Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Oct. 30, 2021
General [Abstract]  

(1)   General

iMedia Brands, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“we,” “our,” “us,” or the “Company”) is a leading interactive media company capitalizing on the convergence of entertainment, ecommerce, and advertising. The Company owns a growing, global portfolio of Entertainment, Consumer Brands and Media Commerce Services businesses that cross promote and exchange data with each other to optimize the engagement experiences it creates for advertisers and consumers. The Company’s growth strategy revolves around its ability to increase its expertise and scale using interactive video to engage customers within multiple business models and multiple sales channels. The Company believes its growth strategy builds on its core strengths and provides an advantage in these marketplaces.

The Company’s entertainment television networks are ShopHQ, ShopBulldogTV, ShopHealthHQ and the newly acquired 123tv. ShopHQ is the Company’s flagship, nationally distributed shopping entertainment network that offers a mix of proprietary, exclusive, and name-brand merchandise in the categories of Jewelry and Watches, Home, Beauty and Health, and Fashion and Accessories, directly to consumers 24 hours a day using engaging interactive video. ShopBulldogTV, which launched in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, is a niche television shopping entertainment network that offers male-oriented products and services to men and to women shopping for men. ShopHealthHQ, which launched in the third quarter of fiscal 2020, is a niche television shopping entertainment network that offers women and men products and services focused on health and wellness categories such as physical, mental and spiritual health, financial and motivational wellness, weight management and telehealth medical services.  123tv, which the Company acquired on November 5, 2021 (see Note 17 – “Subsequent Events” for additional information), is the leading German interactive media company, disrupting Germany's TV retailing marketplace with its expertise in proprietary live and automated auctions that emotionally engage customers with 123tv's balanced merchandising mix of compelling products shipped directly to their homes.

The Company’s engaging, interactive video programming is distributed primarily in linear television through cable and satellite distribution agreements, agreements with telecommunications companies and arrangements with over-the-air broadcast television stations. This interactive programming is also streamed live online at shophq.com, shopbulldogtv.com and shophealthhq.com, which are comprehensive digital commerce platforms that sell products which appear on the Company’s television networks as well as offer an extended assortment of online-only merchandise. The Company’s interactive video is also available on over-the-top ("OTT") platforms and ConnectedTV platforms (“CTV”) such as Roku, AppleTV, and Samsung connected televisions, mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, and through the leading social media channels.

The Company’s consumer brands include Christopher & Banks, J.W. Hulme Company ("J.W. Hulme"), Cooking with Shaquille O’Neal, Kate & Mallory, Live Fit MD and TheCloseout.com. Christopher & Banks and TheCloseout.com, a deeply discounted branded online marketplace, were acquired during the first quarter of fiscal year 2021.

The Company’s media commerce services brands are iMedia Digital Services (“iMDS”) and i3PL, the Company’s customer solutions and logistics services business. iMDS is comprised of Synacor’s Portal and Advertising business, which the Company purchased on July 30, 2021 (see Note #16 – “Business Acquisitions” for additional information), and its existing OTT app platform, Float Left.  

Amendment to Articles of Incorporation

Effective July 13, 2020, the Company amended its Articles of Incorporation to increase the authorized shares of common stock by 15,000,000 shares. The Articles of Incorporation, as amended, now provide that the Company is authorized to issue 10,000,000 shares of capital stock and 20,000,000 shares of common stock.