Hallmark Channel (UK)

Hallmark Channel (UK)

Infobox TV channel
name = Hallmark Channel
logofile =
logosize =
launch = October 1999
closed date =
picture format = TBC
share = 0.6%
share as of = February 2008
share source = [http://www.barb.co.uk/viewingsummary/monthreports.cfm?report=monthgmulti]
network =
owner = NBC Universal
slogan =
country = UK
former names = Hallmark Entertainment Network
sister names =
timeshift names = Hallmark Channel +1
web = [http://www.hallmarkchannel.co.uk www.hallmarkchannel.co.uk]
terr serv 1 = Top Up TV
terr chan 1 = "Via Top Up TV Anytime"
sat serv 1 = Sky Digital
sat chan 1 = Channel 150
Channel 205 (+1)
cable serv 1 = Virgin Media
cable chan 1 = Channel 190
Channel 191 (+1)
cable serv 2 = UPC Ireland
cable chan 2 = Channel 123
adsl serv 1 = Tiscali TV
adsl chan 1 = Channel 8

The Hallmark Channel is a British TV channel owned by NBC Universal, with the Hallmark brand used under licence from Crown Media (which operates the US Hallmark Channel). It was previously known as the Hallmark Entertainment Network.

The channel was previously owned by the privately-backed Sparrowhawk Media Group, until late 2007 when the company was bought by NBC Universal.

The channel mainly broadcasts United States imports including drama series and TV movies such as "House MD" and "Law & Order". However the channel also shows BBC drama including "Hustle" and "Spooks". The channel specialises in programming that is appropriate for the whole family.

Hallmark 2

In July 2005, there were rumours that Sparrowhawk were going to launch a sister channel to the Hallmark Channel, called Hallmark 2. [ [http://media247.co.uk/skydigital/newsarchive/2005/07/hallmark_plans.php] ] This was denied by a spokesperson for Hallmark who said that "a second channel from Hallmark will not be launching 'anytime soon'". [ [http://media247.co.uk/skydigital/newsarchive/2006/03/second_hallmark.php] ] Movies 24 was launched instead.

Present programmes

* "7th Heaven"
* "McLeod's Daughters
* "Blue Murder"
* "Columbo"
* "Conviction"
* "Crossing Jordan"
* "Damages"
* "Diagnosis Murder"
* "The District"
* "Hallmark Channel Quiz"
* "House MD"
* "Hustle"
* "Intelligence"
* "Jericho"
* "Law & Order"
* ""
* ""
* "Monk"
* "Psych"
* "Sea Patrol"
* ""
* "Spooks"
* "Touched by an Angel"

Former programming

*"Perry Mason" (2002-2006)
*"Walker, Texas Ranger" (1999-2005) (Now showing on Bravo)
*"Bonanza" (1999-2001)
*"Hogan's Heroes" (2000-2003)
*"Agatha Christie's Poirot"
*"The Secret World of Alex Mack"
*"The Gilmore Girls" (Now on E4)
*"JAG" (now showing on FX)

External links

* [http://www.hallmarkchannel.co.uk Official site]
* [http://www.hallmarkchannel.tv Global site]
* [http://www.hallmarkchannel.co.uk/listings_by_day.aspx?Day Hallmark Channel TV Listings]
* [http://www.willyoubreak.com Hallmark Channel Promotion for Series 9 of Special Victims Unit]


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