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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ILoveDanielle wrote:
The Hallmark Channel shows nothing but reruns of moldy oldie shows that would interest only am eighty year old grandmother sitting in a rocking chair with her cat knitting a sweater. Probably not AT&T's main target demographic. Normally I say the more channels the better, but this is one that really isn't worth trying to get back.

Unfortunately that is not true - and I think that you know that.  There is at least one show that consistently won it's time slot, last year (Cedar Cove) and it's getting ready to come back for season 2.  I'm sure all of the "moldy oldy" forum regulars remember the folks who complained loudly when Mad Men was coming back on and AT&T was in negotiations with AMC.

 

So, your post is an obvious fail, lol.

 

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Just signed up with U-verse switching over from cablevision (whom I'd been with for 10 years) because of the lower rate and DVR option. I was assured that my line up would be the same with a gauranteed lower rate for 2 years. I have now discovered that this was a lie as U-verse doesn't carry Hallmark Channel which I love (I love the mystery marathons that they have on sundays as well as the new shows like cedar cove and signed, sealed, delivered....its good CLEAN family viewing). I will be leaving ATT in 2 years once my contract is up if they don't have the Hallmark Channel back....I'd rather deal with the other companies that aren't foolish enough to not offer Hallmark like Cablevision, Dishnetwork and DirectTV....if you want to stay competitive ATT...you gotta man up!....you've got 2 years to show yourself, if not this is one customer that'll be gone for good!

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MysteryBuff wrote:

Just signed up with U-verse switching over from cablevision (whom I'd been with for 10 years) because of the lower rate and DVR option. I was assured that my line up would be the same with a gauranteed lower rate for 2 years. I have now discovered that this was a lie as U-verse doesn't carry Hallmark Channel which I love (I love the mystery marathons that they have on sundays as well as the new shows like cedar cove and signed, sealed, delivered....its good CLEAN family viewing). I will be leaving ATT in 2 years once my contract is up if they don't have the Hallmark Channel back....I'd rather deal with the other companies that aren't foolish enough to not offer Hallmark like Cablevision, Dishnetwork and DirectTV....if you want to stay competitive ATT...you gotta man up!....you've got 2 years to show yourself, if not this is one customer that'll be gone for good!


MysteryBuff: Welcome to the forum. The Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel have been gone, due to a contract dispute, from the U-Verse lineup since September 1, 2010.

 

It sounds like you had an dishonest salesperson or you may have just misunderstood. Cable and satellite companies do not have identical channel lineups. What is on one company's lineup may be missing from another company's channel lineup.

 

AT&T knows that there are many customers who would like to have the Hallmark channels back. Due to excellent growth in its customer base since 2010, AT&T may have more clout at this time when it comes to negotiating with Crown Media (the owner of the Hallmark channels).

 

There are so many positives to U-Verse that once your contract is up, you will hopefully stay. You never know, by then the Hallmark channels could be back.

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Re: Where is the Hallmark Channel??

AT&T U-verse need to make a deal with Hallmark.  They have the best family shows/movies.  The Christmas movies are the best.  Please make a deal with Hallmark.  I am writing them and asking them to come back.  Other wise, I may have to go back to a service that has Hallmark.

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Sending mailers is not illegal. There are ways to try to slow them down or maybe even stop them. You could start by contacting Alex, one of the AT&T Community Managers for further assistance. He should be able to forward your request to the correct group at AT&T. You should also google "DMAChoice" and opt out there. Paperkarma is an app for snapping photos of junk mail envelopes with your Smartphone. They supposedly will send "remove" requests, on your behalf. Good luck




revaj7 wrote:

AT&T U-verse need to make a deal with Hallmark.  They have the best family shows/movies.  The Christmas movies are the best.  Please make a deal with Hallmark.  I am writing them and asking them to come back.  Other wise, I may have to go back to a service that has Hallmark.


And that would be just about every provider, in the US.  We're hoping that they come back too because that creates one big choke point on the forums, lol.

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I tried to get to page 14, the last page of this Hallmark thread, on my Iphone. It is impossible to do so. You hit "next" and you get nowhere. As I have said before, this redo of this forum was the most idiotic thing that AT&T could do.

 

Why would they take an easy to navigate forum, and completely ruin it like they have done. As bad as it is on the computer, it is much worse if you try to navigate it on an Iphone.

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Want HALLMARK CHANNEL NOW!!!!!!

