Hardenhuish State News (HSN) was the main broadcasting news company within the nation state of Spicy-Memia. The company was founded on the 15th of November 2016, and it's main news blocks were presented by Aidan Pidduck from 6:30am to 10:30pm, and Sean Hudd from 11pm to 6am. Philip Arkinstall also served as weatherman for all news blocks, and was the company's longest running presenter. The company shut down and it's assets liquidated on the 4th of November 2017.
HSN was created in November 2016 by then prime minister William Martin. The company is believed to be so called "in the pockets" of those in government. This has been rumored since the company were restricted on what they could say about the state and have been releasing various justification videos for such wars as The First Chicken Goujon War.
During the January Revolution (see The Empire of Spicy Memia) the company broadcasted the message of Imperial Governor Martin when he took power. They have been known to also show revealing footage of Martin's political enemies such as a video of then Imperial Chancellor Olliviath Mead III which ultimately resulted in his resignation from Martin's cabinet. HSN then released the announcement of Oliver Mead's resignation a few hours following the event.
HSN would continue to broadcast twenty four hours a day, and William Martin put the company on the stock market to gain a profit from shareholders.
On the 4th of November 2017, William Martin announced that HSN would release it's final broadcast, as he believed it had failed viewers, and senior management subsequently liquidated it's assets. He released a photo alongside the announcement, and stated that he would be abdicating to Stuart Pomeroy.
The Spicy Television Division opened it's doors a day later, and began it's own public broadcasting channels, including STD News, which replaced HSN as the main broadcasting news service within Spicy-Memia. Aidan Pidduck and Sean Hudd were intended to be hired as news presenters, but ultimately went missing following the shutdown of HSN. Their whereabouts remain unknown.