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TVSN
The TVSN shopping bag logo
TypeHome shopping
CountryAustralia
Broadcast areaAustralia
New Zealand
Network
HeadquartersFrenchs Forest, New South Wales
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format576i (SDTV) 16:9
Ownership
OwnerDirect Group Pty Ltd
Sister channels
History
Launched4 December 1995; 28 years ago (1995-12-04)[1] (pay television)
24 September 2012; 11 years ago (2012-09-24) (free-to-air)
Former namesThe Value Channel[2]
Links
Websitetvsn.com.au tvsn.co.nz
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 Metro (virtual)16
Freeview Regional (virtual)57, 75 and 84
Freeview New Zealand (virtual)20
Streaming media
Telstra T-Box/iTVSN Live920 and itvsn.com.au via RTSP

TVSN (an acronym for "Television Shopping Network") is an Australian and New Zealand broadcast, cable television and satellite television network specialising in home shopping. It is owned by parent company Direct Group Pty Ltd, a home marketing and shopping company based in the Sydney suburb of Frenchs Forest, which also owns sister channel Expo.[4]

The channel broadcasts live every day from 08:30 to 21:30 AEST.

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History

TVSN began broadcasting in 1995 from their Lane Cove, Sydney headquarters as The Value Channel.[1] In May 1996, the channel was acquired by investors in Hong Kong[2] and was rebranded as TVSN in June.[5] It was soon listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1999 after sustaining some growth.[6]

In 2004, the network was acquired by Innovations Direct Group Pty Ltd, an Australian-based home shopping company which produces a number of direct catalogue publications, including Innovations and Homecare magazines.[7] Channel operations soon moved to new facilities in Frenchs Forest alongside the parent company.

Channels and livestreaming

Some Australian pay television services carry TVSN as part of their basic subscription package. These services include Foxtel,[8] Austar and Optus TV. It was previously carried by Neighbourhood Cable. The channel is also available free to air via the Optus C1 satellite.[9] In addition, the company's website and their TVSN Now app for Android TV, Samsung, LG and Apple TV broadcasts a live video stream of the channel.

On 24 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.[10] From December 2012-July 2016, regional Network Ten affiliate Southern Cross Ten broadcast the channel to regional viewers on LCN 54. At the same time, Southern Cross Austereo also broadcast TVSN on LCN 64 in Tasmania and LCN 74 in Darwin.

On 1 July 2016, Southern Cross Ten became part of Southern Cross Nine affiliated to the Nine Network, while WIN Television became the Network 10 affiliate. Consequently, TVSN would be broadcast on LCN 84 in regional Queensland, Southern New South Wales and ACT, Griffith, regional Victoria, Mildura, Tasmania, Eastern South Australia and regional Western Australia via WIN.[11]

Southern Cross Austereo used their old TVSN channel space to broadcast a similar New Zealand-based shopping channel, Yesshop, in their regional areas. The Yesshop channel became available on 1 August 2016 in Queensland, Southern NSW, ACT and Victoria on LCN 55; Northern NSW, Spencer Gulf and Broken Hill on LCN 54; Tasmania on LCN 64 and Darwin on LCN 74.[12] However, Yesshop's owner (Yes Retail) made the decision to cease trading on 29 September 2016 citing lack of funds to pay wages and the company's current losses of approximately 20 million dollars.[13] Employees were terminated the same day, and the channels were removed on Freeview later that day.[14] Northern New South Wales and the Gold Coast, Darwin, Broken Hill, and the Spencer Gulf, relaunched TVSN on 20 December 2016 on the LCNs 57 and 75.[15][16]

Yesshop's channel space was replaced by American religious channel SonLife Broadcasting Network (SBN), owned by evangelist Jimmy Swaggart which launched on 17 July 2017, as a datacast service, via Southern Cross Austereo's stations. The channel is broadcast in regional Queensland, Southern NSW & ACT, and regional Victoria on channel 55 as well as Spencer Gulf in South Australia, and Broken Hill in New South Wales. Despite this, SBN never launched in Northern NSW, because NRN was already owned by WIN at the time. The above list is via Southern Cross' 10-affiliated and then Nine-affiliated stations, and in Tasmania on channel 64 and Darwin on channel 74 via Southern Cross' Seven affiliate stations.[17][18]

