The OpenShop home shopping chain went into voluntary administration earlier this month, just two years after its launch, and should have owed its employees around $ 120,000.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports OpenShop operated by The Australian Shopping Network, launched in August 201 on Seven’s Ch 75.
Presenters at the launch (pictured) included Justine Diana, Zac Deane, Carla King-Turner, Nikki Vincent, Gabby Berry and Steven Milne.
But SMH notes that complaints have been filed with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over concerns that it may be unable to compete with its rival, TVSN.
Documents filed with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission show Seven owes nearly $ 1 million while its parent company, South Korea-based Hyundai Home Shopping Network, owes $ 12 million.
On Facebook, customers complain about the lack of answers to questions by email or phone and the deletion of reviews. Its website currently states: “Following the appointment of voluntary directors, the company will no longer accept refunds, returns or exchanges,” adding that “affected parties may (subject to other remedies available to them) have a claim as an unsecured creditor of the Company. “
“I just received an e-mail from OpenShop (TV shopping channel 75) which went into administration. I don’t know what that means for the presenters, some of whom are from TVSN, ”noted reader Bella in the TV lounge.
Earlier this month, Seven did not answer questions.