BET To Offer Multiplex Services

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Los Angeles -- Black Entertainment Television will join the
digital gold rush later this year with the launch of several multiplexed BET and Action
Pay-Per-View networks.

BET will offer four to six digitized channels, although
it's unclear what type of programming the services will offer. Sources close to the
situation said the network may launch several music-based services, including a gospel
channel, as well as a PPV-events channel.

Curtis Symonds, executive vice president of marketing and
affiliate sales for BET, would only say that the company will provide further details at
the National Show in May.