Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry wants “Power” and Empire” fans to dry their eyes. The high-profile executive has come through to let people know he has two new series gearing up to premiere.
On Thursday, Perry went to Instagram to announce his new BET shows “The Oval” and “Sistas” will help alleviate the pain of popular series wrapping up.
Earlier this month, premium streaming service BET+ launched and is priced just under $10.
BET Plus, a joint venture between Viacom’s BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios, will launch domestically on Thursday, Sept. 19. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service, priced at $9.99 a month, will kick off with more than 1,000 hours of shows, movies and stand-up specials, including content from Tyler Perry, Tracy Oliver, Will Packer and other African American content creators. (Variety)
A BET Networks executive recently confirmed the huge launch and what subscribers should expect.
“We are thrilled to offer a streaming experience of content curated for the underserved African American audience with BET [Plus],” said BET Networks president Scott Mills. “African Americans have a higher SVOD adoption rate than any other consumer base on the market, which is why BET [Plus] is a natural complement of BET’s linear network, which has been and continues to be the leading home of black culture for decades.” (Statement)
According to reports, a highly-anticipated Disney Plus service is set to offer a bundled pack including ESPN Plus and Hulu for $12.99/month.
The bundle of Disney direct-to-consumer properties will be available for purchase on Nov. 12, the day that the ambitious Disney Plus service is set to bow. Disney chief Bob Iger revealed the plan for the bundle during Disney’s quarterly earnings call with Wall Street analysts. Disney’s fiscal second quarter numbers came in below expectations, a shortfall Disney chalked up to lower than expected performances by key divisions of 21st Century Fox, which Disney formally acquired in March. “Nothing is more important to us than getting this right,” Iger said of Disney’s aggressive move into direct-to-consumer streaming. (Variety)