Welcome!

News Feed Item

BET Networks' Black History Month Programming Highlights

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

SPECIALS
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/NE46369-a)
BET HONORS– Premieres Monday, February 24th at 9:00 P.M.* ET/PT on BET.  
Celebrating its seventh year with new host Wayne Brady, BET Honors celebrates and recognizes the gifts and contributions of six African American exceptional leaders. Each year this powerful and inspirational event aims the spotlight on the achievements of distinguished leaders in the fields of music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education. Just in time for Black History Month, #BETHonors

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070716/BETNETWORKSLOGO)

BET TAKES HOLLYWOOD – Premieres Monday, February 24th at 11:00 P.M.* ET/PT on BET.  
Directly following BET HONORS, host and veteran celebrity journalist Shaun Robinson of Access Hollywood will sit down with this year's top African American nominees along with past Oscar winners to candidly discuss their amazing race to the Academy Awards. Plus, she'll take a look back at the Oscar's best-dressed stars and look into the future to predict which stars will impress the Academy next year in the network's third annual Oscar special BET TAKES HOLLYWOOD. #BETHollywood

SERIES
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/NE46369-b)
BEING MARY JANE – New episodes air Tuesdays at 10:00 P.M.* ET/PT on BET.  
The network's first one-hour scripted drama focuses on the life of successful cable news anchor, Mary Jane Paul (played by Gabrielle Union).  Mary Jane Paul happens to be part of a growing American statistic - the single, black female. Each week viewers will journey with this successful television news anchor as she manages her life as a mature single woman. Although she does not have a family to call her own, she does have parents, brothers, nieces and close friends to keep her well-balanced. Mary Jane may report on everyone else's lives every night on the evening news, but now we will pull the curtain back and see how it feels "Being Mary Jane." #BeingMaryJane

LIFT EVERY VOICE – New episodes air Sundays at 10:00 A.M.* ET/PT on BET.  
LIFT EVERY VOICE is back with a brand new host - Fonzworth Bentley takes the reigns of the half-hour, Sunday morning program featuring even more insightful testimonies from some of mainstream and gospel music's biggest an stars. The new season premieres with a special hour-long episode featuring Arsenio Hall. February's guests also include music stars Ja Rule & Adrienne Bailon, "Real Husbands of Hollywood" stars Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, Nick Cannon, Duane Martin and Angel Conwell & Redaric Williams. #LEV

106 & PARK – Weekdays at 6:00 P.M.* ET/PT on BET.  
Hosted by Bow Wow and Keshia Chanté, BET's flagship show celebrates Black History Month with four specially themed weeks that put that spotlight on  defining moments and events in Black History (Week One); Black Love (Week Two); Achievements in Sports (Week Three) concluding with the Fine Arts (Week Four). #106andPark

This year's Black History Month on-air campaign "Say It Loud" aims to illustrate the connection between "Black History Month" trailblazers and other famous Americans in the fields of the arts, sciences, athletics, politics and entertainment. Curated by the award-winning actor Michael K Williams the stories of these African American icons, told under this unique perspective, will highlight how "Black History is American History". The on-air campaign kicks-off Saturday, Feb 1. #SayItLoud

DIGITAL
In the coming weeks, BET.com/BHM will feature daily facts about iconic events and people titled "This Day in Black History", a series of interactive timelines, news articles, flipbooks, games and quizzes leading up to and during the month of February.  For more information on all of BET and CENTRIC's series and specials go to BET.com and CentricTV.com. Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET's multiple social media platforms:

  • On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/BET
  • On Twitter by using hashtag: #BET and following us @BET and @CentricTV.

CENTRIC
BEINGSaturday, February 15th at 9:00 P.M.* ET/PT on Centric.
BEING is a one-hour documentary series that highlights the careers of seminal actors, musicians, and television icons. Each week the show chronicles the life, career success, struggle, and triumph of one subject, throughout their journey. These stories are told in all their glamour, glitz, guts, and glory, with concentrated focus on how they persevered through it all.

About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

Follow us on Twitter: @BET_PR

SOURCE BET Networks

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, wil...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Enterprises have forever faced challenges surrounding the sharing of their intellectual property. Emerging cloud adoption has made it more compelling for enterprises to digitize their content, making them available over a wide variety of devices across the Internet. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Santosh Ahuja, Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies, will introduce various mechanisms provided by cloud service providers today to manage and share digital content in a secure manner....
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.