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BET appoints new programming chiefs

BET has named two more to the programming team. Loretha Jones, newly named president of programming is responsible for original programming, news, development, planning and acquisitions. Stephen Hill has been promoted to president of programming, responsible for music programming and specials. Both hires are vets of MTV, Hill as director of music programming, and Jones as EVP of MTV Films/Paramount Pictures.
November 13, 2008

BET has named two more to the programming team. Loretha Jones, newly named president of programming is responsible for original programming, news, development, planning and acquisitions. Stephen Hill has been promoted to president of programming, responsible for music programming and specials. Both hires are vets of MTV, Hill as director of music programming, and Jones as EVP of MTV Films/Paramount Pictures.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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