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Does the U.S. need another TV shopping network?

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/home-shopping-pioneer-spearheads-new-network-extend-fashion-d...

 

Does the U.S. Really need another TV shopping network? According to this Hollywood Reporter article it looks like a former executive at both QVC and HSN wants to start up a new mobile TV network for brands to "drop" or sell their new merchandise cutting the hassle for the vendor or merchant.

 

Uhm, Ok.

 

 

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Re: Does the U.S. need another TV shopping network?

The more competition the lower the prices.

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Re: Does the U.S. need another TV shopping network?

possibly but QVC doesn't use that rule

 

 

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Re: Does the U.S. need another TV shopping network?


@TY1 wrote:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/home-shopping-pioneer-spearheads-new-network-extend-fashion-d...

 

Does the U.S. Really need another TV shopping network? According to this Hollywood Reporter article it looks like a former executive at both QVC and HSN wants to start up a new mobile TV network for brands to "drop" or sell their new merchandise cutting the hassle for the vendor or merchant.

 

Uhm, Ok.

 

 


day late

dollar short

10 or 5 years ago maybe

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Re: Does the U.S. need another TV shopping network?

@TY1   I read the entire article and thank you for providing it.  Just my take:  It doesn't sound like just another shopping channel.  Might very well succeed with the young--attached to their on the go electronics and untethered from cable.

 

The "pop-ups" happen frequently in the mega urban areas and even smaller cities near Universities that have a concentration of young adults.  He's coordinating the pop-ups for big name retail, throwing in an intimate physical site, and you'll notice it is not going to engage in discounts if I interpreted it correctly.

 

If I had lots of spare cash I would be tempted to invest if he was looking for investors.

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Re: Does the U.S. need another TV shopping network?

@TY1 I'm at the wrong stage of life to want to buy much of anything just to have it, so my opinion doesn't count for much so I'll just say I personally am 99% unlikely to head to another channel.

 

 

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Re: Does the U.S. need another TV shopping network?

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The way I read it is that it isn't a shopping channel in the way that HSN and QVC are shopping channels.  It's nothing like that.  It's a whole new concept and I think it's not going to be for someone who is looking for a bargain or something they can get elsewhere.   

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Re: Does the U.S. need another TV shopping network?

Personally, I don't buy much from the shopping channels that exist so for me, the answer is "No."

 

BTW I did not read the article.

 

 

 

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Re: Does the U.S. need another TV shopping network?

I don't know if they do or not. But thank God ,we live in a free country,  and people are free to follow their dreams. Good luck to them

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Re: Does the U.S. need another TV shopping network?

  The article sounds interesting.However, the new network would not present any value to the consumer just convenience.It specifically stated that it would not discount prices at all. It would just be a way to get new products out there.

  I guess for those that aren’t looking for a good deal but rather a specific item that would work.