Holiday shopping just got a little more comfortable and convenient for FiOS TV customers. With FiOS TV offering great deals from HSN, the interactive multichannel retailer, purchasing an item is just a matter of a few clicks on a customer's remote control. There's no need to make a call to place an order.
It's all made possible by Verizon's latest addition to its Widget Bazaar applications marketplace - the HSN Shop By Remote® Widget. (For screenshots of the new FiOS TV HSN Shop By Remote® Widget, visit http://verizon.mediaseed.tv/Story.aspx?story=37207.)
"We're excited about teaming with HSN to offer FiOS TV customers another unique interactive experience that combines HSN's shopping technology with the unmatched speed and intelligence of our advanced all-fiber-optic network, adding an entirely new dimension to shopping on FiOS TV," said Shawn Strickland, vice president of FiOS product management for Verizon. "We've made it quick, easy and safe to order merchandise from HSN with just a few clicks of your remote control. See it, click it, own it. It's that easy."
HSN created the television retail industry 32 years ago and has made it more popular and dynamic ever since.
"HSN has always been at the forefront of innovation, and we are excited to be partnering with a pioneering leader like Verizon," said Peter Ruben, HSN's executive vice president of affiliate sales and marketing. "Thanks to our partnership with Verizon, we will offer our customers a revolutionary widget that will provide them with new ways to shop with us at home."
The free HSN Shop By Remote® Widget is available starting Thursday (Dec. 3) in New Jersey, New York, Florida and Texas, and in all other FiOS TV markets by Dec. 7. Customers must have an HSN online account. If they do not have one, they can create an account by logging on to http://www.hsn.com or by calling HSN at 1-800-284-5757. Once registered, customers can browse and purchase as many items as they want, whenever they want.
The HSN Shop By Remote® Widget is located within FiOS TV's Widget Bazaar applications marketplace. The full-screen widget appears with the following categories listed for browsing:
- Current On Air Item - Product detail of the item currently airing live on HSN.
- Today's Special - Available at an exclusive special retail price for the day.
- Verizon FiOS Deal of the Day - Exclusive to FiOS TV customers, a must-have item that has never been discounted before will be unveiled daily at a special rate.
- Last 15 Items Aired - Customers can go back and browse a list of the last 15 products on air.
Customers simply press the "C" button on the remote control to begin watching HSN on the right-hand side of the television screen; additional product detail from the categories above appears on the left-hand side of the screen. To purchase an item, customers click on the "B" button on the remote and log in using the phone number and ZIP code associated with the customers' HSN online account.
Once an order is finalized, a nine-digit confirmation number appears on the television screen, and customers can use it to track their shipment on www.hsn.com.
Verizon is the only company in the U.S. to bring 100 percent fiber optics straight to the home, delivering America's top-rated broadband with download connections speeds of up to 50 megabits per second, more pure HD TV channels, amazing picture-and-sound quality, and interactive capabilities that cable can't match.
FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 500 all-digital channels, including more than 126 HD channels, and more than 18,000 monthly VOD titles. FiOS provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social TV, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management; multi-room DVR, and more.
HSN is an interactive lifestyle network and retail destination, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products combined with top brand names. HSN incorporates experts, entertainment, inspiration, solutions, tips and ideas to provide an entirely unique shopping experience for its customers. On HSN and hsn.com, customers will find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty (e.g. M. Asam, Carol's Daughter, Coty, FranBrand, FusionBeauty, Andrew Lessman's Procaps, Lancôme, Perlier, Serious Skin Care, ybf Cosmetics); Jewelry (e.g. Paula Abdul, Heidi Daus, R.J. Graziano, IMAN Global Chic, michaeLisa, Noir, Amedeo Scognamiglio, Tori Spelling, Serena Williams); Home/Lifestyle (e.g. Nate Berkus, Bissell, Colin Cowie, Dyson, Todd English, GreenPan with Thermolon, Emeril Lagasse, Joy Mangano, MoMA Design Store, Wolfgang Puck); Fashion/Accessories (e.g. American Glamour Badgley Mischka, Curations with Stefani Greenfield, Sam Edelman, Loulou de la Falaise, Carlos Falchi, Diane Gilman, Naeem Khan, Tina Knowles, Adrienne Landau, Sharif); and Electronics (e.g. Canon, Gateway, GE, HP, JVC, Kodak, LG, Sony).
HSN is available across all media including its TV network and hsn.com, which ranks in the top 30 of the top 500 internet retailers. HSN, the original shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI).
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 89 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 230,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $97 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.