Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa is set to launch a thrilling new programming line-up for BET (Dstv channel 129) over the next few months.
During a Media hangout with top media executives in Lagos yesterday, Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa said, “We are delighted to add this rich mix of contemporary and classic reality shows, drama, family friendly sitcoms, entertainment news, comedy and more to the BET schedule, providing a daily celebration of African and African-American culture that is as uplifting as it is entertaining.”
The BET programming team has created an exciting new schedule packed with first-run entertainment shows including season 4 of the popular spoof show Real Husbands of Hollywood, Punk’d (BET’s reworked version of the classic MTV prank show), documentary series “The BET Life of…”, season 3 of drama series Being Mary Jane, and reality series DeSean Jackson, “Blood Sweat and Heels” and “Frankie & Neffe”, in addition to new episodes of The Wendy Williams Show and The Real.
Locally produced programme content will play a prominent role on the channel with BET Buzz (local and international entertainment news) airing every weekday, and a second series of Top Actor currently in production, in addition to locally commissioned shows set to air in early 2016. The channel is also introducing a new Saturday night urban movie slot showing such classics as “Black Chocolate Nutcracker”, “Let The Church Say Amen” and Eddie Murphy’s “Best Defence”.
Other interesting pieces of content airing from November will include the 2015 edition of “The Soul Train Awards”, a 2-part documentary about South African designer David Tlale, reality series “The New Atlanta”, and classic comedy sitcoms “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, “My Wife and Kids”, and “Are We There Yet?”
There are also other exciting contents for the New Year, as viewers will also be able to enjoy programme content from BET Experience Africa, the brand new lifestyle and music event, which includes a star-studded concert headlined by neo-soul star Maxwell.
Launched on DStv on 2nd of April 2015, BET is a 24-hour TV channel and multimedia entertainment brand designed to reflect, respect, and elevate the rich variety and positive values of African and African-American culture.