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BET’s subscription streaming service launches in U.S.

Viacom-owned cable net BET has launched its ad-free streaming service to customers in the U.S. BET+, a joint venture of BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios, launches with a diverse catalog ...
September 20, 2019

Viacom-owned cable net BET has launched its ad-free streaming service to customers in the U.S.

BET+, a joint venture of BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios, launches with a diverse catalog of premium African American-focused content. The SVOD service hosts more than 1,000 hours of documentaries, dramas, and original series.

At launch, BET+’s content portfolio includes such titles as The Bobby Brown Story, The New Edition Story, Real Husbands of Hollywood, The Quad, Being Mary Jane, Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration, Hell Date, Keyshia Cole: All In and Katrina: 10 Years Later, among others.

The service also features non-fiction series and specials from BET and sister networks within the Viacom portfolio, including VH1′s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta¬†(pictured), Basketball Wives and T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle; Comedy Central’s Why? With Hannibal Buress; MTV’s Todrick; and TV Land’s Soul Man.

BET+ is also rolling out with an exclusive array of Tyler Perry-created film, television and stage plays.

The service will additionally provide a host of content from leading African American creators, including Will Packer and rising talent on both sides of the camera. New titles will be added regularly.

The SVOD service is now available for US$9.99 per month through Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app, and on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Android devices, Android TV devices, Amazon Fire TV and Prime Video Channels.

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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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