*Philadelphia, PA – Comcast, a global media and technology company introduces Xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv, a new premier Internet destination site that brings together a wealth of black entertainment content available from a variety of sources in one, easy to navigate location.
During February, Xfinity customers can gain access to special programming celebrating Black History Month across various Xfinity platforms.
“We are thrilled to celebrate Black History Month this year by sharing with our customers the rich culture and contributions of the African American community,” said Ruben Mendiola, vice president and general manager of Multicultural Video Services. “We invite all Xfinity customers to join in the celebration On Demand throughout the month of February and visit our new online destination at xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv.”
Xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv features award-winning movies, TV shows, videos, celebrity interviews, groundbreaking and upcoming actors and directors, behind-the-scenes footage, plus, the latest in entertainment news. Xfinity subscribers will have access to exclusive content on Xfinity On Demand and other services, while non-subscribers will also have the opportunity to explore a range of entertainment options.
Xfinity’s Black History Month programming includes films documentaries, biographies, sports and specials featuring African American entertainers, artists and historical leaders that have contributed to the news, music and history of this country and the world. Highlights include biographies of President Barack Obama, Aretha Franklin, Bill Cosby, Boyz II Men, Gary Coleman, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Richard Pryor, The Jackson 5, Tina Turner, Tyler Perry and Whitney Houston from the BIO channel; sports specials from ESPN; music videos from Music Choice and FUSE; Black History specials from the History Channel, Lifetime, Shalom TV and TV One and feature films from A&E and iN Demand including:
-- Ali -- Trapped in the Game -- Amistad -- Somewhere in Africa -- Bird: Charlie Parker -- Tobi -- Betty & Corretta -- Unwanted Guest -- The Express -- Dangerous Men -- Freedomland -- Bursting Out -- Good Hair -- Married but Living Single -- Invictus -- Why Marry -- The Lena Baker Story -- Mind Game -- Malcolm X (1972) & Malcolm X (1992) -- The Game
This February also marks the third year of Xfinity’s Black Cinema On Demand, a year-round offering that features themed movie collections that highlight African-American films, filmmakers and actors.
Comcast has had a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion since its founding nearly 50 years ago and focuses its efforts in five key areas: diversity in governance, attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supplier base, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming, and community investment in national, regional and local diverse organizations.
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