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Encyclopedia > Black Entertainment Television
BET
BET logo
Launched January 25, 1980
Owned by BET Networks (Viacom)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country United States
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Sister channel(s) BET J
Website www.bet.com
Availability
Satellite
Bell ExpressVu Channel 576
DirecTV Channel 329
Dish Network Channel 124
Star Choice Channel 582
Cable
IO Digital Cable Channel 26

Black Entertainment Television is an American cable network based in Washington, D.C. targeted toward young African-American and urban audiences in the United States. The network is commonly referred to as BET and most of its programming comprises hip-hop and R&B music videos as well as religious programming and urban-oriented movies and series. BET was founded in 1980 by Robert L. Johnson. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... BET can refer to: Black Entertainment Television, a U.S. cable television station targeted to an African-American demographic. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... 480i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ... ... ... BET J (previously known as BET on Jazz and later BET Jazz) is a spin-off cable television channel of BET (Black Entertainment Television), that presents enclusively jazz music-related programming, especially that of black jazz musicians. ... Bell ExpressVu is the division of Bell Canada Enterprises that provides satellite television service across Canada. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that was founded in 1994. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... Star Choice is a direct broadcast satellite television distributor in Canada which is majority-owned by cable TV operator Shaw Communications Inc. ... The logo of iO Digital Cable iO Digital Cable is a digital cable service offered by Cablevision, available only in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Matamoras, Pennsylvania. ... Cable TV redirects here. ... ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ... Robert L. Johnson (born April 8, 1946) is an American businessman and the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), and was its chairman and chief executive officer. ...

Contents

Programming

Entertainment

On weekdays and Saturdays, BET focuses mainly on urban music programming with shows like 106 & Park and Rap City, while also airing sitcoms such as The Wayans Bros., The Jamie Foxx Show, Girlfriends, and The Parkers. Dramas including Soul Food and The Wire air Sunday nights and early mornings and the stand-up comedy program called Comic View airs throughout the week. BET has recently introduced reality programs like College Hill, collegiate sporting events, and various movies and specials. BET also created a short-lived animated comedy series called Hey Monie!, after partnering up with The Oxygen Network. 106 & Park: BETs Top 10 Live is a top-ten video countdown that has airs weekdays on BET. It is the networks #1 rated show. ... Rap City was a long-running two-hour music video television program block (debuting in 1989) aired on the Black Entertainment Television network, airing at 5 P.M. on the network. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... The Wayans Bros. ... The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom-comedy that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. ... For other uses, see Girlfriend (disambiguation). ... The Parkers is a sitcom that aired for 5 years on UPN from August 30, 1999 - May 10, 2004. ... This article refers to the art form. ... For the type of cuisine, see soul food. ... For others uses of the term, see The Wire (disambiguation). ... College Hill is a reality television series that visits historically black colleges. ... Hey Monie! was an animated American black sitcom produced by Soup2Nuts. ... The Oh! logo Oxygen is an American cable television channel. ...


On Sundays, BET carries gospel music and other religious programming for the greater part of the day such as The Bobby Jones Gospel Hour, Video Gospel, and Lift Every Voice. Religious programming also airs in the early morning hours every day from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST. Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... The Bobby Jones Gospel Hour is a program on Black Entertainment Television that airs on Sunday mornings at 9:00E/8:00C. The show is hosted by gospel legend Dr. Bobby Jones. ...


News

BET Tonight was relaunched as a daily newscast, BET Nightly News with Jacque Reid, which began in 1999 as an extension of its news coverage. BET's news coverage became a part of the network in October 1986. After the nightly newscast was removed from the lineup in the summer of 2005, it returned in October 2005 delivering news updates on BET throughout the day and, in 2006, as a Sunday afternoon news hour. Currently as of January 7, 2008 BET has undergone a political conflict with popular show The Boondocks. BET threatend litigation if the shows 14th and 15th episodes of the second season were aired due to references to BET. The year 1999 in television involved some significant events. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in October 28: Richard Smalley 26: Emil Kyulev 24: José Azcona del Hoyo 24: Rosa Parks 23: Stella Obasanjo 22: Liam Lawlor 22: Shirley Horn 20: Endon Mahmood 17: Ba Jin 10: Milton Obote 7: Charles... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ...


