Comcast’s XFINITY Celebrates Black History Month with Special Entertainment Choices Across Screens and Devices

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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.

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; biographies of Denzel Washington, Frederick Douglass, and Thurgood Marshall; a slideshow featuring the 20 Most Influential African-American Women; historic trivia; and more.


Xfinity On Demand – Historically-Themed Movies (available on 2/1/12 in the Top Picks section under Black History)

  • Amistad (available on 2/7)
  • Notorious
  • Antwone Fisher
  • Precious
  • Cadillac Records
  • Pride
  • Malcolm X
  • Ray 
  • Miracle at St. Anna (available on 2/7)
  • The Help
  • The Last King of Scotland
  • The Lena Baker Story

XfinityTV.com – Movies

  • Biggie & Tupac
  • Hoop Dreams
  • The Jackie Robinson Story
  • The Cotton Club
  • Too White for Me

XfinityTV.com and Xfinity TV app – Movies

  • Classified-X
  • Soul Food
  • The Jackie Robinson Story
  • Waiting to Exhale (available until 2/17)
  • I Can Be President: A Kids Eye View
  • Jumping the Broom
  • Way Down South (1939) (available until 2/18)
  • Sugar Ray Robinson: Bright Lights and Dark Shadows

XfinityTV.com – Specials and TV

  • CBS’ 60 Minutes: First Christmas without MLK (1968): This segment reflects the troubled mood of the nation that year and shows a somber Christmas story from the family room of Martin Luther King, Jr. just months after he was killed.
  • TV shows such as Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and biographies of entertainers Aretha Franklin, Jamie Foxx and Stevie Wonder.

Xfinity.com – Short-form Videos, Slideshows, News, Health and Trivia Highlights 

  • Slideshow:  20 Most Influential African-American Women
  • Slideshow:  Greatest African-American actors
  • Slideshow:  Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Slideshow:  Greatest African-American athletes
  • Trivia: General Black History
  • Trivia: Jackie Robinson
  • Short-form videos: Black History Month
  • Short-form videos: Black History
  • Short-form videos: Martin Luther King, Jr. 


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