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1980–1989 1989–2001 2001–2005 2005–2010 2010–2021 2021–present
1980–1989 1989–2001 2001–2005 2005–2010 2010–2021 2021–present

Black Entertainment Television[]


BET 1980
Designer:  Cheryl D. Miller
Typography:  Times
Launched:  January 25, 1980

On January 25, 1980, BET was launched as Black Entertainment Television on the Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment. The channel's logo have always incorporated a star.



BET (1993)

In 1989, the channel started going by its acronym of BET; the logo is an expanded version of the above.


BET (2001)

In 2001, the logo was altered slightly by straightening up the letters, making other alterations to them (such as reducing the spaces within the letters and redrawing the T significantly to account for its re-adjustment) and filling out the star.



BET (2005)
Designer:  Push Creative
Click 3X
Typography:  Handel Gothic (modified)
Launched:  January 2005

This overhauled logo was introduced in January 2005, when the network celebrated its 25th birthday. Push Creative and Click 3X were behind the redesign.[1][2]

Despite being updated in 2010, this logo was still used on BET Hip-Hop and BET Gospel until 2015 and 2016, respectively. It was also used on BET networks until the following year.


BET (2010)
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Handel Gothic (modified)
Launched:  February 8, 2010

In 2010 (coinciding with sister channel MTV rebranding with an alteration to its logo), the previous logo was slightly altered to fill in the star.

On March 27, 2021, BET was officially launched on Pluto TV in Brazil.

As of January 2023, this logo is still used by BET Networks, BET Press, and the Paramount+ website, despite the introduction of the following logo in 2021.


BET 2021
Designer:  Sibling Rivalry Studio
Typography:  Custom
Launched:  June 27, 2021

This "Black Canvas" logo was revealed in promos for the 2021 BET Awards, and is the first completely overhauled logo in sixteen years. It has since rolled out to other BET-branded media.


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