February 01, 2015 8:37 AM ET


Company Overview of Black Entertainment Television LLC

Company Overview

Black Entertainment Television LLC operates a television network in the United States primarily serving African American viewers. Its program schedules primarily include comedy reviews; entertainment journals; jazz music programs; rap video programs; sporting events; and news and public affair programs. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia. Black Entertainment Television LLC operates as a subsidiary of Viacom, Inc.

1235 West Street, NE

Washington, DC 20018-1211

United States

Founded in 1979





Key Executives for Black Entertainment Television LLC

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 59
Chief Financial Officer
President of BET Networks
Age: 57
President of Music Programming and Specials
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Black Entertainment Television LLC Key Developments

BET Networks Appoints Stephen Hill as President of Programming

BET Networks announced that it has appointed Stephen Hill as President of Programming. In this newly created position, Hill will lead the Original Programming, Music Programming & Specials, and the BET News teams responsible for creating, developing, and producing programming across BET. He will report to Debra L. Lee, the Chairman and CEO of BET Networks, and will continue to be based in New York. Stephen Hill. As the head of Programming, Hill will be responsible for all aspects of Programming and direct programming and production across BET. Hill was most recently President of Music Programming & Specials at BET. Prior to joining BET Networks, Hill was the Director of Music Programming at MTV.

BET Networks Announces Management Changes

BET Networks President of Original Programming Loretha Jones is leaving the company. Jones informed the company of her decision. Darrell Walker, executive vice president and general counsel, will assume day-to-day operations for programming until a replacement is announced. Stephen Hill, president of Music Programming and Specials, will remain in his current role along with the newly appointed Pete Danielsen, executive vice president of Program Planning, Scheduling and Acquisitions. Jones will stay on with BET Networks as creative consultant.

BET Networks Appoints Kay Madati as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer

BET Networks announced that it has appointed Kay Madati as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer. Madati, a former Facebook executive, will lead the teams responsible for all aspects of digital, social and mobile strategy and oversee operations, content creation, technology and product development across the suite of BET Network's digital platforms. He will report to Debra L. Lee, the Chairman and CEO of BET Networks, and will be based in Los Angeles.

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