|A massive QVC box hangs over the entrance to the studios.|
|Entrance to the Studio Store|
|The kitchen section of the Studio Store|
|The current broadcasting|
First we learned that QVC stands for Quality, Value, and Convenience. Not one person in our group knew that before this tour.
|Into the production studios|
|QVC broadcasts happening live in other countries|
If you look down the hallway in that last photo, you will see walls of windows. Those windows overlook the studios where the live filming is taking place. We could look to our heart's content, but no photos were allowed in any of the windowed areas. Other windows looked right into the tech rooms where we watched the folks controlling any screen graphics, music, and scheduling.
Tour participants can watch the live broadcast from five studio views, where monitors feature state-of-the art, pullback cameras in eight different locations within the studio.
We saw the model on the stage adjusting her bosoms in her dress top, fixing the position of her jewelry, and scratching her nose during short breaks while the cameras were pointed elsewhere filming the celebrity host. At one location we were taken out through soundproofed doors onto a viewing platform right over the filming area. We were instructed to be very, very quiet, as we were literally just several feet above the filming. I could feel the heat from the overhead lights, and I prayed that I wouldn't have one of those ridiculous sneezes that sneaks up on you, or that my husband wouldn't burp
or fart in those moments.
Our daughter Sarah and her hubby Lance are avid QVC watchers, although they never buy anything. Weird, huh? Who just watches QVC for fun? They do.
Well, for their sake I was hoping the David in the Kitchen feature would be happening, but alas, it wasn't. In fact, the kitchen segment of the tv studio was completely dark. The designers were staging the living/bedroom area for the filming of a Tim Gunn special later in that evening.
So, Sarah and Lance, these next three photos are the best I could do for you. And no, I did not see David walking around the halls, either. Sorry. Silly groupies.
|My husband is 6'2". David is a big guy.|
Our hour plus tour was very informative and shocking, when we realized how much volume of all kinds of stuff is sold through QVC television sales. I suppose I could even be persuaded to watch a QVC show, now that I've seen the full inside story.
That is, if I hadn't just cancelled my television subscription several months ago.