BET Networks Honors 'The Greatest of All Time' Muhammad Ali Across All Platforms
NEW YORK -- BET Networks preempts its originally scheduled programming starting today at Noon PM ET/PT to pay tribute to the life of global icon Muhammad Ali with encore airings of BET News' The Truth Series documentary "Muhammad Ali: The People's Champ" across its linear and digital properties on BET, Centric, BET UK, BET France and BET Africa.
"Champion, catalyst for change, poet, statesman, humanitarian, father, husband, brother, friend. One of a kind. The world has never seen before or since a person like Muhammad Ali. He has left an indelible mark on our lives that will pass on from generation to generation." said Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO, BET Networks "Our prayers go out to his family. We will remember him and miss him dearly."
The network will also remember the global icon's contributions to sports, music, pop culture and beyond on its digital and social platforms using the hashtags #BETRemembersAli and #CENTRICremembersAli. For more updates on this developing story, please visit www.bet.com and www.CentricTV.com.
"Muhammad Ali: The People's Champ" encore schedule:
6/4 @ 8 am & Noon ET/PT
6/5 @ Noon ET/PT
6/4 @ 10:30 am ET
6/5 @ 10 am ET
6/4 @ 9 pm BST
6/5 @ 2 pm BST
6/5 @ 9:05 pm CET
6/4 @ 7 pm CAT
6/5 @ 6 pm CAT
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 African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET's growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.