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BET International

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 01 May 2010
Active until: 30 Nov 2015

About

BET International is a digital satellite television channel in the UK, Ireland, Africa and the Middle East owned by Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa which offers urban movies, series and reality shows, mainstream rap and R&B music videos.

It debuted in South Africa on the TopTV satellite service in May 2010 and was retained when the broadcaster changed its name to StarSat in 2014. It was later picked up by DStv, debuting on 30 September, 2014.

The channel was discontinued on Monday 30 November, 2015.

AVAILABILITY

From 1 May, 2010 - 30 November, 2015

StarSat: Channel 151
Bouquet: StarSat Smart, StarSat Super

From 30 September, 2014 - 2 April, 2015

DStv: Channel 135
Bouquet: Premium, Extra, Compact, Family

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9) - StarSat/DStv

ABOUT

Launched in 2008 with a mission to build a global distribution footprint for the BET Networks brand, BET International was a 24-hour branded network offering content in more than 54 countries throughout the UK, Middle East & Africa.

Additionally, BET International licensed BET content to television broadcasters on multiple platforms throughout the world – all to serve consumers of black culture globally.

BET International positioned itself as a fun, relevant and inspirational general entertainment channel for lovers of black culture aged 16-49, providing viewers with what's hot, what's next and what matters.

Combining chat, drama, reality, documentary, comedy, music, movies and more, key programmes include The Wendy Williams Show, Being Mary Jane, Real Husbands of Hollywood, The BET Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, BET Honors, 106 & Park, Sunday Best, Comic View and Vindicated.

In April 2015 a new BET channel exclusive to MultiChoice began airing on the DStv platform. BET International was renamed on DStv to BET2, but remained BET International on StarSat.


Latest Updated Shows

MTV Shuga

Genre: Drama, Education
Channel: MTV Base, FX Africa, Top One, eKasi+, e.tv, BET International, SABC1, StarTimes One, MTV Africa, eExtra, BET Africa
Summary: Drama designed to empower and motivate youth and young adults to modify their sexual behaviour and to embrace positive HIV prevention strategies.


Real Husbands of Hollywood

Genre: Comedy, Satire, Mockumentary
Channel: eKasi+, BET International, Sony Max, e.tv, eExtra, eReality, BET Africa
Summary: Kevin Hart and other celebrities play a comical, fictionalised version of themselves in this comedy spoof billed as the fakest reality show ever.
Starring: Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin


The MTV Africa Music Awards

Genre: Music, Award Shows, Specials
Channel: MTV Base, MTV Africa, e.tv, BET International, BET Africa
Summary: Conceived as the ultimate celebration of African music, the MAMAs provide a promotional platform for the burgeoning African music industry.
Starring: Trevor Nelson, Wyclef Jean, Marlon Wayans


Latest Articles

2020 BET Awards: all the winners with a virtual snack pack

29 Jun 2020 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Awards | 5 comments
Sho Madjozi lost out to her beef buddy Burna Boy and the romantic crime flik Queen & Slim took Best Movie.


2020 BET Awards: all the nominees & TV times

25 Jun 2020 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Awards | 3 comments
The full lowdown on the BETs in the build-up to the broadcast this Monday (29th) with a pre-show Ft. Nomzamo Mbatha.


Calling all gospel singers... hallelujah! - there's a new music reality search in town

27 Mar 2019 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Casting Calls | 1 comment
The search is on for a sensational singer for BET's internash season of Sunday Best. Audition deets...


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