Hallmark Cards Says It May Take Crown Media Private

By | Tuesday June 25, 2013 @ 4:07pm PDT

The disclosure in an unusually dense SEC filing led to a 19.2% pop today in the share price for the parent of the Hallmark Channel, taking it to a two-year high. The greeting card company already controls 90.3% of … Read More »

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Crown Media Q2 Revenues Up As Hallmark Channel Ad Sales Improve

By | Friday July 27, 2012 @ 6:51am PDT

The owner of the Hallmark Channel says that its original movies are still working — and advertisers like the network’s daytime programming plans which include a two-hour daily show Home And Family and Marie Osmond’s Marie. Crown … Read More »

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Media Stocks Caught In Downdraft As Fears Of European Default Grow

The trading day ended with a thud. The benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 wound up -2.1% as word spread that Germany might balk at a proposal to help bail out debt-laden members of the European Union including Greece and … Read More »

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Media Stocks Up On Strong Holiday Sales And Hope Of European Debt Solution

Shoppers spent a record $52.4B over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, up 16% from last year, the National Retail Federation says. Add that to reports that European leaders are getting serious about resolving their debt crisis, and it’s easy … Read More »

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Media Stocks Hit By Market Fears Of Impasse Over U.S. Debt Cuts

The federal government will have to slash $1.2T in spending, mostly beginning in 2013, if the 12-member congressional Super Committee can’t strike a deficit reduction deal soon. They still appear split — even though, as a practical matter, … Read More »

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Crown Media Says Hallmark Movie Channel Contributes To Strong 3Q

By | Thursday November 3, 2011 @ 6:01am PDT

The owner of The Hallmark Channel had a happy story of its own to tell in 3Q as ad sales improved, marketing expenses dropped — and it recorded a big gain from a deferred tax asset. With that … Read More »

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Media Stocks Suffer As Investors Fear Ad Sales Will Weaken

The Dow Jones U.S. Media Index was down 3.5% today while the DJ Industrial Average was off 2.4% — and Goldman Sachs may have contributed to the imbalance: It downgraded the entertainment sector today to “neutral” from “attractive” … Read More »

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Crown Media Names New Programming Directors For Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movie Channel

By | Tuesday September 6, 2011 @ 6:20am PDT

Crown Media Family Networks (CMFN), a division of parent company Crown Media Holdings Inc. and home of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel, has named Alexandra Smith and Ayn Prince as directors of programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel, respectively. Smith and Prince are both located in Studio City, CA and will report into Darren Melameth, vice president of programming, planning and scheduling.

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Crown Media Rebrands Hallmark Channels

By | Wednesday March 23, 2011 @ 10:09am PDT
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Crown Media Holdings, the corporate parent of Hallmark Channels, is renaming its cable holdings Crown Media Networks. The new umbrella name includes Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel, as well as their HD and online complements. The news was part … Read More »

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AT&T U-Verse Drops Hallmark Channels

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The impasse in the negotiations between AT&T U-Verse and Crown Media, the parent company of the Hallmark Channel and the Hallmark Movie Channel, over a new carriage agreement resulted in the two channels gong dark for 2.3 million … Read More »

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