Shopping channel

Shopping channels (also known as teleshopping) are a type of television specialty channel devoted to home shopping. Their formats typically feature live presentations and demonstrations of products, hosted by on-air presenters and other spokespeople who provide a sales pitch for the product. Viewers are also instructed on how they can order the product. Shopping channels may focus primarily on mainstream merchandise, or more specialized categories such as high-end fashion and jewelry. The term can also apply to channels whose contents consist solely of infomercials.

The concept was first popularized in the United States in the 1980s, when Lowell "Bud" Paxson and Roy Speer launched a local cable channel known as the Home Shopping Club—which later launched nationally as the Home Shopping Network. It later gained competition from QVC, who would eventually acquire HSN in 2017.[1][2] Home shopping channels originally relied on telephone ordering, but have since been required to emphasize online shopping as part of their business models in order to compete with online-only competitors (while distinguishing themselves with their use of on-air pitches and offers to entice potential customers).[3]


  1. ^ Isidore, Chris (6 Jul 2017). "QVC buying rival Home Shopping Network". CNN Money. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  2. ^ Feinberg, Andrew. "Picking Up The Pieces In Home Shopping". Retrieved 2018-09-30.
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CJ Group

CJ Corporation (Hangul: 씨제이㈜) is a South Korean conglomerate holding company headquartered in Seoul. It comprises numerous businesses in various industries of food and food service, pharmaceutics and biotechnology, entertainment and media, home shopping and logistics. CJ Group was originally a branch of Samsung until it separated in the 1990s.CJ comes from 'Cheil Jedang' (Hangul: 제일 제당), which can literally mean "first sugar manufacture", the industry where it originally started.

Notable CJ subsidiaries include CJ Cheil Jedang, CJ Korea Express (Logistics), CJ Olive Networks (Health & Beauty Stores & IT), and CJ CGV (Cinema Chain).

Expo Channel

Expo Channel is an Australian home shopping channel. It is owned by parent company Direct Group Pty Ltd, a marketing and direct sales company based in Sydney, which also owns sister channel TVSN.

Gems TV (USA)

Gems TV was an American reverse auction jewelry shopping channel. The channel was available on DirecTV, Dish Network and other local networks. The channel operations were based in Reno, Nevada.

Gun TV

Gun TV was an American shopping channel that allowed buyers to purchase firearms through the traditional home shopping television format. By coincidence and with some accompanying criticism, the network's launch announcement came out around the same time as the San Bernardino shootings occurred.The network mainly operated through a website live stream, along with an overnight over-the-air feed carried by networks such as the American Sports Network's 24/7 service, Tuff TV, Pursuit Channel and FightTV. However, the concept proved to be unsuccessful, and the network ended their operations on January 9, 2017, only nine months after their April 1, 2016 launch. They continued to air hour-long paid programming blocks overnights on Pursuit Channel of a pre-announced model’s demonstration after that date until mid-April 2017, when the company’s social media accounts went dormant, with its website following soon after.

Home Shop 18

HomeShop18 is an Indian online and on-air shopping channel owned by the Network 18 Group division of Reliance Industries.

Home Shopping Network

HSN, formerly Home Shopping Network, is an American broadcast, basic cable and satellite television network that is owned by Qurate Retail Group, which also owns catalog company Cornerstone Brands. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, the home shopping channel has former and current sister channels in several other countries. HSN also has an online outlet at

Mindy Grossman is a former CEO of the company. She became CEO of HSN in 2006, and aggressively reinvented and relaunched the brand. She took HSN public in 2008, and has overseen its multibillion-dollar retail portfolio and multimedia expansion. Grossman left HSNi in May 2017 to helm Weight Watchers.

Ideal World

Ideal World is a British free-to-view shopping channel whose sister shopping channels include Ideal Extra, Create and Craft and Craft Extra. It is owned by Ideal Shopping Direct Limited. The channel broadcasts from studios in Peterborough.


KCNZ-CD is a low-power digital Class A television station serving the San Francisco Bay Area. It broadcasts in ATSC on UHF channel 28 and is owned by CNZ Communications.

KCNZ-CD airs Evine (a shopping channel) on 28.1, HSN on 28.2, and Shop LC on 28.6. 28.4 is currently blank.

List of Malayalam-language television channels

This is a list of satellite television channels in Malayalam language (spoken in the Indian state of Kerala) broadcasting at least throughout Kerala state and in Middle East Countries. Besides these channels, there exist a number of local channels concentrating in a particular area or town in the region.

O Shopping

O Shopping (Korean: 오쇼핑) is a TV home shopping channel in the Philippines owned and operated by ACJ O Shopping Corporation, a joint-venture between media conglomerate ABS-CBN and South Korean TV home shopping company CJ ENM O Shopping Division. The channel was launched on October 14, 2013 and is available 24 hours daily on Sky Cable (channel 11; Metro Manila), Destiny Cable (channel 11; Metro Manila), Sky Direct (Channel 11; Nationwide) and on free-to-air digital terrestrial television via ABS-CBN's DTT transmitters. Its programs are also shown on ABS-CBN during overnight hours, as well as on the iWant online service. Prior to its 24-hour standalone channel launch on terrestrial television since July 30, 2018, O Shopping's programs were launched as part of BEAM TV's content lineup in 2014, as a short-lived afternoon block on state-run broadcaster People's Television Network (at that time as a way to fund its operations), and later via ABS-CBN TV Plus' encrypted channels 3 to 5 overnight from Monday to Thursday during their respective main programming downtime. As of 2016, O Shopping generates 2.2 million pesos in daily sales or 60 million pesos in monthly sales. About 70% of the product purchases on O Shopping are made via the cash on delivery payment, with a 5% cancellation rate.


