You might say this network gives cable TV some street cred. Black Entertainment Television operates BET, the leading cable channel targeting young African-American audiences with a mix of entertainment, music, and news programming. Reaching about 92 million US homes, BET boasts a lineup that includes music videos, award shows, reality shows, scripted series, and gospel music programs. The network is the flagship property of BET Networks, which includes sister outlets BET Gospel, BET Hip Hop, and Centric (targeting multicultural viewers). Launched in 1980, BET is owned by media conglomerate Viacom.