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BET President of Programming Stephen Hill Departing

Stephen Hill, president of programming at BET Networks, is stepping down from his role at the Viacom network, where he has worked since 1999.

Connie Orlando, senior VP for specials, music programming and news, will be interim head of programming for BET Networks.

"It has been my honor to serve this brand," Hill said. "I am thrilled to have been able to be a member of the teams that ideated and created so many spectacles, moments, memories and miracles."

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In a staff memo, Debra Lee, BET chairman and CEO, referred to Orlando as a “seasoned, talented and well respected industry veteran.”