ShopHQ Launches Exclusive MLB and NHL Invicta Watch Collections in Q3
ShopHQ’s Invicta NFL Fall Season Includes Live Remotes from Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas Raiders) and US Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings) For Select Games
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iMedia Brands, Inc. (“iMedia”) (NASDAQ: IMBI, IMBIL) announced today the exclusive launches of Major League Baseball (“MLB”) and National Hockey League (“NHL”) Invicta watch collections that will be airing on ShopHQ and ShopBulldogTV.
In addition, iMedia announced its 2022 fall season for Invicta NFL watches, which will feature over 100 hours of live programming and include live ShopHQ remote broadcasts from the Raiders’ Allegiant stadium in Las Vegas and from the Vikings’ US Bank stadium in Minneapolis.
MLB-themed Invicta watches launched live on ShopHQ and ShopBulldogTV on August 6, featuring watches from all 30 baseball teams in MLB. NHL-themed Invicta watches will premiere on ShopHQ and ShopBulldogTV on October 5, live from the NHL headquarters in New York City via remote broadcast. ShopHQ will be offering watches from 15 popular NHL teams.
“MLB and NHL are amazing event-driven brands fueled by passionate fans,” said Cassie Anliker, President of ShopHQ Networks. “We feel fortunate to partner with Invicta to create compelling live entertainment that features high-quality products at great prices.”
“ShopHQ continues to be a great partner for Invicta,” said Eyal Lalo, CEO of Invicta. “We consider our partnerships with the NFL, MLB and NHL our biggest licensing collaborations and are excited about this fall.”
iMedia’s flagship network, ShopHQ (shophq.com), airs live on national cable operators, national satellite providers, broadcast television and connected television apps on Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.
About iMedia Brands, Inc.
iMedia Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMBI, IMBIL) is a global media company capitalizing on the convergence of entertainment, ecommerce, and advertising. The Company owns and operates a growing portfolio of vertically integrated television networks in the United States and Western Europe.
iMedia’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market stock exchange under the ticker IMBI. iMedia’s 8.5% bonds are also publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker IMBIL and pay holders 8.5% interest quarterly in arrears on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.
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Released September 20, 2022