BET NETWORKS LAUNCHES NEW FLASH BRIEFING SKILL FOR AMAZON ALEXA FEATURING THE BUZZY ORIGINAL DIGITAL SERIES “BET BREAKS”

10/19/17

NEW YORK – October 19, 2017 – BET Networks announces the launch of a new Flash Briefing skill for Amazon Alexa featuring the original digital series BET BREAKS. Breaking the biggest news in Black and pop culture, BET BREAKS produces daily digital original videos featuring the latest in music, celebrity, sports, and style. Starting today, customers that use Amazon’s Alexa will be able to access BET BREAKS Flash Briefing updated each day with what’s trending. The BET BREAKS Flash Briefing skill embraces BET Networks’ ongoing efforts to offer fans even more opportunities to access BET premium original digital content, whenever, wherever and on whatever devices they want.

“BET Digital is consistently identifying new and innovative ways to engage and entertain our audiences with content that matters to them” said Bobby Singh, Vice President and Interim Head of BET Digital, BET Networks. “We’re excited to be working with Amazon’s innovative voice service and proud to add Amazon Alexa-powered devices to our ever-growing portfolio of BET Digital offerings and in turn expanding our multiplatform footprint.”

On the heels of a successful roll-out of BET.com’s Style and BETHerTV.com, BET Digital’s evolution of its captivating digital suites and the addition of BET BREAKS Flash Briefings skill for Alexa continues to provide fans unlimited on-demand access to BET’s award-winning original series, specials, and hundreds of hours of bonus and digital-exclusive content, as well as the live broadcast of BET via TV Everywhere authentication.

BET BREAKS Flash Briefing skill for Alexa is currently available in the United States and the United Kingdom. Add BET BREAKS to your Amazon Alexa device today at https://www.amazon.com/BET-Breaks/dp/B075RRTRLQ

About BET Digital
BET Digital is the interactive arm of BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B) and the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. BET.com, BET NOW (BET’s TV Everywhere Mobile App) and CentricTV.com are BET’s owned & operated online destinations for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news. BET Digital is also a leading creator of original multiplatform content on established and emerging third party social and OTT distribution platforms.

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