October 7, 2011

HSN's Innovation Weekend Features First Ever On-Air Retail QR Codes, World Launches of Top Brands

- HSN Pioneers New Way to Shop Via Television with Live QR Codes for HSN HD Viewers -
- Event will Debut New Products from Top Brands including Sony, Lexmark, Samsung and More -

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Multichannel retailer HSN will introduce a new way for consumers to shop with their television when it debuts Quick Response (QR) codes live on HSN HD during  its bi-annual Innovation Weekend starting Friday, October 7 until Monday, October 10.  

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Reaffirming its position as a leader in transactional innovation, HSN will be the first ever retailer to use QR codes on-air during the three-day special event. These QR codes will be featured on HSN's HD channel which currently reaches approximately 43M households.  The event will include hundreds of products, each with its own QR code.  When scanned from the television screen, the customer will be able to access the product information page on their mobile device, learn more about the product and purchase with ease.

"Innovation is an integral part of our company, whether it's the innovative products we present or the groundbreaking ways we use on-air QR codes to engage and interact with our customers," said Jill Braff, EVP of Digital Commerce at HSN.  "Women turn to HSN's trusted experts to educate and empower them to make informed purchases.  Top electronics brands like Sony, Microsoft and Samsung recognize the power of HSN to introduce new technologies and we look forward to the products they will be debuting during our Innovation Weekend event."

The four-day event features dozens of name brands and several premiers from some of the most trusted names in electronics including the world launch of the Honeywell 24" 1080p LCD TV with built-in DVD player, the debut of the Samsung Dart Android smartphone and the launch of the 8" Nextbook with Android 2.3 and Flash 10.

An exclusive Sony Skype TV bundle is also debuting during the event, which includes a Sony Bravia 46" Ultra-thin 3D Ready LED TV with built-in Wi-Fi and a Sony Skype camera, enabling customers to Skype from their TV to any Skype-enabled device.  Additional brand launches over the Innovation Weekend include exclusive bundles for the Lexmark P715 all-in-one wireless printer and the D-link night vision wireless IP camera that allows you to remotely monitor your home or business.

HSN's Innovation Event will take place starting Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 10.  Visit HSN.com, keyword: "Program Guide," for program listings and keyword: "Innovation Weekend" for products that will be featured in the event.

About HSN:

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, HSN is a leading interactive multichannel retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty  (e.g. Benefit, Carol's Daughter, Coty, Elizabeth Arden, Andrew Lessman, Lancome, My Life Mary J. Blige, Perlier, Serious Skin Care, Shiseido, Signature Club A, Stila, Wei East, ybf Beauty); Jewelry (e.g. Heidi Daus, Iris Apfel, R.J. Graziano, Rarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie, Amedeo Scognamiglio, Tori Spelling); Home/Lifestyle  (e.g. Jeffrey Banks, Nate Berkus, Bissell, Colin Cowie, Dyson, Easy Exotic by Padma Lakshmi, Todd English, Emeril Lagasse, Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler, Joy Mangano, MoMA Design Store, Wolfgang Puck); Fashion/Accessories  (e.g. American Glamour Badgley Mischka, Joan Boyce, Curations with Stefani Greenfield, Libby Edelman, Sam Edelman, Chi by Carlos Falchi, Diane Gilman, IMAN Global Chic, "Timeless" by Naeem Khan, Twiggy LONDON, Sharif, Serena Williams Signature Statement); and Electronics  (e.g. Sony, Kodak, Acer, Olympus, GE, Panasonic).  

A leader in transactional innovation, HSN is the only retailer offering live streaming video in HD on three screens: TV, online and mobile.  HSN broadcasts live to 96 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website — hsn.com — is a top 10 e-commerce site, featuring more than 15,000 product videos.  Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android.  HSN, founded 34 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI).

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