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BET breaks digital records with the ‘BET Awards 13′

The BET Awards, the network’s major tentpole event broke some impressive digital records this past weekend. The awards have always set social TV precedents when it comes to going above and beyond in leveraging platforms for the big event and this year was no exception. Here’s an inside look at some of their impressive feats for this year’s version of the awards. Read more

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Stephen Hill on Producing the Social-Savvy BET Awards 2013

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As any LostRemote reader knows, the BET Awards are a pretty big deal. Each June, the show honoring the achievements of African-Americans in music, sports and entertainment, pretty much takes over Twitter as fans tweet every WTF moment. The 2012 ceremony even surpassed the Oscars in social activity, and the network is stepping things up once again for this year’s event, which airs Sunday, June 30 at 8pm ET: the whole thing will be open to the public with the BET Experience in L.A.

For its latest So What Do You Do? interview, Mediabistro spoke with the man behind the ratings juggernaut, BET president of music programming and specials, Stephen Hill

There are many times when people look at the general market award shows and say, “Why’d they ignore this actor?” or “Why’d they ignore this movie?” But we never get that question. We celebrate the achievements of African-Americans throughout the year, whether it’s the BET Awards where we’re doing music, movies and sports, or the BET Honors when we acknowledge people’s lifetime achievements, or Black Girls Rock, which is really about empowering young, Black women — those you’ve heard of and those you haven’t heard of who are doing great things in the community. So we enjoy being able to celebrate our own.

Read more in So What Do you Do, Stephen Hill, BET President of Music Programming and Specials?

 

BET Awards surpasses the Academy Awards in social activity

BET's major tentpole, the BET Awards took place last night, and it took over the social web. Last year's awards saw some major integrations, and the network promised to ramp things up even further. Trendrr provided insights on the social buzz, and we spoke to BET Director of Social Media JP Lespinasse about the social TV aftermath.

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How TV brands are honoring fans with social awards

If you thought the conclusion of the 2011-2012 TV season would mean a lack of social TV news, the space isn't slowing down a bit. Now that summer shows are beginning and much of primetime TV is coming to a conclusion until the fall, TV brands are looking for a way to keep their fans entertained and engaged. A new trend has emerged around fan-focused awards shows.

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BET aims for 'most social awards show ever' Sunday

If you thought the conclusion of the 2011-2012 TV season would mean a lack of social TV news, the space isn't slowing down a bit. Now that summer shows are beginning and much of primetime TV is coming to a conclusion until the fall, TV brands are looking for a way to keep their fans entertained and engaged. A new trend has emerged around fan-focused awards shows.

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