Where is the Hallmark Channel?

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Where is the Hallmark Channel?

I am new to At&t U verus. I was told when I signed up the Hallmark Channel was available.  It took me a week to finally realize you don't have it. Very misleading.

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ACE - Professor

Re: Hallmark Channel


wmtheel wrote:
There are too many Hallmark threads, and with respect, I must say that most of you want then locked or placed into file 13.   However, you are part of the problem. 
 
With additional respect, most of you who post, continually, trying to justify the reasons why Hallmark channels are no longer with us are part of the problem. 
 
Others of you who post that the OP's are trolls and people who don't check the channel listings before subscribing to U-Verse are, again, part of the problem.
 
How to fix the problem ..?  quit posting ... the threads will disappear!

We are not the ones who start the threads, The people who start the threads are mainly tr**ls and One Post One and Done Wonders who just want to stir the pot.

 

We answer just in case there is a chance that the OP's are new forum members that have a legitimate question about the Hallmark Channel.

 


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Re: Hallmark Channel

dwinth, you wrote ...

"We are not the ones who start the threads,"  Obviously, I was very aware of that when I posted. "The people who start the threads are mainly tr**ls and One Post One and Done Wonders who just want to stir the pot."  You could well be right, but that is supposition on our part, because we have not true way of knowing the real answer!

"We answer just in case there is a chance that the OP's are new forum members that have a legitimate question about the Hallmark Channel."  Again, you are right, that is one of the reasons this forum exists.  However, some take that reasoning to the extreme.  Some of our responses are helping the very people we are criticizing, by keeping the myriad threads alive.  That is the crux of my post.

No matter how we slice it, the three year old Hallmark issue, regardless of whether the posters are trolls or legitimates, is not going away.   The only panacea for this melodrama is for U-Verse to bring Hallmark back, regardless of whether our opinions are pro or con.  Otherwise, we must grin and bear the angst of having these discussions. 

 

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ACE - Master

Re: Hallmark Channel


americangame wrote:

dhascall wrote:

skeeterintexas wrote:

I didn't want to give anyone a false sense of hope!  Smiley Sad


Skeeter - this is the time of the year that my wife will ask me either: 1) are we going to get the Hallmark Channel, this year or 2) what channel is it on?  The channels' big draw (besides the series with that hottie Andie Macdowell) is Holiday movies and I bet that wives and mothers will be asking their spouses or kids about Hallmark, all across U-Verse land.


The only things I know Andie MacDowelll from is being the love intrest in Groundhog Day.

 

Is it irony that the Hallmark subject keeps coming back nearly the same every day?


It could be a coinkydink but I'm betting that it is 1) new U-Verse blood coupled with 2) a decent in-the-ratings-department new show on what had been pretty much a nothing network.  The same thing happened with a contract dispute with AMC.  AMC was kind of blah network until Mad Men came on.  There were at least a dozen posts per day saying how U-Verse should negotiate to keep AMC just because of Mad Men.

I wish that forum managers had not closed the one long in the tooth Hallmark thread.  I knew that folks would just make new ones.  The better (IMHO) solution would be to leave it open (maybe sticky it) and push all Hallmark posts to that one spot.   Some sort of a public statement from AT&T

 

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ACE - Professor

Re: Where is the Hallmark Channel??

How did this thread get out of the "Features and How To" section? It needs to be moved back to that section. This thread has nothing to do with "Using Your U-Verse TV & Remote".

 


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Re: Why do I no longer get the Hallmark Channel? Will it possibly be restored?

We seriously need to get a moderator in here to clean up the Hallmark trash.  I'm sick and tired of seeing multiple threads all whining about not having that stupid channel.

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ACE - Professor

Re: Where is the Hallmark Channel??

The U-Verse moderators have been hard at work putting six Hallmark threads of a possible seven at the top of the list. This thread seems to be a conglomeration of different threads because the posting dates are all over the place.

 

What I see missing is the discussion last night about who is a tr**l, who is a One Post One and Done Wonder, and who is a legitmate poster. Those posts have been completely deleted.

 

Perhaps the solution is one big thread called the Best of Hallmark (or Hackmark as one poster wrote back in 2010).


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Re: Why do I no longer get the Hallmark Channel? Will it possibly be restored?

trparky,

 

Obviously, on this board, you are not alone.  Anything can be viewed as beautiful or ugly. Paraphrasing the idiom, "Beauty (or, ugly) is in the eye of the beholder."

 

With the hundreds of channels offered by U-Verse, I believe it's safe to say that no subscribers find them all beautiful.  There are myriad channels that posters champion that I don't care for.  The "beauty" part is when we respect the wishes of others, rather than demean them, or their channel favorites.  

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ACE - Master

Re: Why do I no longer get the Hallmark Channel? Will it possibly be restored?

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trparky wrote:

We seriously need to get a moderator in here to clean up the Hallmark trash.  I'm sick and tired of seeing multiple threads all whining about not having that stupid channel.


This is the exact reason that I feel that there needs to be one master thread of Hallmark posts and maybe even "sticky" it.  There are some pro-AT&T folks who reply back to every new Hallmark poster.  Those sort of people might mot have to work so hard at replying if it were done that way.   They could just steer clear.

