Comcast's XFINITY Celebrates Black History Month with Special Entertainment Choices Across Screens and Devices
Comcast's Xfinity is celebrating Black History Month on Xfinity On Demand, XfinityTV.com, Xfinity.com and through the Xfinity TV app available on the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® with special programming to recognize African-American culture and contributions.
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.
"We are proud to celebrate Black History Month with a variety of entertaining and educational programs that highlight historic events, timely perspectives and cultural contributions by African-Americans," said Marcien Jenckes, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Services, Comcast. "This offering is available all month long and we encourage customers to take part in the celebration by watching. In 2012, we will continue to bring more African-American lifestyle and educational programming designed to entertain, inform and inspire."
Xfinity's Black History Month offering is available on Xfinity On Demand, XfinityTV.com, Xfinity.com and through the Xfinity TV app. Programming features 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; MLK: The Assassination Tapes; biographies of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner; a slideshow featuring the 20 Most Influential African-American Women; and historic trivia.
Since its founding nearly 50 years ago, Comcast has had a longstanding commitment to diversity and focuses its efforts in four key areas: attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supplier group, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming and pledging significant community investments. Today, Xfinity brings customers a variety of entertainment and educational choices from various networks that focus on African-American audiences, including Black Entertainment Television (BET), Centric, Music Choice and BET Jazz. Comcast's Xfinity also recently expanded the distribution of The Africa Channel and TV One and plans to launch two new African-American-owned and/or operated networks by February 2013.
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Xfinity On Demand - Historically-Themed Movies (available on 2/1/12 in the Top Picks section under Black History)
Xfinity On Demand - Specials (available on 2/1/12 in the Top Picks section under Black History)
The Golf Channel's Uneven Fairways, a documentary that reveals the history of African-Americans forbidden to play golf at its highest level, but who refused to take "no" for an answer, paving the way for the game's future.
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