BET Networks and AEG announce 2016 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE Presented by Coca-Cola to take place June 23-26, 2016

Aug 4, 2015

More than 150,000 fans attended the 2015 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE

Deposits for Gold, Platinum and Diamond VIP Ticket Packages available now at

LOS ANGELES, CA – (August 4, 2015) – Today, BET NETWORKS and AEG announced the 2016 dates for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola as it drew its highest attendance for the three-year old festival, drawing 152,500 guests, a 36% increase from 2014. Returning June 23-26, 2016, deposits are now being accepted for BET Experience 2016 for guests who don't want to miss out on the four-day festival filled with music and comedy concerts taking place at Club Nokia and STAPLES Center; "106 & PARK", the FREE BET Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center that features seminars, celebrity basketball games, celebrity meet & greets and other special appearances. In June, BET NETWORKS and AEG announced that the partnership for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE had been extended for three years and will run through 2018.

The 2015 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE sold-out of more than 1,000 VIP Packages, leading to a 50% increase in VIP revenue over 2014. In addition to VIP amenities throughout the BET Experience weekend, three levels of BETX VIP Packages offer guests the only opportunity to purchase tickets to the highly anticipated BET Awards, broadcast live from Microsoft Theater. In anticipation of another stellar lineup announcement for the 2016 BET Experience weekend, guests interested in VIP Packages for 2016 can place a deposit to secure their spots early and guarantee priority seating at all STAPLES Center shows and the BET Awards. Non-refundable deposits are available for the following BET Experience VIP Packages: Diamond ($500 deposit), Platinum ($200 deposit) and Gold ($100 deposit). Full 2016 VIP Package details and pricing will be released in the coming months, but to reference elements of the 2015 Packages, please visit Deposits may be placed for 2016 BETX VIP Packages by visiting or by calling (877) 234-8425.

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BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions:, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.


BET Networks, an entertainment powerhouse, and AEG, one of the leading entertainment companies in the world and developer/ operator of L.A. LIVE, have teamed up once again to create the BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE (BETX), June 23-26, 2016 presented by Coca-Cola®. This four-day festival will be filled with music and comedy concerts taking place at Club Nokia and STAPLES Center; "106 & PARK"; FREE BET Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center including seminars, celebrity basketball games, celebrity meet & greets; and other special appearances. The weekend will be capped off with the "BET Awards" on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Microsoft Theater.


AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns or is affiliated with a collection of companies including more than 100 of the world's preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Best Buy Theater (Times Square, New York), Sprint Center, (Kansas City), Target Center (Minneapolis), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany) and The O2 Arena and entertainment district (London, England), which are all part of the portfolio of AEG Facilities. Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, residential & entertainment district featuring Microsoft Theater, Club Nokia; a 54-story, 1001-room convention "headquarters" destination; along with entertainment, restaurant and office space that officially opened in 2010.

AEG Live, the company's live-entertainment division, is the world's second largest concert promotion and touring company, and is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions with fifteen regional offices. AEG Global Partnerships, a division responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships naming rights and other strategic partnerships. In addition to overseeing privately held management shares of the Los Angeles Lakers, assets of AEG Sports include franchises such as the LA Kings, LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo and the Amgen Tour of California cycling stage race. In 2010, AEG launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental program with the announcement of 2020 environmental goals and the release of the industry's first sustainability report. And in 2011, AEG introduced AXS, a comprehensive entertainment platform serving as the company's primary consumer brand, including AXS Ticketing, which provides fans the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from their favorite venues via a user-friendly ticketing interface, and the AXS TV network. For additional information, visit

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