Your question: When did BET channel start?

BET was launched in 1980 by media entrepreneur Robert L. Johnson. Having gained experience as a lobbyist for the cable television industry in the late 1970s, Johnson saw an opportunity to reach African American audiences through a cable TV channel.

Why was bet created?

– Viacom-owned BET, created in 1980 as Black Entertainment Television to give African Americans a place on TV where they can see themselves consistently represented, plows ahead with its mission.

What was the first video on BET?

Video Soul is a 2–hour long American music video program that originally aired on The Black Entertainment Network (BET) from June 26, 1981 to September 1996.

Video Soul
Starring Donnie Simpson Sherry Carter
Country of origin United States
Running time 120 minutes

Does BET stand for?

BET. Black Entertainment Television network. Community » News & Media.

Does bet still show music videos?

Just as MTV stopped its airing of music videos, so has BET (which also isn’t surprising seeing as they’re both owned by Viacom). … “106 & Park” added so much to its programming that it forgot what it original purpose was: play music videos and introduce new music artists.

How do I get free bet plus?

How to sign up for BET Plus

  1. Visit the BET+ website and click “Start your free trial.”
  2. Provide an email address and password and click “Agree and Continue.”
  3. Provide your card information and click “Subscribe.”
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What shows came on BET?

Original programming

  • Being Mary Jane (2013–2019)
  • Rebel (2017)
  • The Quad (2017–2018)
  • Hit the Floor (2018)
  • In Contempt (2018)
  • The Family Business (season 1) (2018; moved to BET+)
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