 

As far as Crown Media sending trolls to post on the AT&T forum, why?  AT&T and one other smaller, regional provider, are the only main cable providers not carrying the channel.  If they were only getting a few cents per subscriber, the $ lost would not be that significant.  If Comcast, Direct and say TWC all dropped Hallmark, that would be something to crow about.  I think that we are seeing more posts because 1)U-Verse is growing and 2)they have one show that folks are talking about (kinda like what Mad Men did for AMC).

 

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Message 82 of 787 (9,273 Views)
Explorer

Re: hallmark

You guys are out of the loop. The original movies were doing well in 2010 and have continued to do well. The movies even win their time slot sometimes. It wasn't as lowly rated as some here like to believe. Martha Stewart drove down ratings in 2010. She also cost a fortune. Original programming was always their strongest product.

 

Ratings matter and then again they don't. The 3 big news networks can barely cover the audience of a CSI repeat, but they are attached to bigger companies. That is the real problem. Bigger companies can get space for channels few watch. If Hallmark were owned by Disney, this thread wouldn't even exist. Check who owns what and what kind of market share some networks actually have.

 

And AT&T, I realize it might be cost efficient to have customers answer questions on this forum, but you need to control your PR and message. Some people are already confused thinking these people speak for you. I know there are disclaimers, but it doesn't seem to reach everyone.

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ATT knew how little the Hallmark channels were being watched and would not agree to the outrageous increase in the rate wanted for these channels by Crown Media. Smiley Wink

 

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mamaste wrote:

You guys are out of the loop. The original movies were doing well in 2010 and have continued to do well. The movies even win their time slot sometimes. It wasn't as lowly rated as some here like to believe. Martha Stewart drove down ratings in 2010. She also cost a fortune. Original programming was always their strongest product.

 

Ratings matter and then again they don't. The 3 big news networks can barely cover the audience of a CSI repeat, but they are attached to bigger companies. That is the real problem. Bigger companies can get space for channels few watch. If Hallmark were owned by Disney, this thread wouldn't even exist. Check who owns what and what kind of market share some networks actually have.

 

And AT&T, I realize it might be cost efficient to have customers answer questions on this forum, but you need to control your PR and message. Some people are already confused thinking these people speak for you. I know there are disclaimers, but it doesn't seem to reach everyone.


Most large companies use some form of "community" when running a forum.  There are employees that interject from time to time and I guarantee that each and every post / reply gets looked at buy someone with AT&T.  If you want to speak directly to AT&T, post on their Facebook page and / or send a private message to the escalation team at AT&T Customer Care, and someone will get in touch with you.  My wife does miss the Hallmark channels, too.

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Message 85 of 787 (9,924 Views)
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Re: hallmark

mamaste writes [from Aug. 1, 2013]: "The issue wasn't the amount of the carriage fees, but the fairness of the amount Crown Meua was asking. Crown wanted AT&T to pay an amount similar to what larger, national providers pay. AT&T felt they should pay an amount closer to what smaller providers with a smallee subscriber base pays. The amount was only 4 or 5 cents per subscriber. The way the reasoning is worded here, makes AT&T look cheap and Crown greedy. The dispute was about fairness not the actual amount Crown wanted. Until the two can agree on whether AT&T is a big company or a small one, we won't see Hallmark. Since 2010 things have changed. Hallmark's ratings have greatly improved and they no longer need to pay for Martha Stewart. AT&T has grown their customer base. Whatever happens now, will be based on this not on what happened in 2010."

 

It sounds like Crown Media and AT&T U-verse should reach an agreement not long from now. Based on your post from nearly two months ago. Or, if that's incorrect - then there may be a bad relationship between the two companies. That neither wants to do business with the other.

 

As for the arguments for why AT&T U-verse should bring back Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel: I'm in support of their returns. I don't know the details of proposed contracts going back three years. I don't know how much of what you have written is accurate. But based on the last three years, I think it's obvious that AT&T U-verse has demonstrated it doesn't need Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel as much as Crown Media needs Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel to be carried by AT&T U-verse. This "AT&T Community Forum," with however many troll postings (and threads), has been a really good example of that.

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Re: Why is there no Hallmark Channel?

WE is on channel 372 here in Indy.

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Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel

I am a At&t uverse Customer,

 

I have requested as many other Customers have, to please return the Hallmark Channels and the Hallmark Movie Channels, I have also contacted the Hallmark Channel. Hallmark advised me they would like to work with At&t Uverse to possibly see if an aggrement could be made between the both of you. I have not heard from Uverse as to what could be done to return Hallmark to the channel line up for your paying customers.

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Re: Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel

There have been many threads on this topic since Hallmark departed about three years ago.  This thread is probably a good representation of the discussion that has occurred.  If you search the forum, I'm sure you will find many other references.  Other than having submitted your requests, I doubt there is much more you can do than wait and see.  There does not seem to be any sign that Hallmark is returning anytime soon.  

"Everything should be made as simple as possible--but not simpler."
--Albert Einstein
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