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Jewelry Television
JTV logo.png
Launched October 15, 1993
Owned by Independent
Headquarters Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Formerly called America's Collectibles Network (until 2000)
Website jtv.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Available in some market areas
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 313
Dish Network Channel 227
Cable
Available on many cable systems. Check local listings for channels

Jewelry Television is an American television network, similar to the Home Shopping Network. It was formerly called "America's Collectibles Network" (ACN). It has an estimated coverage area of over 65 million viewers in the USA. The network also offers online streaming of its network through their website. The headquarters of Jewelry Television are located in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition it has manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, and Thailand. In addition to being one of the top 15 largest jewelry retailers in the world, Jewelry Television is the world's largest retailer of loose gemstones.

Jewelry Television broadcast its first live show on October 15, 1993, from a studio located in Greeneville, Tennessee. Originally, Jewelry Television offered collectible items such as coins, knives, quilts and even skin care products, but has since offered only jewelry and gemstones.

On June 21, 2006, Jewelry Television replaced Shop at Home on Shop at Home-affiliated stations owned by E.W. Scripps, following Shop at Home's closure. Jewelry Television will also acquire some assets and employees from Shop at Home. Its suggested display call letters for programming guides is JTV or JWLTV. In October 2008 the network started to broadcast in high definition.[1].

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Lawsuits

On March 26, 2008, Jewelry Television filed suit in the U.S. District Court in Tennessee against Lloyd's of London, as a result of a criminal scheme the company alleges took place in 2006 and 2007. A person used a bank account of the Office of the Comptroller of the City of New York to buy more than $3.5 million in jewelry. Jewelry Television has cited that Lloyd's is exploiting a loophole in their insurance agreement to withhold recompensing the jeweler.[2]

On May 23, 2008, a $5 million class action lawsuit was filed in California against Jewelry Television. The suit alleges since 2003 the shopping network has sold treated gemstones without disclosing the treatment while promising buyers that these stones were rare and untreated. [3]

On May 19, 2009, a lawsuit was filed against Jewelry Television alleging wrongful termination and age discrimination, alleging a "scheme" to get rid of employees with expensive health care costs.[4]

References

  1. ^ http://www.tvpredictions.com/jtv092108.htm
  2. ^ "Diamonds.net News - Jewelry TV Sues Lloyd's, Plans More Suits in $3M e-Payment Fraud". http://www.diamonds.net/news/NewsItem.aspx?ArticleID=21056. Retrieved 2008-03-29.  
  3. ^ "Knoxnews.com - Jewelry TV Blasted in Suit- Shopping network sold stones deceptively, customer alleges". http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/jun/03/jewelry-tv-blasted-in-suit/. Retrieved 2008-06-03.  
  4. ^ Harrington, Carly (2009-05-19). "Ex-Jewelry Television exec sues network". Knoxville News-Sentinel. http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/may/19/ex-jewelry-television-exec-sues-network/. Retrieved 2009-05-20.  

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