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.
If it's happening in town, ETV has it covered! 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 Coe Avenue studios, to our scholarships for EHHS media students, ETV is the place to be. ETV's staff and volunteers work with our producers to create amazing content. Our cameras and equipment allow any EH resident to make their media dreams come true!
In recent years, we have been able to parlay member support into studio upgrades, improved cameras and editing bays, and our upcoming launch of improved 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 TV!
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 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 400 Coe Avenue 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 Melissa Morro, Asst. Studio Manager Connor Thornberg, and Bookkeeper Deb Maguire. The Ch. 19 Program Manager is Rob Becker. Our talented freelance videographers include Mike Streeto.
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 DVDs, and explore other creative media.
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 a new skill, 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 producing more content. Our corporate sponsors help us by offsetting larger costs, and unexpected expenses (such as repairs).
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:
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).