BET Awards may move to Atlanta

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The BET Awards, which have been held in Los Angeles for 16 years, could be headed for Atlanta.

BET is taking a serious look at Atlanta, with Houston and Austin also under consideration as possible locations, Fortune reports.

The awards, which celebrate African-American achievement music, movies, television and sports, were held Sunday night at L.A. Live, the Los Angeles venue often cited as the model for the renovation of Atlanta’s Philips Arena. AEG owns L.A. Live, and its contract with the BET cable channel, which produces the awards, is ending. Also, Debra Lee stepped down in May as BET Networks chairman and CEO.

See more at the Atlanta Business Chronicle

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