Specials

BET airs a number of specials, including awards shows, fashion shows, and music specials. The BET Awards honors African American entertainers, athletes and actors. It is usually BET's highest rated show of the year. The BET Hip Hop Awards is BET's largest music awards show, recognizing hip hop performers, producers and music video directors. Celebration of Gospel is an annual show featuring performances by the brightest stars in gospel and R&B, and television’s #1 religious/gospel telecast. Rip The Runway, a collision of hip hop and fashion is the network's annual fashion show. Spring Bling airs during spring break each year; a show dedicated to the goings on of spring breakers. In 2008, BET launched a new awards show, The BET Honors, which recognizes the lives and accomplishments of distinguished members of the African American Community. The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, shooting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. ... The BET Hip Hop Awards are an annual awards show, hosted by BET, for hip hop performers, producers and music video directors. ...


Criticism

Many prominent media critics, including Public Enemy rapper Chuck D,[1] journalist George Curry,[2] writer Keith Boykin,[3] comic book writer/artist/editor Christopher Priest,[4] filmmaker Spike Lee[5] and writer/cartoonist Aaron McGruder (who, in addition to numerous critical references throughout his series, The Boondocks, made a particular episode criticizing the channel), have protested BET's programming and actions. The channel has been criticized by members of the African-American community who feel that the channel perpetuates harmful black stereotypes by primarily airing hip-hop videos that often have misogynistic, materialistic, and/or violent themes.[6] BET also maintained a notorious reputation of exclusively playing southern rap videos because of its' dumbed down lyrics. As a result, BET heavily censors suggestive content from the videos that it airs, often with entire verses removed from certain rap videos. Detractors also point out the irony they see in the network's choice to show strong religious (primarily Christian) programming. Not long ago, people began referring to the acronym BET as standing for "Black Exploitation Television."[7] Many critics consider BET to be a modern-day "minstrel show". BET is currently owned and operated by Viacom, which is led by Philippe Dauman, a white person. Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), better known by his stage name Chuck D, is an American rapper, composer, actor, author, radio personality and producer. ... Keith Boykin Keith Boykin is a former White House aide to President Clinton and a New York Times bestselling author of three books. ... Quantum & Woody: Directors Cut Trade by VALIANT Comics Christopher James Priest, born James Christopher Owsley in 1961, is a writer of comic books. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ... Aaron McGruder (born May 29, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American cartoonist best known for writing and drawing The Boondocks, a Universal Press Syndicate comic strip about two young African-American brothers from inner-city Chicago now living with their grandfather in a sedate suburb. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... In modern usage, a stereotype is a simplified mental picture of an individual or group of people who share a certain characteristic (or stereotypical) qualities. ... Misogyny is an exaggerated pathological aversion towards women. ... This article addresses materialism in the economic sense of the word. ... Violence is a general term to describe actions, usually deliberate, that cause or intend to cause injury to people, animals, or non-living objects. ... Southern rap (or Dirty South hip-hop) is a type of hip hop music that emerged in the late-1990s as a popular force from cities such as New Orleans, Miami, Atlanta, Memphis, Houston, and Dallas. ... Ironic redirects here. ... Detail from cover of The Celebrated Negro Melodies, as Sung by the Virginia Minstrels, 1843 The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American entertainment consisting of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music, performed by white people in blackface or, especially after the American Civil War, African Americans in blackface. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... Philippe Dauman is a corporate director of the Viacom and CBS Corporations. ... Whites redirects here. ...


