HSN and QVC are two popular television home shopping channels. Viewers can find these channels on many cable and satellite television providers in the United States.
HSN is a multichannel retailer that sells merchandise on television, online, on mobile devices, in catalogues and in brick and mortar stores. The television station broadcasts 24 hours a day, 364 days per year and reaches an estimated 95 million homes.
QVC stands for Quality, Value and Convenience. Entrepreneur Joseph Segel founded the company in 1986 to create an engaging shopping experience through television. In 2014, the company had $8.8 billion in sales. The channel is available in over 300 million homes worldwide, including in Italy, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom.