Monday, July 31, 2017

Hallmark Movies Now - a New Streaming Service direct from Hallmark! (with iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire, & More!)


Hallmark's upcoming new Streaming Service was announced on the night of their Summer 2017 TCA event! See details via Hallmark's official press release below...


Hallmark Press Release --

Beverly Hills, CA – July 27, 2017 – Crown Media Family Networks, cable’s leading provider of family entertainment, announced the launch of Hallmark Movies Now, the company’s first subscription streaming service. Launching October 3, the SVOD service – a wholly distinct offering from Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries – will be available on iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon Fire, among other devices. In addition, Crown Media’s MVPD partners will have the opportunity to offer Hallmark Movies Now as a supplementary subscription service to their customers. The announcement was made today as part of Crown Media Family Networks’ biannual TV Critics Association Press Tour.

For $5.99 a month or $59.99 a year, subscribers to the service will have access to between 800 and 1,000 hours of family friendly content not available on Crown Media’s linear channels, with newly refreshed offerings every week.

“As we continue to see demand for our unique brand of family-friendly programming grow on our linear channels, the launch of Hallmark Movies Now is the natural next step in our distribution strategy,” said Erin McIlvain, Executive Vice President, Distribution & Content Strategy. “Over the last 15 years we have collected a considerable library of content and this new service will allow subscribers to stream and enjoy a differentiated lineup of programming – whenever they want and wherever they are.”

ABOUT CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS: Crown Media Family Networks is the umbrella unit subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc., housing cable’s leading family friendly networks, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, as well as their corresponding digital extensions HallmarkChannel.com and HallmarkMoviesandMysteries.com. The company operates and distributes both channels in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) with Hallmark Channel available to 88 million subscribers and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in 67 million homes in the United States. Hallmark Channel features an ambitious slate of new, original content, including movies; scripted series, such as “When Calls the Heart,” and “Good Witch” and “Chesapeake Shores”; annual specials including “Hero Dog Awards” and “Kitten Bowl”; world premieres of Hallmark Hall of Fame presentations, and a daily, two-hour lifestyle show, “Home & Family.” Hallmark Channel is also home to the popular annual holiday franchise “Countdown to Christmas,” featuring a lineup of 24/7 holiday programming. Rounding out the network’s lineup are television’s most beloved comedy and drama series, including “The Golden Girls,” “The Middle,” “Frasier,” “Last Man Standing” and “Home Improvement.” Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is a separate 24-hour, digital cable network featuring a unique mix of new, original movies and acquired series focused on the lighter side of the suspense and mystery genres. The network also features its own annual holiday programming franchise, “Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas,” as well as presentations from the multi-award-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame library.
via: Allison Bennett -- CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS --

-- end of Hallmark Press Release --

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16 comments:

  1. I wish it was available in Canada.

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    1. I wish it was available for all of you in Canada, too. I don't get it. So many of Hallmark's movies are filmed there- you really deserve to have their channel and the streaming service, at least!

      Keep asking - hopefully someday it will happen!!! :)

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  2. I'm not sure this will be something that will work for me (because right now I don't own Fire or Roku), but I'm SO excited about this! I love the idea that we'll have an option of watching Hallmark movies (or I hope this will include all of the new films with each campaign) without having to have a cable service. :)

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    1. Interesting....I didn't think of that! My husband wants to get rid of cable but I can't let go because of Hallmark. :) If this service does end up including the new movies, it might be an option. Can't wait to see what it's like!

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    2. I don't blame you, Sarah! I wouldn't want to get rid of it either because of Hallmark. Always enjoy their films. :)

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    3. Oh, I sure hope this will end up being a good option for you both, Rissi and Sarah!

      I'm with Rissi... I don't blame you one bit, Sarah, for not wanting to get rid of your cable- even if it's only for Hallmark... especially with it being right now before Christmas!!!

      I can't wait to look more into it - once it becomes available!!! :)

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  3. Directv has me stuck because of my DVR. I have the Genie and it has so many hours of space and my DVR has so many Hallmark movies. I have movies from 2014. All of the Fall Harvest 2015 movies from the original day they aired. I cant be without that DVR. But I did see this would be available on Android, so if you have a tablet you can watch there. I know that may not allow you to get rid of cable, but would allow to watch things not on the networks now. and most TV's you can connect the tablet to the tv.

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    1. Hope the tablet version is a great option for you, Sabrina. That's tough with the DVR, to part with any special shows. I hear if you even do an update, it will wipe the hard drive clean, too. Ouch. That would be awful.

      Should be interesting to see how this works and how popular it becomes!!! :)

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  4. I cut the cord several months ago...saving a lot of money, but miss my Hallmark channels. I have to find what I can on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video...anything. I'm excited even if it is older movies. I'll be anxiously awaiting the update in October.

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  5. Best news ever!! I've been wishing for this for years, as I don't have cable.

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  6. Hi everyone, I am a little confused =)
    This sounds like a great option for those of us who don't have cable but I am wondering if it will be showing the new movies as they are on or if it will just be past movies. I am super excited about the new Christmas movies but I couldn't tell from the press release if it would be live streaming or not.

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    1. I think there are still many questions concerning this and the new Hallmark Drama channel. Hopefully, once both of these services are launched, in just a few weeks now, we will have a lot more answers.

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  7. This article indicates that the Hallmark Movies Now streaming service will launch October 10th.
    http://www.multichannel.com/hallmark-drama-channel-launches-headwinds-linear-networks/415624

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    1. I was looking everywhere for it yesterday and wondered if it was delayed, thank you for the info.

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  8. I'm excited about this!! Just to check will the Christmas movies be on here? I don't see them now but I'm hoping it's just because it's too early

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  9. Does it work with Apple TV?

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