TVT (TV station)

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TVT
Tasmania
Branding WIN
Slogan Welcome Home
Channels Analog: see table below
Digital: see table below
Affiliations Nine
Network WIN
Owner WIN Corporation Pty Ltd
(WIN Television TAS Pty Ltd)
First air date 23 May 1960
Call letters' meaning TeleVision Tasmania
Former affiliations independent (1960-1994)
Transmitter power see table below
Height see table below
Transmitter coordinates see table below
Website www.wintv.com.au

TVT is the first provincial television station in Australia and Hobart's, and Tasmania's, first television station, delivering its first official broadcast on 23 May 1960. The callsign stood for "TeleVision Tasmania".

Initially it broadcast from the Mount Wellington transmitter on VHF channel 6, to all of Hobart. Its broadcast license area covered all of southern Tasmania, these areas being reached by various repeaters and retransmitters.

It continued to broadcast as TVT-6 until 1982, where it was bought by ENT, owner of Launceston station TNT-9. Both stations began broadcasting under the unified on-air identity of TasTV by 1985. ENT also owned Vic TV in regional Victoria.

In 1988, TNT-9 was sold to Tricom Corporation (later Southern Cross Broadcasting), leaving TVT-6 continuing to service the south as TasTV.

The biggest change to Tasmanian television came in 1994 when aggregation occurred. This allowed TasTV (TVT-6) and Southern Cross (TNT-9) to broadcast across the entire state and for the first time, give Tasmanians a choice of commercial stations. TasTV became a Nine affiliate, and Southern Cross held dual Seven and Ten affiliations.

In October 1994, WIN Corporation bought ENT in a forced takeover. It still uses the callsign TVT-6 for its Hobart and southern Tasmania licence.

In 2002 WIN Corporation and Southern Cross Broadcasting formed a joint venture company to broadcast a third commercial station, Tasmanian Digital Television, in a digital-only format.

WIN News Tasmania[edit]

WIN News produces a half-hour bulletin incorporating national, international and regional news seven days a week.

WIN News Tasmania is presented by Anna McMahon on weeknights and Jonathon Kendall at weekends. Sports news is presented on weeknights by Brent Costelloe and at weekends by Virginia Lette. The bulletin is broadcast from TVT's studios in Hobart with district newsrooms based in Launceston and Devonport.

Weekend bulletins were previously discontinued on Sunday 26 June 2011 - they were replaced by simulcasts of the Melbourne edition of Nine News[1] until they were reintroduced on Saturday 14 July 2012.[2]

Reporters[edit]

Main Transmitters[edit]

Region served City Channels
(Analog/
Digital)
First air date ERP
(Analog/
Digital)
HAAT
(Analog/
Digital)
1
Transmitter Coordinates Transmitter Location
Hobart Hobart 6 (VHF)2
7 (VHF)
23 May 1960 200 kW
50 kW
1004 m
1004 m
42°53′42″S 147°14′10″E / 42.89500°S 147.23611°E / -42.89500; 147.23611 (TVT) Mount Wellington
North Eastern Tasmania Launceston 35 (UHF)2
50 (UHF)
30 April 1994 2000 kW
1250 kW
844 m
839 m
41°23′30″S 147°25′36″E / 41.39167°S 147.42667°E / -41.39167; 147.42667 (TVT) (analog)
41°23′27″S 147°25′28″E / 41.39083°S 147.42444°E / -41.39083; 147.42444 (TVT) (digital)
Mount Barrow

Notes:

  • 1. HAAT estimated from http://www.itu.int/SRTM3/ using EHAAT.
  • 2. Analogue transmission ceased as of 9 April 2013 as part of the national conversion to digital-only television

References[edit]

  1. ^ WIN's Tassie turn off, The Mercury, 25 June 2011
  2. ^ Local bulletins return, The Mercury, 12 July 2012

External links[edit]