Hallmark Channel (Scandilux)

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Hallmark Channel (Scandilux)
Hallmark Channel logo with tagline.svg
Closed 20 July 2011
Owned by Universal Networks International
Audience share 0.2% (2008, [1])
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area Nordic countries
Benelux
Website se.hallmarkchannel.tv
dk.hallmarkchannel.tv
no.hallmarkchannel.tv
nl.hallmarkchannel.tv
Availability
Satellite
Cable

Hallmark Channel (Scandilux) was a television channel broadcasting drama series and movies in the Nordic and Benelux countries. Most series on the channel originate in the United States, but there are also some series from other English-speaking countries.

Series broadcast on the channel include:

The channel has been available on the digital Canal Digital platform since 1997. Most of this time, it has been time-sharing with Fox Kids/Jetix, which was broadcast during the day. This timeshare is mirrored in many analogue cable networks. On 1 September 2009 the Hallmark Channel will disappear from the Canal Digital package.[2]

In 1998, the channel became available on the analogue Viasat platform where it was broadcasting 24 hours per day. It continued broadcasting on the Viasat platform when it switched to digital.

Distributors have announced that NBC Universal has decided that the channel will stop broadcasting in the Nordic countries on 31 August 2009.[3][4]

In the Benelux countries the channel has always been 24 hours. It officially ceased broadcasting on 20 July 2011.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Årsrapport 2008. Mediamätning i Skandinavien. 
  2. ^ "Canal Digital drops Hallmark". broadbandtvnews.com. 9 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Viktiga kanalförändringar i Com Hems tv-utbud". Com Hem. 18 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Hallmark Channel utgår ur SPA:s programutbud den 31 augusti". SPA. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  5. ^ "NBCUni stops Dutch Hallmark Channel". Broadband TV News. 3 June 2011.