QVC® and HSN®, world leaders in multiplatform video commerce (“vCommerce”), have launched their free, interactive streaming shopping service on VIZIO (NYSE: VZIO) Smart TVs. The QVC+ and HSN+ combined streaming experience offers millions of VIZIO users QVC and HSN’s most robust video commerce experience, with live, on-demand and streaming-only content together in one, easy-to-use, fully shoppable app. It is currently the first and only livestream shopping app on VIZIO that allows customers to complete purchases within the app, while combining multiple channels of live content with video on demand. QVC and HSN are part of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, QRTEB, QRTEP).
The QVC+ and HSN+ streaming experience combines QVC and HSN’s five linear broadcast channels – QVC, QVC2, QVC3, HSN and HSN2, offering 50+ hours a day of live vCommerce content – with three digital-only linear channels (In the Kitchen, Fashion Finds and Outdoor Escape) and approximately 200+ original, streaming-only show episodes, including programs like “In the Spirit with Lindsay and Curtis,” with Michelin-starred-chef Curtis Stone and his wife, actress Lindsay Price-Stone, “Design School with Ballard Designs,” featuring top-notch interior design experts, and “My Best Friend’s Kitchen with Gaby Dalkin,” with chef and influencer Gaby Dalkin.
“QVC+ and HSN+ brings our most comprehensive livestream shopping experience to VIZIO Smart TV users,” said David Apostolico, SVP, Platform Strategy, Development & Distribution, vCommerce Ventures at Qurate Retail GroupSM. “We already have many fans enjoying QVC and HSN on VIZIO WatchFree+. Now, VIZIO users can access our live, on-demand and streaming-only content all together in one place, making it even easier to discover and shop the products they love.”
“We believe that shopping is an integral part of our daily lives, and we are committed to bringing convenience and innovation to VIZIO Smart TVs,” said Chris Tanquary, Senior Director of Business Development at VIZIO. “With the addition of the QVC+ and HSN+ shopping app, VIZIO users will have seamless access to a world of curated products and shopping experiences in both live and on-demand formats.”
To help VIZIO users access the QVC+ and HSN+ streaming app more easily, the app will have featured placement on the home page for the first three months following the launch. VIZIO’s operating system powers endless entertainment options for millions of households right out of the box, including movies and TV shows, sports, kids and family, news, interests and lifestyle, gaming, and more.
This launch reflects Qurate Retail Group’s strategic initiative to expand the reach of its original vCommerce experiences across new media and digital platforms. The QVC+ and HSN+ streaming experience is available to more than 100 million internet-connected homes across the U.S. QVC has been the first livestream shopping channel on multiple streaming services. QVC and HSN reach more than 200 million homes globally via 14 linear TV channels, which are widely available on cable/satellite TV, free over-the-air TV, and digital livestreaming TV. QVC and HSN also reach millions of homes via websites, mobile apps and social pages.
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