being Mary Jane (starring Gabrielle Union) and Kevin Hart’s spoof reality hit Real Husbands of Hollywood.