About The Shopping Channel Canada TSC
The Shopping Channel is a 24-hour, seven day per week broadcast
retailer available on a variety of cable channels as well as Star
Choice, ExpressVu and Look TV satellite throughout Canada. They have the
pleasure of servicing hundreds of thousands of Canadians each year by
providing a wide product selection at competitive prices. The Shopping
Channel carries both common, brand-name items; as well as unique items
new to the market that cannot be found anywhere else. These products
range from fashions to jewellery to household appliances. The Shopping
Channel is 100% Canadian and employs over 500 people.
Founded by Canadian entrepreneur John Goldberg, the channel went on
the air on January 15, 1987 as the Canadian Home Shopping Network
(CHSN), under the umbrella of the Canadian Home Shopping Club (CHSC),
and was affiliated with the U.S. Home Shopping Network (HSN). The
channel was exempted from licensing by the Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), but for several years this was on
the condition the channel not use live motion video to demonstrate its
products. Animated graphics could be used, but otherwise CHSN was
limited to a slide-show format with voice-overs. This restriction was
lifted in 1995.
The first on-air host was Sandi Hall. Hosts from the first year included
"Bargain" Bill Allison (husband to Betty-Jean Allison, also a former
host), Mike Banks, Craig Hamilton (Stash Cairo), Alexandra Elliot
(Martha Zidel) and Rosemary Frasier and Hugh Wilson. In January 1988,
Rogers Communications acquired the organization from John Goldberg.
Rogers then installed Simon Dean as the new president.
The Canadian Home Shopping Network was renamed to The Shopping Channel
(TSC) in 2000.
The Shopping Channel has always provided customers with high-quality,
exceptional value, and convenience - and we aim to do the same online.
At TheShoppingChannel.com, you can shop from their full inventory of
products (while quantities last) as well find information about our
hosts, guests, programming and much more.
We look forward to having you join The Shopping Channel family and hope
you enjoy your shopping experience.