BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION (BET) UK LAUNCH – WHAT HAPPENED???

Earlier this year it was announced that BET would officially launch in the UK, November 07… Now some of you may remember our own little version of BET, The Identity Channel which launched in 1993. The Identity Channel was aimed at the black community and featured BET shows, Teen Summit (my favourite), Rap City, Donnie Simpson’s Video Soul, along with shows imported from the Caribbean/Africa and locally produced shows.  Sadly though The Identity Channel ceased transmitting in 1996, due to lack of funding. The fact that the channel kept on repeating the same episodes of shows imported from the US, Jamaica, Trinidad, Africa []