NYTVF Adds Seven Development Partners

BET Networks Comes New Partner for 2013 Festival
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The New York Television Festival has added seven development partners for its 2013 event, including first-time partner BET Networks.

The Viacom network joins returning partners Channel 4, IFC, MTV, Sundance Channel, truTV and VH1. In total, the festival now has 11 development partners, including previously announced deals with Comedy Central, CW Digital, History and NBC.

All 11 networks have committed to awarding a development deal to independent artists at the 9th annual festival, which will take place Oct. 21-26 in New York.