15 Apr Curtis Symonds inducted into Broadcasting + Cable Hall of Fame, talks career and future of HBCUGo.TV
Curtis Symonds is very likely responsible for some of your favorite television moments. As executive vice president of affiliate distribution and marketing for BET Holdings, Inc. from 1988-2001, Symonds helped the company rise from a fledgling cable network to a media behemoth. During his tenure, BET became Black America’s preeminent entertainment entity, as he facilitated its growth from 4% in sales revenue to 57%.
Symonds, a native of Bermuda, wore many hats at the network, including roles as executive vice president of BET on Jazz from 1996 to 2001; president and COO of BET Action Pay Per View from 1992-2001, and president and COO of BET International from 1992-2001.