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Monday, November 2, 2015


The Black Entertainment Television channel, BET, has launched on DStv Compact and Compact Plus, content provider, Multichoice has said.

Currently, viewers on these packages get the sister channel BET 2.

BET the channel launched by entrepreneur Bob Johnson, and later sold to Viacom, primarily catered to African American audiences who were only marginally served by the mainstream entertainment channels.

It became known for popular hit shows like Rap City, Comic View, and so on.

It was on Comic View that the careers of many comedians like Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, DC Curry among others.

According to Multichoice, the channel will showcase season 4 of the Real Husabands of Hollywood, the Wendy Williams show, Punk'd and so on.

Multichoice has also in the recent past added BBC Brit, Maisha Magic Bongo, MTV, Vuzu and MNET Family to the Compact package.