It launched 1998 as Teveandina, operated by then state-run company Telecom. It was the first Colombian channel broadcasting in stereo. After Telecom faced a financial crisis and because of its low ratings, it was renamed as Canal 13 in 2001 and became operated by the National Television Commission.
During its incarnation as Teveandina, the only successful block in the channel was PlayTV, a music block broadcast during morning and afternoon time slots produced by Teleservicios. This made Teveandina and later Canal 13 to focus its programming towards young audiences.