QVC (an initialism for "Quality, Value, Convenience") is an American cable, satellite and broadcast television network, and multinational corporation specializing in televised home shopping that is owned by Liberty Interactive. Founded in 1986 by Joseph Segel in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, QVC broadcasts to more than 350 million households in seven countries as QVC US, QVC UK, QVC Germany, QVC Japan, QVC Italy, QVC/CNR (China) and QVC France.
QVC UK is a television shopping channel broadcast in the United Kingdom. It was formed in 1993 when QVC, Inc. agreed a deal with Sky TV to create a UK version of the US channel. "QVC — The Shopping Channel" first broadcast in the UK on 1 October 1993.
QVC Italia s.r.l. is a shopping and entertainment channel, part of the QVC group. It is present on the Italian digital terrestrial television (LCN 32 on the multiplex Mediaset 2) and on satellite (channel 475 Sky, channel 33 Tivùsat – Hot Bird 13 degrees East). The CEO ofi QVC Italia is Paolo Penati, replaced Gregg Bertoni in June 2015.
The May 28, 2013 the channel was added in mux Mediaset 2 while the version of the mux TIMB 1 is "temporary" that from May 5, 2013 has stopped broadcasting, transmitting only an information sign at retuning while from October 29 has been completely removed from the muxTIMB 1.