Posts Tagged ‘Evine’

Actor John O’Hurley’s ‘Pet Shoppe’ Bows On Evine Friday

February 14, 2017

We already reported that actor John O’Hurley, who played Elaine’s boss on “Seinfeld,” was coming to Evine with pet products.

The No. 3 home shopping network on Monday put out the press release on his premiere.

Here it is:

Former “Seinfeld” Star (J. Peterman) and Host of “The National Dog Show” John O’Hurley Brings Pet Products to Evine

Debuting February 17, “Pet Shoppe with John O’Hurley” will blend shopping with entertainment and feature unique pet products and live demonstrations

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Evine Live Inc. (“Evine”) (NASDAQ:EVLV), a multiplatform video commerce company (evine.com), today announced that it will premiere “Pet Shoppe with John O’Hurley” on February 17, featuring the former “Seinfeld” star and host of “The National Dog Show.” Blending entertainment, education and shopping, the show aims to provide animal lovers with an assortment of unique products and helpful pet care tips.

“Everyone immediately recognizes John O’Hurley as J. Peterman on ‘Seinfeld,’ but many don’t know of his love for dogs,” said Bob Rosenblatt, Chief Executive Officer of Evine.

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“John has made his mark on the dog community, both as a New York Times best-selling author and host of ‘The National Dog Show’ for the past 15 years. He also has a quick, witty style that we feel will make for a highly entertaining show. We’re thrilled to partner with John in this endeavor and look forward to expanding our pet business while inviting new viewers to Evine with a show that will make them smile.”

Premiering Friday, February 17 at midnight, 6am, 11am and 6pm ET, “Pet Shoppe with John O’Hurley” will offer a variety of unique and innovative items for both dogs and cats. During the show, O’Hurley will share his expertise with viewers and provide education on different dog breeds, with the intent to help pet owners better understand their four-legged family members.

“Pets are my passion and having the opportunity to share that with viewers in such a fun way is a dream come true,” said O’Hurley. “As a dog owner myself, I believe it is essential to understand what your pet needs and the best ways to care for them. By educating viewers of the temperament of different breeds and arming them with the right products, I hope I can help pet owners everywhere live happier lives with their furry friends.”

Here is the boilerplate on O’Hurley:

John O’Hurley has become one of the most versatile players in entertainment. As the longstanding host of ‘The National Dog Show presented by Purina,’ John is probably best known as J. Peterman from the record-breaking, hit sitcom ‘Seinfeld.’

O’Hurley’s career began in daytime television where he appeared on several soap operas. He also starred on the inaugural edition of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” ultimately winning the championship. John went on to play Billy Flynn, the male lead in Broadway’s ‘Chicago’, and has since hosted the syndicated game show, ‘Family Feud.’

He has also written three books, including New York Times’ bestsellers: ‘It’s Okay to Miss The Bed On the First Jump,’ ‘Before The Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have To Do It: Life Lessons From A Wise Old Dog To A Young Boy,’ and ‘The Perfect Dog,’ published by Penguin Books. John is an animal lover who’s thrilled to share his lifetime experiences to help advise viewers who love their pets as much as he loves his own.

QVC Airs Reruns On Gem Day

February 9, 2017

As far as we know, Evine pioneered rerunning its prime-time programming in the overnight hours, the wee hours of the morning. That was a switch, since it’s a home shopping tradition to broadcast live 24/7.

Maybe we’ve just missed it before, but early Thursday morning for the first time — at least that we’ve ever seen — QVC reran host Jane Treacy and gem expert Peyton Kelley’s introduction to the TSV. It is Gem Day at QVC.

Anticipating a snow day, we were up watching QVC at 3 a.m. or so when we saw a presentation on a rainbow-colored sapphire bracelet that sounded familiar.

It was familiar because we had seen it shortly after midnight.

On-screen QVC said that the programming had been previously recorded. We didn’t stay up long enough to see how many hours of the earlier programming, the “Gem Day Grand Opening,” was rebroadcast.

What gives?

‘Watch’ Evine Air From Cruise Ship

February 9, 2017

We love it when home shopping networks are innovative and move out of their studios to broadcast live from location. Evine just did several days of programming from the Tucson gem show, and now it is moving from the arid desert to the sea.

The network Wednesday said it will air a live watch event aboard the Carnival Victory Cruise ship starting today, Thursday, through Monday.

Now class, guess which timepiece line is being featured?

Oy, yes the “Invicta Ocean Voyage Live” event “will take fans inside and behind the scenes of an Invicta-themed cruise experience,” according to the press release.

