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Aurelius Acquires Ideal Shopping Direct


AURELIUS Alpha Limited, a subsidiary of Europe-wide AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA, announces the acquisition of Ideal Shopping Direct, a UK-leading multi-channel home shopping provider Blackstone known. Silence has been agreed on financial details.....more

Controversial New Lifestyle Book ‘Primal Cure’ Released


Released on 1st May 2018, Primal Cure is a straight-talking lifestyle book, focusing on why you should change the way you think, eat and exercise forever. Available at high street retailers and on Amazon for £24:00 RRP.


Primal Cure is based on the work and life experience of entrepreneur and fitness guru Steve Bennett. Founder of GEMS TV, Steve is evangelical about the three core principles of Primal Cure. By adopting a primal eating regime, fasting intermittently and using his MOMMS (Max Out – Move More – Sprint) exercise approach, results.....more

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Create and Craft’s August Bank Holiday Blockbuster Event


Create and Craft are inviting you to the premiere of their smash-hit summer Blockbuster event launching on Wednesday 22nd August and running until Monday 27th August for an extended Bank Holiday Weekend of irresistible offers. This Blockbuster event will be showcasing Create and Craft’s leading brands, and bringing you their star products at their best.....more

Debbi Moore receives six-figure investment to expand across the pond


A six figure investment from NPIF - FW Capital Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), is helping Debbi Moore Designs expand.....more

Fruugo, the rapidy growing global marketplace, appoints Mike Hancox, former CEO of Shop Direct, Otto UK and Ideal Shopping Direct, as Chairman, the fast growing global marketplace platform is delighted to announce that Mike Hancox, previously CEO of Ideal Shopping Direct and former CEO of Shop Direct and former CEO of Otto UK (part of the world’s largest home shopping group), has been appointed as Chairman of Limited.....more

Shannon Beador's Food Line Just Scored a Nom for "Burger of the Year"


The Real Housewives of Orange County entrepreneur shares the down-to-earth diet and fitness tips that really work.


Shannon Beador is kicking butt in the gym — and on the grill. The Real Housewives of Orange County mom is on a major health kick, and has shaved off close to 30 pounds by exercising daily and eating clean. In fact, the RHOC pal has even made it her business to stick to a.....more

Voting opens for the British Sewing Awards in association with Create and Craft


Craft retailer and shopping TV channel, Create and Craft, are honoured to partner with Aceville publications to support the 2018 British Sewing Awards; a well-established event that is voted for by SEW.....more

New Star Wars Craft Collection Launches on Create and Craft


The Force will most certainly be with you this Autumn as Create and Craft TV and Character World once again team up to launch a brand new range of Disney licensed crafting products: Star Wars launching late October 2018.


 This latest craft collection from the channel brings the characters from the smash hit 1977 and 1980 films to life including; Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Yoda, Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers. The collection includes character dies.....more

QVC extends SES contract


British and Irish viewers will continue to receive QVC’s range of retail channels as the result of a multi-year renewal agreement signed with SES, including services from MX1.


The new agreement covers QVC’s continued lease of capacity from SES’ ASTRA 2G satellite and complementary ground services such as encoding, fibre, backup services.....more

Innovo brings confidence to Ideal World with Autumn Fashion Day Sponsorship


Ideal World is proud to announce that Innovo will be the first-ever sponsor for the UK TV shopping channel during the upcoming Autumn Fashion Day event held on 26th and 27th September, 2018.


Innovo Lifestyle Ambassador TV Josephine Price says, “The whole team at Innovo feel very privileged new season of warm toasty colours that fit and flatter, plus add a glow to every skin tone and hair colour. Autumn is the time to layer up but still look and feel great. With Innovo you can enjoy the autumn chill with confidence.....more

Peter Simon Taken Off Air at Ideal World


Ideal World has removed Peter Simon from the channel following comments he made about Eastern Europeans live on air.


