Hallmark Channel is an American cable and satellite television network. Crown Media Holding owns it. Mostly shares are Owned by Hallmark Cards. The program at this channel mainly targeted at families, television movies and miniseries, original and acquired television series, and other lifestyle programs. Hallmark Channel is available almost 85,439,000 pay television households in the United States from February 2015.
|Launched||August 5, 2001|
|Slogan||The Heart of TV|
|Headquarters||Studio City, California|
|Owned by||Crown Media Holdings (Hallmark Cards)|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Sister channel(s)||Hallmark Movies & Mysteries|
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32 years ago this channel started its work as ACTS in 1984. On July 1, 1988, it worked as VISN. In 1992, it launched as a merge of VISN/ ACTS. After this, Faith and Values Channel broadcast its transmission in 1993. In 1996, it worked with Odyssey Network. Finally, it launched as Hallmark Channel on August 5, 2001. The Vision Interfaith Satellite Network and the American Christian Television System are the two separate religious cable channels where the Hallmark traced its history. These two networks started alternating time on a shared transponder slot on the Galaxy 111 satellite in 1992.
VISN aired during the morning and evening hours. Southern Baptist Convention owns Hallmark Channel as ACTS. In November 1998, Crown Media Holdings and the Jim Henson Company bought majority stakes in Odyssey. The channel began to focus on family-targeted entertainment programs in which classic sitcoms, children’s programs and family-oriented movies.
Programming of Hallmark Channel
It was launched on August 5, 2001. This network started religious programming but after this focus on family-oriented sitcoms and drama series, dramatic films and general entertainment programs.
Headquarters situated in Studio City, California. At this time, David Evans appointed as CEO of the newly developing network. But he resigned in May 2006. David Evans remained CEO until October 2006. After this Henry, Schleiff was appointed as CEO. It started a weekday morning talk show in 2002. The channel dropped the Hallmark Crown in January 2007. It launched new national public affairs “Watch With Me” on May 27, 2007.
Hallmark Channel consists of classic and recent television series and TV movies. CBS broadcasts many Hallmark Hall of Fame Films. The network airs Hall of Fame films on a two week from their original broadcast on ABC.
Other famous programs are daytime talk show Home and Family. Calls the Heart is another program that is based on the novels by Janette Oke. This network also telecasts lifestyle programs and Made for TV original. In July 2013, Hallmark Channel debuted its first original scripted series with the premier of Cedar Cove. Hallmark held an event with New York’s North Shore Animal League and Last Hope Animal Rescue that debut the Kitten Bowl during Super Bowl. This event hosted by Beth Stern. The Puppy Bowl is another animal-themed event that debuted on Animal Planet. 1.3 million people watched it. Kitten Bowl was back on February 7, 2016. But it will return on February 5, 2017. Visit official website for complete programs schedule.
|The Home and Family Show||October 1, 2012|
|Cedar Cove||July 20, 2013|
|When Calls the Heart||January 11, 2014|
|Good Witch||February 28, 2015|
Watch Original Movies on Hallmark TV
This network broadcasts as family friendly and inspirational ranging from holiday- themed films to western. It had a certain one movie a month, during the development period. It’s production schedule with the films mainly produced by RHI Entertainment. Crown Media ramped up approximately 30 movies a year. The Hallmark channel provides 35 original movies during the period from 2009 to 2010. During 2011, it released 25 television movies.
Hallmark Channel operated many cable channels in International markets. NBCU Universal owns Hallmark Channel services outside the United States.
|Time Warner Cable 123||Verizon FiOS 740|
|Dish Network 185||AT&T U-verse 1365||AT&T U-verse 1365|