On 30 August 2018 in WIN areas, TVSN became MPEG-4 to prepare for the launch of Sky News on WIN.[19]

On 16 September 2020 in metropolitan areas, TVSN moved from Channel 14 to Channel 16 due to the launch of Network 10's third digital channel 10 Shake.[20]

On 22 January 2024, as part of a new broadcast deal with Seven West Media, TVSN will move channel numbers from the Network 10 multiplex on channel 16 (channel 54/84 in WIN Television areas) to the Seven Network multiplex on channel 77 (channel 67 in regional areas), starting on 1 July 2024. As part of the deal, TVSN will also live stream on 7plus.[21]

New Zealand version

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 terrestrial service and the encrypted Sky satellite channel launched at the same time. TVSN was removed from Sky on 19 August 2020. On 21 August 2021, TVSN was removed from Freeview.[22]

From 21 May 2020, TVSN launched the TVSN Now app across Android TV, Samsung, LG and Apple TV which live streams their broadcast for free. The app provides both New Zealand and Australian versions of the stream, selectable in the menu.[23]

Logos

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Hornery, Andrew (5 December 1995). "New TV channel for those born to shop". The Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney: John Fairfax Holdings. p. 2. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b Butler, Grant (24 May 1996). "HK Investors Buy Oz Pay-TV Station". Broadcast. Sydney. p. 11.
  3. ^ "Australian Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting Service Information Register" (PDF). FreeTV Australia. 17 February 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Direct Group Corporate – About Us". Direct Group. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  5. ^ "(In Brief)". The Age. Melbourne: John Fairfax Holdings. 6 June 1996. p. 2. Retrieved 15 May 2024 – via NewsBank.
  6. ^ "TVSN Limited Company Profile". Delisted. Archived from the original on 2 September 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2024.
  7. ^ "TVSN – Corporate Information". Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2024.
  8. ^ "Foxtel signs up TVSN channel for another three years". The Daily Telegraph. Sydney: News Limited. 25 December 2003. Archived from the original on 25 December 2003. Retrieved 23 January 2024 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "SatcoDX Satellite Information – TVSN listed as free to air". Archived from the original on 10 February 2008.
  10. ^ "Network Ten Launches New Channel With TVSN" (PDF) (Press release). Ten Network Holdings. 12 September 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2024.
  11. ^ Joyce, James (26 June 2016). "WIN and Southern Cross: What Canberra viewers need to know about big TV switch". The Canberra Times. Canberra: Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 28 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  12. ^ "YESSHOP coming to SCA regional viewers August 1". Southern Cross Austereo. 25 July 2016. Archived from the original on 28 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  13. ^ "YesShop shopping channel shutting down". The New Zealand Herald. Auckland: New Zealand Media and Entertainment. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  14. ^ Edmunds, Susan (29 September 2016). "YesShop tells employees it must close immediately". BusinessDay. Stuff. Auckland: Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 24 October 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  15. ^ "Regional Channel Change". Archived from the original on 18 February 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2023.
  16. ^ Perry, Kevin; Ryan, Aaron (20 December 2016). "TVSN returns to regional TV markets". TV Blackbox. Retrieved 23 January 2024.
  17. ^ Knox, David (15 July 2017). "Religious channel coming to Southern Cross network". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  18. ^ "Australia & New Zealand". SonLife Broadcasting Network. Archived from the original on 16 August 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  19. ^ "TVSN Changes". WIN Television. 30 August 2018. Archived from the original on 1 September 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2024.
  20. ^ Knox, David (16 September 2020). "TVSN moves to Channel 16". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  21. ^ Laidlaw, Kyle (22 January 2024). "TVSN and CHANNEL 7 strike new broadcast deal". TV Blackbox. Retrieved 22 January 2024.
  22. ^ New Zealand Announcement! 📣⁠ ⁠Experience TVSN in a smart new way! 🤩⁠ (Television promotion). TVSN. 12 August 2021 – via Facebook.
  23. ^ "About Us". TVSN. Retrieved 4 February 2023.

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