Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Long-Term Debt (Narrative) (Details)

Long-Term Debt (Narrative) (Details) (USD $)
Sep. 30, 2011
Line of Credit Facility, Maximum Borrowing Capacity $ 2,000,000,000
standby letters of credit 250,000,000
Line of Credit Facility, Remaining Borrowing Capacity 1,500,000,000
Long-Term Debt, outstanding principal 6,611,000,000
Swap arrangements, interest rate, low end 2.98%
Swap arrangements, interest rate, high end 3.67%
Swap arrangements, fixed rate 0.91%
QVC Bank Credit Facilities [Member]
Long-Term Debt, outstanding principal 459,000,000
Aggregate Notional Amount Of $1.75 Billion [Member]
Aggregate notional amount 1,750,000,000
Derivative, Variable Interest Rate 0.35%
Aggregate Notional Amount of $600 million [Member]
Aggregate notional amount $ 600,000,000
Derivative, Variable Interest Rate 0.35%