To create and produce public affairs programming addressing the concerns, interests, and cultures of the people of the Bronx.
To train individual residents and not-for-profit organizations interested in producing their own programming.
To educate high school and college students in technical, artistic, managerial and editorial areas of television production and broadcasting, in preparation for entry inot mainstream media.
BronxNet provides hands-on television production training, equipment access and channels for Bronx residents.
Award-winning BronxNet programs keep BronxNet in touch with the people, issues, neighborhoods and activities that make the borough what it is today.
High school and college students can prepare for media careers behind and in front of the camera through BronxNet’s Training Program for Future Media Professionals.
BronxNet programs are broadcast on channels 67, 68, 69, 70, 951 and 952 on Optimum and on 2133, 2134, 2135, 2136, 2137 and 2138 on Verizon Fios in the Bronx.
The vision for BronxNet came from dedicated Bronx officials, who worked with residents to create a fully equipped television station and media center that would be accessible to Bronx residents, students, community organizations and leaders. BronxNet went on air in July 1993. BronxNet has been headquartered at Lehman College since its inception. Another fully equipped state-of-the-art facility was launched at Mercy College in the Hutchinson Metro Center in 2015. A third site is scheduled to open in the South Bronx in 2019.