Cable History Makers
- Fireworks. // Broadcasting & Cable;7/10/95, Vol. 125 Issue 28, p62
Editorial. Comments on the status of cable industry in United States and the remark of Robert Johnson of Black Entertainment Television on telco-cable buyouts.
- Beat Box. Hay, Carla // Billboard;04/22/2000, Vol. 112 Issue 17, pS-18
Reports on the space given by Afro-American-focused cable channel Black Entertainment Television (BET) to emerging hip-hop and R&B musicians. First national exposure for several Afro-American musicians; Importance of BET in breaking a new urban artist; Network's expansion of brand name into...
- That's Mucho Matches, Celeb Fans. Applebaum, Simon // Multichannel News;7/7/2003, Vol. 24 Issue 27, p6
Presents news items related to the U.S. cable broadcasting industry, as of July 7, 2003. Efforts done by the cable network Game Show Network to revive its television program 'Match Game'; Reasons given by chairman of Black Entertainment Television Inc. Robert Johnson for not launching another...
- BET, MTVN UNVEIL CENTRIC. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;9/28/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 36, p4
The article reports on the launch of basic-cable network Centric by Black Entertainment Television (BET) and MTV Networks in the U.S. It notes that the new network aims to target African-Americans audience aged 25 to 54 years old. Furthermore, it mentions that it will run cross-promotional spots...
- Johnson bets on public affairs. // Broadcasting & Cable;06/21/99, Vol. 129 Issue 26, p40
Reports on BET Networks Chief Executive Officer Bob Johnson's call for cable television operators in the United States to support a C-SPAN-like channel for Afro-American audiences. Speech at a National Cable Television Association (NCTA) press conference in June 1999; Possible operation of the...
- Minorities eye more nets. McAdams // Broadcasting & Cable;11/08/99, Vol. 129 Issue 46, p41
Focuses on barriers to the establishment of minority-targeted cable networks in the United States. Total number of subscribers of the African American-targeted network, MBC Gospel; Delay in the planned launch of the NUE-TV cable channel; Cable industry's commitment to promoting diversity.
- Minority hiring strong, except CEOs. Umstead // Multichannel News;09/13/99, Vol. 20 Issue 38, p16
Focuses on a survey commissioned by the National Association of Minorities in Communications, which suggests that the cable industry in the United States provides employment opportunities for minorities. Number of minorities in executive positions; Large pool of minority people within the...
- Diversity: Why is it still so elusive? McAdams, Deborah D. // Broadcasting & Cable;06/21/99, Vol. 129 Issue 26, p40
Focuses on the 1999 National Association of Minorities in Cable forum panelists' condemnation of the cable television industry for their failure to broaden the participation of minorities in the United States. Industry's $650 billion spending power; Subscriber revenue generated for the year;...
- Joel A. Berger Award. // Multichannel News;3/18/2002 Supplement, Vol. 23, p8A
Focuses on the Joel A. Berger Award in recognition for public affairs initiatives for AIDS awareness in local communities in the U.S. History of the award; Award given to Black Entertainment Television (BET); Details of the Rap-It-Up campaign of BET.