Just when you thought the entertainment channels bonanza was over, today DStv announced that general entertainment channel BET will be launched on the Compact and Compact Plus packages on 1 December 2015!
DStv Compact Plus and Compact subscribers will now be able to have access to BET’s compelling general entertainment content that celebrates African and African-American culture with a rich mix of contemporary and classic reality shows, drama, family friendly sitcoms, entertainment news, comedy, and more.
The news continues the DStv channels windfall that kicked off in September with the addition of BBC Brit, CBeebies, BBC Lifestyle, Maisha Magic Bongo, MTV, Vuzu and M-Net Family to the Compact and Compact Plus bouquets.
To mark the expansion to DStv Compact and Compact Plus, BET has compiled an exciting new schedule that will kick off in December with first-run entertainment shows such as Season 4 of Real Husbands of Hollywood (spoof reality), Punk’d (BET’s reworking of the classic MTV prank show), documentary strand The BET Life of…, Series 3 of Being Mary Jane (drama), and reality series DeSean Jackson, Blood Sweat and Heels and Frankie & Neffe, plus new episodes of The Wendy Williams Show (chat show) and The Real (talk show).
From 5 December, the channel will also boast a new Saturday night movie slot, airing classic urban movies and debuting with a two-month Eddie Murphy festival including box office hits such as Best Defense, Beverley Hills Cop and The Golden Child.
Locally-produced content will play an increased role on the channel with BET Buzz (local and international entertainment news) continuing to air every weekday, a second season of Top Actor currently in production, and additional local commissions set to air in early 2016.
Other engaging content at launch will include a two-part documentary about South African designer David Tlale, reality series The New Atlanta, and classic comedy sitcoms The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, My Wife and Kids, and Are We There Yet?