Comcast and AspireTV Bring Channel to Millions of New Xfinity Customers
AspireTV, the network that celebrates and reflects Black culture and urban lifestyle, is now available nationwide in HD in millions of new homes through Comcast Xfinity.
Xfinity TV customers in 12 additional markets can now enjoy AspireTV programming on channel 1627. Xfinity customers with X1, the platform that provides the most comprehensive library of entertainment with thousands of choices aggregating live TV, On Demand, and popular streaming apps from a growing collection of networks and streaming services, can also say “AspireTV” into the Voice Remote to access the channel.
“Since day one of AspireTV’s launch, Comcast has been a strong supporter of the network,” said Melissa Ingram, Senior Vice President, Multicultural Networks and Strategy, UP Entertainment. “We are grateful for the continued partnership and their belief in the importance of AspireTV’s vision to provide Black and urban lifestyle programming that allows Xfinity customers to ‘see themselves here’.”
Through our partnership with AspireTV, we are proud to continue to play a role in expanding access to high-quality programming that celebrates the stories and achievements of the Black community, for millions of additional Xfinity customers.
The expansion is part of an ongoing commitment from Comcast to increasing access to best-in-class Black programming and amplifying Black voices and stories and providing a platform for the next generation of Black storytellers. Comcast currently offers its customers access more than 100 independent networks targeted to deliver content that centers on culturally diverse audiences. Additionally, its customers have access to thousands of hours of diverse on demand and online programming accessible across Xfinity video platforms, including specially curated destinations for Black, Latino, Asian American, LGBTQ and International entertainment content.
“We are passionate about creating the world’s best and most diverse collection of multicultural programming and entertainment available anywhere,” added Keesha Boyd, Executive Director, Multicultural Video & Entertainment, Xfinity Consumer Services. “Through our partnership with AspireTV, we are proud to continue to play a role in expanding access to high-quality programming that celebrates the stories and achievements of the Black community, for millions of additional Xfinity customers.”
AspireTV is kicking off the year with the new series Side by Side, a docu-follow show featuring twin sisters Malika and Khadijah Haqq, with new episodes premiering every Tuesday at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET. In February, the network will continue with its HBCU programming block and debut new seasons of HBCU 101 and Fast Break and will air top CIAA conference basketball games from 2017-2020.
As part of the network’s expansion with Xfinity TV, AspireTV is now also available in: