BET Adjusts Focus, Adds Original Programming

April 16, 2010  |  

( — African-American-focused cable net BET announced during its upfront that it plans to focus on more scripted content, including series and original movies.

African American Population Growing and Spending

During the presentation, BET reinforced the learnings from its African Americans Revealed study, which showed that the African American population is growing at a faster rate than the general population, up 13.4% since 2000. During the same time frame, African American buying power increased 55%, to $913 billion, and is expected to grow another 36%, to $1.24 trillion, by 2013, according to Mediaweek.

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