ECTV Multimedia Division

ECTV Access East ChicagoMission

Our mission is to inform the community of City Government business and city programs so that they may have a better quality of life while highlighting and promoting City community events through various media outlets.


In an effort to communicate and promote positive events in and around our city, we continued the efforts started in 1998. ECTV Access East Chicago is a government based television show that highlights news and events within the city of East Chicago.  ECTV Access East Chicago is produced by Steve Segura. 

Each week, information is given on upcoming events throughout the city and past events are highlighted through video segments.  On occasion, more in-depth interviews are conducted.

City Newsletter

View the City Newsletter in the Archive Center.

Botton for East Chicago City Newsletter

Social Media

Notable Interviews

Notable past interviews include:

  • Bernie Williams (Former New York Yankee Center Fielder)
  • E'Twaun Moore (NBA Basketball Player)
  • Hallie Bryant (Former Globe Trotter)
  • Kawann Short (NFL Football Player)
  • Kenny Lofton (MLB Baseball Player)
  • Nick Gaza (Comedian)
  • Reverend Jesse Jackson (Activist)
  • Miguel Torres (MMA Champion)


  • Assist the Mayor's Office when needed
  • Coordinate all sound and video events, including but not limited to, celebrations, public meetings, groundbreakings, and press conferences
  • Create & maintain the East Chicago website
  • Create advertisements and promote all city events through flyers, banners, email, television, and radio or direct mail
  • Film and edit government programs and some community events for broadcasting, (Restrictions may apply)
  • Maintain and operate the East Chicago Government Channel
  • Maintain an online event calendar
  • Produce the Mayor's State of the City event
  • Provide copies of videos (requests must be made at the Controller's office)
  • Provide media support for all departments 
  • Provide visual concepts, floor plans, designs and creation of decorations for events and assist with the events
  • Take photos at all city events

Where to Find Us

ECTV Access East Chicago airs daily on Government Access Cable Channel 21 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99 in a sub-menu.  Viewers are encouraged to contact the Multimedia Division at 219-391-8206 with any information regarding city events, or activities that may be of interest to East Chicago residents. 

Submit Events

As a reminder, please inform the Multimedia Division of any future events one month prior to your event if you want a community slide done on cable. Events submitted less than two weeks prior to your event will be displayed on our ECTV Facebook page. Submit your events by phone  219-391-8206, by emailing Steven Segura.