4 December 1995 (Pay TV)|
24 September 2012 (free-to-air)
|Network||Network Ten (free-to-air)|
|Owned by||Direct Group Pty Ltd|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV) 16:9|
|Slogan||Love Shopping, Love TVSN|
|Headquarters||Frenchs Forest, New South Wales|
|Formerly called||The Value Channel|
|Sister channel(s)||Expo Channel|
|TEN Sydney (DVB-T)||1574 @ 11 (219.5 MHz)|
|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 Ten metro (virtual)||14|
|Freeview WIN regional (virtual)||84|
|Freeview New Zealand (virtual)||20|
|VAST (virtual)||14 or 54|
|Telstra T-Box/iTVSN Live||920 and itvsn.com.au via RTSP|
Television Shopping Network (TVSN) is an Australian and New Zealand home shopping channel. 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.
TVSN began broadcasting in 1995 from their Lane Cove, Sydney headquarters. It was soon listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1999 after sustaining some growth. In 2004, the network was acquired by Innovations Direct Pty Ltd, an Australian-based home shopping company which produces a number of direct catalogue publications, including Innovations and Homecare magazines. Channel operations soon moved to new facilities in Frenchs Forest alongside the parent company.
Channels and Live Streaming
Some Australian pay television services carry TVSN as part of their basic subscription package. These services include Foxtel, Austar and Optus TV. It was previously carried by Neighbourhood Cable. The channel is also available free to air via the Optus C1 satellite. In addition, the company's website broadcasts a live video stream of the channel.
In 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. In December 2012, regional Network Ten affiliate Southern Cross Ten began broadcasting the channel to regional viewers on LCN 54.
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 (New Zealand) terrestrial service, which is taken from the encrypted SKY TV (New Zealand) satellite channel launched at the same time.
On 1 July 2016, the channel became part of Southern Cross Nine affiliated to the Nine Network, while WIN Television became the Network Ten affiliate. Consequently, TVSN will be broadcast on LCN 84 in Southern NSW, ACT, Griffith, regional Victoria, Mildura, regional Queensland, Tasmania, and South Australia via WIN while Southern Cross will cease broadcasting the channel.
- Ali Mutch
- Alyssa-Jane Cook
- Carla King-Turner
- Emma Grant
- Helen Stevenson
- Jamie Malcolm
- Justine Diana
- Lee Bradley
- Mark Pickett
- Marnie Meredith
- Moira McLean
- Nikki Vincent
- Peter Mason
- Sarah Vandenbergh
- Suzie MacKenzie
- Amanda Lovett
- Cooper Amai (New Zealand only)
- Di Turner
- Geoff Cowan
- Nicola George
- Nikki Racco
- Expo – TVSN's sister home shopping channel.
- Shopping channels – A list of home shopping channels worldwide.
- Network Ten – Free to air broadcast partner.
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