TVS launched on 1st January 1982 as a successor to Southern Television.
On 16th of October 1991 the ITC announced that TVS Television had lost its license. With it losing out to Meridian Broadcasting. Meridian had tabled a lower bid but the ITC awarded the license because it felt that TVS’ bid of £59 million was too high. TVS Television would sign off for the last time on 31st December 1992, Meridian launched on 1st January 1993 at 0:00 GMT in its place.