“At QVC, our connection with the customer begins with the lens, so our mandate was that our new glass would have to provide superb imagery,” said Angie Simmons, senior vice president, broadcast and TV sales for QVC. “When we present products to our viewers, our goal is to ensure that it‘s done with unsurpassed performance. Since Canon lenses consistently demonstrate true color representation, the decision for us to select Canon was an easy one.”
The 165,000-square-foot broadcast center includes the permanent QVC Home, stages for jewelry and fashion, and a flexible set environment for special-event programming. The facility also includes four green rooms, three control rooms, seven post-production suites, and a 135-seat studio theater, as well as a product preparation area, sets and props, and a mill shop for on-site set fabrication.
Renowned for the technological excellence of its lenses, Canon is famous for its impressive knowledge base and valuable guidance. These key advantages turned out to be essential as QVC worked closely with Canon to manage the challenging task of transitioning six studios, even as QVC maintained its 24/7, 364-days-a-year on-air broadcast schedule. As a result, the addition of more than 60 Canon HD lenses (including twenty-two DIGISUPER XJ60x9B TELE lenses, twelve DIGISUPER XJ22x7.3BIE-D Compact Studio lenses, and fourteen HJ11ex4.7B, six HJ22ex7.6B, and fourteen HJ17ex7.6B portable lenses) was part of a seamless transition that enhanced QVC‘s broadcast capabilities.
According to Simmons, with the addition of the Canon gear, QVC is creating a solid foundation to continue delivering high-quality programming now and in the future to meet consumer demand. “While we have no immediate plans to broadcast in HD, we want to be ready when our distributors and customers are ready,” said Simmons.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune‘s Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2006 BusinessWeek list of “Top 100 Brands.” Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), is a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2006’, with global revenues of $34.9 billion. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company‘s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/pressroom.
QVC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Interactive Group (Nasdaq: LINTA), is one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world, with annual revenue of more than $7 billion. QVC is committed to providing customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to more than 160 million homes worldwide. The company‘s website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. With subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, West Chester PA-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 20-year history.
# # #
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.
Specifications and availability are subject to change without notice.
’IFI Patent Intelligence, January 11, 2007