For Immediate Release                                                                       


ATLANTA – Feb. 17, 2022 – AspireTV, the network that celebrates and reflects Black culture and urban lifestyle, announced today that the HBCU Gameday series are returning on the network. Fast Break  is currently airing Sundays at 10 a.m. ET and HBCU 101 will be back with new episodes beginning Sunday, Feb. 20 at noon E.T.


“HBCU sports and culture is a big part of the heart and soul of AspireTV’s programming promise,” said Tina Rodriguez, senior director, programming & acquisitions, AspireTV. “We’re thrilled to continue to be the home of Fastbreak and HBCU 101 and to serve as a platform for our viewers to delve into the world of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.”


“I am extremely excited for HBCU 101 to be returning for another season,” said Jahliel Thurman, host and executive producer, HBCU 101. “Each season we have some amazing guests, and this one will not be any different, especially during Women’s History Month.”


HBCU 101 is a television series that highlights Historically Black Colleges and Universities. These highlights are obtained via one-on-one interviews with prominent leaders and HBCU alumni, in addition to interactions with the student body, various student organizations and campus leaders, all to shine a positive light on these institutions. HBCU 101’s mission is to enlighten the masses on HBCUs by highlighting their activities, organizations, persons, and services to uplift and connect communities.


On Fastbreak, HBCU Gameday takes you inside MEAC and SWAC basketball matchups as teams navigate the season headed toward the NCAA Tournament.


About UP Entertainment

UP Entertainment, home to UPtv, AspireTV, AspireTV Life, UP Faith & Family and Cine Romántico, is the destination for positive entertainment for passionate and diverse audiences across the leading cable, satellite and streaming platforms. UPtv is the trusted network for adults seeking positive programming with relatable stories of love, laughter and relationships, through exclusive premiere movies, box-office hit films and beloved series. AspireTV is the premier network for Black culture and urban lifestyle programming featuring original productions in food, home and fashion. AspireTV Life is the first free ad supported streaming television (FAST) channel dedicated to sharing the experiences of the multicultural audience through cooking, fashion, travel, design and more. The streaming service UP Faith & Family is the leader in uplifting entertainment and includes exclusive access to original productions from the UP Entertainment family of brands. Additionally, UP Entertainment in partnership with PixL Dos, manages and distributes Cine Romántico, a free ad-supported television (FAST) channel featuring the best of Hollywood TV romance movies in Spanish.



Kristina Stafford Kelly
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