Viacom launches BET in Asia
BET is now available in South Korea through Viacom's partnership with SK Broadband.
September 27, 2017
By James Chen
Viacom International Media Networks has launched the first BET Channel in Asia, through a partnership with SK Broadband (SK), a major Pay-TV operator in South Korea with 4.2 million subscribers. BET is currently viewed in more than 125 million homes in over 60 countries around the world, including the United States, the UK, France, Africa, Canada and the Caribbean.
South Korea is the first Asia market to launch BET, the leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for people who want to know what’s hot, what’s next and what matters in urban black culture.
BET’s content currently includes talk shows, reality programming, films, documentaries and awards programmes. In South Korea, the channel offerings will include a mix of international shows and local productions from South Korea.
The channel is available on “B tv”, SK’s linear service as well as oksusu, SK’s over-the-top (OTT) streaming service. Subscribers will be able to enjoy multi-platform viewing with digital simulcast and catch-up TV options for selected programmes.