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NBCU’s new ShoppableTV feature connects viewers directly to e-commerce sites

May 06, 2019 / Ben Munson

NBCUniversal announced the launch of ShoppableTV, a new feature that uses QR codes within TV shows to direct viewers to e-commerce websites.To use ShoppableTV, during NBCUniversal programming viewers will be alerted to hold their phone cameras up to the screen during an "On-Air Shoppable Moment." Then, they will be taken directly to a marketer’s site for purchase. The broadcaster said this is the first time this technology will be used on national television to activate direct sales. Many other NBCUniversal networks plan to participate in ShoppableTV over the coming months, including NBC Sports, Telemundo, Bravo, E!, CNBC Prime, and USA Network. “With ShoppableTV, NBCUniversal is transcending the legacy business practices of television and driving business outcomes by creating an on-air real-time commerce experience," said Josh Feldman, executive vice president and head of marketing and advertising creative at NBCUniversal, in a statement. "By pairing br...