BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios to Launch BET+ on Sept. 19 for $9.99/Month
BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios announced that their premier subscription video-on demand service, BET+ will launch in the U.S. on Sept. 19. For $9.99 per month, BET+ will feature more than 1,000 hours of premium content, including exclusive new original programming and fan-favorite series, movies, and specials from BET Networks, as well as a host of leading African American content creators, including Tyler Perry, Tracy Oliver, Will Packer and more.
BET+, which was officially announced in June will offer consumers an original and diverse collection of premier African American-focused dramas, sitcoms, film, stand-up comedy, and specials in the streaming universe. BET+ programming will be ad-free, with new titles added on a monthly basis.
Originals such as First Wives Club—a nine-episode scripted drama from Girls Trip screenwriter Tracy Oliver—and Bigger— a ten-episode series from Will Packer—will be available at launch. In addition to its new original content, BET+ will become the exclusive streaming home for the classic comedy series Martin.
BET+ will also be the home for Tyler Perry’s box office-topping theatrical films, including films from the “Madea” series; original series and a selection of Perry’s stage plays: Meet the Browns, Daddy’s Little Girls, Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor, and more.
The service will also feature stand-up comedy specials from D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin, Nick Cannon, Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live), Lil Rel (Get Out), Gina Yashere (The Daily Show), Sinbad and more.
Other series from Viacom’s portfolio such as VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Basketball Wives, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, Comedy Central’s Why? With Hannibal Buress, MTV’s Todrick, TV Land’s Soul Man, Nick @ Night’s Instant Mom, will also join the service.
BET+ will be available at launch on mobile and connected TV devices like Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku with a web version later this year.