RVN-2 Wagga-Wagga began transmission on 19 June 1964. Later on, translators would be set up at Young on VHF-6, Wagga City on VHF-11 and Tumbarumba on UHF-69. The callsign stood for Riverina New South Wales.
AMV-4 Albury-Wodonga began transmission on 7 September 1964. Translators would be later set up at Khancoban NSW on VHF-7, Myrtleford on VHF-9, Corryong and Mt. Beauty on VHF-10 and Bright on VHF-11. The callsign stood for Albury Murray Victoria.
Facing financial difficulties, both RVN-2 Wagga-Wagga and AMV-4 Albury-Wodonga merged to form The Riverina and North East Victoria Television Service in 1971. The station would be known on-air as RVN-AMV. Programming for both stations would remain seperate until 1976 when transmission would be centralised in Wagga-Wagga.
The Prime Network RVN-AMV
In October 1987, Midstate Television was bought out by Ramcorp Ltd. It was soon merged with its other stations RVN/AMV and NEN/ECN.
In May 1988, Midstate Television was renamed Prime Television. Due to transmission problems following the 1989 aggregation, RVN/AMV de-merged and RVN became CBN-2 and expanded into Southern NSW while AMV-4 expanded into the rest of Victoria in March 1992. In 1991, RVN's callsign ceased to exist when the Wagga and Orange licences merge to become CBN while AMV moved from VHF-4 to VHF-11.
Television in Victoria