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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

U.S. Shoppers Make Thanksgiving Week Biggest in QVC's History

U.S. Shoppers Make Thanksgiving Week Biggest in QVC's History

QVC Sets New Sales Records and Hits All-Time Digital Sales High as Customers Tune in for Hot Gift Items and Exclusive Deals

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- From Monday, November 23 to Sunday, November 29, U.S. shoppers flocked to QVC for the hottest gift items and exclusive deals, making this the largest week ever in sales at QVC, as well as the highest-selling Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday in QVC's history. Underscoring a growing consumer preference to shop from the comfort of home - and avoid the chaos of brick-and-mortar retailers - QVC U.S. also achieved record ecommerce sales via web and mobile throughout the week.

Personal electronics, kitchen electrics, and apparel and accessories from brands such as Dell(TM), Canon, KitchenAid and Susan Graver were among the hottest sellers, each representing a Today's Special Value(®), the best find of the day. The Today's Special Value for Saturday, November 28, a Dell Windows 10 Laptop, was the highest-selling TSV item ever on

"Throughout the week, shoppers turned to QVC for the season's most-desired items, from camera-enabled drones to fitness gadgets and functional fashion accessories, making QVC the ultimate gift destination for the whole family," said Ken O'Brien, SVP of Global Brands Management and U.S. Buying, QVC. "It is clear that our customers prefer to embrace the joy of holiday by shopping remotely, visiting QVC across TV, web, mobile, tablet and social media, rather than the long-standing tradition of heading to the stores."

QVC U.S. milestones for the week include:

-- Thanksgiving week (November 23-29) was the biggest week in terms of
sales in QVC's history. Ecommerce accounted for 58% of sales.
-- Thanksgiving Day (November 26) was the highest-selling Thanksgiving
-- Black Friday (November 27) was the highest-selling Black Friday ever on
-- Cyber Monday (November 30) was the highest-selling Cyber Monday ever.
"We look for products that bring the joy of discovery to customers, and the best sellers across categories have one unifying theme - customers can find what they love, and love what they find at QVC this holiday season," O'Brien concluded.

Product highlights of the week:

-- Electronics, including audio players, computers and cameras from popular
brands such as Bose(®), Dell and Canon were hot sellers.
-- Classic kitchen favorites from Vitamix, KitchenAid, and Keurig were
popular choices in cooking and dining.
-- Shoppers rushed to buy must-have beauty gift sets from premier brands
such as bareMinerals®, tarte, Josie Maran and IT Cosmetics.
-- Fun, hi-tech items like the Panther Wide Drone with Camera and the
Fitbit Wireless Activity Tracker have been popular.
-- Accessories and apparel from top brands including Dennis Basso, Isaac
Mizrahi LIVE!(TM), Susan Graver and Dooney & Bourke remain hot.
-- Items that combine fashion and function are striking it big, including
the G.I.L.I. got it love it(®) with HALOGUARD Leather RFID Pouch and
the LODIS Italian Leather Credit Card Cases with RFID Protection, both
designed to help protect your technology while providing a trendy edge.
Demonstrating QVC's commitment to providing customers with an engaging experience on today's most innovative platforms, the QVC for Apple TV app launched on October 29, just in time for the hottest holiday shopping week. Customers can find holiday inspiration all season long directly through the app, where they can make purchases easily with a click of their remote.

For more information about QVC's daily specials and a curated assortment of gift ideas, please visit and QVC apps throughout the holiday season.

About QVC
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB), is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 350 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France and a joint venture in China. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has evolved from a TV shopping company to a leading ecommerce and mobile commerce retailer. The company's website,, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.



CONTACT: Diane Zappas, QVC Corporate Communications, Phone: 484-701-1433,

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STOCKHOLM, LOS ANGELES and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, and 505 Games today announced that they will integrate characters and storylines from the upcoming action thriller Point Break into PAYDAY 2 as the result of a unique and exciting collaboration with Alcon Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF).

The Point Break Heists and the Bodhi Character Pack for PAYDAY 2 will be released worldwide on December 3 in anticipation of the global release of Point Break, which opens in theaters beginning on December 25. The Point Break Heists DLC for PAYDAY 2 will retail at $6.99 and contain two all new heists - Beneath the Mountain and Birth of Sky. The Bodhi Character PackDLC will be free for all PAYDAY 2 players and will welcome Bodhi to the gang of heisters.

The unprecedented partnership between Starbreeze, 505, Alcon, Warner Bros. and Lionsgate builds upon a previous collaboration between Starbreeze and Lionsgate. The two companies worked together to integrate Lionsgate's popular John Wick film into PAYDAY 2 and subsequently developed the highly anticipated John Wick VR game, planned for release in Spring 2016.

