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QVC2 BeautyiQ

Website qvc.com

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Terrestrial

QVC
QVC
Over the Air x.5 on most Ion Television
Ion Television
owned-and-operated stations, also on:

KAUO-LD 15.5 Amarillo, TX KAXT-CD 1.3 San Francisco, CA KBCB
KBCB
24.3 Bellingham, WA KBTV-CD 8.4 Sacramento, CA KBZC-LD 42.5 Enid, OK KEEN-CD 17.6 Las Vegas, NV KGPT-LD
KGPT-LD
26.8 Wichita, KS KISA-LD 40.5 San Antonio, TX KKJB
KKJB
39.5 Boise, ID KOPX 62.5 Oklahoma City, OK KPTN-LD 7.3 St. Louis, MO KUSE-LD 46.4 Seattle, WA KUVM-CD
KUVM-CD
34.3 Houston, TX KVAT-LD 17.1 Austin, TX KXLA 44.1 Los Angeles, CA KYNM-CD
KYNM-CD
30.5 Albuquerque, NM W16CC-D 16.5 West Gate, FL WBGT-CD
WBGT-CD
46.6 Rochester, NY WEPA-CD 59.2 Pittsburgh, PA WTXL 27.4 Tallahassee, FL WUDL-LD 19.5; QVC
QVC
Plus available on 19.6 Detroit, MI WPXD
WPXD
31.5 Detroit, MI WWTD-LD 49.3 Washington, D.C. WYBN-LD
WYBN-LD
14.6 Colbeskill, NY

Satellite

DirecTV 70, 275 and 317 (HD/SD)

Dish Network 137 (HD/SD)

Cable

Available on most cable systems Consult your local cable provider for channel availability

IPTV

AT&T U-Verse 1420 (HD) 420 (SD)

Streaming media

QVC Live Stream

QVC
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
QVC
broadcasts to more than 350 million households in seven countries as QVC
QVC
US, QVC
QVC
UK, QVC
QVC
Germany, QVC Japan, QVC
QVC
Italy, QVC/CNR (China) and QVC
QVC
France.[2]

Contents

1 History

1.1 QVC2 1.2 Beauty iQ

2 Operations

2.1 Headquarters 2.2 QVC
QVC
US 2.3 QVC
QVC
UK 2.4 QVC
QVC
Germany 2.5 QVC
QVC
Japan 2.6 QVC
QVC
Italy 2.7 QVC
QVC
France 2.8 QVC/CNR (China)

3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History[edit]

QVC's former logo used from 1994 until September 16, 2007.

