This website has now closed. Thank you for your visits over the years. The following sites provide alternative sources of information: | | |

How to receive BET International in the UK and Ireland

BET International is the global edition of the US network Black Entertainment Television, available in Europe and Africa.

Part of the Viacom family of channels, which includes Channel 5, MTV and Paramount Network UK.

BET International is the home of shows including Wendy Williams and The Real.

How to find BET International in the UK

  • Freeview not available
  • Sky channel 194 (new channel number from 1st October 2018)
  • Virgin Media channel 184
  • YouView* (BT TV / TalkTalk TV / Plusnet TV ) not available
  • EE TV* not available 
  • Freesat channel 140
  • Online: watch online at or via the TVPlayer App (UK only)

Is there a BET+1 channel?
No, the channel is currently only available as a single, live on-demand channel.

Can I watch this channel in the Republic of Ireland?
Yes. The channel is available on Sky in Ireland, on channel 194.

Can I watch BET International in HD?
While the channel did briefly appear in HD for the 2009 BET Awards, there's been no further HD broadcasts.

Are programmes available on-demand / via catch-up TV?
Yes. You can find a selection of BET International programmes via My5:

Can I manually tune in BET International on satellite?
Use the following parameters for manual tuning:
Satellite:    Astra 2G(28.2 E)
Frequency:    11141
Polarisation: Horizontal
Symbol Rate:  22000 (22 Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S 
Service ID:   51081
Europe beam (reception across most of western Europe)

How can I get in touch with the channel?
  • Website:
  • If you are making a complaint about one of BET International programmes email You can also call 020 7284 6100 to leave a message. Viacom says messages are checked regularly.

Last updated: 01/10/2018.