Hallmark Channel’s SVP Original Programming Barbara Fisher To Exit

By | Monday March 26, 2012 @ 12:29pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Barbara Fisher Hallmark ChannelEXCLUSIVE: Crown Media Family Networks’ SVP Barbara Fisher, who has overseen original programming for the company’s Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel since June 2007, will leave her post in a couple of weeks. For the … Read More »

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UPDATE: Dish Won’t Stream Hallmark Movie Channel On Blockbuster @ Home

UPDATE, 2:00 PM: The companies finally got their story straight. Turns out Dish won’t stream the Hallmark Movie Channel or any content from it as part of the deal making it part of Blockbuster @ Home. Although Dish promotes the product as an extra cost online and DVD rental service for subscribers, it also serves as a conventional premium tier for some channels that are just offered via satellite. Hallmark Movie Channel will appear on that line-up only.

PREVIOUS, 9:04 AM: The streaming deal with Hallmark Movie Channel was tucked in to multiple releases today pitching Dish’s new Heartland Package, a collection of family-friendly channels that the company’s satellite subscribers can receive for an additional $5 a month. The collection includes Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel, GMC TV, PixL, and RFD-TV. Later this week the company will add RURAL TV. Here’s the announcement about the agreement with Hallmark owner Crown Media:

Crown Media Family Networks and DISH Network L.L.C. today announced a multi-year renewal of their affiliation agreement. As part of the new agreement, DISH will feature Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel in its newly launched Heartland TV package. DISH will also add Hallmark Movie Channel to DISH’s “Blockbuster @Home” subscription movie package.

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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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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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AT&T U-Verse Drops Hallmark Channels

Nellie Andreeva

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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‘Beverly Hills, 90210′ Alumni Luke Perry And Jason Priestley Reunite For TV Western

By | Tuesday July 27, 2010 @ 4:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Former Beverly Hills, 90210 stars Luke Perry and Jason Priestley have reunited for Goodnight For Justice, a Hallmark Movie Channel original movie starring and executive produced by Perry and to be directed by Priestley. The Western is … Read More »

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