Hallmark Renews Carriage Deal With Charter


Crown Media Holdings has renewed its distribution agreement for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel with Charter Communications. 

The deal marks the latest in a series of distribution agreements and renewals for Crown Media, which owns and operates the two cable channels. In the past year it has done deals with a number of  key distributors: Cox Communications, Cablevision Systems, Time Warner, DirecTV and Comcast.  

“Charter has been a terrific partner in helping us grow our distribution to 85 million homes,” Crown Media president and CEO Henry Schleiff said in a statement. “This milestone completes the renewal of agreements with our major distributors and has resulted in multi-year deals for Hallmark Channel, a Top 10 network, ensuring our future distribution as America’s leading cable provider of family friendly programming.”