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BET Africa

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 02 Apr 2015
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About

BET (also known as BET Africa to distinguish itself from different BET brands) is a South African digital satellite television channel developed exclusively for DStv Premium in a partnership between MultiChoice and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, which offers localised content designed to respect, elevate and reflect the rich variety and positive values of African and African-American culture.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 129
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9)

ABOUT

Launching at 17h20 on Thursday 2 April 2015, BET was VIMN Africa's second BET channel on the continent, co-existing alongside sister channel BET2 (formerly BET International and still called that on StarSat).

The 24-hour channel provides a blend of locally produced and international programming from a variety of genres including drama, family-friendly sitcoms, stand-up comedy, documentaries, talk shows, awards specials, reality series, gospel music and more.

The channel attempts to connect viewers with international trends, talent and thought leaders, whilst simultaneously celebrating Africa's talent and creativity.

The channel launched with a local reality series, Top Actor, in addition to the premiere of the miniseries A.D. The Bible Continues, a sequel to The Bible miniseries created by Mark Burnett.

There were also new seasons of Being Mary Jane starring Gabrielle Union, and Kevin Hart's spoof reality series Real Husbands of Hollywood, both of which previously aired on BET International.

Other series appearing on the new BET channel at launch included the reality special Nellyville, starring hip hop artist Nelly, and talk show The Real, hosted by Grammy award nominee Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Balon, Tamera Mowrey-Housley and Jeannie Mai.

Another new face on the channel was Martin Lawrence, with his stand-up comedy series The 1st Amendment Stand-Up.

BET viewers are also the first to view BET franchises such as The Wendy Williams Show and music specials such as Black Girls Rock, the BET Awards, The BET Honors and the BET Hip Hop Awards.

Gospel plays a prominent role on the channel in the shape of music and praise from Bobby Jones Gospel, and reality series Sunday Best, SWV Reunited and Mary Mary.

Other shows include the sitcoms Let's Stay Together and Are We There Yet?, and the reality dance series Born to Dance with VMA award-winning choreographer Laurianne Gibson.

The channel was launched to coincide with VIMN Africa celebrating 10 years of operations in Africa, marked by the launch of MTV Base on 22 February 2005.

Initially on DStv's Premium bouquet exclusively, the channel was added to the Compact and Extra bouquets on Tuesday 1 December, 2015, after sister channel BET2 was discontinued the day before.


Latest Updated Shows

The Real

Genre: Talk Show
Channel: SABC3, BET International, BET Africa
Summary: Outspoken women bring their perspectives to life in topics ranging from their own lives to the news of the day, beauty, fashion and relationships.
Starring: Tamera Mowry, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love


Made in Africa

Genre: Reality Competition
Channel: BET Africa
Summary: Nandi Madida hosts this series in which some of Africa's most talented fashion designers go head to head to create new pieces weekly.
Starring: Nandi Madida


Fix My Love

Genre: Reality, Reality Makeover
Channel: BET Africa
Summary: Hosted by Khabonina Qubeka, this show aims to set lovers in difficulty onto the path of mending their broken hearts... but with a few interesting twists.
Starring: Khabonina Qubeka


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Wednesday 30 May

30 May 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Nandi Madida's new fashion competish starts on BET tonight and MTV Base goes Behind the Story with Pearl Thusi.


2018 BET Awards: all the nominees & TV times

17 May 2018 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Awards | 2 comments
International artists are being properly recognised for the first time this year BUT we'll still see the ceremony two days late.


New on TV today: Monday 7 May

07 May 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
The Comedy Central Roast of Somizi takes top billing today, with 13 other new shows and seasons starting across other channels.


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