The Black News Channel on the Xfinity X1 News hub

Comcast Xfinity X1 and Flex Customers Can Now Access Black News Channel For Free

Black News Channel, America’s first and only African American-focused 24/7 news network, is now free through the end of the year to Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, giving even more Xfinity customers access to hundreds of hours of informative, educational, and empowering programming geared toward African American audiences.

X1 and Flex customers can simply say “Black News Channel” into the Xfinity Voice Remote to access the network’s programming over the Internet, which covers topics ranging from the latest COVID-19 developments in relation to the Black community to the rich history of the nation’s HBCUs, and more.

“As the demand for diverse content surges, there’s no better time to bring Black News Channel to millions of Xfinity customers for free,” said Keesha Boyd, Executive Director of Multicultural Consumer Services at Comcast. "With an unprecedented increase in the consumption of news programming, Black News Channel provides real, relevant, and representative news coverage, and entertainment programming presented by and curated for African American audiences.”

For Xfinity customers looking for even more free content, Xfinity’s Watchathon Week has begun and runs through May 17, bringing more than 10,000 free TV shows and movies from more than 70 providers including African American networks and subscription video services such as AFRO, Aspire TV, REVOLT, The Africa Channel and TV One. During Watchathon, Xfinity customers can catch up on hit shows including Godfather of Harlem on EPIX, starring Forest Whitaker; Power on STARZ, starring Omari Hardwick and Naturi Naughton; and for the first time, episodes of Hulu Originals Little Fires Everywhere, starring Kerry Washington, and High Fidelity, starring Zoë Kravitz.

Year round, Xfinity customers can discover thousands of free and subscription entertainment options via Xfinity on Demand’s easy-to-browse “Black Film and TV” destination. The specially curated destination features hundreds of culturally relevant movies, documentaries, and TV series, including collections: ‘Black History: Always On’, ‘The HBCU Experience’, and “For the Culture: The New Renaissance.”