Media mogul and filmmaker Tyler Perry on the verge to acquire BET and BET+

BET network television is up for sale and a number of business people and media personalities have shown an interest in buying the historical and cultural media property, that includes Tyler Perry, Byron Allen and Diddy. 

The US media reports, Perry is the front runner to acquire the BET – Black Entertainment Television because he has existing relationship with the network.

He has already garnered in much success collaborating with BET over the years and partnering with his Tyler Perry Studios banner to create the popular streaming service BET+.

According to his longtime friend and television personality Rolanda Watts, Perry has taken his place in history by acquiring the two major television networks, making him the first African American to do so. Perry’s acquisition follows the news that Paramount Global has sought to sell a majority stake in BET.

Earlier this year, the well-known filmmaker expressed optimism about purchasing the network, declaring his interest if it was a possibility.

“I’ve been there for four years now and had tremendous success,” Perry once spoke of the opportunity to acquire the network. “If that is possible, I’m very, very interested in taking as much of it as I can.”

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