Magazine article Screen International

Viacom's BET and Tyler Perry Partner on Streaming Service (Reports)

Magazine article Screen International

Viacom's BET and Tyler Perry Partner on Streaming Service (Reports)

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Film and TV producer Perry will provide content for the new entry to the streaming wars.

BET, the Viacom-owned US cable network aimed at African-American audiences, is reportedly set to launch a streaming service in partnership with film and TV producer Tyler Perry.

According to multiple reports, the first of which appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the service, to be known as BET+, will launch in the autumn with content from prolific Madea movies producer Perry, who two years ago signed a wide-ranging producing deal with Viacom.

Also set to be offered by the service, said the reports, are First Wives Club, the series version of the 1996 feature that Paramount Television is producing for BET, and Peachtree Place, a series in the works from producer Will Packer. …

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