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ShopNBC - ShopHQ

Started 1369274248.68 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1369330708.127 by moonstone dunes

Anyone else get an email revealing that ShopNBC is soon going to be called ShopHQ? Note the new name has a Q for one shopping channel and an H for another. What is going on? Did NBC want to distance itself from a shopping channel?

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croemer1369274652.9173982 PostsRegistered 1/29/2009

Hmm...haven't heard this??

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SLCchick1369274732.887389 PostsRegistered 9/28/2011
I got the email too...maybe shopping head quarters?

DorothyToo1369274768.911450 PostsRegistered 8/9/2012East of Big D, TX

Or maybe ShopNBC wanted to distance itself from NBC? Just guessing...hadn't heard & I get their emails.

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willdob31369274962.17710285 PostsRegistered 10/31/2010

If I got one I deleted it unread.

Lindsays G­randma1369275322.4934244 PostsRegistered 5/3/2007Arizona, formerly San Fernando Valley, CA

I've been with them since they were Value Vision and they didn't send me a notice. If what they are saying is true I think it is because they want to distance themselves from NBC

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willdob31369275358.0110285 PostsRegistered 10/31/2010

I take that back. I got the email. I did not delete it - it was delivered to my deleted box. I hate hotmail.

ShopHQ = Shopping HeadQuarters

Hudsongrl1369277919.907524 PostsRegistered 12/3/2006
I got tbe notice and just read on facebook Chuck Clemency has a big announcement Friday nite? Wonder if he is leaving and coming to QVC? Just thinking aloud.

chandeliers1369278234.974357 PostsRegistered 3/5/2008

I hope it's that it wanted to distance itself from NBC.

Wonder if they are going to have any good deals like a grand opening. LOL

willdob31369278425.63710285 PostsRegistered 10/31/2010

From a news article earlier today:

"ValueVision Media announced Wednesday that it will rebrand its consumer-direct retail network as ShopHQ, dropping the ShopNBC name it has used for more than a decade....

..."It's always been our intention to go out there and create our own brand," COO Carol Steinberg said, adding that the company's NBC branding exhibited "a little bit of a disconnect with our business -- they're broadcasting, and we're retail."

The rebranding also will save the company $4 million a year in licensing fees, which Steinberg said will be invested in its operating budget.

ValueVision has been operating under the ShopNBC name since 2001...."


NewNail1369278638.4432164 PostsRegistered 10/31/2011Los Angeles, CA
Interesting ... they were licensing to use the NBC name. I purposely didnt order from them because I detest NBC the network.

yellowkitty1369278668.49942 PostsRegistered 10/1/2006va

Yea got the email

Lindsays G­randma1369286932.544244 PostsRegistered 5/3/2007Arizona, formerly San Fernando Valley, CA

ShopHQ = Shop Head Quarters? You think?

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Trix1369287484.6433411 PostsRegistered 7/28/2005Chicago, IL

I received the email. I don't like the the name ShopHQ, but it certainly sounds better than ShopNBC. ShopNBC always resonated with me like it should be the name of the gift shop for NBC TV shows memorabilia.

Trix

feline fine1369301608.6133178 PostsRegistered 9/4/2012where Phillies fans rule
On 5/22/2013 Lindsays Grandma said:

ShopHQ = Shop Head Quarters? You think?

I think it's meant to be "(your) shopping headquarters".

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wackers1369305757.546899 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007SW

I agree that it sounds like "your shopping headquarters" which isn't a bad choice. And why pay those licensing fees to the tune of 4 mil when you can keep that money in house for far better use.

StarChild1369320860.9831865 PostsRegistered 4/26/2008NYC
On 5/22/2013 Trix said:

I received the email. I don't like the the name ShopHQ, but it certainly sounds better than ShopNBC. ShopNBC always resonated with me like it should be the name of the gift shop for NBC TV shows memorabilia.

Same here.

I got what ShopHQ stood for; I just thought it ironic that the new name they chose has both an H and a Q like their rivals.

Thanx willdob3 for posting the explanation.

Like Jack Benny, I'm 39 and holding ;)

LipstickDi­va1369322135.1237337 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005On the Lake in Ohio
On 5/22/2013 Hudsongrl said: I got tbe notice and just read on facebook Chuck Clemency has a big announcement Friday nite? Wonder if he is leaving and coming to QVC? Just thinking aloud.

Good God I hope not! We will never get the deals. I cannot imagine Chuck ever leaving that place.

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pupcakes1369322874.01721207 PostsRegistered 7/29/2006

I rarely watch Shop. It seems everytime I turn it on they are selling watches.

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beckyb10121369323215.1971733 PostsRegistered 10/24/2007Tyler Texas

I have always wondered if Chuck's items are good quality for the price point he offers. I have been watching ShopNBC for several years but have only ordered one invicta watch and a Sonia Bitton ring, love both! Need to give Chuck a chance, if he stays.

Becky

depglass1369329407.6623655 PostsRegistered 11/14/2006

If Chuck Clemency were leaving and coming to QVC, they certainly wouldn't let him announce it on SNBC. Couldn't it just be that's he's got the TS? Couldn't it just be the intro of a new stone? I think everyone is making too much out of this.

catprincess1369329946.8272365 PostsRegistered 4/9/2007Rocky Mountains

I think the new name is to confuse people into thinking that they are shopping at HSN or QVC! ShopNBC was always at the bottom of the list. I don't know how they make any money constantly selling watches! I doubt Chuck would leave and come to QVC-they don't offer any incentives to buy jewelry-it is all overpriced & very seldom has any flex pays, I never buy jewelry at QVC. It is closer to his home in New Jersey though!

moonstone ­dunes1369330708.1272151 PostsRegistered 11/6/2011

The new name is hokey, but thats just my .02. Seems likely SHOP would be paying mucho $$$$ extra licensing fees to Comcast to continue using "NBC" in its nameplate. Also, many many consumer complaints linked to SHOPNBC on the internet - bad for Comcast /NBC.

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