What gives with still not having the Hallmark Channel?  It has been over three years.  I have called numerous times and all I get is that they are in negotiations.  BULL!!! Comcast and Directv offer Hallmark.  AT&T just does not want to pay what the Hallmark Channel is asking.  AT&T as a company have money up the wazoo.  As customers we need to be satisfied.  AT&T is all about customer satisfaction, I guess not.  This is making me think about switching to Comcast.  Something has to be resolved and soon. Woman Sad

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melissaalf wrote:

What gives with still not having the Hallmark Channel?  It has been over three years.  I have called numerous times and all I get is that they are in negotiations.  BULL!!! Comcast and Directv offer Hallmark.  AT&T just does not want to pay what the Hallmark Channel is asking.  AT&T as a company have money up the wazoo.  As customers we need to be satisfied.  AT&T is all about customer satisfaction, I guess not.  This is making me think about switching to Comcast.  Something has to be resolved and soon. Woman Sad


On September 1, it will be four years since Hallmark channels left U-Verse. No one on this forum can give you an answer when and if the Hallmark channels will be back.

 

You say that "AT&T just does not want to pay what the Hallmark Channel is asking.  AT&T as a company have money up the wazoo. " Do you  have access to AT&T's financial books? AT&T is a business, and if Crown Media is asking too much, then I cannot blame AT&T for not signing a contract after all of these years.

 

I would have to say that most customers who have U-Verse are satisfied, otherwise the service would not have had the growth it has seen in the last four  years.

 

If you are that unhappy, then switch to Comcast.  Making threats will not accomplish anything.

 

You never know, some day there may be an agreement between AT&T and Crown Media, but you will not be able to do anything about it since you will be stuck in a contract with Comcast.

 

Maybe you should check the Comcast and Direct TV lineups to see what they do not offer that U-Verse does offer.

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Where's The Hallmark Channel?

Signed up for ATT U-verse over a year ago.  At that time we were promised that we would have The Hallmark Channel.  One untruth and then we were promised HD for no charge.  Another untruth.  Where is the truth from your company?  Tired of people telling you anything to get your business, and doing another thing.  I will be dropping ATT U-verse.  It may cost a bit more, but we will get what we want.

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suzietintexas wrote:

Signed up for ATT U-verse over a year ago.  At that time we were promised that we would have The Hallmark Channel.  One untruth and then we were promised HD for no charge.  Another untruth.  Where is the truth from your company?  Tired of people telling you anything to get your business, and doing another thing.  I will be dropping ATT U-verse.  It may cost a bit more, but we will get what we want.


The Hallmark channels have been gone from the U-Verse lineup since September, 2010. I am sorry that you had a dishonest salesperson. This is a peer-to-peer forum consisting, for the most part, of subscribers just like you. We cannot answer the questions that you posed to AT&T.

 

I am curious why it took you more than a year to decide to drop U-Verse if you are that unhappy. There are so many positives for U-Verse that outweigh the fact that the Hallmark channels are not part of the lineup. If you switch providers, you may regret it.

 

There was a current existing thread that you could have used for this subject instead of starting a new one.

 

https://forums.att.com/t5/Features-and-How-To/Where-is-the-Hallmark-Channel/m-p/3606565

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Hallmark Channel

It is interesting that you can get adult entertainment on uverse but not FAMILY  entertainment! They charge extra for the Playboy channel but don't give the option to get Hallmark and Hallmark movie channel. I'm sure everyone who enjoys these two stations would be willing to spring for an extra buck or two. 

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dpfla wrote:

It is interesting that you can get adult entertainment on uverse but not FAMILY  entertainment! ...


There are quite a few family entertainment channels.  My wife watches INSP regularly, and they have much of the same fair that the Hallmark Channel does.  I would that you could buy Hallmark separately, but the video providers (like Crown Media, the owner of Hallmark) are not about to let that happen, because their revenue stream would dry up in a heartbeat.  They have to make money on a few pennies from everybody, including those who wouldn't pay a dime for the channel.

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dpfla wrote:

It is interesting that you can get adult entertainment on uverse but not FAMILY  entertainment! They charge extra for the Playboy channel but don't give the option to get Hallmark and Hallmark movie channel. I'm sure everyone who enjoys these two stations would be willing to spring for an extra buck or two. 


I would think that most large television providers have an adult entertainment channel or channels of some sort that cost extra.  In addition, I doubt there is any television provider that provides the Hallmark channels on an ala carte basis.

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Hallmark Channel

I would really like to see ATT get the Hallmark Channel.  I love their new series, "Cedar Cove" but cannot watch it since ATT does not have an agreement with them. 

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csapelak wrote:

I would really like to see ATT get the Hallmark Channel.  I love their new series, "Cedar Cove" but cannot watch it since ATT does not have an agreement with them. 


ATT stopped carrying The Hallmark Channel in Sept. of 2010....almost 4 years ago.

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