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Comcast Celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Free On Demand Programming Across Multiple Platforms
<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Throughout November, all Digital Xfinity TV Customers will have Unlimited Access to Movies, TV Specials and Music, Including Independent Film Festival Content From LA Skins and Red Nation</i> </p>
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Comcast Celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Free On Demand Programming Across Multiple Platforms12:00 EST Wednesday, November 13, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (Business Wire) -- Comcast will celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November by offering a collection of free movies, TV specials and music to digital Xfinity TV customers on television, online and on mobile devices. Plus, for the first time, the company will provide millions of video customers with exclusive access to the latest independent film festival content from LA Skins Fest and Red Nation Film Festival & Awards Show.
All programming will be available on Xfinity On Demand, and select content will also be on Xfinity.com/TV and Xfinity TV Go.
"Xfinity TV is proud to bring the rich culture of the Native American community through relevant content available to customers on our platforms,” said Ruben Mendiola, Vice President and General Manager of Multicultural Services, Comcast Cable. "We feel our new partnerships with Red Nation and LA Skins will help deliver significant content to a much broader audience, and we plan to continue to bring customers even more relevant cultural programming in the future."
The film festivals, which feature content produced by and about Native Americans, include the following features, documentaries and short films:
LA Skins Festival (http://www.laskinsfest.com/): A Return Home (short documentary), The Art of Speed (short documentary), Awakening of the Spirit (short documentary), Crazy Ind'n (short film), Dome of Heaven (documentary feature), Conversion (short documentary), Journeys of the Pacific Northwest (short documentary), Navajo Oral History - Rug Weaver (short documentary), Thunder Being Nation (feature documentary) and Tushka (feature film).
Red Nation Film Festival (http://rednationfilmfestival.com/): American Holocaust: When It's All Over I'll Still Be Indian (short documentary), Cangleska Wakan (documentary feature), In the Footsteps of Yellow Woman (short documentary) and Urban Rez (documentary feature).
Xfinity TV's Native American Heritage offering also includes movies and TV specials from HBO and NBC, such as Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (feature film), Life Connected (documentary)and more. Additionally, classics like The Last of the Mohicans, Windtalkers and other feature films will be available for rent on Xfinity On Demand.
Comcast has had a longstanding commitment to diversity since its founding 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.
Please visit http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/about for information about Native American History month.
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