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BET Networks, which is owned by Viacom, has acquired Soul Train.

“With a Broadway play and a concert tour as examples of opportunities in the works, we look forward to finding engaging and smart ways to grow the brand while preserving its heritage and legacy in music, dance and fashion,” said Richard Gay, BET’s executive vice president of strategy and operations.

Last year it was announced that a Soul Train Broadway musical was in the works, spearheaded by original host and creator Don Cornelius’ son.