Christmas has come early with Tonic Studios!
Get all wrapped up this evening with Create and Crafts festive Tonic Studios, Pick of the Day! Flick over to their sister channel Ideal World tonight at 9PM for the exclusive launch of the Tonic Bottle Wrap and Diamond Squeeze Box Die Collection, a 28 die collection packed with elegant and timeless designs, utterly perfect for this Christmas. With this fabulous bundle you can make beautiful boxes, bottle wraps and gift tags to get the celebrations started this jolly upcoming season. Not only that, these dies can also be adapted to projects all year round, making it a valuable addition to your die stash!
Like the sound of this? Click here for more info and remember to tune in to Ideal World tonight at 9PM on: Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747 and Freesat 812 for the live launch!
Introducing The Craft Channel the new home of Craft TV
If you're looking for exciting, must-have craft products from leading brands, inspiring demonstrations and how-to techniques, look no further. Coming soon to a TV near you, the craft TV channel that everyone has been waiting for is about to make its entrance on UK television.
The new home of craft and hobby shopping TV, The Craft Channel launches in mid September and will be broadcasting seven days a week from our studios in Acton Park, west London. Tune in for all the hottest products at great value prices and interesting, knowledgable shows across a broad range of themes including papercrafting, jewellery making, home and garden craft, food and drink, sewing and stitching and much more. There really is something for everyone.
Our presenters are some of the best in the industry, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise; Julian Ballantyne, Debbie Greenwood, Anthony Heywood, Paul Lavers, Claire Stuart and Glynn Christian are already part of the team, we have also welcomed Guest Demonstrator, Becky Seddon, As Head of Design, Becky has been the creative talent behind the UK's leading papercraft supplier, establishing them as a major brand. She has also been busy forging a career as a popular presenter.
We have more high profile faces to be announce in the coming weeks.
Changing the face of craft and hobby TV shopping, The Craft Channel will have a real focus on community, providing the content and products that our viewers crave to see. The Craft Channel is their channel, and we'll be giving viewers the opportunity to tell us what they think through interactive surveys via our social media channels and website, allowing content to be created by demand.
Here at The Craft Channel, we're looking to inspire and educate our viewers, showing them how to get the most from their purchases; once broadcasts are finished for the day viewers can browse offers, products, watch previous shows and product videos on our website, or join the conversation on our fast growing social media channels.
QVC Set to Launch in France
QVC is making its entry in France. The American home shopping channel and Web site is to launch its site in June and will start airing in August (through DSL and satellite.)
Outside its domestic market, QVC is already present in the U.K., Germany, Japan, Italy, and China through a joint venture.
The company has equipped itself with a 3,230 square-foot studio in Seine Saint-Denis outside Paris and aims to employ 250 permanent roles in the country within three years.
Hochanda TV for September Launch
Paul Wright the creative genius behind the UK’s most successful crafts channel – today announced that he is to launch a new TV shopping channel dedicated to crafts, arts and hobbies.
Hochanda Ltd has been founded by the original entrepreneurial innovators and developers behind Create and Craft TV. Backed by a multi-million pound investment Hochanda Ltd is here to offer you, the ability to have another choice.
Hochanda Ltd will be offering a complete retail and shopping experience broadcast across the Freeview, Sky and Freesat platforms. Offering a incredible reach and advertising to develop and create exciting brand awareness and product marketing.
Hochanda Ltd will be launching in September 2015 operating out of purpose built, state of the art facilities with all departments located in one building thus maximising efficiency and service.
Hochanda T.V will be a focused business with the correct core consumer values, offering quality products and customer service excellence as standard. Supporting this Hochanda Ltd will have an active marketing campaign based around all tiers of online media including sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to name but a few.
TJC launches new charity scheme
TJC has launched a new charity programme to support children living in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
The jewellery TV shopping channel has launched the ‘One for One’ plan, which it said aims to provide a healthy meal for a child in need every time an item is purchased.
The campaign is the brainchild of the company’s managing director, Colin Wagstaffe, who set the scheme up earlier this year.Since February, TJC said it has so far provided over 250,000 meals.
Wagstaffe said that for every single item TJC’s customers buy, it will provide a meal for a hungry child. He said that this year TJC expect to fund over two million school lunches for underprivileged children.
He said: “One of our founding principles is to do the right thing – for our customer, our TJC team, and for the communities in which we operate. TJC’s One for One programme is purely and simply about doing the right thing.
“This won’t just be an initiative that we do for a week or a month, we intend to do this for years to come and provide millions of meals. To start with, we’ll be distributing meals to schoolchildren in India, but in time we hope to provide meals in the UK, China and Thailand – in all the countries where our business impacts.”
Wagstaffe added that TJC customers can “treat themselves, happy in the knowledge that they’ve provided sustenance to those in need”.