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Why don't you PLEASE bring back Hallmark channel

I only get to watch the Hallmark Channel when I go to my son's house and watch it on DirecTV. It's wholesome television some of which we are lacking on Uverse. Please consider bringing it back. It's been gone from Uverse too long.
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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: Why don't you PLEASE bring back Hallmark channel


@Clarebear wrote:
I only get to watch the Hallmark Channel when I go to my son's house and watch it on DirecTV. It's wholesome television some of which we are lacking on Uverse. Please consider bringing it back. It's been gone from Uverse too long.

 

Thanks for starting yet another thread...however, doing so won't speed things along. It's been gone for multiple years... AT&T gave Hallmark an offer and they are "looking it over." From what I understand, this offer was given a good while ago.

 

There is another thread on this forum that has all the information we know.

 

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Re: Why don't you PLEASE bring back Hallmark channel

@Clarebear I would post both on AT&T U-Verse's and Hallmark Channel USA's Facebook page.  That is a more direct way of letting the players know.

 

I do have to scoff at the use of "wholesome" in describing Hallmark.  Have you seen some of the plots for the show Cedar Cove?  Dishonest business dealings,: recovering alcoholic, country star who abandoned his family and so on.

 

Hopefully the channels will be back on soon!

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Re: Why don't you PLEASE bring back Hallmark channel


@dhascall wrote:

@Clarebear I would post both on AT&T U-Verse's and Hallmark Channel USA's Facebook page.  That is a more direct way of letting the players know.

 

I do have to scoff at the use of "wholesome" in describing Hallmark.  Have you seen some of the plots for the show Cedar Cove?  Dishonest business dealings,: recovering alcoholic, country star who abandoned his family and so on.

 

Hopefully the channels will be back on soon!


 

I thought I just read a description for a reality show on MTV.

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Re: Why don't you PLEASE bring back Hallmark channel

I'd just like to throw my two cents in and say that I would really like the Hallmark channel added to my uVerse choices. Thank you!

 

 

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When is the Hallmark Channel coming back to u-verse?  It's been too long for it to be gone!  Pleasse bring it back.  There are a lot of showss that I would like to watch and I may have to switch to another cable service so that I can get it!

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@cat_girl6699 wrote:

When is the Hallmark Channel coming back to u-verse?  It's been too long for it to be gone!  Pleasse bring it back.  There are a lot of showss that I would like to watch and I may have to switch to another cable service so that I can get it!


As it has been written over and over again, the Hallmark Channels have been gone since September 1, 2010. If you had read previous posts, you would have known that Hallmark made an offer to Crown Media, the owner of the Hallmark channels, and that Crown Media is just "sitting" on the proposal. Contact Crown Media on their Facebook page to voice your disappointment in them not responding to AT&T's proposal.

 

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Of course, nothing can be done until Crown Media responds to AT&T's proposal.

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My two cents: Since Crown Media is just sitting on AT&T's proposal and won't respond, it seems obvious to me that crown is not interested. It seems that Crown Media feels that they do not need to be on U-Verse and if that is indeed the case, then we aren't likely to ever see the Hallmark Channels return to U-Verse.
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@SportsFan1972 wrote:
My two cents: Since Crown Media is just sitting on AT&T's proposal and won't respond, it seems obvious to me that crown is not interested. It seems that Crown Media feels that they do not need to be on U-Verse and if that is indeed the case, then we aren't likely to ever see the Hallmark Channels return to U-Verse.

 

 

If Crown wanted to be on AT&T, they'd at least respond with something like "make a better offer."

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@baseballisback wrote:

@SportsFan1972 wrote:
My two cents: Since Crown Media is just sitting on AT&T's proposal and won't respond, it seems obvious to me that crown is not interested. It seems that Crown Media feels that they do not need to be on U-Verse and if that is indeed the case, then we aren't likely to ever see the Hallmark Channels return to U-Verse.

 

 

If Crown wanted to be on AT&T, they'd at least respond with something like "make a better offer."


Or make a counter offer. Maybe the philosophy of Crown Media is "we don't need no stinkin' AT&T". That is Crown Media's loss.

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Re: hallmark channel

Suggested my mother, who's a senior citizen, consider U-verse a little more than a year ago because her Buckeye Cablesystem cable continued to rise to ridiculous amounts.  She had one question:  "Do they have the Hallmark Channel?".  I thought they still had it so mistakenly told her they did.  When she realized they didn't have it she was very disappointed. 

