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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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Message 436 of 787
ACE - Professor

Re: Why is ATT the only carrier in South Florida that does not carry Hallmark?


todsloan wrote:

Its time to negotiate again.


Ok, go ahead and negotiate. No one is stopping you. Let us know how it all turns out.

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Message 120 of 787
ACE - Master

Re: Why is ATT the only carrier in South Florida that does not carry Hallmark?

I find myself siding more with the some of the Hallmark complainers than some (but not all) of the anti-Hallmark regulars here.  Why?  Mainly for my wife.  She is disabled and spends most of her time at home (it just kills her, from someone who used to be so independent).  HM was one of her fave channels, especially in the Fall and Winter.  AND then it also kills me to read some of the nonsense on here.  "AT&T refused to pay the exorbitant rates to carry the channel."  Really?  REALLY?  You were at the Crown/AT&T negotiating table?  I wasn't, so what I am thinking is merely a guess.  A lot of what is put out here is something force-fed from an AT&T press release.   I have heard (again, I really do not know) it had to do with retransmission rights (VoD) more than the rate.  My gut is that one party insulted the other.

 

Look, even if it were a huge amount, there is wiggle room and ways to make it work.  Crown could have offered (or AT&T asked) for 4 or 8 minutes of commercial time per hour on the channels to run their ads.  As I have said, where there is a will, there is a way.  I do not see this issue going away and it may pick up steam as they have a decent show (apparently) plus the Holidays are coming up.

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Message 121 of 787
Contributor

Re: Where is the Hallmark Channel??

 

It is apparent ATT is not to concerned with pleasing their customers. So, it is time to think about returning to Dish. I should never have left. I would not have if I knew Hallmark was going to be dropped. Which happened between the ordering and the installing.

Message 122 of 787
ACE - Master

Re: Where is the Hallmark Channel??


txdkmw wrote:

 

It is apparent ATT is not to concerned with pleasing their customers. So, it is time to think about returning to Dish. I should never have left. I would not have if I knew Hallmark was going to be dropped. Which happened between the ordering and the installing.


So you've been thinking about going back for 3 years?

 

(Uverse dropped Hallmark in Sept. 2010)

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Message 123 of 787
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ACE - Professor

Re: Where is the Hallmark Channel??


txdkmw wrote:

 

It is apparent ATT is not to concerned with pleasing their customers. So, it is time to think about returning to Dish. I should never have left. I would not have if I knew Hallmark was going to be dropped. Which happened between the ordering and the installing.


Are you a Hallmark employee? Most likely you are not even a U-Verse subscriber. Which service do you actually subscribe to. Show us that you are not a One and Done One Post Wonder, and reply to  skeeterintexas about why it took you over three years to decide to leave U-Verse.

 


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Message 124 of 787
Tutor

Re: hallmark

And while all this back and forth quibbling between Hallmark and AT&T goes on about the popularity and who watches it, AT&T was nice enough to add a few more shopping channels... I don't know about you but I just can't get enough of them (a totally sarcastic statement). How do those channels fit into the AT&T logic of popularity?

Message 125 of 787
Professor

Re: hallmark


Copycat68 wrote:

And while all this back and forth quibbling between Hallmark and AT&T goes on about the popularity and who watches it, AT&T was nice enough to add a few more shopping channels... I don't know about you but I just can't get enough of them (a totally sarcastic statement). How do those channels fit into the AT&T logic of popularity?


Typically shopping channels are provided free or they even pay AT&T to be broadcasted on thier service. So they actually help out with the overall picture and keep everyone's bill lower.

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Message 126 of 787
ACE - Master

Re: hallmark


Copycat68 wrote:

And while all this back and forth quibbling between Hallmark and AT&T goes on about the popularity and who watches it, AT&T was nice enough to add a few more shopping channels... I don't know about you but I just can't get enough of them (a totally sarcastic statement). How do those channels fit into the AT&T logic of popularity?


