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About Us

ETV Mission Statement:

East Haven Public Television enriches the lives of our viewers through programs and services created by and for the residents of East Haven, CT. By facilitating digital media creation and managing its public distribution, ETV aims to inform, educate, entertain and inspire our audiences in our town, across Connecticut, and beyond.

About Us:

East Haven Public Television, Inc. (ETV) is the family of 3 non-profit cable access TV stations in East Haven, CT. For over 30 years, ETV has operated three community access channels, where our producers turn their dreams into actual programs!

From our Main Street studio, ETV's staff and volunteers work with our producers to create meaningful content. Our cameras and equipment allow local beginners and pros make their media dreams come true!

In recent years, we have been able to parlay member support into studio upgrades, improved cameras, editing bays, and an array of streaming options. ETV is member-supported television, with a range of membership options! Our members elect our board, produce media content, support the arts in East Haven, and guide how we serve our community. Get involved today, and help us Make Media that Matters!

What is ETV?

East Haven Public Television, Inc. (ETV) is a non-profit organization in the town of East Haven, Connecticut. Its primary function is to oversee the operation of the community access television channels in the Town of East Haven. ETV has been bringing local programming to our viewers for over 30 years.

 

Ch 18 is the Public Access channel, Ch 19 is the Education Access channel, and Ch 20 is the Government Access channel. ETV maintains a studio and broadcast facility at 230 Main Street in East Haven. The day to day operation of the facility is handled by ETV’s part-time staff with the assistance of volunteers.

 

Who manages ETV?

The non profit corporation consists of volunteer officers, a board of directors, and our members. The board of directors are elected by our membership. Our current staff includes Studio Manager Connor Thornberg, Asst. Studio Manager Dominic Manna, Community Coordinator Noelle Veillette, Bookkeeper Deb Maguire, and Ch.19 Program Manager Rob Becker.

 

Every talent and interest can be explored at ETV. ETV producers enjoy seeing their ideas turned into programs. These range from sports, local talent, government issues, non-profit events, town events, and much more. Members can also produce podcasts, edit audio and video, digitize older media, and explore other creative mediums.

 

We are always looking for creative and enthusiastic individuals who would like to share their talents with our community. From producers, to camera operators, on-air personalities, and editors you can learn new skills, express yourself, and contribute to various types of programs, all at ETV.

How Can I Support ETV?

We have a range of monthly membership options, from those for the casual creative to those who are interested in regularly producing content year-round. There are also different tiers of corporate sponsorship available that help us offset larger costs, and unexpected expenses (such as repairs). If you're not interested in membership or sponsorship, but still want to support, you can always donate at any time at the top of our website!

Scholarship:

Each year, the ETV Board awards a scholarship to an East Haven High School student who is planning to pursue studies in media. The award, the Patrick O'Leary Scholarship, is named for a long adored member of the East Haven community. Mr. O’Leary was much beloved by countless friends and associates for his warmth and compassion. And as a long serving journalist for the New Haven Register and other media outlets, his professionalism and dedication were greatly respected. ETV feels that these qualities, represented by this award, reflect the way in which these students have conducted themselves in their work at the high school and in our community.

Past recipients of this award include: Diya Patel (2023), Amanda Martindale (2022), Victoria Nicholls (2021), Litzy Garcia (2020), Christian Cunningham (2019), Adam Perrotti (2018), Jacob Zito (2017), Nicholas Maniscalco (2016), Alexandra Bardelli (2015), Molly Travaglino (2014), Ashley Mazzucco (2013), Melissa Morro (2012), Nicollette Riccio (2011), Janlee Castro and Theresa Vittorio (2010, shared), and Paula Caputo (2009).

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