Tonis TV was founded by Oleksandr Butko in 1989. Its original headquarters are based in Mykolaiv, because the station was originally started as a production company. In 1994, the station's headquarters was moved to Kiev. At the same time, it began broadcasting on its frequency.
A year later after its launch, its first logo was short-lived and were replaced by a new one on January 1, 1996.