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NEW YORK– (BUSINESS WIRE) -Today BET Networks announced the highly anticipated BET Fan Fest lineup as part of the BET LIVE Experience presented by Coca-Cola® June 20 - 23, 2019. The annual festival will include the return of Genius Talks, BET Experience 3-on-3 Celebrity Basketball Tournament, Celebrity Dodgeball Game, BET X House of Fashion & Beauty, Coca-Cola Music Studio, DJ Hed presents Kicksperience sponsored by Sprite®, Casting Call along with a newly added activations, Roller-skating Party, Next Rap Star.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 AND SATURDAY, JUNE 22

COCA-COLA MUSIC STUDIO

The BET Experience Coca-Cola Music Studio will debut some of today's emerging acts including Elhae, Killumantii, TJ Porter, Ceraadi, Bobby Sessions, Earth Gang, Control the Sound, Happy Birthday Calvin and other special guests.

BET X HOUSE OF FASHION & BEAUTY

BET X House of Fashion & Beauty will be a destination that celebrates and highlights the best of urban hip hop cultures through the lens of fashion, beauty, music and dance. Embracing the diversity of hip hop and the nuance manifestations of the international cultural experience, the House of Fashion and Beauty will feature the authentic stories of the "streets" through a global perspective with music, fashion and beauty being at the center. Participating talent includes Eric Bellinger, Tink, Leikeli47, Meghan the Stallion aka Young Tina Snow, Unbothered, Boogie, Doja Cat, NORE, Devon Franklin, Dana Chanel, Draya Michele, Van Lathan, Orlando Baeza, Shavone Charles, Stephanie Ike, Milan De Rouge, MIkhala Jene ', Teamarrr, and many more special surprises. House of Fashion & Beauty will also feature an exclusive Karl Kani 30 - A Journey through the history of Karl Kani and Sprayground Fashion Shows, a dance performance by World of Dance, Barbershop Talks, Digital's Mad Different Workouts and more. This activation will host the ultimate in fashion and beauty experiences including barber, hair styling, nail and make-up appointments, fashion shows, product sampling, and celebrity meet & greets, panel discussions, live art installations, live podcasts and so much more!

GENIUS TALKS

The always-inspirational Genius Talks returns with prominent personalities across various industries joining fans for uplifting conversation and gems of guidance based on their experiences. This year, Lena Waithe, Yara Shahidi, and Marsai Martin join the series alongside moderator, Jemele Hill, to share their knowledge and keys to success with fans. Past guests have included illustrious stars such as Snoop Dogg, Kobe Bryant, Ava DuVernay, Floyd "Money" Mayweather, DJ Khaled, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tip "TI" Harris and Yvonne Orji.

CELEBRITY DODGEBALL GAME

The annual BET Celebrity Dodgeball Experience Game returns, four teams of celebrity challengers will face off in the all-new Celebrity Dodgeball Game taking place on Friday, June 21. Christian Crosby and more will provide the play-by-play commentary. Participants include Haha Davis, Michael Blackson, London on Track, Lil Tjay, OBN Jay, Polo G, YK Osiris and surprise guests.

DJ HED PRESENTS KICKSPERIENCE SPONSORED BY SPRITE®

The fresh interactive sneaker event, Kicksperience is back! DJ Hed Presents Kicksperience sponsored by Sprite® will highlight the sneaker culture phenomenon, bringing together generations of culture defining sneakers, streetwear brands, art, and music to the robust BET Fan Fest line-up. The electrifying pop-up will incorporate artists and tastemakers, authentic to sneaker culture, for the ultimate sneaker experience. The activation will host a sneaker customization space with renowned Artist, Chad Cantcolor, ranging from Puma to Sprayground, BET Digital's Colorways & Toeboxes, and opportunities to purchase shoes on site. Selected by LA's own DJ Hed performers includes Rapsody, 1TakeJay, AzChike, Azjah, GPerico, John Hart, Morgan Westbrook, Reason, Sneakk (SOB X RBE), Villain Park, Yhung TO, Shoreline Mafia, Cupakke, Kamaiyah, and more!

