when i got into bet heavy around the late 90s,
i stopped watching cartoons.
i missed out on that whole pokémon wave cause of it.
and black entertainment started to dominate my life.
it was all thanks to bet because i had it on every tv.
bet had really good programming back in the day.
106 and Park with Free and AJ
Talking on the phone while watching Midnight Love
Who remembers the first black AI, Cita?
Music videos had black folks glowing and looking luxurious
even sunday programming on bet was dope.
bet catered to us on the only channel dedicated to us.
somewhere in the timeline especially after bob johnson sold it,
things changed and it became wack af.
bet is a shell of its former self and i don’t know many who watch tbh.
it seems tyler perry is about it rescue it tho…
— What’s on Paramount+ (@whatsonpplus) June 12, 2023
Tyler Perry reportedly stands as the new owner of BET. According to an initial report by Streamr, the media mogul will take control of Black Entertainment Television and VH1, both once owned by Paramount.
However, the original report by Streamr has been removed from its site. Paramount, BET or Perry has yet to confirm or deny the report.
If the deal is finalized, it will comes several years after Perry partnered with BET to launch BET+, a streaming service which features original TV and film projects produced by Perry.
i’ll allow it.
i hope he brings back the classic programming that i know he grew up on.
some of these hooligans need a teen summit.
please keep “wwe reality” off bet.
let’s get back to how and why that channel was started.
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