Company Overview of Black Entertainment Television LLC
Black Entertainment Television LLC is a television network in the United States primarily serving African American viewers. Its program schedules primarily include comedy reviews; black-oriented entertainment journals; jazz music programs; rap video programs; sporting events; and news and public affair programs. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia. Black Entertainment Television LLC operates as a subsidiary of Viacom, Inc.
1235 West Street, NE
Washington D.C., WA 20018-1211
Founded in 1979
Key Executives for Black Entertainment Television LLC
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
President of BET Networks
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
Black Entertainment Television LLC Key Developments
South Florida Woman Sues Black Entertainment Television over 'The Game' Facebook Page
Nov 20 13
A South Florida woman is suing the Black Entertainment Television network in a dispute over a Facebook page she developed to promote the show 'The Game.' Attorneys for Stacey Mattocks, who lives in Broward County, announced in court papers that BET wrongly took control of the page after the two sides failed to reach a financial agreement. BET wants the lawsuit dismissed, contending Mattocks hasn't raised any valid legal claims. Mattocks announced one measure of her page's value was the 7.7 million 'likes' it amassed by summer 2012. BET counters that the number of 'likes' are not grounds for her to win damages in the lawsuit. A preliminary scheduling hearing on the case is set for November 21, 2013 in federal court in Fort Lauderdale. The Game is a show that follows the lives of professional football players and their significant others as they navigate game, family and friends. It has been renewed for a seventh season in 2014. The show was originally on the CW network but was canceled in 2009. In her lawsuit, Mattocks announced she 'continued to aggressively promote' the show on the Facebook page in hopes another network would pick it up which BET did in 2010. After that, BET began paying Mattocks $30 an hour for freelance social media work, according to her lawsuit. The network made several offers for the Facebook page, but the two sides could not reach an agreement. Eventually, BET and Mattocks reached an agreement in February 2011 allowing the network access to the Facebook page and promising not to exclude her. BET made another offer to pay her more than $4,100 a month for a three-year period, which she rejected. She then decided in summer 2012 to 'demote' BET's administrative access to the page. It was then that BET terminated its agreement with Mattocks, and her page was removed from Facebook's site. BET's own Facebook page for 'The Game' grew quickly to more than 6.2 million 'likes'.
BET Networks Enters into Licensing Deal with Disney-ABC Television Group
Jul 16 13
BET Networks struck a deal with Disney-ABC Television Group to license the rights to air current-season episodes of the series "Scandal." Each episode will air on BET no earlier than eight days after its original broadcast on Walt Disney Co.'s ABC, exclusively starting this fall. BET will debut the first two seasons of the series this summer, leading into the third-season premiere on ABC. Further, BET is also licensing the exclusive off-network cable rights to the series starting in fall of 2014.
Black Entertainment Television LLC Presents at The Open Mobile Summit and Appcelerate 2012, Nov-09-2012 02:00 PM
Nov 4 12
Black Entertainment Television LLC Presents at The Open Mobile Summit and Appcelerate 2012, Nov-09-2012 02:00 PM. Venue: InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco, California, United States. Speakers: Brandon Lucas, VP.
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