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For Immediate Release

January 31, 2013

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Comcast
Jorge Alberni
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Tracy Anderson
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(BPRW) Comcast's Xfinity Celebrates Black History Month with Special Entertainment Collection and Online Destination

- Introduces First-Of-Its Kind Internet Destination for African American Entertainment, Content, Features and News at Xfinity.Com/Celebrateblacktv -

(BLACK PR WIRE) – PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast, a global media and technology company, today announced Xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv, a new premier Internet destination site that brings together a wealth of black entertainment content available from a variety of sources in one, easy to navigate location. In addition, starting February 1st, Xfinity customers will gain access to special programming celebrating Black History Month available across Xfinity platforms -- TV, On Demand, online and on mobile devices -- recognizing the many contributions of the African-American culture and community to the US and the world. 

“We are thrilled to celebrate Black History Month this year by sharing with our customers the rich culture and contributions of the African American community,” said Ruben Mendiola, vice president and general manager of Multicultural Video Services. “We invite all Xfinity customers to join in the celebration On Demand throughout the month of February and visit our new online destination at xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv.” 

Xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv features award-winning movies, TV shows, videos, celebrity interviews, groundbreaking and upcoming actors and directors, behind-the-scenes footage, plus, the latest in entertainment news. Xfinity subscribers will have access to exclusive content on Xfinity On Demand and other services, while non-subscribers will also have the opportunity to explore a range of entertainment options. 

Xfinity's Black History Month programming includes films documentaries, biographies, sports and specials featuring African American entertainers, artists and historical leaders that have contributed to the news, music and history of this country and the world. Highlights include biographies of President Barack Obama, Aretha Franklin, Bill Cosby, Boyz II Men, Gary Coleman, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Richard Pryor, The Jackson 5, Tina Turner, Tyler Perry and Whitney Houston from the BIO channel; sports specials from ESPN; music videos from Music Choice and FUSE; Black History specials from the History Channel, Lifetime, Shalom TV and TV One and feature films from A&E and iN Demand including:

-- Ali
-- Amistad
-- Bird: Charlie Parker
-- Betty & Corretta
-- The Express
-- Freedomland
-- Good Hair
-- Invictus
-- The Lena Baker Story
-- Malcolm X (1972) & Malcolm X (1992)
-- Trapped in the Game
-- Somewhere in Africa
-- Tobi
-- Unwanted Guest
-- Dangerous Men
-- Bursting Out
-- Married but Living Single
-- Why Marry
-- Mind Game
-- The Game

This February also marks the third year of Xfinity’s Black Cinema On Demand, a year-round offering that features themed movie collections that highlight African-American films, filmmakers and actors. 

Comcast has had a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion since its founding nearly 50 years ago and focuses its efforts in five key areas: diversity in governance, attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supplier base, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming, and community investment in national, regional and local diverse organizations. 

About Comcast Cable: 

Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. 

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Source: Comcast Corporation 

View this news release and multimedia online at:
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130131005841/en

Xfinity TV celebrates Black History Month with a new online destination, xfinitytv.com/celebrateblacktv (Graphic: Comcast Corporation)

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