Being Mary Jane

Viacom placing BET in France

Viacom will launch a round-the-clock BET channel in France next month. The entertainment channel will roll out on the CanalSat, Numericable/SFR, Free and Bouygues Telecom pay TV platforms, giving it a reach of 17.6 million French homes. BET will have a raft of programming carried on the US version of the channel, including Real Husbands […]

News brief: BET orders first scripted series

Viacom’s BET has ordered Being Mary Jane, its first-ever scripted series. A follow-up to BET’s original TV movie of the same name, the series will launch in January in a 10pm slot on the US cable net. The 8x60mins show follows a successful cable news anchor, Mary Jane Paul (played by Gabrielle Union). The movie, […]