TVS launched on 1st January 1982 as a successor to Southern Television.
On 16 October (ITC) announce that TVS 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’s bid of £59 million was too high. Television South (TVS) would sign off on 31st December 1992, Meridian launched on 1st January 1993 in its place.