GET YOUR PRAISE ON BEFORE THE SUPER BOWL WITH BET AND CENTRIC

01/29/15

“THE SUPER BOWL GOSPEL CELEBRATION” ONE-HOUR SPECIAL TO AIR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015 AT 10:00 A.M.* ON BET AND 2:00 P.M.* ON CENTRIC

NEW YORK, NY (January 29, 2015) – BET Networks announced today that it will air a one-hour special from the “The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration” on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, 2015.  Co-hosted by actress Holly Robinson Peete and retired NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, the gospel musical special will premiere on BET at 10:00 a.m.* and on Centric at 2:00 p.m.*.  The 16th annual concert event has become a Super Bowl weekend favorite and has taken place in the host city of the Super Bowl football championship game since its launching in 1999.

Grammy-winning legend Gladys Knight leads an all-star line-up including a special appearance by David and Tamela Mann, plus Tichina Arnold, Anthony Hamilton, Fred Hammond, Dave Hollister, Israel Houghton, Natalie Grant, Mali Music, Donnie McClurkin, DeWayne Woods along with current and former NFL athletes Deion Sanders and Ray Lewis, Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers), Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals), Rashad Jennings (New York Giants), and Devon Still (Cincinnati Bengals).  The acclaimed NFL Players Choir, which features current and retired players, will also perform at the celebration.

Rounding out the 3-hour block of gospel programming on BET is a new episode of “Bobby Jones Gospel” with guests Byron Cage, Y’anna Crawley, Charles King and William McDowell at 9:00 a.m. ET* and “Lift Every Voice” hosted by Derek “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins with guests Stephen Bishop and Aaron Spears, the men of “Being Mary Jane” immediately following at 11:00 a.m. ET*

For more information on “The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration,” visit www.BET.com/SuperBowlGospel.  Follow the show and join the conversation about the special on Twitter @SuperBowlGospel and by using hashtags #SuperBowlGospel;  Also visit Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SuperBowlGospel

The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration takes place during Super Bowl weekend on Friday, January 30th at ASU Gammage in Phoenix, AZ.  The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is produced by event creator Melanie Few-Harrison, and Bart Phillips from Sunseeker Media. Tickets to the event are available via Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com). 

*All times ET

ABOUT BET NETWORKS:
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

About The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration:
The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration was launched in Miami in 1999 during Super Bowl XXXIII weekend.  In 2002, the event became the first, and remains the only concert sanctioned by the National Football League (NFL). The show has drawn crowds in the thousands and has demonstrated growth year-after-year, selling out venues in major Super Bowl host cities including Dallas, Tampa, Detroit, Jacksonville, Houston and Phoenix. For more information, visit: www.SuperBowlGospel.com, Facebook.com/SuperBowlGospel and Twitter.com/SuperBowlGospel.

About Sunseeker Film & Media:
Sunseeker Film & Media is a ground-breaking independent production company producing media that supplies the needs of the urban entertainment market. With a competitive advantage in the areas of musical star talent, the company’s sweet spot is producing and distributing fun, thought provoking entertainment properties to urban and popular culture markets. This Emmy winning, multifaceted media production company is responsible for bringing reality-based programming and high-energy award shows that make viewers feel inspired. Producing fresh content daily, Sunseeker Film & Media is a rising production company that plans to renovate the urban entertainment world.

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