QVC (an acronym for "Quality Value Convenience") is an American cable, satellite and broadcast television network, and flagship shopping channel specializing in televised home shopping that is owned by Qurate Retail Group. Founded in 1986 by Joseph Segel in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, QVC broadcasts to more than 350 million households in seven countries, including channels in the UK, Germany, Japan, and Italy, along with a joint venture in China with China National Radio called CNR Mall.


QVC UK is a television shopping channel broadcast from the United Kingdom to the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was formed in 1993 when QVC, Inc. agreed a deal with Sky TV to create a UK version of the US channel. "QVC — The Shopping Channel" first broadcast in the UK on 1 October 1993.

QVC Beauty

QVC Beauty is a digital television shopping channel broadcast in the United Kingdom, specializing in beauty products. It is the sister channel to QVC. The channel launched on Tuesday 26 October 2010 and is available on Freeview, Sky, Freesat and online.


Shoptime is a Brazilian home shopping channel, currently owned by and Globosat. The channel was founded in November 6, 1995. It is the most watched shopping channel in Brazil.

Ciro Bottini is a key-person in the channel, one of the longest-lasting presenters, presenting a program of computer and electronics since 1995.

TV6 (1994)

TV6 was a television channel started by Kinnevik as a channel aimed at women. The channel showed TV shows such as Ricki Lake and Dynasty. During the daytime, the shopping channel TVG would broadcast on the same channel as TV6.

In 1996 Kinnevik started the sports channel Sportkanalen, which broadcast on the same channel as TV6 during the weekend.

On February 2, 1998 the channel was rebranded as Viasat Nature/Crime.

The Shopping Channel

The Shopping Channel (also known as TSC) is a Canadian English language home shopping television channel owned by Rogers Media. The channel showcases various products which viewers can purchase either by telephone or internet.

The only time that TSC does not broadcast live or tape-delayed product demonstrations is on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Sale broadcasts was replaced by Christmas scenes with holiday music in the background until 2008, but have been replaced since with the TSC on-air personalities and celebrity guests sharing their Christmas memories. TSC usually ends live broadcasting for the Christmas holiday at about 4:00pm EST Christmas Eve, with taped sales segments airing from 4:00pm – 10:00pm EST. They go back to regular broadcasting at 10:00pm EST Christmas Day, with taped sales segments, and return to live broadcasting at 7:00am EST Boxing Day.As with most home shopping channels, the products are mainly aimed at a female audience. Products include those from such categories as fashion, beauty, home and garden, and electronics.

The Shopping Channel (New Zealand)

The Shopping Channel is a New Zealand 24/7 Infomercial channel which is broadcast on Sky satellite. The company was founded in 2010 and went live on 1 October 2012.The Shopping Channel was owned by entrepreneur Greg Partington and is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand.

Viasat Nature

Viasat Nature is a television channel owned by international media company, Viasat World LTD. The channel has a focus on animals and their owners, blue chip, classic wildlife, ER and animal rescue, the natural world, and parks and sanctuaries. Viasat Nature is a 24-hour channel, broadcasting in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa.

The channel has its origins in TV6, a Swedish women's channel started in 1994. In 1998, the channel was changed into a pan-Nordic pay channel showing nature documentaries from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. ("TV6 Nature World") and then action movies and series from 9 p.m. to midnight ("TV6 Action World"). In 2002, the channel was renamed and became Viasat Nature and Viasat Action.

Viasat Nature acquires programming from international distributors and production houses.

The content on Viasat Action was gradually shifted to include more crime series such as Law & Order and CSI. This strand was therefore rebranded into Viasat Crime on 1 October 2005. After several years as a six-hour channel, Viasat Nature/Crime extended its broadcasting hours on 1 February 2007. Viasat Nature would now broadcast from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. when Viasat Crime took over and broadcast until midnight.

The channel has timeshared with many channels over the years. In its early years, the shopping channel TVG filled up much of the daytime schedule. In 1996, the sports channel Sportkanalen was broadcasting in the weekends. From 1997, Playboy TV has broadcast on the channel after midnight. Nickelodeon Scandinavia started broadcasting from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. later on and continued to do so until 2007 when Viasat Nature extended its broadcasting hours.

In Central and Eastern Europe, Viasat Nature timeshares with Boomerang CEE from 8:00 PM CET to 5:00 AM CET.


Yesshop (stylised as YESSHOP) was a New Zealand shopping channel. The channel was based on the South Korean model of home shopping.

The channel originally launched in New Zealand on free-to-air television and pay television on 4 November 2013. The channel expanded to Australia via pay television provider Foxtel, launching on 29 February 2016, and later a short-lived run on regional free-to-air television via Southern Cross Austereo on 1 August 2016.Yesshop's owner, Yes Retail, made the decision to cease trading on 29 September 2016 citing lack of funds to pay wages and the company's current losses of approximately 20 million dollars. Employees' contracts were terminated the same day.

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