BET Exports Its Hot Mess to England!

Black Entertainment Television (BET) launched a British version of its channel on Sky TV this week.

From Digital Sky:

Its US content will be given "a regionalised look and feel", said BET Networks. The broadcaster is looking to commission home-grown content in the future "to give BET an even stronger British accent".

Initially BET will rely on shipped-in programming such as student reality show College Hill, crime documentary American Gangster and music show 106 & Park.

A British journalist friend of mine named Lindsay was here in the States during Martin Luther King Jr day weekend, and was distraught by the fact that on the holiday of the slain civil rights leader, BET was showing a maraton of the disppointing, but highly rated reality show about R&B singer Keyshia Cole and her family.

Lets just hope that UK blacks are not portrayed in the same degrading way their American counterparts are in the States.

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