Issue Details: First known date: 1960... 1960 WIN Television Tasmania (previously known as TVT6 and TAS TV)
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Type of Media


Access for Researchers

Limited (see Comments)

Content Summary

Locally produced programs on film and video (various formats, including BVU, betacam SX, and DVD), 1960-present. Includes:

  • News: most news stories kept. Examples of highlights include: 1967 bushfires, 1975 bridge disaster, Mount St Canice boiler explosion, Port Arthur massacre, etc.
  • Current Affairs, specials and documentaries. Examples include: “Tamar the Living Valley”, “Mutton Birds”, “South West Special”, “Taylor's Tasmania” (history travel show), Sydney Hobart Yacht race ("A highway of Low Pressure", “Unfinished Business”, “Another Everest”), “Bush Skills”, “The Peter Hudson Story”, “Children of Fire - Forestry Tasmania”, “Dateline”, “People Places and Politics”, “Lake Pedder Story”, “ABT Railway: The Last Train”, “Sudden Impact”, “Bridge the Gap” (1975 Tasman Bridge disaster), tours of TVT6 and the official opening, 50 years of News, 30th and 40th station anniversaries (1990 and 2000).
  • Local programs and segments, including: “Destinations”, “Midweek”, “Tasmania Today”; children’s programs (one or two copies or inserts remain of these), including: “Cartoon Company”, “Junior Devils”, “Big Music Soup”, “Take 6”, “Junior Sports Show”, “Vinnie and the V8s”, “Saturday Morning Confusion”, “Goodsports”, “KTV”, “Coming Up Next”.
  • Outside Broadcasts: “Today Show” in Tasmania, election telecasts, numerous sporting telecasts (examples: Hobart Cup 1989-1994, Launceston Cup 1990-1994, Sydney Hobart Yacht Race finishes), Miss Tasmania Quests and Miss Australia, Rock Eisteddfods, Jaycee Youth Speaks for Australia, Young Achievers Awards, Sport Champion Awards, Royal visits 1963 and 1977, Papal visits.
  • Commercials, 1960s-2010
  • Photographs and other memorabilia: some 1960s photographs are on display in the foyer, as well as some Logies and other awards, and certificates of appreciation


Access to outside researchers is generally not given as there are no facilities or staff for the purpose. The station no longer has a production or commercial production department.

The station holds film from its start in 1960, but as of mid 2012, there are plans to transfer much of this to the National Film and Sound Archive (the station does not have equipment for it to be viewed). The NFSA already holds numerous items from WIN Tasmania and its predecessor TVT6.

WIN Tasmania produces a local News program, broadcast on weeknights, while other programming is from the WIN network which is affiliated with the Nine network.


WIN Television Tasmania, TVT6, TAS TV, news, sport, documentaries, current affairs, outside broadcast, children's, commercials

Contact Name

Ms Tania Rollins, News Librarian


WIN Hobart - State Head Office, 48-52 New Town Rd, Hobart, Tas 7000

Phone and Fax

Phone and fax: Ph +61 (3) 6228 8999, Fax +61 (3) 6228 8991


Website Link 1

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Affiliation Notes

  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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