BET has been criticized by some Christian evangelicals not only for its music and programming content, but for its morning religious lineup. Each morning, BET broadcasts evangelical TV shows, and hosts include Robert Tilton, Don Stewart, and Peter Popoff, all of whom have been criticized, proven to be heading fraud ministries, and who have had run-ins with the law. In Popoff's case, his ministry's tax-exempt status was recently revoked in Canada; also, skeptic scientist James Randi notoriously debunked Popoff on The Tonight Show in 1988.[8] Evangelicalism, in a strictly lexical, but rarely used sense, refers to all things that are implied in belief that Jesus is the savior. ... Robert Tilton (born June 7, 1946) is an American televangelist who achieved notoriety in the 1980s and 1990s through his paid television program Success-N-Life. ... Don Stewart is a televangelist preacher who appears on The Word Network and other television channels as an infomercial. ... Peter Popoff (born 1946) is a German-born U.S. televangelist known as a faith healer. ... In the broadest sense a fraud is any crime (or civil wrong) for gain that utilises some deception practiced on the victim as its principal method. ... A tax exemption is an exemption to the tax law of a state or nation in which part of the taxes that would normally be collected from an individual or an organization are instead forgone. ... James Randi (born August 7, 1928), stage name The Amazing Randi, is a stage magician and scientific skeptic best known as a challenger of paranormal claims and pseudoscience. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Protests against BET, for the above reasons, have taken place.[9] The most recent campaign against the stereotypes on BET is called the "Enough is Enough Campaign".[10]


Sister network

The spin off channel BET J, originally called BET Jazz, is available in 28 million homes on DirecTV, Verizon FiOS TV as well as other digital cable providers. Programs include My Two Cents with Keith Boykin, Bryonn Bain, Crystal McCreary Anthony and Staceyann Chin, The Best Shorts hosted by Abiola Abrams, Living the Life of Marley about Ky-Mani Marley, My Model is Better Than Your Model with Eva Pigford and The Turn On hosted by Charlotte Burley. This channel is meant to appeal to an older, more sophisticated viewership, and aims to be the answer to the BET criticism with positive, adult programming. BET J (previously known as BET on Jazz and later BET Jazz) is a spin-off cable television channel of BET (Black Entertainment Television), that presents enclusively jazz music-related programming, especially that of black jazz musicians. ... FiOS (Fiber Optic Service) is a fiber to the premises (FTTP) telecommunications service, originally piloted in Keller, Texas, and now offered in many areas of the United States by Verizon. ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ... Keith Boykin Keith Boykin is a former White House aide to President Clinton and a New York Times bestselling author of three books. ... Staceyann Chin is a spoken word poet born in Jamaica and living in New York City. ... Ky-Mani Marley (born February 26, 1976, in Falmouth, Jamaica) is a Jamaican actor and reggae musician. ... Eva Marcelle Pigford (born October 30, 1984 in Los Angeles, California) is an African-American fashion model and actress. ...


Competitors

BET's success, and the controversy over its content, has spawned a few smaller competitors aiming toward the African-American market. Although some like NUE TV (New Urban Entertainment Television) and Black Family Channel (formerly MBC) had little success, others like TV One have thrived and succeeded, mostly by eschewing BET's music-based programming for more family-oriented fare. However these networks are mostly watched by older African-Americans and BET continues to be mostly watched by the youth. A possible new arrival to Internet TV and broadcasting, The African American Channel, is making an attempt to enter the picture. Broadcasting and Cable magazine pointed out that The African American Channel could become a competitor of BET and others such as Black Family Channel and TV One in the not so distant future. There was an article in September 2007 that touched on this a bit (http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6478750.html). New Urban Entertainment Television (NUE-TV) was an American cable network targeted toward African-American audiences. ... Black Family Channel (founded in 1999 as MBC Network) is the only black owned and operated cable television network for African American families. ... TV One, owned by Radio One, targets African-American viewers aged 25 to 54 (unlike competitor Black Entertainment Television, which has moved to an 18-to-34 demographic since its acquisition by Viacom). ...


