TVSN

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TVSN
The TVSN shopping bag logo
Launched 4 December 1995[1] (Pay TV)
24 September 2012 (free-to-air)
Network Network Ten (free-to-air)
Owned by Direct Group Pty Ltd
Picture format Anamorphic 576i (SDTV)
Slogan Your Ultimate Shopping Destination
Country Australia
Language English
Headquarters Sydney, New South Wales
Formerly called The Value Channel[2]
Sister channel(s) Expo Channel
Website tvsn.com.au
Availability
Terrestrial
TEN Sydney (DVB-T) 1574 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)[3]
ATV Melbourne (DVB-T) 1590 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)
TVQ Brisbane/Gold Coast (DVB-T) 1606 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)
ADS Adelaide (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 affiliate (virtual) 54
Freeview New Zealand (virtual) 20
Satellite
Foxtel/Austar (virtual) 176
VAST (virtual) 14 or 54
Cable
Foxtel/Austar/Optus (virtual) 176
Neighbourhood Cable 4
Streaming media
Telstra T-Box/iTVSN Live 920 and itvsn.com.au via RTSP

Television Shopping Network (TVSN) is an Australian home shopping channel. It is owned by parent company Direct Group, a home shopping company based in Sydney, which also owns sister channel Expo.[4]

History[edit]

TVSN began broadcasting in 1995 from their Lane Cove, Sydney headquarters.[5] 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.[6] Channel operations soon moved to new facilities in Frenchs Forest alongside the parent company.

Availability[edit]

Former logo

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.[7] In addition, the company's website broadcasts a live video stream of the channel.
In September 2012, TVSN became available to free-to-air to metropolitan viewers after Network Ten and TVSN partnered to broadcast the channel as a datacast service on LCN 14.[8] In December 2012, regional Network Ten affiliate Southern Cross Ten began broadcasting the channel to regional viewers on LCN 54.
From 20 August 2013, Kordia began broadcasting a localised 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.

Current presenters[edit]

Female[edit]

  • Ali Mutch
  • Alyssa-Jane Cook
  • Amanda Lovett
  • Carla King-Turner
  • Emma Grant
  • Helen Stevenson
  • Justine Diana
  • Marnie Meredith
  • Moira McLean
  • Nikki Vincent
  • Sarah Vandenburg
  • Suzie MacKenzie

Male[edit]

  • Geoff Cowan
  • Jamie Malcolm
  • Lee Bradley
  • Peter Mason

Past presenters[edit]

Past presenters on TVSN including:

  • Di Turner
  • Karen Ledbury
  • Lorelle Creek
  • Louisa Albiero
  • Malvadee McIver
  • Mark Pickett
  • Nikki Raco
  • Paul Bridges
  • Tim Stackpool

See also[edit]

  • Expo – TVSN's sister home shopping channel.
  • Shopping channels – A list of home shopping channels worldwide.
  • Network Ten – Free to air broadcast partner.

External links[edit]

References[edit]