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
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
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
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
Janice Phillips Quits Ideal World
After 10 years, technology presenter Janice Phillips has left Ideal World.....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
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
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
Fruugo, the rapidy growing global marketplace, appoints Mike Hancox, former CEO of Shop Direct, Otto UK and Ideal Shopping Direct, as Chairman
Fruugo.com, 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 Fruugo.com 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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