No Negotiations In Hallmark, AT&T Carriage Disconnect

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As of midday Wednesday, negotiations had not resumed between Hallmark and AT&T over the latter's carriage of the former's channels.

"We are not negotiating now," said a Hallmark spokesperson. "We gave AT&T our last proposal, and they dropped us. We are willing to continue to negotiate but they have not responded to our last proposal."

Hallmark had said it was willing to grant an extension of carriage beyond the 12:01 a.m. Sept. 1 date when the old carriage agreement expired, but AT&T said it was Hallmark that prompted the take-down. AT&T replaced the channels with Starz Kids & Family and Turner Classic Movies.

"AT&T offered to extend the current deal and Hallmark rejected that offer," said a spokesperson, who had no comment on whether talks would resume anytime soon.