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Comcast Celebrates Black History Month with Special Xfinity TV Programming On Demand and Online

Available Content Highlights African American Culture and Includes Biographies, Documentaries, Sports, Music, Movies, TV Shows and Other Programming

PHILADELPHIA, PA  -  February 3, 2011

Comcast is celebrating Black History Month with special programming 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 has had 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. 

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.  Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal.  Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers.  Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.

*Check schedule and availability at www.xfinityTV.com.