Hallmark Drama

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Hallmark Drama
Hallmark Drama Logo.png
LaunchedOctober 1, 2017; 2 years ago (2017-10-01)
Owned byCrown Media Holdings
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersStudio City, California
Sister channel(s)
Websitewww.hallmarkdrama.com
Availability
Satellite
Dish Network186 (SD)
DirecTV564 (HD)
Cable
Available on some U.S. cable systems[1]Consult your local cable provider for channel availability
IPTV
Verizon FiOS737 (HD)
Streaming media
Frndly TVInternet Protocol television
PhiloInternet Protocol television
fuboTVInternet Protocol television
Sling TVInternet Protocol television

Hallmark Drama is an American cable television channel owned by Hallmark Cards' Crown Media Holdings. It is the sister channel to Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and focuses on family-friendly dramatic storytelling.[2]

History[edit]

The Hallmark Drama network was launched on October 1, 2017.[3] The channel's first new programming, Christmas Cookie Matchup in early December.[4]

Programming[edit]

Hallmark Drama's programming consists of family friendly movies and TV series from acquired content and Hallmark network library that are not being aired on either of its sister channels, Hallmark Channel or Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.[5] TV series from Hallmark library include Cedar Cove and Signed Sealed Delivered.[6] TV series airing on Hallmark Drama include Touched by an Angel, Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.[7]

On August 26, 2019, it was announced that a new series, the channel's planned first original content, Christmas Cookie Matchup, originally titled Christmas Cookie Countdown and aired in December 2019.[4] Project Christmas Joy special was announced at the same time.[8] air on December 10, 2019.[9] The channel's first original movies were announced on July 26, 2019 as JL Family Ranch sequel and Signed, Sealed, Delivered franchise installment slated for 2020.[10]

As of June 2020, programming consisted of The Waltons, Touched By An Angel, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Little House on the Prairie, and, Sunday through Monday, a single movie with Saturday having five movies.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Service Electric Lineup
  2. ^ Owen, Rob (July 31, 2017). "Tuned In: Hallmark to add another channel". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  3. ^ Umstead, Thomas (July 31, 2017). "TCA17: Crown Media to Launch Hallmark Drama Cable Network". NextTV. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Chareunsy, Don (December 12, 2019). "Spokane's Ricky Webster wins Hallmark Drama's 'Christmas Cookie Matchup'". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  5. ^ Umstead, Thomas (Oct 2, 2017). "Hallmark Drama Channel Launches Into Headwinds for Linear Networks". Multichannel News. Retrieved Oct 29, 2017.
  6. ^ Campbell, Courtney (September 1, 2017). "Great News: Hallmark Is Launching A New Channel". Country Living. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  7. ^ Malone, Michael (30 April 2018). "Hallmark Expands Brand With New Offerings". Broadcasting Cable. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  8. ^ Ellenbogen, Rachael (March 21, 2019). "Hallmark Upfronts 2019: New Christmas Competition Series, Podcast Hosts And Transformation Show". International Business Times. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  9. ^ "Hallmark's 'Project Christmas Joy' featuring Lee Co. tornado survivors airs tonight". WRBL. December 10, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  10. ^ "Crown Media Builds Hallmark Drama's Original Programming Slate with Two New Marquee Productions". TheFutonCritic.com. July 26, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  11. ^ COX Communications daily program grid

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