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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Re: Where is the Hallmark Channel??

That is a shame.  I guess with the plethora of channels, I missed looking for this channel.  My wife will probably ask me to change to Charter and that won't make my Uverse installer happy.  He spent 10 hours installing uverse everything yesterday.  She watches Hallmark more than every other channel put together.  Funny, I found this thread searching for a way to exclude channels I'm not subscribed too.  Dish and DirectTv have this feature which is awesome.

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Wmtheel, my son, a bass player, singer, has been in and out of bands since in was 14. The only thing that I have noticed is that like a dysfunctional family, the band is only together as long as everyones needs are meet. Those needs are not not the same for each member. When not, the band dissolves, and the members move on. We witness this everyday in other relationships, regardless of what others may think the parties involved do what they think is right.

ATT Uverse is the fastest growing provider of tv services. While the top 9 cable companies has continually lost subscribers over the past few years (total market share now about 55%). Satellite companies either lossing or holding steady (about 30%).
Growth is from the two telco (Version and ATT) with total about 10%. Both started offering service in 2006, Verizon about 4 months earlier. These two continually post new subscribers per quarter with ATT just surpassing Verizon in total.

From Wikipedia
The Hallmark Channel is a cable television network that broadcasts across the United States. Their programming includes a mix of television movies/miniseries, syndicated series, and lifestyle shows that are aimed at a family audience. It is owned by Crown Media Holdings, which is majority-owned by Hallmark Cards.

As of August 2013, approximately 85,897,000 American households (75.22% of households with television) receive the Hallmark Movie Channel.

Neither side has suffered since not having a carriage agreement.
Please note that even if they reached and agreement and included in every package, total homes receiving would only go to just over 80% of all homes. What does this mean...some current providers offer the service only on higher tiers and some people either do not want it or not willing to pay extra for it.

Until a shift in management occurs at one or both companies, for those that insist on Hallmark there are options including leaving. For those that find a number of factors determine how they spend their viewing dollars, Uverse appears to be one of the better options available to those who can get it based on continuing quarterly growth.

Again just my thoughts....
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an you tall me how it work ?

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But it's Christmas time and the holiday movies are starting on Hallmark!!! So not fair. 

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ACE - Master

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Someone posted a few weeks back about Hallmark advertising.  A forum regular questioned if that poster had actually heard anything about Hallmark.  Well sports fans, in the past two weeks, I have seen Hallmark mentioned (outside of this forum) in at least half a dozen places and as often or more often than some bigger networks.  I saw a Hallmark ad on another cable channel, A&E, IIRC.  I heard a radio ad on a local Lite Rock station.  There was a notice about an upcoming movie in one of the wife's "Gold Crown" mailings.  I saw a print ad, in a magazine and one in the Indy Star.  Today, also in the Indy Star, in the USA Today Life section, there was a sidebar write-up on an upcoming Hallmark Movie Channel movie.  For this being such a poor, low rated, nothing-of-a-channel, there seems to be lots going on, about it.  Now, that doesn't mean that they will come back, but I'm just sayin.'

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Came looking for a solution...not many provided.

Same problem as most... Holidays are coming and wife misses her Hallmark. When I first signed up with U-Verse we had the programming, didn't know it was gone until the holidays rolled around.

I've posted my opinion to the U-Verse Survey, as well as the Hallmark Website Survey.

Question, does anyone know what programming is streamed from the Hallmark website? I pay for my college student to have "cable" and I know she has Hallmark. Before I get her log in info, thought I'd ask.

Next option appears to be a $20 basic cable line into the house, where not only will I be able to get my wife the Hallmark channel, but also all our local "second" channels (I've missed a couple football games this season) as well as eliminate the 4 stream problem that shows up when all the kids come home.... I really like my U-verse (phone has always worked great, and I finally have the internet speed I've been paying for) but there are some "gnats" associated with it that really are irritating.

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I have the same problem. I know for a factg I saw Hallmark on the channel lineup when the guy sold me my plan. Had I realized they did not have it I would not have made the switch. If they do not get Hallmark back before my contract is up I will be canceling my service. I am going to miss all my favorite Christmas movies this year.

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pinklilly12 wrote:

I have the same problem. I know for a factg I saw Hallmark on the channel lineup when the guy sold me my plan. Had I realized they did not have it I would not have made the switch. If they do not get Hallmark back before my contract is up I will be canceling my service. I am going to miss all my favorite Christmas movies this year.


I seriously doubt that, Hallmark has been gone since Sept. 2010 and NONE of the channel lineups have the Hallmark channel. So unless you've been a UVerse subscriber since before 2010 you haven't had the Hallmark channel. If you have and you are just now missing it, it goes to show why AT&T is in no rush to add the channel.

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pinklilly12 wrote:

I have the same problem. I know for a factg I saw Hallmark on the channel lineup when the guy sold me my plan. Had I realized they did not have it I would not have made the switch. If they do not get Hallmark back before my contract is up I will be canceling my service. I am going to miss all my favorite Christmas movies this year.


Whoever showed you that channel guide must have had a really, really, REALLY old copy!

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SAM1908 wrote:

Came looking for a solution...not many provided.

