Comcast Xfinity celebrates black excellence by honoring historically black colleges and universities through The HBCU Experience on its X1 platform this fall. The HBCU destination officially launched two years ago on the black film and tv destination as part of Xfinity On Demand. Keesha Boyd, Executive Director of Multicultural Products and co-founder of Black Film and TV, successfully cultivated the platform, thus providing audiences with enriching culturally diverse content.
“And what began as a dedicated celebration in March, has grown into a regular campaign to put a spotlight on HBCU’s, their storied history and the impact they are making on the next generation of leaders,” Boyd states.
The platform promotes the positive impact that higher education can have on the African American community within the niche of majority-black schools. Students in campus housing can benefit from this complimentary service by staying up to date with HBCU happenings on apps, web portals and laptops anywhere on campus.
Viewers can also enjoy these upcoming additions that will enhance their entertainment experience. In October, two new documentaries will focus on black academia. One will focus on the inner workings of black greek organizations, and the second showcases flourishing HBCU’s. This reality tv experience will chronicle unique aspects of student life and campus culture in relation to each topic.
Customers can expect updated sports schedules for HBCU teams, Music Choice‘s new music playlist, Aspire TV‘s two new series (No Huddle and After the Game) and much more!
Rolling Out and Comcast have partnered to release a game show featuring Keshia Knight Pulliam (Spelman College alum), Towanda Braxton (Bowie State University alum) and Fonzworth Bentley (Morehouse College alum). Titled What’s Your HBCU IQ?, these famous alumni will be quizzed on their HBCU knowledge. Viewers can stream the game on The HBCU Experience Video-On-Demand platform. Be sure to check your daily schedule for showtimes and listings.
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