GAMING TOURNAMENT

A dedicated gaming lounge within the BET Experience will give gamers an opportunity to play and celebrities and professional gamers for an opportunity to win one-of-a-kind prizes. Fans will compete with / against our influencers in a variety of games from NBA2k to Fortnite including iPodKing Carter, The Lopes Brothers, Cheeseaholic, iDropzBodies, Bunny MightgameU, Sunzi, Black Krystel and more

BET EXPERIENCE FOOD COURT * DUBSMASH MEETUP

A meet & greet experience featuring The WickerTwinz, Essence & some of today's up & coming hip-hop acts. How to hang and hit a challenge with some of your favorite dancers.

MCDONALDS STAGE PERFORMANCE

BJ The Chicago Kid to perform with other special guests.

NEXT RAP STAR

Do you have what it takes to be next Cardi B, YG, or Drake? BET Experience is looking for the "Next Rap Star" in a once-in-a-lifetime competition to show off your skills and charisma for a distribution deal with Island Records and a chance to perform at the 2020 BET Experience.

CASTING CALL

BET is on the search for fresh new faces to hit the airwaves. BET Movie, TV Series or commercial. As a show off your acting chick in front of a panel of casting directors and BET

3-ON-3 CELEBRITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Four star-studded teams will go head-to-head for bragging rights and for charity at the 3-on-3 Celebrity Basketball Tournament. Download the BETX '19 App to exclusively purchase your tickets for the Celebrity Basketball Game.

BET HER AWARDS

The empowering night honors the innovation and marked success of women of various industries who have an apologetically broken barriers in the entertainment, arts and technology industries. Additionally, The BET HER Awards will include a special spotlight on two deserving non-profit organizations dedicated to uplift and empower women of color.

BET EXPERIENCE AT LA LIVE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA®

BET Networks, an entertainment powerhouse, once again brings the BET EXPERIENCE AT LA LIVE (BETX), June 20 - 23, 2019 presented by Coca-Cola®. This four-day event will be filled with music concerts taking place at The Novo by Microsoft and STAPLES Center; the BET Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center including seminars, celebrity basketball games, celebrity meet & greets; and other special interactive events. The weekend will be capped off with the "BET Awards" on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Microsoft Theater.

HOW TO ATTEND:

The BET Fan Fest wristbands return to the fan experience this year. All awaits will be required to wear their wristband upon arrival to order the free BET Fan Fest. Beginning May 6, wait for the BET Fan Fest wristbands by downloading the BETX '19 app or going to www.betexperience.com. The BET Fan Fest wristband grants awaits access to some events during the BET Experience weekend; including the House of Fashion & Beauty, Coke Stage, DJ Hed presents Kicksperience sponsored by Sprite, and year of the BET Casting Call. Additionally, tickets to the BETX Celebrity Basketball game will be available for purchase starting today.

VIP Packages for the BET Experience at LA LIVE are on sale NOW. BETX VIP Packages offer guests the opportunity to purchase tickets to the highly anticipated BET Awards, broadcast live from Microsoft Theater. Full package amenities and pricing for Diamond, Platinum, Gold Plus and Gold Packages can be found by visiting https://www.betexperience.com or by calling (877) 234-8425.

BET Experience at LA LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® are available NOW at http://www.axs.com/betexperience.

ABOUT THE BET EXPERIENCE APP:

The BET Experience App is your personal interactive guide that takes you inside every installation, performance, and celebrity pop-up during BET Awards Weekend. Custom alerts let you stay up to date on all BET FanFest show schedules in real-time, meet celebrities and other surprises throughout the ultimate four-day event. Go to the Apple Store or Google Play and download the BET Experience app today! Available on iOS & Android. Download it at BETExperience.com/app.

Follow the BET Experience on Twitter @betexperience for the latest and greatest and join the hottest conversation by using #BETEXPERIENCE. Feel free to even check us out online at http://www.betexperience.com.

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About BET Networks

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in nearly 85 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa, France and South Korea. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with several group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, at 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET's growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET Networks around the globe.

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