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Xfinity Launches Dedicated Online Destination for the LGBT Community
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Monday, June 03, 2013
Xfinity Launches Dedicated Online Destination for the LGBT Community11:00 EDT Monday, June 03, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (Business Wire) -- Comcast, a global media and technology company, today announced the launch of Xfinity.com/LGBT, an online portal that brings together a wealth of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) entertainment content, from a variety of sources in one, easy to navigate location. In addition, all HERE TV content on Xfinity On Demand and online will be available for free to Xfinity TV digital customers to enjoy during the first week of June.
The Xfinity LGBT website features blogs and Xfinity TV programming information that are especially meaningful for the LGBT community and valuable to all users. Content on the site includes viewing suggestions, links to films, TV series, documentaries, bios, and music featuring LGBT entertainers, artists and historical figures who have made strong contributions to the arts, music and history. Visitors, including non-subscribers, can also check Xfinity.com/LGBT for the latest news, slideshows of popular LGBT entertainers and celebrities, global Gay Pride celebrations and more.
“Xfinity is proud to offer a unique and welcoming online destination, specifically designed for the LGBT community, making relevant content much easier to find, watch and enjoy,” said Ruben Mendiola, vice president and general manager of Multicultural Video Services. “Building on the success of last year's launch of a permanent LGBT folder on Xfinity On Demand, this new site will give customers additional access to even more choices with more ways to watch LGBT content year-round both on TV and online.”
Separately, also to celebrate Pride Month, Xfinity TV customers will gain access to special programming across multiple platforms – TV, On Demand, online and on mobile devices – now through June 30. Xfinity's special Pride Collection includes award-winning movies, biographical films, documentaries, TV shows, specials and interviews. On Demand TV content can be accessed at a special Pride Month folder as well as the permanent LGBT destination folder launched last year.
Content highlights from Echo Bridge Entertainment, FilmBuff, FOX Searchlight, Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers and the Weinstein Company include many popular and award-winning features:
-- A Single Man
-- Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
-- The Birdcage
-- Boys Don't Cry
-- La Cage Aux Folles
-- La Cage Aux Folles II
-- Gods and Monsters
-- Hedwig and the Angry Inch
-- In & Out
-- Kissing Jessica Stein
-- The Matthew Shepard Story
-- My Beautiful Laundrette
-- The Next Best Thing
-- White Frog
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. For more background on diversity and inclusion at Comcast please visit www.comcast.com/diversity.
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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.