International

BET UK

Main article: BET UK

BET International Inc was given a license to broadcast in the United Kingdom in May 2007 by Ofcom. BET UK will is the first international version of the channel. The channel launched on Wednesday 27th February 2008 and is currently on Sky Digital Channel 209. BET UK shows a mix of content from the main BET channel and locally produced shows. Categories: | ... Ofcom is a regulator for communication industries in the United Kingdom. ... Categories: | ... Categories: | ...


BET Canada

BET became available in Canada in October of 1997 on most cable and satellite carriers. The Canadian feed is the same as the American feed with the only exception being movies and sitcoms. Most sitcoms and movies are replaced with music videos in a similar format to the daytime show BET Now with the exception being that there are limited commercial breaks and the BET bug doesn't appear in the bottom right corner. The majority of music videos being aired in place of movies and sitcoms are ones that were released during the summer of 2006. DOG redirects here. ...


Syndicated programs

Diffrent Strokes is an American sitcom that aired on the NBC television network from 1978 to 1985, and on ABC from 1985 to 1986. ... For other uses, see Girlfriend (disambiguation). ... In Living Color is a sketch comedy television series which ran on the FOX Network from April 15, 1990 to May 19, 1994. ... The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom-comedy that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. ... Just Jordan is an American situation comedy television series that is currently a TEENick show on Nickelodeon starring Lil JJ. It debuted on January 7, 2007. ... Malcolm & Eddie was a television sitcom-comedy that premiered August 26, 1996 on the UPN Network, and ran for four seasons. ... The Parkers is a sitcom that aired for 5 years on UPN from August 30, 1999 - May 10, 2004. ... Romeo! is an American television series that began in 2003 starring rapper Lil Romeo and Master P. It is produced by Nickelodeon, and shown on stations including YTV. The filming is done in Vancouver, British Columbia while the show takes place in Seattle. ... For the type of cuisine, see soul food. ... The Wayans Bros. ... For others uses of the term, see The Wire (disambiguation). ... Nick Cannon Presents Wild N Out is a show on MTV starring Nick Cannon. ...

Original BET shows

106 & Park: BETs Top 10 Live is a top-ten video countdown that has airs weekdays on BET. It is the networks #1 rated show. ... Access Granted is a television program on the Black Entertainment Television network (BET) which allows viewers to go behind the scenes of the making of music videos by various artists. ... For the upcoming 2007 film starring Denzel Washington, see American Gangster. ... BET Style is an entertainment show, much like syndicated Entertainment Tonight, that focuses on African Americans in the entertaiment industry. ... BETs Comic View is a stand up comedy show that airs on BET on Tuesdays and Fridays. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Caribbean Rhythms was a music video program that formerly aired on BET (Black Entertainment Television). ... Citas World was an American music video show that aired on BET. What made this one unique was the fact that it was also the first one to feature a virtual reality character as the hostess named Cita. ... For other uses, see College Hill (TV series) (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hell Date is a popular dating show on Black Entertainment Television (BET) with an unique twist. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Iron Ring, stainless steel version, circa 2004. ... Midnight Love is a late-night video block on Black Entertainment Television (BET). ... Planet Groove was a music oriented talk show that premiered in late-1996 on BET, when the short-lived Unreal was cancelled. ... For the Canadian TV series, see Rap City (Canadian TV series) Rap City is a long-running music video television program block (debuting in 1989) aired on the Black Entertainment Television network. ... Screen Scene logo from BET Screen Scene was a live, half hour, prime-time, urban entertainment and celebrity news magazine series on BET highlighting on the works of African-Americans in Hollywood and abroad. ... Season of the Tiger is a 6-part docudrama that follows members of the Grambling State University (LA) marching band and football team during the 2005-2006 football season. ... Take the Cake is a live, interactive game show on BET. The one-hour program features interactive games where the viewers can win cash prizes. ... The 5ive is a television show on BET. The show premiered on June 18, 2007 @ 7:30 p. ... Teen Summit is an American talk show/youth show that aired on BET. It dealt with the everyday issues of teens and attempted to bring them into a positive, uplifting light and motivate the teen viewers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Video LP was a half-hour long program that debuted in 1986 on BET (when Video Soul and Video Vibrations was expanded). ... Video Soul (originally a half-hour long video show that premiere in June 1983) was a 2-hour long American music video program aired on BET. It was devoted to helping break and showcase new R&B/soul recording artists/performers. ... Video Vibrations was a multi-hour long video block that showcased some of hottest music videos. ... The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ... The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom-comedy that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. ... For the the group of comedians, see Wayans brothers The Wayans Bros. ... A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ...