QVC
QVC
was founded on June 13, 1986, by Joseph Segel. One of the first brands to sign a two-year deal with QVC
QVC
for its products was Sears.[3] The channel's first live broadcast took place at 7:30 p.m. ET on November 24, of that year, reaching 7.6 million cable television homes; the first item sold was a "Windsor Shower Companion" shower radio, presented by host John Eastman (Bob Bowersox was the first host seen on-screen).[4] The corporation later set a new record for first full-year fiscal sales for a new public company of $112 million.[5] Initially broadcast live from 7:30 p.m. until midnight ET each weekday and all day on Saturdays and Sundays, the channel extended its live programming to 24 hours in January 1987. In 1989, QVC
QVC
acquired its top competitor, the Cable Value Network (CVN), founded by Irwin L. Jacobs. The $380 million deal contributed to a loss of $17 million during the next fiscal quarter, and then led to difficulties in the couple of years that followed.[6] On February 2, 1995, Comcast
Comcast
purchased a majority shareholder stake in QVC, Inc., taking control of the corporation. That year, QVC
QVC
kicked off the "Quest for America's Best: 50 in 50 Tour," a 50-week nationwide product search. Q2, a separate channel for more upscale shoppers, was founded in 1994 but abandoned in 1996.[7] QVC.com was started in 1996 as iQVC.[8] In 1998, two former hosts filed a class-action lawsuit against QVC, claiming that they were discriminated against by the shopping channel based on their race. The lawsuit went on to state that QVC
QVC
refused to allow non-white hosts any permanent daytime/primetime spots, which relegated them to the overnight hours, otherwise known as the "graveyard shift." Because of this, the non-white hosts were paid considerably less than the white hosts.[9][10] In July 2003, Comcast
Comcast
sold its majority share to Liberty Media. On September 23, 2007, QVC
QVC
U.S. rebranded itself, changing its logo on-air and online. The rebranding was accompanied by an advertising campaign with the tagline "iQdoU?" ("I shop QVC, do you?") that had preceded the rebrand with billboards in major U.S. cities. The iQdoU? campaign also included a "teaser" website.[11][12] QVC
QVC
was the first shopping network to offer a native high-definition simulcast channel in May 2009. The 4:3 cut for its standard definition feed in this 16:9 presentation is made to the right of the screen rather than on both sides of the 4:3 frame, allowing the network to place its graphics fully to the left and lower portions of the screen to maximize camera presentation space. On September 30, 2010, at 11 p.m., QVC
QVC
began broadcasting in Italy, both on satellite and through digital terrestrial television. In 2012, QVC
QVC
partnered with China National Radio
China National Radio
to take over operations of its home shopping network and associated internet e-commerce site. Its initial reach was reported to be 35 million households. In 2013, QVC
QVC
partnered with Ion Media Networks
Ion Media Networks
to bring its programming to broadcast television, through Ion Television. QVC
QVC
began to be carried as the fifth digital subchannel on most Ion Television owned-and-operated stations beginning on August 5, 2013; due to technical limitations caused by the number of subchannels Ion requires its stations to carry, QVC
QVC
is carried in a squeezed full-screen 4:3 format and is transmitted in standard definition. The channel is also broadcast on digital subchannels of low-powered television stations in selected areas. The broadcast service is branded as " QVC
QVC
Over the Air", with an accompanying on-screen bug appearing on the lower right corner of the screen during the network's programming. The owner of television shopping network QVC
QVC
announced it is paying $2.4 billion to buy Internet retailer Zulily,[13] a flash-sales pioneer that has struggled recently with slowing sales gains.[14] On July 6, 2017, QVC's parent company, Liberty Interactive, announced its intention to purchase the remaining 62% of stock it didn't already own of HSN, the rival home shopping channel. The all-stock deal is valued at $2.1 billion ($40.36 a share).[15][16][17] QVC2[edit]

QVC2

Launched August 22, 2013; 4 years ago (2013-08-22)

Slogan more of what you love

Formerly called QVC
QVC
Plus

Sister channel(s) (see above)

Website qvc.com

Availability

Satellite

DirecTV 76, 79 and 315

Dish Network 255

Streaming media

Live Stream

On August 22, 2013, QVC
QVC
launched a timeshift channel called QVC
QVC
Plus (the first such channel operated by a home shopping network), made available initially on cable provider Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks
and satellite provider DirecTV, which broadcasts the channel's programming on a three-hour tape delay.[18] On April 1, 2017, QVC
QVC
Plus was rebranded as QVC2 as a destination for more live programming.[19] Beauty iQ[edit]

Beauty iQ

Launched October 31, 2016; 16 months ago (2016-10-31)

Slogan Know your beauty.

Sister channel(s) (see above)

Website qvc.com

Availability

Satellite

DirecTV 318

Dish Network 73

Cable

Available on some cable systems Consult your local cable provider for channel availability

Streaming media

Live Stream

On October 25, 2016, QVC
QVC
announced the creation of Beauty iQ, a female-oriented television channel based entirely on beauty products. The network was launched on both DirecTV
DirecTV
and Dish Network
Dish Network
on October 31, 2016. Operations[edit] All of QVC's operations (U.S., UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, and China) run 24 hours a day, although live programming hours vary between each region. Headquarters[edit] QVC
QVC
has its headquarters in West Chester, Pennsylvania
West Chester, Pennsylvania
by U.S. Route 202.[20][21] The $100 million QVC
QVC
Studio Park complex, located on an 80 acres (32 ha) plot of land, opened in 1997.[22] QVC
QVC
US[edit]

