Lifetime Movie Network
|Lifetime Movie Network|
|Owned by||A+E Networks
(Hearst Corporation (50%), Disney-ABC Television Group (50%)
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)
|Slogan||Every Night is Movie Night|
|Headquarters||New York City, New York|
Lifetime Real Women
1253 On Demand (HD)
|Dish Network||109 (HD/SD)|
|Verizon FiOS||641 (HD)
|Available on many cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
|AT&T U-verse||1362 (HD)
Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) is an American cable channel that is a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney–ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation. Lifetime Movie Network offers women-oriented movies exclusively, especially made for television movies. Many, though not all, of its movies are Lifetime originals first shown on Lifetime.
As of August 2013, approximately 83,933,000 American households (73.5% of households with television) receive the Lifetime Movie Network.
Lifetime Movie Network launched in June 1998. The original format of the network was longer segments of made for television movies with limited commercial interruptions, airing twice a day. As the network grew and broadcast networks have ended production of made-for-TV movies, more commercial breaks have been added, and slowly the network has added theatrical releases to the schedule. There are now different movies each day, some repeating into the next programming day. The channel re-branded as LMN in 2007, and re-added the full name in mid-2008 in Lifetime's attempt to broaden their brand beyond what it previously had been.
On April 19, 2009, the broadcast of Natalee Holloway attracted 3.2 million viewers and more than 1 million women in the 18-49 age bracket, garnering the highest Nielsen ratings in the network's history at that time. Although it set ratings records for Lifetime, the movie was not received well by critic Alec Harvey of The Birmingham News, who called the movie "sloppy and uneven, a forgettable look at the tragedy that consumed the nation's attention for months". However, Jake Meaney of PopMatters found the film to be surprisingly "calm and levelheaded", and praised Tracy Pollan's portrayal of Holloway's mother. Suspect Joran van der Sloot himself watched the film one evening in 2010, according to his friend John Ludwick, and said that some parts were true while others were not.
Lifetime Movie Network debuted its first original series on October 13, 2013. The Haunting Of, I Survived... and Celebrity Ghost Stories - which previously aired on The Biography Channel - have also moved to LMN.
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