Say goodbye to 106 & Park as you know it.
BET’s one-time hit music variety show is moving off your cable TV screens. The network announced on their website that the show will end its 14-year television run and will go all digital. BET says the show will return to cable throughout the year for specials, including their annual New Year’s Eve show, 106 & Party.
BET’s head of music programming, Stephen Hill, had this to say:
Now it’s time for 106 & Park, as a daily TV entity, to take a bow and exit. It’s been a great 14-year run as America’s top music/variety show on cable. And now that very valuable brand is going to take its talents to the digital realm. The interactive brand you helped build, 106 & Park, is alive and well…and it’s moving to the space in which our audience NOW interacts with music the most: online. It’ll be very exciting to connect with the millions of people that are already engaged with 106 & Park and other BET digital and social media entities and bring content that will further evolve the 106 & Park brand — and enhance the overall BET Networks brand. As we transition to the digital space, we look to continue 106 & Park’s role as both a leader of and a mirror to youth culture.
BET has not yet revealed when fans of the show will be able to catch its new digital iteration or what program will take its current 5pm weekday time slot.