ONX networks debuts, targets black millennials with original programming


ONX, an online video network targeting black millennials, launched with a purpose of providing original video content that it says sheds light on the global black experience.

Set to be available to audiences in the U.S. and worldwide, the new network will offer a diverse collection of content, including news, entertainment, and lifestyle programming.

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Lateef Sarnor, CEO of ONX, said in a release that ONX fills a void with content that traditional TV networks do not offer today.

"Over the past couple of years, we've seen an appetite for more stories highlighting the black experience," CEO Lateef Sarnor said. "ONX shares those stories within our community and to those seeking perspectives that are not shown on major networks." 

Some of the programs include: What it’s like and He said She said.

What it’s like is a snapshot into the lives of people who are marginalized in their communities, considered outsiders, or just plain misunderstood aiming to give their perspective on their experiences. He said She said is a weekly debate talk show discussing relationship topics from the male and female perspective. 

ONX will launch #BlackInTheDay, a video series featuring ONX talent describing a moment that shaped their black experience as a way to celebrate Black History Month. A new lineup of daily and weekly programming was also launched on Jan. 30.