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Hulu With Live TV Adding Hallmark, Weather Channel to Lineup

Hulu with Live TV is expanding its channel lineup. The Disney-owned virtual multichannel video provider (vMVPD) is adding 14 new channels over the next few weeks, including two well-established independent options: Hallmark Channel and The Weather Channel. The addition of Hallmark comes in the midst of its popular annual holiday programming push Countdown to Christmas, […]

Hallmark Channel Coming to Peacock in Wide-Ranging Streaming Deal

Hallmark Channel is coming to Peacock. The NBCUniversal-owned streaming platform announced a wide-ranging content deal with Hallmark Media on Monday, a deal that includes streaming simulcasts of Hallmark’s linear channels, as well as a library of on-demand and next-day content. The companies are branding the deal as a “first of its kind” arrangement that includes […]

Nikki DeLoach on How Faith-Based Hallmark Christmas Movie Offers “Blueprint of How to Find Joy and Light”

Nikki DeLoach played a key role in Saturday night’s successful Children’s Hospital Los Angeles gala by securing the night’s headliner, Justin Timberlake, a global pop superstar who just so happens to be her friend of 30 years. “I just called him and asked and he said yes,” DeLoach explained to The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet […]

Hallmark Programming Exec Michelle Vicary Steps Down

Crown Media’s lead programming and production executive, Michelle Vicary, is stepping down. She will leave her post as executive vp programming at the beginning of June after 22 years with the company. Crown Media Family Networks’ CEO Wonya Lucas has tapped Randy Pope, senior vp programming and development, and Darren Melameth, senior vp programming and […]

How Hallmark’s New CEO Is Harnessing the Iconic Brand to Better Reflect Society

Wonya Lucas, who joined in August, wants to mirror Hallmark's successful greeting card brands as she strives to fully embrace inclusivity and culture.

The Motion Picture Association, Disney, Comcast Suspend Political Contributions Following Capitol Riot

Comcast, AT&T, Hallmark and Facebook are joining the list of companies that are rearranging their political contributions and business relationships to distance themselves from President Trump and the G.O.P. the week after supporters of the president rioted at the U.S. Capitol.

‘TV’s Top 5’: How Hallmark Channel Is Expanding Its Holiday Cheer

In this week's TV's Top 5 podcast, Hallmark programming exec Michelle Vicary joins the show to discuss how the outlet is (finally) expanding its original movies to feature stories about Hanukkah, same-sex couples and much more. 

Hallmark Channel Names Its Next CEO (Exclusive)

Former TV One CEO Wonya Lucas will take over as Crown Media Family Networks CEO for Bill Abbott, who was pushed out in January following a fraught holiday season that included backlash after pulling a same-sex commercial.

Robert Halmi’s Investment Fund Plans $50 Million Film Studio in Buffalo

Great Point Capital Management — a media-focused investment fund run by Hallmark Channel founder Robert Halmi and Fehmi Zeko — has unveiled plans for a $50 million film and TV production studio for Buffalo, New York State.

Hallmark Exec Bill Abbott Out

One of Hallmark Channel's most senior executives is out after an 11-year run: Bill Abbott, president and CEO of Hallmark parent company Crown Media, is leaving.

Hallmark CEO Apologizes After Removing Zola’s Same-Sex Commercials: “This Was the Wrong Decision”

Wedding planner website Zola has pulled its entire ad campaign from the Hallmark Channel following the network's decision to remove four commercials that featured a same-sex wedding.

This (Jewish) Couple Has Written 30 Christmas Movies — and They’re Not Alone

For a growing group of writers, producers and stars, the escalating Christmas movie war among Hallmark, Lifetime and now Netflix means plenty of good (and lucrative) tidings — if you can master the formula and stomach all the nonstop yuletide cheer: "There’s a whole list of boxes you have to check off."