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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 2015-07-14, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Shopping Channel To Be Sold

Well it seems Rogers is planning to sell the Shopping Channel for $300 million or more, according to cartt.ca

There are a few interested parties from the US, including HSN and the owners of ShopHQ. So it seems some changes are in store for the former TSC.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 2015-07-14, 08:48 PM
 
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I guess Rogers has to recover some more money they spent on The NHL Hockey rights.
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Rogers Communications Inc puts Shopping Channel up for sale, could fetch more than $300M: sources | Financial Post

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 2015-07-15, 04:44 PM
 
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I don't watch the channel, but does the sale include the website/online store? The Shopping Channel online store has the occasional good deal on it...
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I could see Zoomer Media buying it
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 2015-09-08, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gee if they sell this what are they going to air all weekend on City? lol
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 2015-09-12, 04:22 AM
 
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Do you think that The Shopping Channel will be on sale on The Shopping Channel?
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 2015-09-12, 10:30 AM
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I guess it's no longer a good fit with Rogers sports ambitions.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 2015-09-14, 07:14 PM
 
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They've had several rounds of layoffs at TSC over the last few years. I suppose this is better than just shutting down the channel altogether.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 2015-09-15, 12:24 AM
 
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I really don't see this channel surviving in a pick and pay world no matter who buys it unless someone purchases it and rebrands it to something of worth. Who would choose TSC I probably wouldn't give it a second thought.
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 2015-09-15, 12:31 AM
 
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it will probably be included in the basic skinny package for some company's
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 2015-09-15, 08:48 AM
 
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That's the only way it will stick around. Who is going to pay to have this in their package in a world where Amazon exists?
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 2015-09-15, 08:59 AM
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The Shopping Channel doesn't have carriage fees associated with it so it will continue to be on basic/skinny basic
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I don't think it meets the criteria to be included in skinny basic. I think the CRTC list was quite explicit bout what could be included and I don't recall TSC being in there.
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I'm pretty sure barker channels and shopping channels can go in skinny basic considering there is no carriage fee. Same would be true of any channel that has no carriage fee.
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