The channel is also home to a range of lifestyle programming, anchored by Home & Family, a daily two-hour live show shot in a fully functional house located on the Universal Studios lot, and Marie, a one-hour talk show hosted by iconic entertainer, Marie Osmond. Hallmark Channel's sibling network, Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, focuses on family-friendly movies with a mix of original films, classic theatrical releases, and presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library.
Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 87 million subscribers. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading destination for quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies and specials, as well as some of television's most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, Frasier, and Happy Days.
Hallmark Channel’s foundation of original movies features an array of celebratory stories, engaging themes, and compelling characters that inspire and captivate the heart. In addition to its regular schedule of original movies, Hallmark Channel recently collaborated with Walden Media, Walmart, and P&G to create “Walden Family Theater”, a new Friday family movie night destination. Designed to bring family members of all ages together to enjoy common entertainment, “Walden Family Theater” is headlined by new top-quality Walden-produced movies, along with classic original films from Hallmark Channel’s library. In addition, Hallmark Channel is home to a range of lifestyle programming, anchored by “Home & Family”, a daily two-hour live show shot in a fully functional house located on the Universal Studios lot, and “Marie”, a one-hour talk show hosted by iconic entertainer, Marie Osmond. Complementing its original movie and daytime schedule, Hallmark Channel presents popular television series, including “Frasier”, “The Golden Girls”, “Cheers”, and “Happy Days.” Offering a dynamic lineup of classic series, lifestyle programs, and compelling original movies, Hallmark Channel epitomizes The Heart of TV.
One of the most widely recognized consumer brand names will soon make its way to cable's channel line-up.
Crown Media Holdings Inc. plans to run its first on-air spots for the newly named Hallmark Channel next weekend, about two weeks before its official re-branding on Aug. 5...
Hallmark Movie Channel will premiere its first original telefilms early next year, while progenitor Hallmark Channel expects to launch its initial original series in the third quarter of 2010.
Hallmark Channels senior vice president of programming Barbara Fisher said Hallmark Movie Channel -- now in all of the nation's top-30 DMAs following last week's launch by Time Warner Cable in Cleveland -- will make its initial foray into original movies with a pair next spring.
In addition to Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel, Crown Media Family Networks serves as the exclusive cable home to the prestigious Hallmark Hall of Fame library, the longest-running and most-awarded movie series in television’s history.
For Hallmark, which has built a strong audience in the 25-54 demographic with its movies, landing Stewart is a high-profile move that it hopes will broaden its appeal. While the channel gets decent ratings, it is not as strong in urban and wealthy markets as it is elsewhere. Stewart caters to an upscale audience that the channel hopes will translate to stronger advertising dollars.
"It is Hallmark Channel's mission to celebrate life's everyday moments, and back-to-school season is full of those moments," says Laura Lee, Senior Vice President Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. "Charter Media is an invaluable partner and we are delighted to be the exclusive sponsor for this important initiative that will help facilitate the education of so many children and allow parents and kids, alike, to enjoy and get the most out of this special time of year."
Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 87.5 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading network in quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, lifestyle and general entertainment content, and is the home of "The Martha Stewart Show", which anchors the channel's new daytime HOME block. Hallmark Channel's sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events.