|By Marketwired .||
|August 7, 2014 02:30 PM EDT||
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/14 -- Multichannel electronic retailer ShopHQ and Mark Cuban are teaming up to give aspiring entrepreneurs a shot at TV retailing during "Mark Cuban's American Dream" on August 12 at 8 p.m. ET. Billionaire entrepreneur, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and TV personality Mark Cuban will join nine budding entrepreneurs live on ShopHQ for an exciting two-hour premiere showcasing innovative items produced by companies in which Cuban has personally invested.
"Over the years I have invested in over 170 companies, all of which I wholeheartedly believe in," said Mark Cuban, CEO of The Mark Cuban Companies. "Each of the entrepreneurs I am bringing with me to ShopHQ has an interesting and personal story to share about their company and products and the passion and extreme effort it takes to make their dreams come true. I'm excited for ShopHQ's viewers to get an inside glimpse on what it really takes to capture the American Dream, and then to have the unique opportunity to support these entrepreneurs through their purchases."
The two-hour premiere of "Mark Cuban's American Dream" will showcase products from nine Cuban-backed brands. ShopHQ viewers will discover a variety of unique items, including Writey Board, a product that turns any surface into a dry erase board; Breathometer, a portable device that transforms any smartphone into a breathalyzer; and Simple Sugars, handmade and all-natural skincare products formulated for even the most sensitive skin.
"We are excited to give our ShopHQ audience a front row seat on the stories and innovative products produced by entrepreneurs hand selected and funded by Mark Cuban," said ShopHQ's newly appointed CEO, Mark Bozek. "Mr. Cuban's charisma and passion for these products and their creators should make for an exciting blend of live entertainment and shopping accessible to ShopHQ's viewers across our TV, online, mobile and social media platforms."
For more information on "Mark Cuban's American Dream" on ShopHQ, please visit www.shophq.com/MarkCuban or join the conversation @ShopHQ1 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #AmericanDream. ShopHQ is available via cable affiliates and satellite: DISH Network (channels 134 and 228) and DIRECTV (channels 73 and 316).
ValueVision Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVTV) is a multichannel electronic retailer that operates ShopHQ, a community-driven shopping experience that enables customers to shop and interact via TV, phone, Internet and mobile. ShopHQ reaches over 87 million cable and satellite homes and is also available nationwide on PCs, tablets and iPhone, Android and other mobile devices via live streaming at www.shophq.com. For more information, please visit www.shophq.com.
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