“Evine regularly transports customers to exotic shopping destinations, but we’ve never done anything quite like this,” Evine CEO Bob Rosenblatt said in a canned statement.

“By partnering with Invicta and leveraging the talents and technologies of our broadcast team, we’ve set our sights on a new endeavor: broadcasting Evine programming live aboard a cruise ship. Through this event, we hope to bring the excitement of the Invicta Ocean Voyage directly to customers’ living rooms and on their different screens, while creating an entertaining shopping experience like no other.”

Over the past 15 years (it actually seems like an eternity), Invicta and Evine have done more than 30 destination-based events, from various sites in the United States, Mexico and the Bahamas.

Evine also tooted its own horn, pointing out that it has broadcast live from Las Vegas, New York City, Waterford Ireland. It also airs a weekly show from Paula Deen’s Savannah, Ga.

The “Invicta Ocean Voyage Live” begins Feb. 9 with a broadcast from the Invicta Marine Pavilion before the ship sets sail the following day. During the Invicta event, Evine will be hawking more than 100 new designs.

“One of the things that sets Invicta apart from almost any other brand is our community of passionate watch enthusiasts,” Eyal Lalo, CEO of Invicta Watch Group, said in a statement.

“That’s what makes the Invicta Ocean Voyage so special… not only is this the first time we’ll broadcast live aboard a cruise ship, but it’s the first time this community will come together on such a large scale. I look forward to meeting these enthusiasts in person and am excited to partner with Evine to bring this experience to collectors everywhere.”

Actor John O’Hurley Brings Pet Products To Evine

February 8, 2017

We just saw an Evine promo that featured actor John O’Hurley, who played Elaine’s boss J. Peterman on “Seinfeld.”

The white-haired thespian, who was a champ on “Dancing With The Stars,” said that he will doing a program on the home shopping network called “The Pet Shoppe.” The items are already online.

http://www.evine.com/c/more/hobbies–and–leisure/?r=the-pet-shoppe&icid=InternalSearch_Default_The%20Pet%20Shop

We think the spot also featured a dog.

We hope Evine starts selling sweaters we can buy for our Sphynx cat, Blu.

Evine To Debut Weekly Beauty Program

February 7, 2017

Evine is ramping up its efforts to cash in on the very lucrative beauty biz on home shopping.

The No. 3 home shopping channel announced on Monday that it will be doing a weekly beauty program, which is is what HSN does on Thursday nights with its “Beauty Report” and QVC does on Friday nights. Evine’s effort will air on Wednesdays.

Here’s the press release:

Evine to Premiere “Evine Beauty Experience”

Debuting February 8, the weekly program will support the company’s fast-growing beauty business, which has seen significant growth over the past three years

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Evine Live Inc. (“Evine”) (NASDAQ:EVLV), a multiplatform video commerce company (evine.com), today announced that it will premiere “Evine Beauty Experience,” a new weekly program created to support Evine’s fast-growing beauty business, which has seen significant growth over the past three years. The show will debut Wednesday, February 8 and become a destination for Evine’s beauty community and a place for launching new products and technologies.

“‘Evine Beauty Experience’ is an opportunity for customers to be at the forefront of the beauty industry…to experience what industry-insiders get to experience every day: being the first to discover the ‘next big thing,’” said Teresa Harris, Vice President of Beauty at Evine. “It’s an amazing way to build a sense of community by engaging our customers with a blend of entertainment and education, along with an exciting lineup of trend-driven products and technologies. Not only does it fill a need of our viewers, but ‘Evine Beauty Experience’ will also serve as an important part of our growing beauty business by giving us an outlet to launch new products and build brands. I can’t wait for our customers to ‘experience’ the future of beauty.”

“Evine is quickly becoming a destination for beauty brands looking to reach a new audience and tell their brand story,” said Bob Rosenblatt, Chief Executive Officer at Evine. “Beyond just being a destination, we’ve earned a reputation as being a retailer that not only invests in building brands, but provides a video commerce platform to bring their story to life in a way that traditional retail can’t. As a result, we’ve experienced significant growth in our beauty category over the past few years. I’m immensely proud of our ability to bring to our customers some of the most innovative and exciting brands in the market – new products and technologies they can’t find anywhere else.”

Premiering Wednesday, February 8, “Evine Beauty Experience” will air every Wednesday at 8pm ET and Thursday at 11am ET and feature a variety of cutting-edge products from both well-known and smaller, independent brands. Setting itself apart from other beauty shows on Evine, “Evine Beauty Experience” will have the same hosts each week, something Harris says is key to building trust and rapport with customers.

