TVT (TV station)
|Channels||Analog: see table below
Digital: see table below
|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|
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.
WIN News Tasmania
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 until they were reintroduced on Saturday 14 July 2012.
|First air date||ERP
|Transmitter Coordinates||Transmitter Location|
|23 May 1960||200 kW
|North Eastern Tasmania||Launceston||35 (UHF)2
|30 April 1994||2000 kW
- 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