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What Channel is BET on Spectrum?  

BET (Black Entertainment Television) is a cable TV channel, owned by the ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks—a unit of ViacomCBS. BET is primarily for African-American viewers. The TV channel has been around since 1980, but it was initially a USA Network timeshare channel. However, in 1983, BET was launched as an independent full-time channel.

BET network is currently based available in the major U.S. cities—Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles. It has now spread beyond the borders of the United States. You can now access The BET network in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Korea. In the U.S., BET is estimated to reach 88 million households with a pay-tv subscription.

If you have had a curiosity about the BET Network, you have landed at the price place. In this article, we will be sharing more about BET on Spectrum and how you can access it with a Spectrum TV subscription.

BET – A Brief Overview of the Network

For a many years, the BET channel remained the sole player in the realm of Black TV, despite the fact that statistics showed African Americans watch TV 37% any other demographic. This only changed in 2018, when the Oprah Winfrey Network managed to surpass the total number of BET viewers.

It is fair to say that the recent awakening and recognition of African-American creativity and talent in the entertainment industry, has increases the overall competition for the BET Network. However, BET has been positioning and reaching its African-American viewers, which the rest of its competitors have a long way to go. This is one of the biggest reasons why BET remains the most widely recognized channel by its target audience.

BET on Spectrum Cable TV

A number of cable TV service providers in the U.S. carry the BET Network, especially given its long-established popularity among the African-American communities. And for this reason, you can find BET on Spectrum TV as well. However, you might not be able to access sister channels of BET in Spectrum Channel Lineups. That said, you can always get a premium channel add-on for a more refined TV experience.

If you want to check what other networks are included in your Spectrum TV package, you can view the complete Spectrum Channel Lineup, or call Spectrum Customer Service at 844-481-5997.

What Channel is BET on Spectrum?

Now let us get to the real reason why you are here—finding the BET channel on Spectrum TV.

We understand for a new Spectrum subscriber finding the number of a favorite TV network can be an ordeal—in fact even if you have relocated, and transferred your Spectrum Cable TV service to your new home, you might be feeling overwhelmed. Reason being, the number of cable TV networks varies with your geo-location.

For the tech-savvy, navigating the Spectrum TV on-screen guide can be a piece of cake, but for the rest, it may be a while before you find your way. Of course, another go-to solution is to Google search the channel numbers—tedious as that may be. To make your search spree easier, here are the channel numbers for BET on Spectrum in various cities/states:

City/State BET Channel#
Tampa, FL 71/1234
Columbia, SC 61/181
Charlotte, NC 181
Detroit, MI 51/251
Buffalo, NY 36/181
Lincoln, NE 40/181
Duluth, MN 68/736
Dallas, TX 72/181
Los Angeles, CA 61/181
Kansas City, MO 25/181

What Can You Watch on the BET Network?

BET’s original programming introduced viewers to a taste of every genre. You get to watch comedy, news programs, talk shows, and even music shows that revolved around hip-hop, rap, and R&B music. However, the current BET programming lineup has changed quite a bit.

The channel’s former music programming block is now aired on its sister channels while the BET channel itself broadcasts popular drama series like American Soul, The Oval, Tales as well as comedy shows such as Twenties and Boomerang.

BET has an extensive lineup of acquired programming as well, which includes classic TV shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Parkers. Viewers also get to watch live specials such as the BET Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, and BET Hip Hop Awards.

Wrapping Up

Now that you know what number to tune into to watch BET on Spectrum TV, let us add a scrumptious cherry on the top: BET is known to always release new and exciting shows, so keep an eye out for those!

And, if you have yet to subscribe to a Spectrum TV, or have questions to about the Spectrum Channel Lineup, call Spectrum Customer Service at 844-481-5997.


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