QVC
QVC
Outlet store in Frazer, Pennsylvania

QVC's U.S. operations are based in the Studio Park complex, which houses its corporate headquarters, studio and broadcasting facilities. Studio Park is the former corporate offices of Commodore Business Machines. Call center facilities are located in Chesapeake, Virginia, and San Antonio, Texas. QVC's distribution centers are located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Suffolk, Virginia; Florence, South Carolina; Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
and Ontario, California. Its 2013 sales were worth $5.84 billion.[23] QVC
QVC
U.S. also operates a retail store at their Studio Park complex, and two outlet stores in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
and Frazer, Pennsylvania.[24] QVC
QVC
broadcasts live in the United States
United States
24/7, 364 days a year to more than 100 million households, and ranks as the number two television network in terms of revenue (#1 in home shopping networks), with sales in 2015 giving a net revenue of $8.7 billion. The only day on which QVC
QVC
does not broadcast its usual format is Christmas, when the station runs a taped telecast of the West Chester Christmas
Christmas
Parade and other pre-recorded programming. Every year the " QVC
QVC
Presents 'FFANY Shoes on Sale'" event is broadcast in which donated designer shoes are sold at half the suggested retail price and 80% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research and education. It is organized with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York, which runs a coinciding Shoes on Sale initiative along with an awards gala.[25][26][27][28] QVC
QVC
UK[edit] Main article: QVC
QVC
(UK) QVC
QVC
UK was launched on October 1, 1993. QVC
QVC
UK's headquarters and broadcasting facilities are in Chiswick Park, West London. Call centre and distribution warehouse are situated in Knowsley, Merseyside. QVC UK also runs two outlet stores, one in Warrington, the other in Shrewsbury. QVC
QVC
UK also operates three channels made up mostly of rerun segments from the live channel, QVC
QVC
Beauty, QVC
QVC
Extra and QVC Style. The company's UK sales in 2013 were worth $660 million.[23] QVC
QVC
UK's main channel broadcasts live 17 hours a day, 364 days a year. For the seven 'non-live' hours a day and on one day a year, Christmas Day, the main channel shows rerun segments from the live channel. QVC
QVC
Germany[edit] Main article: QVC
QVC
Germany QVC
QVC
Germany, incorporated in Düsseldorf, runs call centre operations from sites in Bochum
Bochum
and Kassel, whilst distribution is handled from a dedicated warehouse in Hückelhoven. The company's 2013 sales were worth $970 million.[23] QVC Germany
QVC Germany
broadcasts live 17 hours a day, 363.5 days a year (the channel goes off-air on Christmas
Christmas
Eve (with no programming after noon) and Christmas
Christmas
Day). QVC
QVC
has two additional channels in Germany, QVC
QVC
2 and QVC
QVC
Style. QVC
QVC
Japan[edit] QVC
QVC
Japan is based in Makuhari, where its corporate headquarters and call center facility are located. Distribution facilities are in Sakura City. The company's 2013 sales were worth $1.02 billion.[23] QVC
QVC
Italy[edit] QVC
QVC
Italy
Italy
was launched in October 2010.[29] QVC
QVC
Italy's headquarters and broadcasting facilities are located at Brugherio, near Milan. The company's 2013 sales were worth $130 million.[23] QVC
QVC
Italy
Italy
broadcasts live 17 hours a day (although the channel runs 24 hours a day), 364 days a year. The primary distribution platforms for QVC
QVC
Italy
Italy
are digital terrestrial television and satellite. QVC
QVC
France[edit] In the summer of 2015, QVC
QVC
launched in France.[30] Before the launch, the company said it expected to create about 200 jobs in its first two years in the country. A studio center in suburban Paris produces the channel's content, which was available initially online, on mobile devices and on major satellite TV, cable TV and internet TV - with other platforms due to carry the signal 'very soon'.[31] The channel's corporate website said QVC
QVC
stood for: Qualité, Valeur, Confiance, replacing convenience with (the French for) confidence.[23] QVC/CNR (China)[edit] QVC/CNR (China) is based in Beijing and operates both a television broadcast and associated e-commerce website cnrmall.com. The China operation is a 51/49 joint venture between state-owned China National Radio and QVC, based on the pre-existing CNR channel reaching 35 million households, with plans to grow to 195 million households that have digital cable.[32] Chinese law prohibits private control of television stations, so this is the maximum position QVC
QVC
can hold in its Chinese operations. QVC/CNR broadcasts live programming 12 hours a day and then replays the previous 12-hour segment.[citation needed] The company's 2013 sales were worth $110 million.[23] See also[edit]