Same problem as most... Holidays are coming and wife misses her Hallmark. When I first signed up with U-Verse we had the programming, didn't know it was gone until the holidays rolled around.

I've posted my opinion to the U-Verse Survey, as well as the Hallmark Website Survey.

Question, does anyone know what programming is streamed from the Hallmark website? I pay for my college student to have "cable" and I know she has Hallmark. Before I get her log in info, thought I'd ask.

Next option appears to be a $20 basic cable line into the house, where not only will I be able to get my wife the Hallmark channel, but also all our local "second" channels (I've missed a couple football games this season) as well as eliminate the 4 stream problem that shows up when all the kids come home.... I really like my U-verse (phone has always worked great, and I finally have the internet speed I've been paying for) but there are some "gnats" associated with it that really are irritating.


Yup, most of the "solutions" on here are that AT&T U-Verse has not had contractural rights to carry the channel for about 3 years.  I am hoping for a resolution to this but as I have stated before, one side must have really upset the other.

 

I also like the fact that cable TV provides access to the DTV subchannels, another odd thing missing from U-Verse.

 

As far as Hallmark streaming, I do not know.  Someone said that they would not stream to U-Verse internet accounts since they had not reached a TV contract but I'm not sure about that (CBS recently got in legal trouble because they blocked IP addresses from a cable provider that they were fighting with).

 

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dhascall wrote:

Someone posted a few weeks back about Hallmark advertising.  A forum regular questioned if that poster had actually heard anything about Hallmark.  Well sports fans, in the past two weeks, I have seen Hallmark mentioned (outside of this forum) in at least half a dozen places and as often or more often than some bigger networks.  I saw a Hallmark ad on another cable channel, A&E, IIRC.  I heard a radio ad on a local Lite Rock station.  There was a notice about an upcoming movie in one of the wife's "Gold Crown" mailings.  I saw a print ad, in a magazine and one in the Indy Star.  Today, also in the Indy Star, in the USA Today Life section, there was a sidebar write-up on an upcoming Hallmark Movie Channel movie.  For this being such a poor, low rated, nothing-of-a-channel, there seems to be lots going on, about it.  Now, that doesn't mean that they will come back, but I'm just sayin.'


Um... does a successful, got-all-the-attention-they-want, service really have to advertise at such a rate?  Really?  

 

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During this time of the year is when they normally have the most viewers. 6-8 weeks out of year, suspect they charge more to advertisers claiming increased exposure due to larger base (think along lines of Super Bowl ads). What happens if people do not turn on and tune in, Advertising next year will be harder, have to reduce their charges, hurt the bottom line.

So like an other business you have to tell people your OPEN for business, what you have TO OFFER, and ASK for their patronage at this time or you may not be around next time.

Imagine if Sears,Walmart, your local grocer, discount store, liquor store....if nobody advertised. How many would be in business? How much less junk mail? How no needing to skip thru commercials? The list goes on.
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Re: Where is the Hallmark Channel??

All these people that supposedly get shown channel lineups with H*llm*rk on them (that Fox Mulder keeps saying aren't happening)... do these lineups also say Fox Soccer Channel is in the U-300 package?

Keep in mind that Fox Soccer Channel moved down to U-200, became Fox Soccer AND converted to Fox Sports 1 in three different steps over the past 3-4 years.

And why would they even switch to AT&T upon seeing these lineups? They would be looking at lineups that include Urge Music AND a lack of ESPNEWS and ESPNU in HD.
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Re: Where is the Hallmark Channel??


alarinn wrote:

That is a shame.  I guess with the plethora of channels, I missed looking for this channel.  My wife will probably ask me to change to Charter and that won't make my Uverse installer happy.  He spent 10 hours installing uverse everything yesterday.  She watches Hallmark more than every other channel put together.  Funny, I found this thread searching for a way to exclude channels I'm not subscribed too.  Dish and DirectTv have this feature which is awesome.


 

 

Wait...ten hours? He got there around 9am and left at 7? Or was he there from 10-8?

 

From what I once heard, installers typically work 12-hr shifts AND they have multiple cases per shift.

 

Better luck once you get a new email address and come back in a few days with your new ID.

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ACE - Master

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my thoughts wrote:
During this time of the year is when they normally have the most viewers. 6-8 weeks out of year, suspect they charge more to advertisers claiming increased exposure due to larger base (think along lines of Super Bowl ads). What happens if people do not turn on and tune in, Advertising next year will be harder, have to reduce their charges, hurt the bottom line.


Do you have the numbers to back that up?  That may have been true at one point.  They now have a hit show (depending on what you call a hit) that apparently won its time slot.  So, "Holiday Season" may be an important part of their schedule but it sounds like they are trying to be a player all year.  I do not see a channel advertising / marketing themselves as a sign of weakness.  ESPN runs ads EVERYWHERE!  Why would they do that when they are getting almost $6/sub per month?  I really think that HM may be on the upswing and AT&T could be the one being passed by.  Just keeping it real.

 

The TV Guide Network is another network not on U-Verse and CBS is now morphing that into a full blown channel (I see a rename, coming).  Can you say " Big Brother After Dark?"  This the first year that I missed BBAD.  Thanks AT&T. Smiley Wink

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