Price busters

Price Busters TV

Price Busters TV was an unsuccessful shopping channel in United Kingdom launched by entrepreneur Mark Klein in July 2006. At launch the channel broadcasted live daily from 4pm through until midnight. When Price Busters TV was not broadcasting live they repeated the previous evenings' live output in whole from midnight through until 8am, and again from 8am through until 4pm.

Towards the end of its life the channel broadcasted mainly repeats and was only live 3 days a week. A winding up order was made against the company on 2 April 2007, after it had ceased broadcasting. At the time there were about 1500 orders packaged paid for, but undelivered due to a dispute with the courier.

Originally, Price Busters TV was only available via the Sky Digital platform on channel 681. However, on 20 October 2006 they followed the example of other shopping channels in the United Kingdom and commenced live online video streaming through their website.

Price Busters TV ceased broadcasting on February 22 2007.

Presenters

At launch Price Busters TV had nine presenters, and shortly thereafter were joined by Hannah Patterson from speed auction tv.

The presenters at launch were:

Julia Binns, Tina Harris, Martin Killick, Beki Mahon, Simon Liddicott, Janice Phillips, Ruth Terry, Mark Tunstall, and Lou Webb

Following the launch and disappointing sales, Price Busters TV began restructuring. This resulted in redundancies including Julia Binns and Simon Liddicott. A few months later Beki Mahon, and Hannah Patterson also parted company with Price Busters TV. In January 2007 it was announced that Price Busters released Ruth Terry, while Lou Webb handed her notice in.

This left Price Busters TV with a team of four presenters. Two pairs of presenters would appear on the channel daily. Each presenter spent no more than five minutes on-screen talking about a particular product.

New Channel

When Price Busters TV launched they operated on channel 681, but as of January 2007 it moved to channel 638 on the Sky EPG, making way for Price Busters TV 2 on channel 681. Price Busters TV 2 consisted solely of pre-recorded output.

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