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CountryNew Zealand
Broadcast areaAustralia & New Zealand
Picture format576i (SDTV) 16:9
OwnerYes Retail
Launched4 November 2013 (2013-11-04)
Closed29 September 2016 (2016-09-29)
Replaced bySonLife Broadcasting Network (for Southern Cross Austereo stations)
Freeview NZ (virtual)21
Freeview AU (virtual)54/55/64/74

Yesshop (stylised as YESSHOP) was a New Zealand shopping channel. The channel was based on the South Korean model of home shopping.

The channel originally launched in New Zealand on free-to-air television and pay television on 4 November 2013.[1] The channel announced on 12 November 2013, that creative student talent, from various schools in New Zealand, would feature on the channel on Sunday mornings, beginning on 17 November 2013.[2] The channel expanded to Australian pay television provider Foxtel, launching on 29 February 2016,[3] after signing a deal with them on 20 November of the previous year.[4][5] The channel hit the streets of Auckland to sing for the charity KidsCan, on 4 May 2016.[6] The channel also received a short-lived run on Australian regional free-to-air television via Southern Cross Austereo, launching on 1 August 2016.[7]

Yesshop's owner, Yes Retail, made the decision to cease trading on 29 September 2016 citing lack of funds to pay wages and the company's current losses of approximately 20 million dollars.[8] Employees' contracts were terminated the same day.[9] Two young business owners were upset at the demise of Yesshop, because they would be left out of pocket after the collapse of the channel's owner.[10] On Southern Cross Austereo's regional free-to-air television stations, on 17 July 2017, a channel owned by evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, SonLife Broadcasting Network, launched using this channel's old spectrum.[11][12]


  1. ^ "Shake up for Home Shopping as Yesshop Launches". Scoop. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Creative student talent to feature on YESSHOP | Scoop News". Scoop. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2023.
  3. ^ "New Zealand's #1 TV Shopping Channel Debuts Across Tasman | Scoop News". Scoop. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2023.
  4. ^ "Yesshop signs deal with Foxtel". The New Zealand Herald. Auckland. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  5. ^ "YESSHOP signs deal with Foxtel | Scoop News". Scoop. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2023.
  6. ^ "YESSHOP Hits the Streets of Auckland to Sing for Charity | Scoop News". Scoop. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2023.
  7. ^ "YESSHOP coming to SCA regional viewers August 1". Southern Cross Austereo. 25 July 2016. Archived from the original on 28 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  8. ^ "YesShop shopping channel shutting down". The New Zealand Herald. Auckland. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  9. ^ Edmunds, Susan (29 September 2016). "YesShop tells employees it must close immediately". Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  10. ^ Edmunds, Susan (1 October 2016). "Business owners upset at demise of TV shopping channel YesShop". Stuff. Retrieved 30 July 2023.
  11. ^ Knox, David (15 July 2017). "Religious channel coming to Southern Cross network". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Australia & New Zealand". SonLife Broadcasting Network. Retrieved 15 July 2017.