When did bet become a thing?

BET was launched in 1980 by media entrepreneur Robert L. Johnson. Having gained experience as a lobbyist for the cable television industry in the late 1970s, Johnson saw an opportunity to reach African American audiences through a cable TV channel.

When did BET become slang?

The slang bet is evidenced by the 1990s, recorded in a collection of campus slang (and likely popularized by Black popular culture). It was an early entry on Urban Dictionary in 2003–04. It’s typically used as an exclamation: “Bet!” That has the sense of “Excellent!” or, to draw on a similar slang expression, “Word!”

Why was BET created?

– Viacom-owned BET, created in 1980 as Black Entertainment Television to give African Americans a place on TV where they can see themselves consistently represented, plows ahead with its mission.

What is BET short for?

BET

Acronym Definition
BET Black Entertainment Television
BET Between
BET Basic Education and Training
BET Biomedical Equipment Technology (various schools)

What does no cap mean?

No Cap/Capping: Cap is another word for lie. Saying “no cap” means that you aren’t lying, or if you say someone is “capping,” then you are saying they are lying. … Another way of saying swag.

What was the first video on BET?

Video Soul is a 2–hour long American music video program that originally aired on The Black Entertainment Network (BET) from June 26, 1981 to September 1996.

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Does BET still play music videos?

Just as MTV stopped its airing of music videos, so has BET (which also isn’t surprising seeing as they’re both owned by Viacom). … “106 & Park” added so much to its programming that it forgot what it original purpose was: play music videos and introduce new music artists.

What shows came on BET?

Acquired programming

  • The Parkers (2003–2009; 2011–2013; 2019)
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (2014)
  • Martin (2015)
  • Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (2015)
  • Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (2016)
  • Black-ish (2018)
  • First Wives Club (2021)
  • Bigger (2021)
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