Just when I say that I'm siding with more complainers than anti Hallmark forum regulars, you get silly stuff, like this.  There was at least one more post, this week, mentioning Hallmark not coming back and AT&T adding shopping channels.  Look at the OPW's name, Copycat..............  Conspiracy?  I think not.  Smiley Tongue

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Message 127 of 787
Employee

Re: hallmark

Having been silent on this topic all this time, I think if Hallmark wants to pay say .10 per subscriber with over 5 million subs, total cost to Hallmark $500,000+ per month. Maybe Hallmark would prefer to save some money and only pay to be available for u300, u450 subscribers, estimated cost $200,000 per month.

What say U Crown Media, want to help out all these folks and save them the hassle of looking for another provider.

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Message 128 of 787
ACE - Master

Re: hallmark

As the Hallmark channel seems to be the hottest topic about leaving, I don't think it's going to stop these threads.  Someone will find another one to complain about!!Smiley Mad

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Message 129 of 787
ACE - Master

Re: hallmark


my thoughts wrote:

Having been silent on this topic all this time, I think if Hallmark wants to pay say .10 per subscriber with over 5 million subs, total cost to Hallmark $500,000+ per month. Maybe Hallmark would prefer to save some money and only pay to be available for u300, u450 subscribers, estimated cost $200,000 per month.

What say U Crown Media, want to help out all these folks and save them the hassle of looking for another provider.


Good call my thoughts (but think you have it backwards, AFAIK, AT&T pays Crown/Hallmark, not viceversa).   I have a feeling that Crown will beg that the channels are family type and belong on as low a tier as possible.  Of course they all want that.  What I would propose, is for an agreement to let AT&T have half the ad space on the channels and do some ad revenue sharing.  Maybe Crown still gets it's full $500,000 but AT&T is given $100K-200K worth of free advertising per month.

 

I doubt that any of us were at the negotiating table.  BUT, back in Fall 2012, I spoke with a CSR who stated that he was told that AT&T is refusing to negotiate with Crown.  So, ya never know.

 

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Message 130 of 787
ACE - Master

Re: hallmark


BeeBeeSA wrote:

As the Hallmark channel seems to be the hottest topic about leaving, I don't think it's going to stop these threads.  Someone will find another one to complain about!!:smileymad:


I honestly doubt it, Beebee.  I have heard lots about NHL network from forum regulars (who are mostly male) but I'm just not seeing the numbers of new-to-the-forum posters about NHL.  They seem more apt to post about Hallmark.  Al-Jazeera seems to be hot too, but IMHO, Hallmark is the "winner."  As I tounge-in-cheeked, in another tgread, these forums will die if the channels return.  Smiley Very Happy  And, in all seriousness, I said if and not when. Smiley Sad

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Message 131 of 787
Employee

Re: hallmark

Dhascall, thank you for the correct understanding, my post was in reference concerning the addition of shopping channels alluded to while Hallmark remained absence. I do not believe ATT management would reject an offer if Hallmark was willing to do a shopping channel agreement in order to keep their many fans happy. But again that is just my thoughts...
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Message 132 of 787
ACE - Master

Re: hallmark


my thoughts wrote:
Dhascall, thank you for the correct understanding, my post was in reference concerning the addition of shopping channels alluded to while Hallmark remained absence. I do not believe ATT management would reject an offer if Hallmark was willing to do a shopping channel agreement in order to keep their many fans happy. But again that is just my thoughts...

Ordinarily, I would agree.  Who wants to turn down possible business, right?  That being said, there is a reason that they have been off for three years.  Someone obviously got insulted.  There have been some players missing from Dish simply because the Dish CEO turned them off (pun not intended).  This one has been an icy relationship, for too long.  It may never thaw.  I'm not sure if Crown said that it will be a cold day in Hades or AT&T. Smiley Wink

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Message 133 of 787
Scholar

Re: hallmark

Finally some meaningful posts on the subject.  At least some of you are making, what seem to be, good suggestions.  I realize that this is just a forum, and that no action, in accordance, will be taken by either of the involved parties.   
 
However, if there are no negotiations between AT&T and Crown to end this stalemate, each is allowing its stubbornness to take over.  I've said this before, and I will say it again ... the two principles remind me of our current Government in Washington: Regardless of the isle, on which they sit, their unwillingness to reach a compromise hurts everyone, including themselves, in the long run.
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