Comcast is celebrating Black History Month with special programming both On Demand and online at www.XfinityTV.com to recognize African-American culture and contributions. Comcast also marks the first anniversary of Black Cinema On Demand, a video-on-demand offering dedicated to the celebration of Black films, filmmakers and actors past and present, with award-winning films such as “Amistad” and “The Color Purple.”
“Comcast is proud to celebrate Black History Month with special programming that highlights the many accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of African-Americans,” said Payne Brown, vice president of strategic initiatives for Comcast.
“After launching Black Cinema On Demand just one year ago, we are excited about building on that foundation to increase the quality and diversity of African-American programming across multiple platforms for our customers.”
Comcast Black History Month programming is available On Demand and online throughout the month of February. Highlights include:
Biographies: Barack Obama; Maya Angelou; Condoleezza Rice; Aretha Franklin; Jamie Foxx; Bill Cosby; Halle Berry; Stevie Wonder; Frederick Douglas; Queen Latifah; and Tyra Banks.
Documentaries and Specials: “Brick City”; “Barack Obama – A Man and His Journey”; “Kareem Abdul -Jabbar’s On the Shoulder of Giants”; “500 Years Later”; “The Injustice Files”; “MLK Boulevard”; “Black Girls Rock”; “Roots: The Mini Series”; and “Stand Up”.
Films: “Ray”; “The Last King of Scotland”; “Friday”; “She’s Gotta Have It”; “Crooklyn”; “Night Catches Us”; “For Colored Girls”; “Gospel Hill”; “Lilies of the Field”; “Amistad”; “Boyz N the Hood”; “The Color Purple”; “The Lewis Story”; “Miracle at St. Anna”; “Antwone Fisher”; “Death at a Funeral”; “Pride”; “Blood Diamond”; “Jackie Brown”; “A Huey P. Newton Story”; and “Just Cause.”
Sports Specials: Sports replays, including Ali verses Quarry I; Ali verses Blin; Davis verses Boetsch; Guillard verses Lowe; Foreman verses Norton; and other specials such as “Black Athlete Image”; “A Race Story”; “The Secret Game” and a Magic Johnson featurette.
Music: New Orleans Music in Exile and music by artists such as Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Macy Gray, Jay-Z, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Janet Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, and Bruno Mars.
Comcast says it has a longstanding commitment to diversity since its founding nearly 50 years ago 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.