1977: HSN is founded with 112 electric can openers that are sold on a Clearwater, Fla., radio station, prompting “Suncoast Bargaineers,” a regular radio program.

The concept expands into local Tampa Bay cable as the Home Shopping Channel.

1985: The Home Shopping Channel launches nationwide as Home Shopping Club with 24-hour programming.

1986: The Home Shopping Network starts trading on the American Stock Exchange.

1993: Liberty Media buys a controlling stake in the Home Shopping Network.

1995: Barry Diller buys the Home Shopping Network and becomes its chairman.

1999: Home Shopping Network acquires Ingenious Designs and hsn.com launches.


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