“Heather Hall and Erin Newburg are more than just hosts…they’re on the front-lines with our buyers selecting the product we bring to Evine. When customers shop ‘Evine Beauty Experience,’ they’re not only getting access to the latest beauty trends, but they’re getting advice and information from a trusted authority and friend,” continued Harris.

Leveraging all of Evine’s video commerce platforms, the show will include social engagement elements to build community and allow customers the chance to ask questions directly to on-air talent. “Evine Beauty Experience” will also utilize Instagram Live to provide additional off-air content for fans, including live roundtable discussions with industry experts.

Evine Pays $4.9 Million For Comcast’s Stake

February 4, 2017

It looks like cable giant Comcast Corp. has shed its inherited stake in Evine, formerly ShopNBC.

Earlier this week the No. 3 home shopping network said it had agreed to purchase
4.4 million share of its common stock, representing about 7 percent of its outstanding shares, for $4.9 million from NBCUniversal Media, which is part of Comcast.

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Evine paid $1.12 a share.

“Comcast and NBCUniversal have and continue to be great business partners, as our network is distributed on Comcast’s cable television systems,” Evine CEO Bob Rosenblatt said in a canned statement.

“We were happy to work with them to efficiently reduce this non-core investment that Comcast inherited in their acquisition of NBCUniversal in 2011. We look forward to continuing to partner with Comcast to build a strong future for Evine.”

As we recall from pour days covering the cable industry, NBC bought a stake in Evine when it was called ValueVision. With that partnership, the channel’s name was changed to ShopNBC, but the network didn’t perform as well as NBC had hoped.

Comcast eventually acquired NBC, which itself had merged with Universal.

Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC served as financial advisor to Evine.

Liquidation Channel Renamed Shop LC

January 12, 2017

Liquidation Channel — once The Jewelry Channel — has now relaunched as Shop LC, the network said Wednesday.

The name reminds us of Evine’s old handle, ShopNBC.

The Liquidation Channel — where veteran home shopping hosts Dan Dennis and Shawn Wilsie now toil — announced that its new moniker reflects its change in strategy over the past few years.

Shortly after The Jewelry Channel debuted in 2007, the United States entered the Great Recession, and sales declined, according to the network’s press release.

“Fully expecting to liquidate merchandise and cease operations, TJC changed its name to Liquidation Channel,” the release said. “However, instead of going out of business, the network experienced steady growth and has been operating as Liquidation Channel since 2008.”

Shop LC’s business model “has evolved into a more expansive shopping experience,” we are told.

“Beyond jewelry and gemstones, precious metals and collectibles, Shop LC features handbags and fashion accessories, healthcare and beauty essentials, the latest in cooking and kitchen supplies as well as luxurious, comfortable bedding and bath products for the whole family,” the release says.

“The rebrand to Shop LC is about evolution,” Shop LC President Kevin Lyons said in a statement. “The company is clearly here to stay, and Shop LC is a name that accurately reflects our current business model and wide-ranging merchandise offerings. We’re finding more ways to deliver joy.”

The network’s plans include growing non-jewelry sales, diversifying the merchandise mix and “claiming significant market share in the value-oriented retail industry.”

In addition to the name change, Shop LC is designing new broadcast studios, updating television and website graphics and expanding its corporate headquarters.

“Shop LC personifies low cost, and we’ve claimed that space within the digital television shopping industry,” Lyons said.

Here is the boilerplate on Shop LC:

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Shop LC (formerly Liquidation Channel), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vaibhav Global Ltd. (VGL), a vertically integrated company with global sourcing and manufacturing capabilities.

Shop LC is a value-conscious, interactive retailer focused on the fine jewelry, beauty, fashion, home decor and lifestyle product categories. Established in 2007, Shop LC reaches approximately 80 million U.S. households.

Ex-Evine Host Sarah Anderson Comes To HSN

January 6, 2017

Several of our readers have pointed out that ex-Evine host Sarah Anderson is now at HSN.

She hasn’t been added to HSN’s host list on its website yet, but she has an HSN Facebook page and has posted a number of photos of her being on the air on the No. 2 home shopping network.

https://www.facebook.com/SarahAndersonOnHSN/

On another note, fans of Jennifer Flavin and her HSN line, Serious Skincare, should tune in to the Golden Globes this weekend. The three daughters she had with super action-star Sylvester Stallone will collectively be serving as Miss Golden Globe for the award ceremony.