Philadelphia portal Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
portal Companies portal Television portal

Diamonique Evine
Evine
– One of QVC's primary competitors in the United States Home Shopping Network
Home Shopping Network
– One of QVC's former primary competitors in the United States, which QVC
QVC
recently acquired Paramount v. QVC

References[edit]

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QVC
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QVC
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Sears
Gets into Video Shopping". nytimes.com. 1986-11-15. Retrieved 2017-06-26.  ^ "QVC's First Broadcast 11/24/86". YouTube. Retrieved February 3, 2013.  ^ About QVC, About QVC ^ "Biography". Home.comcast.net. 2 November 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2013.  ^ Rozansky, Michael L. (2 February 1996). " QVC
QVC
Is Making Plans To Change Its Second Channel: The Channel Had Sought To Appeal To Younger, More Affluent Shoppers; It Failed To Meet That Goal". Philly.com. Retrieved 15 February 2015.  ^ Archive.org, QVC.com on 22 December 1996. ^ Sean Sexton. "Lawsuit Alleges Pattern of Racism at QVC
QVC
- Direct Marketing News". Dmnews.com. Retrieved 3 February 2013.  ^ " QVC
QVC
official denies any racism A suit contends Jack Comstock treated minorities badly. He told the jury about his criteria for hosts. - Philly.com". Articles.philly.com. 7 June 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2013.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 1, 2007. Retrieved September 23, 2007.  ^ "Press Releases - Philadelphia Business Journal". Philadelphia.bizjournals.com. 23 September 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2013.  ^ " QVC
QVC
owner to buy Zulily
Zulily
shopping site for $2.4 billion". CNET. CBS Interactive. 17 August 2015.  ^ Reuters Editorial (17 August 2015). "UPDATE 3- Liberty Interactive
Liberty Interactive
to buy online retailer Zulily
Zulily
in $2.4 bln deal". Reuters.  ^ " QVC
QVC
to Acquire Rival HSN for More Than $2 Billion". The Wall Street Journal (Press release). 6 July 2017.  ^ " QVC
QVC
buying longtime rival Home Shopping Network
Home Shopping Network
in deal valued at $2.1 billion" (Press release). CNBC. 6 July 2017.  ^ Isidore, Chris (6 Jul 2017). " QVC
QVC
buying rival Home Shopping Network". CNN Money. Retrieved 6 July 2017.  ^ QVC
QVC
Launches Second Linear Channel, Multichannel News, 23 August 2013. ^ "Affiliate Distribution & marketing A Subsidiary of QVC".  ^ "Directions to QVC
QVC
Studio Park." QVC. Retrieved 11 August 2010. ^ "West Goshen township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
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Archived June 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 August 2010. ^ "Touring QVC'S Scene Of The Sale Entertainment and Retailing Meet in West Goshen Twp." The Philadelphia Inquirer. 17 August 1997. D01 Business. Retrieved 11 August 2010. ^ a b c d e f g "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.  ^ QVC
QVC
Retail Stores, QVC
QVC
Retail Stores ^ " QVC
QVC
presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" 2016". jimmyfund.org. Retrieved 21 February 2016.  ^ "Best Foot Forward: 16th Annual QVC
QVC
Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale"". jimmyfund.org. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2016.  ^ Jennie Bell (22 October 2015). " QVC
QVC
Will Broadcast Its 'FFANY Shoes on Sale' Telethon
Telethon
Tonight". footwearnews.com. Retrieved 21 February 2016.  ^ Chloe Melas (16 September 2015). "Cheryl Burke Teams Up With QVC
QVC
To Fight Breast Cancer In A Fashionable Way". hollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 21 February 2016.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 23, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011.  ^ " QVC
QVC
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QVC
expands in China through joint venture - MarketWatch, New York, 20 March 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2015.

External links[edit]

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