Yesterday marked the beginning of Black History Month, where we celebrate the many achievements of African-Americans and their pivotal role in our country's history.

As general manager of Multicultural Video Services for Comcast, I am a proud of the company's commitment to celebrating diversity and continuing to add programming that reflects the diverse interests of our customers and the communities where we live and do business.

Once again, we are proud to recognize African-American culture and contributions with our Black History Month collection available this year across a variety of platforms including Xfinity On Demand,, and through the Xfinity TV app available on the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®. The programming available through these platforms will incorporate a variety of entertaining and educational programs including historically-themed movies, TV series, documentaries, biographies of African-American entertainers and artists, news, slideshows and trivia.

Highlights include: The Color Purple; Ray; The Help; Amistad; Roots: The Mini Series, Part 1-6; The Black List: Volume 1-3; biographies of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner; a slideshow featuring the 20 Most Influential African-American Women; and more.

In addition, this February also marks the second anniversary of the launch of Black Cinema on Xfinity On Demand, a year-round offering that features themed movie collections that highlight African-American films, filmmakers and actors.

Multicultural programming is a key component of our diversity and inclusion strategy at Comcast and through these efforts we hope to continue to provide our customers with a window into new cultures. Xfinity plans to launch two new African-American-owned and/or operated networks by February 2013 and currently offers more than 130 networks that are minority‐owned and/or that serve minority communities. Today Xfinity On Demand offers more than 2500 multicultural programming choices.

I invite you to take advantage of the Black History month collection which we hope will serve, amaze, educate and entertain audiences across all walks of life.