Basically, Sophia, 20, Sistine, 18, and Scarlet, 14, will be handing out statues at the awards, which are bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-wwd-miss-golden-globe-stallone-daughters-20170105-story.html

This ceremony is usually a lot more fun and raucous than other award shows, because alcohol is served to the stars as they await word of who won and who lost.

Dave King’s Wedding, Daniel Green Back, Gorga Out In Montclair

January 5, 2017

A bit of brief home shopping catch-up, since we’re under the weather and have to get some rest.

Former QVC host and actor Dave King kicked off the New Year by tying the knot with his lady love, Jenny Repko, in Manhattan Beach in Cali. Congrats to all.

Former Evine host Daniel Green, who left the network last year to break out as a chef and to hawk pots in infomercials, has turned up on the No. 3 home shopping channel again. We don’t know what that’s about, but it looks like the dashing Brit is back with “The Sizzle.”

https://www.facebook.com/DanielGreenEvine/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

And finally, Melissa Gorga of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” fame, has apparently closed the shop she had opened in our town, Montclair, N.J. Our talented colleague at our day job, Joan Verdon, broke the story.

http://www.northjersey.com/story/money/2017/01/03/real-housewives-retail-plot-twist—envy-closed/96113256/

What’s the home shopping connection? Gorga is one of the many women from the Bravo “Housewives” franchises to do a jewelry line. Her’s was for HSN.

In Memory Of Former Evine Host Connie Kunkle

December 19, 2016

We’re running on empty, exhausted after arriving in NJ at 6:30 a.m. Sunday on a red-eye flight from Phoenix. We didn’t sleep much on the plane, sandwiched in a middle seat, and we didn’t take a nap today, since we were running around trying to catch up on Christmas stuff.

But we felt compelled to blog about the shocking death of ex-Evine host Connie Kunkle. We were on vacation when we read abut her demise, at the young age of 58, on Facebook. We didn’t have a laptop to write about it when it happened, but it truly disturbed it and caused us sorrow, in a haunting way.

We were even more stunned to read that Kunkle had died of a special kind of dementia. How could that be? She was so young.

Her friend Andy Taylor posted the news last week.

Friends of Connie: It is with deep sorrow that I share that our friend Connie Kunkle has passed away at age 58. Little more than a year ago, Connie was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, at which time she moved to Texas to be with her sister, Judy. In the last few months, Connie transitioned to a memory care facility where she received loving care.

I hope it brings some comfort that Connie never ceased to be her wonderful self, with the sparkling green eyes, and delighted her caregivers despite her advancing condition. She passed peacefully in her sleep last night.

My 36 yr. friendship with Connie began with Disney Entertainment in Florida, after which she starred on Broadway and touring companies, sang around the world and in recent years was a very popular and dynamic on-air host for ShopNBC (now Evine).

Arrangements will be forthcoming. I know we all share in this shock and grief and are heartbroken. Please share this news with anyone who would want to know. Most of all, please know that Connie is no longer bound to a broken body and mind, and is now with her heavenly father, probably belting out a show tune – that’s our Connie!

The tributes poured in about the vivacious and gorgeous blonde host. We enjoyed her her on ShopNBC/Evine, and blogged about her “early retirement” exit from the network in March.

https://homeshoppingista.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/veteran-evine-live-host-connie-kunkle-exits/

At the time, Evine announced that Kunkle was leaving and gave no hint about her dementia diagnosis.

EVINE Live Host Connie Kunkle wanted to share the following message with all of her fans:

“It is with a sad heart that I inform my EVINE Live customers, coworkers and friends, that I am leaving my position as an On-Air Host and taking early retirement. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the company and my interactions with its loyal and loving customers. I will miss the encouragement and friendship from this community. I appreciate your support, and I will miss each of you. A special thank you!”

We want to sincerely thank Connie for all the smiles and laughter she has brought to us and her viewers over the past 11 years. We wish her all the best as she starts this new phase in her life and will miss her dearly. Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy a few fun clips of Connie over the years plus share your favorite Connie memory in the comments below.

We had her bio from Evinelive.com, but had no idea how deep her background was as a performer and singer.

We’d venture to guess that most Americans have friends or family who have suffered from dementia, and we so wish that scientists would come up with a cure. It is complicated: We used to blog about TBI and dementia for our former college boyfriend.

There are many kinds of dementia, with different causes, and dementia does not equal Alzheimer’s. But it does translate to heartache for those who get it — whatever kind — and their caregivers.