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QVC & HSN Join USA Network & Joy Mangano for America’s Big Deal as Exclusive Video Retailers

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October 6, 2021: Mangano, who serves as executive producer, to represent QVC and HSN on judges’ panel

West Chester, Pa.: – QVC®US and HSN®leaders in building brands through live video storytelling, today announced that they are joining USA Network’s new live-shoppable competition seriesAmerica’s Big Deal, as two of only four major retailers on the judging panel – and the only retailers offering contestants a chance to join a world leader in video commerce across multiple platforms. QVC and HSN are part of Qurate Retail, Inc., (NASDAQ: QRTEA, QRTEB, QRTEP). 

Premiering Thursday, Oct. 14 live at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, “America’s Big Deal” is produced by famed entrepreneur Joy Mangano, who built her company into a national brand by appearing on HSN and QVC. In “America’s Big Deal,” inventors and small businesses will pitch their products to America on live television, as viewers shop the products live through One Platform Commerce @ NBCU, which includes ShoppableTV and NBCUniversal CheckoutAt the end of each week’s show, the entrepreneur with the highest dollar sales will win the chance to strike a life-changing deal with one of the participating retail giants – meaning that live viewers at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT will take an active role in deciding which entrepreneur will stand before the retail panel as the night’s winner. 

“QVC and HSN have long histories of helping entrepreneurs launch and grow their brands by using live video and authentic storytelling to drive excitement, bring products to life, and create trusted customer relationships,” said Leslie Ferraro, President of QVC US and HSN. “We put entrepreneurs on a national stage that reaches 94 million households through our live TV broadcasts and millions more through our streaming services, social pages, mobile apps and websites. On QVC and HSN, entrepreneurs build relationships with customers by sharing their story and detailing the benefits and use of their products live to millions of avid shoppers – it’s very different from selling in a traditional store, where a product sits on a shelf, or on a transactional ecommerce site, where a product appears in a long list of items.” 

As pioneers in the live video commerce space, QVC and HSN have a deep, on-going commitment to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The retailers offer several programs that provide tools, resources, and mentorship to assist entrepreneurs in their journey. These programs include The Big Find, an annual international product search; the Small Business Spotlight (SBS), which gives diverse small businesses increased visibility through its broadcast and digital platforms; the Qurate Retail Group Fellowship and SBS Mentorship Program, both of which matches team member volunteers with small businesses for two-week mentorship assignments, and more. 

About Qurate Retail Group

Qurate Retail GroupSM comprises seven leading retail brands – QVC®, HSN®, Zulily®, Ballard Designs®, Frontgate®, Garnet Hill®, and Grandin Road® – all dedicated to providing a Third Way to Shop®, beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Globally, Qurate Retail Group is a world leader in video commerce, among the top ecommerce retailers in North America (according to Digital Commerce 360), and a leader in mobile commerce and social commerce. The retailer reaches approximately 218 million homes worldwide via 14 television networks and reaches millions more via multiple streaming services, social pages, mobile apps, websites, print catalogs, and in-store destinations. Qurate Retail Group combines the best of retail, media, and social to curate products, experiences, conversations, and communities for millions of highly discerning shoppers – bringing joy, inspiration, and humanity to shopping. Qurate Retail Group also curates large audiences across multiple platforms for thousands of brand vendors. Headquartered in West Chester, Pa., Qurate Retail Group has 26,000 team members in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Japan, Italy, Poland, and China. For more information, visit www.qurateretailgroup.com, follow @QurateRetailGrp on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or follow Qurate Retail Group on YouTube or LinkedIn.

Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, QRTEB, QRTEP) includes the Qurate Retail Group portfolio of brands as well as other minority interests and green energy investments.

About QVC® and HSN®

QVC and HSN are world leaders in video commerce across broadcast, streaming, mobile, and social platforms, offering engaging, interactive shopping experiences for millions of people and large audiences for thousands of vendors.

QVC delivers the joy of discovery through the power of relationships. Every day, QVC engages millions of shoppers in a journey of discovery through an ever-changing collection of familiar brands and fresh new products, from home and fashion to beauty, electronics, and jewelry. Along the way, QVC connects shoppers to interesting personalities, engaging stories, and award-winning customer service. Based in West Chester, Pa., and founded in 1986, QVC has retail operations in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Japan, and Italy. Worldwide, QVC engages millions of shoppers via 12 broadcast networks and multiple streaming services, websites, mobile apps, and social pages. To learn more, visit corporate.qvc.com, follow @QVC on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or follow QVC on Pinterest, YouTube, or LinkedIn.  QVC and Q are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.

HSN delivers the thrill of discovery through inspiring the customer’s passions. HSN is a leading interactive and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, personalities, and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in health and beauty, jewelry, home/lifestyle, fashion/accessories, and electronics. HSN engages millions of customers across the U.S. via two broadcast networks, a website, and multiple streaming services, mobile apps, and social pages. HSN was founded over 40 years ago as the first shopping network and is based in St. Petersburg, Fla. To learn more, visit corporate.hsn.com, follow @HSN on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or follow HSN on Pinterest, YouTube, or LinkedIn.

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