Peter Simon, who worked for Ideal World as a freelancer, has apologised for the “stupid and ill-judged comments” which he made while presenting a show on Thursday last week.


Peter Simon was getting angry with what appears to be a technical glitch, before stating: “Unless you’re Polish or you’re from Latvian countries....more

Ideal World Searches For New Fitness Guest Presenter

on ITV’s, The Big Audition


Viewers are being given the chance to go behind the scenes of the casting world to witness real people being cast for real jobs in iTV’s highly anticipated show, The Big Audition. Launching on October 5th at 9:00pm GST, the six part series will feature Ideal World, one of the UK’s largest TV shopping channels.


In the first episode, the search to find a new TV fitness guest presenter is a challenge for the Ideal World casting panel composed of Fran Busby; Managing Director, Andy Hodgson; Head of TV and Peter Simon.....more

Create and Craft searches for new presenter on ITV's

The Big Audition



Create and Craft are casting for a presenter. It’s a prestigious job at the pinnacle of the crafting world. The auditionees include 68-year-old grandma Francie, hairdresser Hayley, who crafts with her young daughters, and Zack, who shows off his hand-made and astonishingly lifelike paper birds. The crafters come out all glue guns blazing, tackling tasks such as transforming a styrofoam ball. The results include an impressive Christmas bauble, an adorable pig… and Mr Blobby.....more

HSN to cut hundreds of workers as it merges with QVC under new ‘QXH’ business unit


After struggling to turn a profit under its new parent company, HSN is being combined with QVC under a new name, prompting major layoffs at the local headquarters. [HSN file photo, 2017] After struggling to turn a profit under its new parent company, HSN is being combined with QVC under a new name, prompting major layoffs at the local headquarters.


Hundreds of HSN employees are losing their jobs as their parent company.....more

Ofcom fines JML Media for breaking licensing rules


Ofcom has imposed a £7,500 fine on JML Media Limited for breaching licensing rules.


We found that JML Media Limited failed to disclose to Ofcom the political associations of one of its directors and major shareholders. This meant that the Licensee rendered itself disqualified from holding its broadcasting licence, under restrictions in the.....more

Tonic Studios Cardmaking Collection

Issue 7 is here

It’s here! Issue 7 of Tonic Studio’s Cardmaking Collection is now available on Hochanda, ahead of its official launch at 8am on the 27th November!


Shop the early release of Issue 7 right now for only £19.98 and get your hands on this hotly anticipated collection before the live show.....more

New CEO at Ideal Shopping Direct


Jamie Martin is the new CEO of Ideal Shopping Direct, Martin a former founder of Hochanda TV.


Jamie Martin said “ I am looking forward to this new challenge, getting to grips leading two similar but yet very different businesses, each with their own unique potential. I’m focused on growing both and delivering to all our stakeholders (shareholders, staff and particularly our suppliers) the success which.....more

Ideal World’s Exclusive Launch Of The Vibrapower Slim 2 Plus


Kickstart your fitness resolutions before the New Year!


Stay fit this festive season with the Vibrapower Slim 2 Plus, the newest addition to the Vibrapower Collection, launching exclusively at Ideal World on Friday 21st of December at 7pm.....more

Superbreak offer more than just a weekend getaway with Ideal World


Ideal World is delighted to partner with Super Break, the short break specialists for over 35 years. Founded in 1983, Super Break have helped over 1.5 million customer’s nationwide plan their perfect getaway.


Super Break allow you to plan every element of your trip in one simple place......more

Blackstone’s half-price Ideal World channel sale


Blackstone is poised to sell off the Ideal World home shopping channel for less than half the price it paid for the business.


