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, 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 and Southern Cross 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.