Kenin re-ups at Hallmark Channel


Hallmark Channel executive vp programming David Kenin has extended his contract by two years.

Crown Media Holdings, which owns and operates the network, disclosed Tuesday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that Kenin's contract will now expire Dec. 31, 2009.

In addition, Kenin's annual base salary will increase to $825,000 next year2008 and $850,000 in 2009.

Hallmark Channel has been on a roll with its programming, seeing solid numbers for acquired movies like "March of the Penguins" as well as its original movies, including the mystery franchises "Mystery Woman," "Jane Doe," "Murder 101" and "McBride."