January 25, 1980
(as a 24-hour TV channel)
480i (SDTV/16:9 letterbox)
|Slogan||We Got You.|
|Broadcast area||United States and Canada|
|Dish Network||124 (HD/SD)|
|Bell TV/Telus Satellite TV (Canada)||576 (SD)|
|Shaw Direct (Canada)||582 (SD)|
|Available on most other cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
Black Entertainment Television (BET) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the BET Networks division of Viacom. It is the most prominent television network targeting African American audiences, and currently reaches more than 88 million households. The channel is headquartered in Washington, D.C..
Programming on the network consists of original and acquired television series, theatrically- and home video-released movies, and mainstream rap, hip-hop and R&B music videos. As of February 2015, approximately 88,255,000 American households (75.8% of households with television) receive BET.
- ↑ "BET Networks". Viacom. http://www.viacom.com/ourbrands/medianetworks/betnetworks/pages/default.aspx. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
- ↑ Seidman, Robert (February 22, 2015). "List of how many homes each cable network is in as of February 2015". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/02/22/list-of-how-many-homes-each-cable-network-is-in-as-of-february-2015/366230/. Retrieved February 24, 2015.