KLIX-TV, a sister station of KLIX radio, first broadcast on June 1, 1955. (1310 AM). It has been a CBS affiliate since its inception, however it formerly broadcast ABC and NBC programming. The station was also temporarily linked with the NTA Film Network in the late 1950s.
Abe Glasmann, an Ogden, Utah industrialist, acquired the Salt Lake City radio and television stations KLIX and KUTV in 1957. Glasmann sold the radio station, which was still known as KLIX. He renamed the television station KMVT. "MVT" stood for "Magic Valley Television," referring to the area's moniker.
KMVT was the first television station in Idaho to broadcast local programming in color in 1965.
Arthur Mosby and his Missoula, Montana-based Western Broadcasting Company, which owned KMSO-TV (now KECI-TV), purchased KMVT in 1970. The station was handed up to the Chapman S. Root 1982 Living Trust in 1984. The station was purchased by the Catamount Broadcast Group in 1998 and sold to the Neuhoff family in 2004.