Originally posted Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Tyler Perry and BET are creating a new streaming service called BET+ that will charge $9.99 a month starting September 19.
It will feature exclusive new programming and existing movies, series and specials from the likes of Perry, Atlanta producer Will Packer, “Girl’s Trip” screenwriter Tracy Oliver and others.
Two series that will debut on the platform are Oliver’s nine-episode “First Wives Club” drama and Packer’s ten-episode series “Bigger,” shot in Atlanta.
Perry’s past works will be available as well as his future projects under the Viacom deal he signed two years ago.
“We’re focused on super-serving lovers of black stories by working with top talent, and supporting fresh new voices, on both sides of the camera,” said ” said BET+ General Manager Devin Griffin in a press release.
The already crowded streaming world is getting crazier by the day with upcoming launches by HBO Max, Disney+ and Apple TV. And Netflix could be in for some trouble.
Speaking of Perry, his two new BET series shot locally “The Oval” and “Sistas” will debut Wednesday back to back at 9 and 10 p.m. respectively.
What is “The Oval” about? A family is placed in the White House by people of power while also highlighting the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence.
“Sistas” is about a group of single black females as they navigate their love lives, careers and friendships through the ups-and-downs of living in a modern world.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.
Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism. AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now.
Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.
With the largest team in the state, the AJC reports what’s really going on with your tax dollars and your elected officials. Subscribe today. Visit the AJC's Georgia Navigator for the latest in Georgia politics.
Your subscription to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism. Visit the AJC's Georgia Navigator for the latest in Georgia politics.