TITLE

BET Founder, Cable Spar Over New Net

AUTHOR(S)
Hearn, Ted
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Multichannel News;1/5/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Robert L. Johnson has made a fortune in getting U.S. cable operators to pay to distribute his Black Entertainment Television (BET) channel among American viewers. It states that Johnson plans to start a new broadcast-television network that he will give to cable operators for nothing. It notes that Johnson has entered into partnership with Ion Media Networks Inc. to create a new network called Urban Television, which is aimed for African American viewers.
ACCESSION #
36039310

 

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