MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Aug. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evine Live Inc. (NASDAQ:EVLV), a multiplatform video commerce company (evine.com), announced today that it agreed to sell its television station, WWDP, serving the Boston market, for an aggregate of $13.5 million in a series of two transactions. 

"This deal further strengthens our balance sheet and gives us additional flexibility to grow our digital commerce company," said CEO Bob Rosenblatt.  "After reducing our high-interest debt by $9.5 million in the first half of the year, this sale of a non-strategic asset allows us to retire the remaining $6.2 million of high-interest debt and deploy the remaining cash for initiatives we choose with the highest expected shareholder return."

The transaction includes two agreements with unrelated parties and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 or first quarter of fiscal 2018 following satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including FCC approval. The financial impact of this transaction is expected to cross multiple quarters and is contingent on the timing of the close and completion of certain transaction related contingencies. 

A Form 8-K with further details about this transaction was filed with the SEC.

About Evine Evine Live Inc. (NASDAQ:EVLV) operates Evine, a multiplatform video commerce company that offers a mix of proprietary, exclusive and name brands directly to consumers in an engaging and informative shopping experience via television, online and mobile. Evine reaches more than 87 million cable and satellite television homes with entertaining content in a comprehensive digital shopping experience 24 hours a day.

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CONTACTSMediaDawn Zarembapress@evine.com(952) 943-6043InvestorsMichael Portermporter@evine.com(952) 943-6517

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