|Launched||4 December 1995 (Pay TV)
24 September 2012 (free-to-air)
|Network||Network Ten (free-to-air)|
|Owned by||Direct Group Pty Ltd
Ten Network Holdings
|Picture format||anamorphic 576i (SDTV)|
|Slogan||Your Ultimate Shopping Destination|
|Headquarters||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Formerly called||The Value Channel|
|TEN Sydney (DVB-T)||1574 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|ATV Melbourne (DVB-T)||1590 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|TVQ Brisbane/Gold Coast (DVB-T)||1606 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|ADS Adelade (DVB-T)||1622 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|NEW Perth/Mandurah (DVB-T)||1670 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|New Zealand (DVB-T)||1419 on UHF band IV|
|Freeview Ten owned (virtual)||14|
|Freeview Ten affilate (virtual)||54|
|Freeview New Zealand (virtual)||20|
|VAST (virtual)||14 or 54|
|Telstra T-Box/iTVSN Live||920 and itvsn.com.au via RTSP|
(TVSN) Television Shopping Network is an Australian home shopping channel. It is owned by parent company Innovations Direct Pty Ltd, a home shopping company based in Sydney, which also owns sister channel Expo. It is part of the national Ten Network in Australia.
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TVSN began broadcasting in 1995 from their Lane Cove, Sydney headquarters. It was soon listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1999 after sustaining some growth. In 2004, the network was acquired by Innovations Direct Pty Ltd, an Australian-based home shopping company which produces a number of direct catalogue publications, including Innovations and Homecare magazines. Channel operations soon moved to new facilities in Frenchs Forest alongside the parent company.
Some Australian pay television services carry TVSN as part of their basic subscription package. These services include Foxtel, Austar and Optus TV. It was previously carried by Neighbourhood Cable. The channel is also available free to air via the Optus C1 satellite. In addition, the company's website broadcasts a live video stream (using Microsoft's version of RTSP) of the channel. In September 2012, TVSN became available (taken from the FoxTel satellite channel) on free-to-air to metropolitan viewers after Network Ten and TVSN partnered to broadcast the channel as a datacast service on LCN 14. In December 2012, regional Network Ten affiliate Southern Cross Ten began broadcasting the channel to regional viewers on LCN 54. From August 20, 2013, Kordia began broadcasting a localized version of the channel on LCN 20 to a national New Zealand audience on the Freeview (New Zealand) terrestrial service, which is taken from the encrypted SKY TV (New Zealand) satellite channel launched at the same time.
- Expo - TVSN's sister home shopping channel.
- Shopping channels - A list of home shopping channels worldwide.
- Andrew, By (5 December 1995). "New TV channel for those born to shop". Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 2. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
- Butler, Grant (24 May 1996). "HK Investors Buy Oz Pay-TV Station". Broadcast (Sydney, Australia): 11.
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- "Delisted.com.au - TVSN Limited Company Profile".
- "TVSN - Corporate Information".
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