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1 HSN Drive

St. Petersburg, FL 33729

United States

Phone: 727-872-1000

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HSN, Inc., an interactive multi-channel retailer, provides customers differentiated experiences through various platforms, including television, online, mobile, catalogs and in retail and outlet stores. The company markets and sells a range of third party and proprietary private label merchandise directly to consumers. Segments The company operates through two segments, HSN and Cornerstone. HSN This segment includes the HSN television networks; its related Website, HSN.com; its mobile applications; and various outlet stores. The HSN television network broadcasts live, customer interactive home shopping programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. HSN2 is a network that primarily distributes taped programming on a limited distribution basis. Programming is divided into separately televised segments, majority of which have hosts who present and convey information regarding featured products, sometimes with the assistance of a celebrity, industry expert, representative from the product vendor or someone retained to aid in the sale of the products. HSN also produces entertainment, such as live concerts to entertain and engage with customers and promote certain products. HSN.com is a business-to-consumer digital commerce site that sells all of the merchandise offered on the HSN television networks, together with complementary products and select merchandise sold exclusively on HSN.com. HSN provides experiences across all digital platforms and optimizes each platform by delivering exclusive content both at HSN.com and on mobile phones and tablets, including the iPad, iPhone and Android and Windows devices. Reach HSN produces live programming for the HSN television network primarily from its studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, and distributes this programming by means of satellite uplink facilities, which it owns and operates, to two transponders (one for the HSN high definition feed along with HSN2 and the other for the HSN standard definition feed) on the same satellite. The satellite transponders are leased on a full-time basis; one satellite transponder is leased through January 2015 and the other is leased through May 2019. Each satellite transponder lease provides for continued carriage of the HSN television networks on a replacement transponder and/or replacement satellite, as applicable, in the event of a failure of the transponder and/or satellite. HSN has also designed business continuity and disaster recovery plans intended to ensure its continued satellite transmission capability on a temporary basis in the event of inclement weather or a natural or other disaster. As of December 31, 2013 and 2012, the HSN television networks reached approximately 95.0 million homes of the approximately 115.6 million and 114.2 million homes, respectively, in the United States with a television set. Television households reached by the HSN television networks as of December 31, 2013 primarily include approximately 64.1 million households capable of receiving cable and/or telephone company (Telco) transmissions; and approximately 30.9 million direct broadcast satellite system (DBS) households. Pay Television Distribution HSN has multi-year distribution and affiliation agreements with cable television, Telco and DBS operators, collectively referred to in this document as pay television operators, in the United States to carry the HSN television networks, as well as to promote the networks by carrying related commercials and distributing related marketing materials to their respective subscriber bases. HSN has contracts with various local and national pay television operators to distribute HSN television programming. HSN’s pay television operators include Comcast, DirecTV, Echostar/DISH and Time Warner Cable. Broadcast Television Distribution As of December 31, 2013, HSN also had affiliation agreements with 86 broadcast television stations for leased carriage of the HSN television network with terms ranging from various weeks to various years. In exchange for this carriage, HSN pays the broadcast television stations hourly or monthly fixed rates or commissions based on a percentage of the net merchandise

 

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