 

I'm flabbergasted that U-verse can't come to terms to get Hallmark back.  How much could they possibly be asking for?  They were only receiving $.06 per subscriber before.  As opposed to the following:

 

ESPN (in 2014) - $5.54 going up to over $8 in 2018.

ESPN2 - $.70  (ESPN demands ESPN and ESPN2 both be carried.)

TNT - $1.33

Disney - $1.15

NFL Network - $1.13

USA - $.71

TBS - $.62

Nickelodeon - $.62

CNN - $.60

Average for all channels - $.28

 

Those were 2014 prices so some are most likely higher now.  BTW, I got rid of U-verse (tv portion) last October due to the rising cable bill that creeped up and up and up.  All of the channels above I could do without.  Only ones I watched at least once in awhile were ESPN, ESPN 2, and the NFL Network, but no way do I believe they were giving a fair price to their customers, and I don't like being overcharged.  The cable companies allowed them to get away with it, especially ESPN.

 

The Hallmark Channel obviously was beloved by many and was only costing $.06 per subscriber.  Even if they wanted $.25 it would have been worth it, considering the channel lineup.  Sorry, but most of the channels are not ones I cared to watch.  And was infuriated when Al Jazeera was added to the lineup.  I didn't want my money doing to them.  CNN and CNN Headline News should be dropped as well.  That's more than enough to make up for what Hallmark would cost.  Quality over quantity is what the people want. 

 

My mother's considering going back go Buckeye Cablesystem just to have the Hallmark Channel.  If Buckeye offers a good deal she probably will.  But it'd be easier for her if AT&T and Crown come to terms. 

 

Hard to know who's in the wrong when we don't know what Crown wants per subscriber, or what AT&T is offering.  If customers knew it was an outlandish price they'd be more understanding.  Considering how long the negotiation has gone on and Crown not responding to the last offer, maybe AT&T should spill the beans, the pricing details of what's been requested and offered. 

 

Then the employees who read these forums wouldn't have to get frustrated with little old ladies demanding Hallmark back. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Teacher

Re: hallmark channel

@OhioJB, I emailed Hallmark Channel a month ago and they did not reply to my email. Plus, I submitted a channel request to U-verse for the Hallmark Channel and the Hallmark Movie Channel. What I would do is I would go on some entertainment news pages (examples: Dateline Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter, Zap2It, TV Guide) on Facebook and Twitter and and post a status update/tweet and/or comment/reply telling people to tell Hallmark to sign a new deal with U-verse (This sounds like a great idea.). Plus, you might could find some people on Facebook (You could do this through 1. the Facebook posting/commenting idea I mentioned above and/or 2. Finds some friends and family members who are on Facebook who want UV to bring back the Hallmark Channels.) and/or here on the U-verse forums who want AT&t to bring back the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel create a Facebook page/Facebook group to start a campaign to tell Hallmark to sign a new deal with U-verse (I might do this.) and have a hashtag tweeting event where you and other people tweet the Hallmark channel official Twitter account telling them to sign a new deal with U-verse. You could also go on some Tech news pages on Facebook and add a comment/status update to tell people but since people who watch TV like to read entertainment news, you might get better results with posting on a entertainment news social media sites.

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Thanks for the info linuxgeek.  I don't expect a reply from Hallmark but I did want them to hear what I had to say,  Would love to know how much they are asking for that AT&T considers unreasonable.

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@OhioJB wrote:

Thanks for the info linuxgeek.  I don't expect a reply from Hallmark but I did want them to hear what I had to say,  Would love to know how much they are asking for that AT&T considers unreasonable.


@OhioJB Hallmark USA's Facebook page does respond to Facebook messages (messenger).  You may not like what they say but it's a start.  You could comment on every Hallmark USA post with "but not on U-Verse."  

 

This is another reminder to check channel lineups before switching.  Sorry about that....  Many don't and it's always AT&T's, lol.  Hope it's resolved, soon!  Ny wife misses them, too.

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@dhascall wrote:

@OhioJB wrote:

Thanks for the info linuxgeek.  I don't expect a reply from Hallmark but I did want them to hear what I had to say,  Would love to know how much they are asking for that AT&T considers unreasonable.


@OhioJB Hallmark USA's Facebook page does respond to Facebook messages (messenger).  You may not like what they say but it's a start.  You could comment on every Hallmark USA post with "but not on U-Verse."  

 

This is another reminder to check channel lineups before switching.  Sorry about that....  Many don't and it's always AT&T's, lol.  Hope it's resolved, soon!  Ny wife misses them, too.


 

 

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