BET begets new cable nets

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And just as it's affiliate sales chief heads for the door, BET is creating three new digital networks, all music services. The network plans to launch BET Classic Soul , BET Hip-Hop and BET Gospel. The new channels will be bundled in a package to operators with existing networks BET on Jazz and BET International. But the company has not set a launch date or even say whether the new networks will come on the air this year. - John Higgins