ShopHQ

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ShopHQ
ShopHQ logo.png
Launched 1991
Owned by ValueVision Media
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
Formerly called ValueVision (1991-2001)
ShopNBC (2001-2013)
Website ShopHQ.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Available in most markets Check local listings for stations
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 316 & 73 (SD only)
Dish Network Channel 134 & 228 (SD only)
Cable
Verizon FiOS Channel 157 (SD only)
Available on most U.S. cable providers Check local listings for channels
Streaming media
Live Stream Watch live
Digital media receiver Roku

ShopHQ (rendered as SHQP), is an American cable, satellite and broadcast television network that is owned by ValueVision Media. The channel is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.[1] The home shopping channel's main competitors are HSN and QVC.

The network was originally founded as ValueVision in June of 1990 and began broadcasting in 1991.[citation needed]

In 2000, after NBC purchased a share of the company, ValueVision became known as ShopNBC and took on the use of the entertainment enterprise’s peacock and logo.[2]

ShopNBC logo, used from 2000 to 2009. The name was retired in 2013.

Due to economic uncertainty and NBCUniversal's upcoming possible merger with Comcast, reports surfaced that NBC would sell its stake in ValueVision; NBCUniversal formally announced that it would sell its stake back to ValueVision Media in May 2010, which would have forced a change in the channel's name,[3] but the company decided to retain the stake in June 2010 for the time being.[4]

In May 2013, ValueVision finally acquired NBCUniversal's financial stake in the company,and renamed the network as ShopHQ in February 2014.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mahoney, Kevin (May 23, 2013). "ValueVision Drops ShopNBC Name, Swings To A Profit". Twin Cities Business. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Valuevision vamping NBC brand". Broadcasting & Cable. February 23, 2001. Retrieved June 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ NBC to Sell Stake in ShopNBC, MultiChannel News, May 20, 2010
  4. ^ Brooks Suzukamo, Leslie (June 24, 2010). "NBC holding on to ValueVision stake, for now". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved June 25, 2010. 

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