"Point Break has always been a huge inspiration for the PAYDAY games, so to be able to integrate the film's characters and storylines into PAYDAY 2 is a dream come true," said Bo Andersson-Klint, CEO of Starbreeze. "We previously worked closely with Lionsgate on the successful addition of their character John Wick as a member of the PAYDAY gang, so using that same business model, Lionsgate introduced us to Alcon and Warner Bros. to create two Point Break heists that we believe are some of the best to date."

"In working with our partners at Starbreeze on the upcoming John Wick VR game, we realized that we had an opportunity to build on that success with Point Break while also embarking on an unprecedented collaboration with our colleagues at Alcon and Warner Bros.," said Lionsgate President of Interactive Ventures and Games Peter Levin. "As we continue to look for fun, exciting ways to integrate Lionsgate's IP into the gaming space, we believe that having the creative teams and IP owners work together with game developers is the ideal way to create the best experience for avid fans."

"We look forward to an exciting collaboration with Starbreeze and 505 Games on this project, along with Lionsgate and Warner Bros.," said Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Co-Founders and Co-CEO's of Alcon Entertainment. "We believe this reimagining of Point Break lends itself to many platforms and gaming in particular as it will allow players to be a part of the action."

The Point Break Heists include music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Point Break, available globally December 4th on ASG Records. As an extension of the collaboration, the lead single from the soundtrack, "Still Breathing," from Rock trio, Dig The Kid, is featured in the game's trailer and menus.


-- 2 new heists - Beneath the Mountain & Birth of Sky
-- 10 new achievements - 5 for each heist
-- A new pistol secondary weapon
-- Four melee weapons
-- 6 new songs added- 2 all-new heist themes composed Simon Viklund, and 4
menu themes from the Point Break soundtrack
-- New contact - Locke
-- 4 masks
Bodhi Character Pack DLC - FREE

-- Bodhi - new playable character
-- A new sniper rifle primary weapon
-- A new melee weapon
-- A new perk deck featuring 9 perks
-- 2 new masks
For more information regarding the Point Break DLC's, please visit

First launched in 2011, PAYDAY is a cooperative first-person shooter computer and video game franchise with more than 9 million players on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

For more information, please contact:

Almir Listo, Global Brand Director, Press Inquirers, Starbreeze AB

Tel: +46(0)8-209 208, email:

Maeva Sponbergs, Investor Relations, Starbreeze AB

Tel: +46(0)8-209 208, email:

About Point Break

In Point Break, a young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. Deep undercover, and with his life in danger, he strives to prove these eco-activists are the architects of the mind-boggling crimes that are devastating the world's financial markets. The film marks some of the most daring stunts ever committed to film. Extreme sports featured include snowboarding, wingsuit flying, free rock climbing, high-speed motorcycle stunts and surfing 70-foot waves.

Alcon Entertainment presents a Taylor-Baldecchi-Wimmer production, in association with DMG Entertainment, a Studio Babelsberg co-production: Point Break, starring Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Delroy Lindo, and Ray Winstone. Directed by Ericson Core from a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer, story by Rick King & W. Peter Iliff and Kurt Wimmer. Produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, John Baldecchi, David Valdes, Christopher Taylor and Kurt Wimmer. Based upon the motion picture "Point Break," screenplay by W. Peter Iliff, story by Rick King & W. Peter Iliff. John McMurrick, Dan Mintz, Wu Bing, Robert L. Levy and Peter Abrams are the executive producers, with co-producers Henning Molfenter, Charlie Woebcken and Christoph Fisser. Ericson Core also served as director of photography. The production designer is Udo Kramer; editors are Thom Noble, Gerald B. Greenberg and John Duffy; costume designer is Lisy Christl; composer is Tom Holkenberg; and visual effects supervisor is John Nelson. Point Break will be distributed in North America and in select territories around the world by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. Rated PG-13 for "violence, thematic material involving perilous activity, some sexuality, language and drug material."

Brief information about Starbreeze:

Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris and Los Angeles, the company creates games by own design and through licensed content, aiming to create franchises that prosper as games and elsewhere. We live and die by gameplay.

Starbreeze's most recent games include PAYDAY 2, the adrenaline fueled bank robbing co-op game and the upcoming survival co-op FPS OVERKILL's The Walking Dead based on the hit comic series. Starbreeze is pioneering digital self-publishing, inviting developers to leverage its self-publishing knowhow on Steam, having one of the largest communities on the digital distribution platform.

Next, Starbreeze is set to develop truly immersive virtual reality experiences, integrating software and hardware in the Project StarVR and the StarVR head mounted display. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Starbreeze's shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier under the tickers STAR A and STAR B with the ISIN-codes SE0007158928 (A-share) and SE0005992831 (B-share). Remium Nordic is the company's Certified Adviser.

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