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BET named Network of the Year at Cable Positive POP Awards

BET named Network of the Year at Cable Positive POP Awards

Cable network BET was honored for its AIDS-themed programming and public service work by being named "Network of the Year" at the Fourth Annual Cable Positive Positively Outstanding Programming Awards on Monday. BET also received four other POP awards, including the Outstanding Public Service Announcement Award for its "Rap-It-Up" campaign, which urges viewers to practice safer sex and to be tested for HIV infection. BET launched "Rap-It-Up" in conjunction with the Kaiser Family Foundation in 1998, and continues the campaign each year with full-length programming, public service announcements, and online content on that addresses HIV prevention and sexual health issues. Other POP winners include: Outstanding Biographical Program: BET's Naked Truth 3 Outstanding Special Programming: BET's 106 and Park: World AIDS Day Outstanding Original Series: FX's Nip/Tuck, episode 15 Outstanding Original Film/Movie: BET's Walking on Sunshine Outstanding Documentary: Discovery Health Channel's Dangerous Deception: Living on the Down Low Outstanding News Coverage: CNN's Are You Positive? Outstanding Community Partnership: The AIDS Service Center and Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey Cable Positive is the cable television industry's AIDS service organization. It was founded in 1992 by three cable TV executives: Jeffrey Bernstein, then with Request Television; Brad Wojcoski of HBO; and June Winters. The organization aims to mobilize cable TV's resources in the fight against AIDS. Its annual POP Awards honor HIV-themed programming on cable television.

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