TITLE

VIACOM BUYS BET FOR $3B

AUTHOR(S)
Umstead, R. Thomas
PUB. DATE
November 2000
SOURCE
Multichannel News;11/06/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 45, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that Viacom Inc. plans to acquire United States-based cable television network Black Entertainment Television (BET) as of November 6, 2000. Company background; Details of the purchase deal; Implications for the cable television industry in the U.S.; Background on the business operations of the African-American-owned BET.
ACCESSION #
3745754

 

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