LMN (TV channel)

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LMN
LMN logo.png
Launched June 29, 1998 (1998-06-29)
Owned by A+E Networks
(Hearst Corporation (50%)/
Disney-ABC Television Group (50%)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Slogan Every Night is Movie Night
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters New York City, New York
Formerly called Lifetime Movie Network (1998–2011)
Sister channel(s) Lifetime
Lifetime Real Women
Website www.mylifetime.com/movies/lifetime-movie-network
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 253 (HD/SD)
1253 (VOD; HD)
Dish Network 109 (HD/SD)
Cable
Verizon FiOS 141 (SD)
641 (HD)
Available on most other U.S. cable systems Consult your local cable provider for channel availability
IPTV
AT&T U-verse 362 (SD)
1362 (HD)

LMN (an acronym for its former name Lifetime Movie Network)[1] is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by A+E Networks, a joint venture between the Disney–ABC Television Group subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation.[2] LMN carries movies and exclusive shows aimed at women, especially made for television movies. Many, though not all, of the movies that air on the network are Lifetime originals that were first shown on the flagship Lifetime channel; in turn, the network also premieres original films that are later broadcast on Lifetime.

As of August 2013, LMN is available to approximately 83,933,000 pay television households (73.5% of households with television) in the United States.[3]

History[edit]

The network launched in June 1998 as the Lifetime Movie Network. The original format of the network consisted of longer blocks of made-for-television movies with limited commercial interruptions, airing twice a day. As the network grew and as broadcast networks have ceased producing made-for-TV movies, more commercial breaks were added during its film content; gradually, the network also added theatrical film releases to its schedule. The network airs different movies each day, although some are repeated into the next broadcast day. The channel was rebranded as LMN in 2007, before reverting to using the full name in mid-2008 as part of Lifetime's attempt to broaden its brand. In 2011, the network had switched back to branding as just LMN.

On April 19, 2009, the broadcast of Natalee Holloway attracted 3.2 million viewers for the network, more than 1 million of which were among the demographic of women aged 18-49, garnering the highest ratings in the network's history at that time.[4] On August 27, 2009, A+E Networks acquired Lifetime Entertainment Services, which was jointly owned by the former's corporate parents The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation in conjunction with NBCUniversal (which sold its interest to the two other companies in 2011).[5][6]

On October 13, 2013, the network debuted its first original series, the reality-based murder mystery program Killer Profile.[7] In addition, three series that had previously aired on sister network The Biography ChannelThe Haunting Of, I Survived... and Celebrity Ghost Stories – also moved to LMN that year. In March 2014, A+E Networks moved the drama series Those Who Kill to LMN, becoming the first scripted series to air on the network, although it solely moved to LMN to burn off the remaining episodes of the low-rated A&E program.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "A+E Networks – Life is Entertaining". Aenetworks.com. Retrieved 2014-05-26. 
  2. ^ "About Lifetime". Lifetime. April 10, 2010. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 23, 2013). "List of How Many Homes Each Cable Networks Is In — Cable Network Coverage Estimates As Of August 2013". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Kissel, Rick (April 20, 2009). "Lifetime Movie scores with 'Holloway". Variety. 
  5. ^ A&E Acquires Lifetime, Variety.com, August 27, 2009
  6. ^ A&E Networks, Lifetime Merger Completed, Broadcasting & Cable, August 27, 2009
  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 24, 2013). "LMN Premieres First Original Series 'Killer Profile' on Sunday October 13 at 9 AM". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (25, 2014). "Benched A&E Drama Series 'Those Who Kill' To Air On Sibling LMN". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 

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