It has been announced that BET (Black Entertainment Television), will become an online-only channel in the United Kingdom.
According to Deadline, ViacomCBS’s BET is to become an online-only channel in the UK on April 8. The channel will be officially housed on Channel 5 streamer, My5, as well as on ViacomCBS’s advertising-supported streamer Pluto, where it launches on April 5. Alongside the digital switch, BET has unveiled its first UK originals slate: Cooking series Celebrity Comfort Food; comedy archive series Black to the Future (working title); and We Do That, a format following three well-known hosts as they meet talented Black individuals and try out their various career paths through hilarious challenges. Additionally, BET UK announced the launch of BET Amplifind UK, a regional music talent search. “We are committed to growing the BET brand in the UK, and to continuing to elevate Black love, joy, power and pride worldwide,” said Monde Twala, SVP of BET International.
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