Streaming has been on the up-side for a while now. With more than 200 streaming services in the United States, it appears like Tyler Perry and BET also want to have some input in the services. Perry and BET are now planning to launch a new subscription-based streaming service called BET+.
According to Deadline, BET+ will offer TV shows and films featuring shows from MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central. Perry will reportedly look to plug the service and the upcoming BET Awards to be shown on the new network. Considering Tyler Perry also has Tyler Perry Studios to create films, it would not be surprising to see original programming when it finally launches.
The cost of the service hasn’t been announced as of yet, but according to Deadline, it could compare or be slightly less than what’s currently out in the market. Now, according to sources telling The Wall Street Journal, BET and Perry are looking to tap into the African American market and may not be looking to compete in the global market.
“This really suggests quite a significant opportunity to complement the services that are out there,” the source told the WSJ. “This is not about replacing a Netflix or replacing a Hulu or replacing an Amazon.”
Salute to Tyler Perry and BET on their new network!