See also

BET J (previously known as BET on Jazz and later BET Jazz) is a spin-off cable television channel of BET (Black Entertainment Television), that presents enclusively jazz music-related programming, especially that of black jazz musicians. ... BET Hip-Hop is a spinoff network of Black Entertainment Television. ... BET Gospel is a spin-off Digital cable television channel of BET (Black Entertainment Television), that presents gospel and inspirational-type programming. ... The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, shooting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. ... The BET Hip Hop Awards are an annual awards show, hosted by BET, for hip hop performers, producers and music video directors. ...

Notes

  1. ^ BET 2001 ; THE FISHTANK OF FOOLS. publicenemy.com (2001-03-30). Retrieved on 2008-02-05.
  2. ^ Viacom's BET Turns into ET. georgecurry.com (2002-12-10). Retrieved on 2008-02-05.
  3. ^ Keith Boykin (2002-12-18). All Hail Bob Johnson. Retrieved on 2008-02-05.
  4. ^ Christopher J. Priest (2001-02). the ostracized negro. Retrieved on 2008-02-05.
  5. ^ Zap2it - TV news - Spike Lee Dismisses BET
  6. ^ My Criticisms of Bob Johnson « ClydeOnline
  7. ^ http://www.emergingminds.org/magazine/content/item/1426
  8. ^ Randi, James (1989). The Faith Healers. Prometheus Books. ISBN 0-87975-535-0 page 142. 
  9. ^ Protesting Demeaning Images in Media - New York Times
  10. ^ Enough Is Enough Campaign

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External links

Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... George Abrams is a corporate director of the Viacom Corporation. ... Philippe Dauman is a corporate director of the Viacom and CBS Corporations. ... Thomas E. Dooley is a corporate director of the Viacom Corporation. ... Ellen V. Futter is President of the American Museum of Natural History. ... Robert Kraft Robert K. Kraft, (born June 5, 1941 in Brookline, Massachusetts) is the owner of National Football Leagues New England Patriots and Major League Soccers New England Revolution, as well as the stadium where they play, Gillette Stadium. ... Viacom is a high-growth media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), video gaming (part of Sega of America), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures movie studio and DreamWorks). ... Charles Phillips Charles Phillips is President of Oracle Corporation and a member of the companys Board of Directors. ... Sumner Murray Redstone (born Sumner Murray Rothstein on May 27, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts) is majority owner and Chairman of the Board of the National Amusements theater chain. ... Shari Redstone is a corporate director of the CBS and Viacom companies. ... Frederic Salerno is a corporate director of the Viacom Corporation. ... William Schwartz is a corporate director of the Viacom Corporation. ... Viacom Satellite Broadcasting is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... This article is about the TV channel. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... Country Music Television, or CMT as it usually called, is an American country music oriented cable television channel. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Viacom Satellite Broadcasting is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ... BET Gospel is a spin-off Digital cable television channel of BET (Black Entertainment Television), that presents gospel and inspirational-type programming. ... BET Hip-Hop is a spinoff network of Black Entertainment Television. ... BET J (previously known as BET on Jazz and later BET Jazz) is a spin-off cable television channel of BET (Black Entertainment Television), that presents enclusively jazz music-related programming, especially that of black jazz musicians. ... Categories: | ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... 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