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More on QVC and ION

Updated 8/28/13 to reflect additional confirmations.

A few short notes about QVC and ION.

1. Yesterday afternoon, we got a comment in the earlier blog post on the subject from an engineer at QVC about their ION feed. He's seeking comments on the feed. Feel free to leave your comments in this post or the earlier one.

2. I've managed to confirm the presence of QVC on some ION stations, its non-presence on others, and there are then a bunch where I have no information at all. I should be able to independently verify WWPX, WLPX, WUPX, and WIPX during a road trip planned for late September, but I still have a long list, which can be seen below. If you can confirm any of the unconfirmed markets, please let me know.

Confirmed not airing:

  • San Francisco
  • Houston (KPXB)
  • DC
  • Denver
  • Pittsburgh

Confirmed airing:

  • New York (both stations)
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Philadelphia
  • Dallas
  • Houston (KBPX-LD)
  • Atlanta
  • Boston (WBPX)
  • Detroit
  • Minneapolis
  • Phoenix
  • Orlando
  • Cleveland
  • Portland, OR
  • Hartford
  • Salt Lake City
  • Raleigh (both stations)
  • Kansas City
  • Nashville
  • Providence
  • Norfolk
  • Oklahoma City
  • Greensboro
  • Buffalo
  • Scranton
  • Tulsa
  • Knoxville
  • Roanoke
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Greenville, NC (both stations)
  • Boston (WDPX)
  • Tampa
  • Sacramento
  • Jacksonville
  • Milwaukee
  • Des Moines

Leaving these as unconfirmed:

  • Boston (WPXG)
  • Seattle
  • Miami
  • Indianapolis
  • San Antonio
  • West Palm Beach
  • Grand Rapids
  • Albany, NY
  • Birmingham
  • Memphis
  • New Orleans
  • Honolulu
  • Spokane
  • Syracuse
  • Huntington
  • Lexington
  • Wausau

Unconfirmed, but believed to not be airing:

  • Hagerstown

Confirmed airing on non-ION stations:

  • San Francisco (KAXT-CD)
  • DC (WWTD-LD)
  • Pittsburgh (WBGN-CD)
  • Las Vegas (KEEN-CD)
  • Albuquerque (KYNM-LD)

Unconfirmed airing on non-ION stations:

  • Albany (WYBN-LD)
  • Rochester, NY (WBGT-CD)


1. On Friday, August 9 2013, 13:25 by Scotty

Have not watched the feed much, but it's transmitted on KPXR in 4:3 aspect ratio and 480i. Nothing stood out about it, so it seems to be working well enough. Mother-in-law said nothing, which means she didn't notice anything unusual either.

Still haven't heard back from the engineer who was concerned about where the bandwidth for a fourth subchannel would come from.

2. On Friday, August 9 2013, 22:59 by Matt

Also would be good to post when a local Cable System adds it and IONSHOP. Also other parts of KS/MO/FL are missing.

3. On Saturday, August 10 2013, 17:20 by N5XZS

KYNM-LD in Albuquerque's tv market is carrying QVC in 480i format.

4. On Sunday, August 11 2013, 08:04 by ninguno

WPXA-DT Atlanta on the air 480I

5. On Sunday, August 11 2013, 11:52 by nfladxer

WPXC Brunswick-Jacksonville QVC on Ion 21.5 in 408i

6. On Sunday, August 11 2013, 11:53 by nfladxer

That should have been 480i :)

7. On Monday, August 12 2013, 06:43 by PjInOH

QVC on WVPX-TV, Akron OH, 23-5

Image fits OK in Widescreen Mode. Picture quality is bad like a 240 YouTube video when there is motion. I hate that. I refuse to watch sub-channels with such low quality.

8. On Monday, August 12 2013, 11:42 by Rich

Thanks for the feedback. We transmitt the QVC OTA 16:9 SD. We are trying to make sure the affiliates are transmitting us in 16:9. The resolution looks soft but we are trying to improve the resolution soon. Thank you for your feedback.


9. On Tuesday, August 13 2013, 08:24 by Matt

Why can't you make it look like your HD Channel becuase Iv'e seen somewhere where it was? Why don't you tnring back Q2 maybe as a digital sub channel?

10. On Tuesday, August 13 2013, 13:16 by Rich Beinlich

Thanks for the reply. Due to bandwidth limitations from our uplink provider we could only offer SD. We have plans right now to improve the resolution.


11. On Wednesday, August 14 2013, 08:32 by Matt

Thanks and I saw it will be converted to HD but still be a SD channel with Black Bars on bottom. Also on QVC Site on where to find it might show IONTV and show for like WOPX BHN/Comcast and so on or KPXE TWCKC/Comcast/Surewest/Charter and so,on and at the moment say when and where on them.

12. On Tuesday, August 20 2013, 21:38 by FlashFlood

Reply for Matt ~ Comment 11
I live in Orlando and sub to Bright House. WOPX is a "must carry" on BHN so only the 56.1 (ION Television is carried (on BHN 16 in SD and 1056 in HD). Qubo (56.2), ION Life (56.3), and the new subchannels on 56.4 and 56.5 are not carried. BTW, WOPX is not the only station here to have more than 4 subchannels; Religious stations WHLV (TBN) and WACX also have 5 subchannels each. Don't know about Comcast.

13. On Wednesday, August 21 2013, 17:02 by Frank

WPXK is airing QVC in Knoxville. It was originally in 16X9 SD, but something has gone wrong and it now is in a 4:3 squeezed mode. Rich at QVC take note.

14. On Saturday, August 24 2013, 17:59 by Joseph

Same as Frank (#13) for KSPX. It's 16x9 squeezed into 4x3. Other than that, it actually doesn't look bad. I don't expect NFL game definition for home shopping channels. QVC doesn't look "youtube" bad.

15. On Monday, August 26 2013, 09:05 by Rich

Frank and Joseph,
Thank you for the feedback. Can I ask what type of t.v. are you using to view your over the air programming, a CRT or flat panel t.v.? If your using a flat panel t.v. do you have the t.v. set to normal or full view? Let me know. Thank you for your help and time.

16. On Tuesday, August 27 2013, 20:56 by 270degrees

I don't get Brighthouse. So I know nothing about what they carry. But, WOPX (channel 48) definitely has QVC on 56.5.
And like FlashFlood said in #12, WHLV-52 (channel 51) has 5 channels on. And WACX-55 (channel 40) actually has 6 channels on. But 2 of them are only test patterns right now.

17. On Sunday, September 1 2013, 23:41 by Matt

Silcondust Website Digital Antenna doesn't show KPXE and WOPX QVC yet. KC area Cabe Systems Comcast,TWCKC,Surewestkc,Google TV don't have KPXE or TBN's digital Sub Channels yet same goes for Comcast in Orlando maybe.

18. On Wednesday, September 11 2013, 21:15 by Blair

Anyone know anything about Ion (KPXE) disappearing entirely from over the air dtv in Kansas City?? It was there one day then all of the channels gone the next. What happened?