We’ve come a long way over the past 10 years. But while we’ve grown bigger, we haven’t stopped growing. As of February 2015, according to Nielsen US panel data, YouTube reaches more 18-49 year-olds than any cable network in the US. And, YouTube does this on mobile alone.4
Singer/actress Brandy Norwood will headline new BET romantic sitcom “Zoe Moon,” and the unscripted newbies include “Chasing Destiny” (female superstar hunt led by Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland), “About the Business” (urban Hollywood profile), “Criminals at Work” (workplace crimes) and “The Label” (rap/pop music history over the last quarter-century). Journalists who didn't get the press release didn't know about a reboot of “Punk’d,” the long-running MTV prank show, or “DeSean Jackson Home Team,” featuring the popular Washington Redskins player. And while Queen Latifah appeared twice to tell attendees about Centric (and unscripted series “From the Bottom Up” and “Curve Appeal” from her own Flavor Unit Entertainment venture) she left out Flavor Unit's intention to premiere four BET original movies over the next year (“Brotherly Love”/”November Rule”/”Deuces” and “S.N.I.T.C.H.”). Not noted anywhere: The status of “The Start-Up,” BET's next scripted series first announced last spring, and plans for a six-hour Nelson Mandela miniseries, following up on “The Book of Negroes,” the channel's first original mini and possible Emmy Awards frontrunner (especially for star Aunjanue Ellis).