TVSN began broadcasting in 1995 from their Lane Cove, Sydney headquarters. It was soon listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1999 after sustaining some growth. In 2004, the network was acquired by Innovations Direct Pty Ltd, an Australian-based home shopping company which produces a number of direct catalogue publications, including Innovations and Homecare magazines. Channel operations soon moved to new facilities in Frenchs Forest alongside the parent company.
Some Australian pay television services carry TVSN as part of their basic subscription package. These services include Foxtel, Austar and Optus TV. It was previously carried by Neighbourhood Cable. The channel is also available free to air via the Optus C1 satellite. In addition, the company's website broadcasts a live video stream of the channel.
In September 2012, TVSN became available to free-to-air to metropolitan viewers after Network Ten and TVSN partnered to broadcast the channel as a datacast service on LCN 14. In December 2012, regional Network Ten affiliate Southern Cross Ten began broadcasting the channel to regional viewers on LCN 54.
From 20 August 2013, Kordia began broadcasting a localised version of the channel on LCN 20 to a national New Zealand audience on the Freeview (New Zealand) terrestrial service, which is taken from the encrypted SKY TV (New Zealand) satellite channel launched at the same time.