DIRECTV is pleased to announce the addition of the ASPiRE network to its programming offerings, now available in Xtra packages and above on channel 381.

Created by legendary athlete and entrepreneur, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, ASPiRE celebrates the African-American experience, promoting positive images and achievements of African Americans through authentic reality, documentaries, series, and unique entertainment from a new generation of artistic voices.

To celebrate its launch, ASPiRE is featuring an exciting lineup of programming throughout November and December, including holiday-themed titles.

Reality series ChangeMakers highlights celebrities who have put their notoriety to good use to help young people accomplish their dreams. Through her organization The Kamp Kizzy Foundation, actress Keshia Knight Pulliam makes an impact on the lives of young girls from challenged backgrounds. Likewise, 20-year entertainment veteran Kandi Burress seeks to provide “Education, Empowerment & Enrichment” to single parents and children from single-parent homes through her organization, Kandi Cares. Check out their profiles on ChangeMakers.

Join ASPiRE to celebrate the holidays with the Jam Session Holiday Special, premiering December 17 at 8/7c, and A Baby for Christmas, an original movie starring Melinda Williams, premiering December 18 at 9/8c.

Williams will also star in ASPiRE’s original series, Soul Food, premiering in January.

Get a taste of A Baby for Christmas in the video below…

Don’t miss the exciting and original programming on ASPiRE, now available on DIRECTV channel 381.