BET NETWORKS ANNOUNCES NEW TENTPOLE SOCIAL MEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS”
AIRING LIVE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018 AT 10 P.M./7 P.M. ET/PT
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY ACTOR/COMEDIAN MIKE EPPS
THE INAUGURAL SOCIAL-KUDOFEST WILL HIGHLIGHT THE TOP TRENDING TOPICS,
SOCIAL INFLUENCERS AND THE MOST TALKED ABOUT VIRAL MOMENTS OF 2017
“THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” WILL AIR LIVE FROM ATLANTA
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NEW YORK – December 6, 2017 – This winter, BET Networks will slide into viewers’ DMs and screens with the inaugural “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” from Executive Producer Mike Epps. A first-of-its-kind award show, “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” will celebrate the very best (and worst) in social media over the past year. From your favorite celebrity follows, to the biggest memes, hashtags and trends of the year, this one-hour event will cover all of the most memorable social media moments that flooded your timelines in 2017. Airing LIVE Sunday, February 11 at 10 P.M./7 P.M. ET/PT from Atlanta, “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” will celebrate the most talked about moments across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Musical.ly and more.
“THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” are a natural fit for the Network, which regularly dominates the social sphere and drives the conversation with buzzy programming and viral moments that trend worldwide. In fact, BET’s specials now claim 6 of the Top 10 Most Social Cable Specials for 2017 year-to-date* – including the Top 3 of the year (The New Edition Story, BET Awards and Hip Hop Awards)*. Now the network is turning the tables to honor and celebrate the best in social media. “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” will feature Social Media stars, celebrities, social-inspired performances, comedic nominee packages, unexpected award moments, and tons of surprises. Keeping with BET’s tradition of celebrating the best in entertainment, the Network will once again host an electrifying night of television and social media that is bound to be #LIT!
“THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” is a BET Production, with Mike Epps, Kyra Robinson and Eric Conte serving as Executive Producers and Dan Weinreich as producer of the special.
For updates and more information about “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS”, please visit BET.com/SocialAwards. Join the conversation on social media by logging on to our social media platforms using the hashtag: #BETSocialAwards.
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