QVC, HSN, Demand Africa and Quincy Jones’ Qwest TV bring more content to Allen Media’s free streaming platform.
KAPP-KVEW Television, two full-power ABC affiliates serving south-central Washington and North Central Oregon, today added two television services to its lineup, for a total of seven broadcast streams each on ch. 35 in Yakima and ch. 42 in the Tri-Cities. The new services are QVC Network, on chs. 35.6 and 42.6, and HSN, on chs. […]
TV shopping remains an essential American service. In some respects, no network is better suited to see viewers through the unraveling global catastrophe. Even under normal conditions, the shopping channel’s hypnotic, sales pitch-style programming soothes like a balm.
He was remembered as an innovator for creating QVC, short for “Quality Value Convenience.” It launched in 1986 and was available on nearly 60 cable channels. It now reaches 380 million homes around the world.
Selling items through television instead of inside a mall was radical when West Chester, Pa.-based QVC started doing it in 1986, but now television is declining. Online is now the place for sales, and QVC faces a crowded field.
Operators had better be standing by to handle this one: The nation’s two best known home-shopping TV operations, QVC and Home Shopping Network, are set to come together under an all-stock deal valued at approximately $2.1 billion put together by John Malone’s Liberty Interactive Corp.
A focus on real-time data is one reason why the 24/7 pageant of panini makers, flameless candles, anti-aging creams and ankle boots has, despite QVC’s fusty reputation, quietly outmaneuvered other retailers in remaking itself for the digital era. QVC has seen online sales soar to 45% of its total U.S. sales by trailblazing on one of the most vexing challenges in retail today: getting people to buy, not just browse, on their phones and tablets.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Fonda says she’s been banished from QVC amid concerns about her political past. The network says it was a routine programming change. Fonda was set to appear on the home-shopping channel on Saturday to promote her new book on aging, “Prime Time.” But the day before, she learned her segment […]
TV shopping is thriving at a time when, by many accounts, it should have died under a crush of new online competition. High-end fashion designers are flocking to sell their first mass collections on the air, entering a space once dominated by obscure exercise equipment and dowdy tchotchkes.