Hallmark Reaches 70M Mark


Hallmark Channel said Monday that it is now in 70 million homes.

The network -- which launched Aug. 5, 2001 -- said it was cable’s-growing network during the four-year period from August 2001-August 2005, adding nearly 50 million subscribers since its launch.

“We are especially gratified that our distribution partners have been able to bring our high-quality, family-friendly programming to their customers given the bandwidth constraints of recent years,” Hallmark parent Crown Media Holdings Inc. executive vice president and chief operating officer Paul FitzPatrick said in a prepared statement.