The world’s largest private equity firm has appointed advisers from Deloitte to find a buyer quickly.....more

Liberty Media CEO Says QVC, HSN Ready to Battle Amazon in Shopping Telly Arena


"They can do whatever they want and if they decide to enter video shopping, they would be a formidable competitor," Greg Maffei told a stockholders meeting.....more

A Home Shopping Network for Millennials Is Coming

From the Founder of ComplexCon


ComplexCon and Agenda trade show founder Aaron Levant has been appointed as CEO of a new venture dubbed NTWRK, a new content, commerce and experience company that’s centered on e-commerce sales, hosted by celebrities, musicians and pop culture figures, along with a secondary division dedicated to experiences including pop-up theme parks.......more

Janice Phillips Quits Ideal World


After 10 years, technology presenter Janice Phillips has left Ideal World.....more

Price Crash is Back


It has created a stir on social media over the past few weeks and Price Crash has returned to TV after a near 10-year absence......more

Ideal World Meets Primetime TV Show


International inventors and product creators are being given the chance to sell their new wares to potential buyers in Channel 4’s highly anticipated show.....more

Shopping Nation has Ceased Trading


Following a pre Christmas statement with the news that Shopping Nation would leave the Sky platform and run it's operation online, however today the channel ceased trading.......more

Katy Perry Is Announced As PSA Ambassador For

25th Anniversary Of  FFANY Shoes


Katy Perry, will serve as the 2018 PSA Ambassador for the 25th Anniversary of "FFANY Shoes on Sale.....more

Shopping Channel Position Change on Sky


Sky TV is changing the channel numbers where you can find your favourite shopping channels.....more

Create and Craft sees record success from their new Maker Rewards Loyalty Programme


Peterborough's Create and Craft, the award winning multi – channel craft retailer which are part of the Ideal Shopping Direct group, are delighted to report the success of their new Maker Rewards loyalty programme which launched in March 2018.......more

Disney Villains Craft Collection launching

on Create and Craft


Something Wicked is winging its way to  Create and Craft as they once again team up with Character World for their latest craft collection collaboration; Disney Villains. Following on from their run of highly successful Disney craft collection which include Disney Beauty and the Beast, Disney Winnie-the-Pooh and Disney Lady and the Tramp to name but a few, the Disney Villains collection will be launching Saturday 15th September 2018, featuring the ‘baddies’ from a variety of Disney classics.....more

Celebrate the end of summer with scorching deals!


This Summer Bank Holiday, gather the family for all your summer fun with Ideal World! Starting next week and we’ll be offering exclusive deals and lowest prices on big brands including FREE postage!


 With incredible offers across all of our categories including beauty, fitness, garden and more, we’ve got prices that will make you want to make the most out of the end of summer bank holiday!.....more

Nuclear Engineer Wins First-Ever QVC Female Entrepreneurship Award


QVC has honored Rachel Heath, a full-time Reactor Engineer and the first female qualified Shift Manager at Limerick Generating Station in Pottstown, Pa., with the 2018 QVC Female Entrepreneurship Award.....more

Former QVC executive gets 2.5 years in prison

for embezzlement, fraud scheme


A former QVC executive was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in federal prison for perpetuating a $1 million fraud scheme that enabled him to live a luxury lifestyle.


James D. Falkowski, 42, of Buffalo, N.Y., worked as a director for QVC, where he was tasked.....more

Ideal World Welcomes UK Leading Stairlift Company, Stannah


Ideal World are thrilled to announce that they will be working with the UK’s leading stairlift company, Stannah.


The family business has over 150 years’ experience within the lift industry and 90,000 products in their service portfolio, meaning Stannah are experts.....more

Create and Craft welcome  new presenter


Craft retailer and shopping TV channel, Create and Craft, is pleased to announce that Joe Remblance will be joining.....more

Solos Holidays To Offer Exclusive Holiday Deals On Ideal World


Ideal World is delighted to partner with Solos Holidays, the original solo traveller holiday company. Established in 1982 the award winning Solos Holiday was voted best singles Holiday Company in 2017!


Tonight at 8pm on Ideal World Solos will introduced 10 new holiday offers in the UK and overseas.....more