In 1992 BronxNet began training Lehman College students and the general public in media production. These workshops took place as the BronxNet TV studios were being set up on the campus in the sub-basement of Carman Hall. 20 years later, BronxNet has trained and provided services to almost four thousand students, and thousands more of the general public. With tens of thousands of programming hours produced, and thousands of careers launched, this exemplary partnership between Lehman College and BronxNet is a nexus of college and community.
BronxNet is the community media center providing public services including award winning programming and access to: technology, studios, media production training, locally generated content, local information, and the channels of the people of the Bronx.
Bronx residents can take training and get certified at BronxNet to use the studios and technology for free to produce programs. With close to one thousand current active independent producers, the BronxNet channels reflect the diversity of the Bronx. Lehman College faculty and students take the BronxNet training workshops and produce programs for television. BronxNet also produces programs with and about Lehman College through our Creative Services department.
The workforce development training BronxNet provides for Lehman students, and programming partnerships with Lehman College, contribute to important community development corollaries. These opportunities are enhanced though dynamic interaction in the state-of-the-art Lehman College Multimedia Center as well as the forthcoming upgrades to BronxNet's studios.
BronxNet’s first telecast took place on July 1, 1993. Since then, there continues to be tremendous growth. BronxNet is the first Public Access center in the nation to telecast on six channels with 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 on Verizon FiOS, and 67, 68, 69 and 70 on Cablevision in the Bronx. You can experience BronxNet anywhere you are in the world through the web, as channels are streamed live along with VOD at www.bronxnet.tv. Your BronxNet channels are a transmedia open work and manifestation of democracy in a digital age. Next year we celebrate together 20 years of BronxNet broadcasting from Lehman College as we look forward to building on our partnerships.