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Xfinity Black Film & TV Celebrates Black History Month


February 01, 2024

"Black is the new Black" is an expression conveying the timeless and enduring nature of the color black - representing elegance, sophistication, authority, and power. This theme is carried throughout the curated and free programming that is available to Xfinity and Xumo customers throughout the month, all of which can be found on The Black Experience on Xfinity (BEX). 

BEX is a first-of-its-kind destination of Black entertainment, movies, TV shows, news and more, and features high-quality content from many of Xfinity’s current network partners, as well as original work from Black creatives and filmmakers. It is the only channel of its kind endorsed by the African American Film Critics Association, the world's largest group of Black film critics. Available at home on Xfinity X1 and Flex, and on-the-go with the Xfinity Stream app, the Black Experience on Xfinity is a one-stop destination for Black storytelling. It can also be accessed by saying “Black Experience” into the Xfinity Voice Remote. Non-Xfinity customers will be able to view content on Xumo Play, Comcast and Charter’s free ad-supported streaming service app.

To bring “Black is the New Black” to life, Xfinity has enlisted a powerhouse of guest editors to curate special programming all month long that honor and highlight the lasting contributions of the Black community to the entertainment industry. 

Special guest editors include:

  • Gil Robertson, President of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
  • Mekai Curtis, star of the hit series Power Book III: Raising Kanan on Starz
  • B. Monet, film director, Black Girls
  • Comcast Community impact partners like1863 Ventures, Echoing Green, Hidden Genius Project, and the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs.

Curated programming on BEX you won’t want to miss:

  • Shadows of Affection: A Symphony of Black Love
    • Black Girls (documentary available on BEX)
    • Black Love (TV series)
  • AfroRefined: Celebrating the Pinnacle of Black Elegance
    • Riches (TV series) and Coming 2 America (film)
  • Resilient Spirits: The Tenacious Journey of Black Men
    • I am My Brother’s Keeper (BEX exclusive content) and Black Boys (documentary)
  • Strong-Willed and Determined Black Characters
    • Black Panther (film) and Harlem (TV series)
  • Cuisine Noir Chronicles
    • It’s CompliPlated (TV series) and New Soul Kitchen (TV series)
  • Listen & Learn (podcasts)
    • Earn Your Leisure, Black Girl Nerds, Amplify Color

Additionally, BEX will feature Comcast Newsmakers interviews with leaders from the National Council of Negro Women, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the Black Innovation Alliance and the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

Free Black Entertainment from Popular Networks and Subscription Video on Demand 
In 2023, Comcast launched “Free This Week,” a program that delivers Xfinity and Xumo customers more value by unlocking a new selection of free content from top streaming services and premium networks, with no strings attached. To honor Black History Month, Comcast will offer customers with Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex, Stream, and Xumo TV free, week-long access to a selection of premium Black networks and streaming services easily accessible within the Black Experience on Xfinity destination. Content availability may vary across platforms.

  • February 5 – 11: kweliTV, Qwest TV, Aspire TV, REVOLT, and TV One
  • February 19 – February 25: Black & Sexy TV, Brown Sugar, The Africa Channel, Afro, Cleo TV, and the Impact Network. 

Customers can also enjoy a trivia section called “Guess who said it?” Four quotes will be presented, and customers will have a chance to guess the celebrity who said each quote. Once the customer clicks on the quote, the entity page of the celebrity will appear, showing all films and TV series in which they’ve appeared.

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