Frontier Launches Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in both High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD)
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR, news, filings) today announced the launch of two new channels to the company's Connecticut lineup: Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The channels are available throughout Connecticut to residential and business customers of FrontierTV. These new networks follow the recent addition of the beIN SPORTS Network to the FrontierTV lineup.
The addition of the networks to FrontierTV's platform comes just in time for Hallmark Channel's top-rated annual holiday 24/7 programming franchise, "Countdown to Christmas," which features more than 1300 hours of holiday content, including 12 new original movies - more holiday programming than any other network on television. The network's "12 New Movies of Christmas" will be showcased on an interactive clock with links to each movie's microsite at the hour marks. The clock is available at Frontier's Facebook page at the "Countdown to Christmas" tab.
Frontier customers will also have access to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' own unique holiday initiative, including a mix of cherished Hallmark Channel original Christmas movies from years past, classic theatrical releases, and titles from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library.
"We are thrilled to bring the Hallmark Channel and its cherished, family-friendly programming to our Connecticut customers," said Paul Quick, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Frontier Connecticut. "For many, the holidays start with Hallmark Channel's `Countdown to Christmas' and continue throughout the year with television's most beloved sitcoms and series. The addition of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries offers customers a great mix of original content as well as classic titles." Quick added, "Frontier is proud to deliver premier networks that ensure our Connecticut customers have outstanding viewing choices 24/7."
"This agreement is a wonderful opportunity to bring Crown Media Family Networks' unique brand of family entertainment to Frontier Communications'Connecticut subscribers," said Laura Lee, executive vice president distribution. "The launch of our highly popular holiday programming for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is truly a cause for celebration, and we look forward to a great partnership with Frontier throughout the season and beyond."
Available in the UFamily TV package and above, Hallmark Channel will air on channel #117 (standard definition) and channel #1117 (high definition). Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will be available in Frontier's U200 TV package and above and can be viewed on channel #133 (standard definition) and channel #1333 (high definition).
For more information about FrontierTV call 1.888.376.6843 or visit www.frontier.com/GETCONN.
ABOUT FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 28 states. Frontier's approximately 17,000 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
ABOUT CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
Crown Media Family Networks is the umbrella unit of Crown Media Holdings, 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 85 million subscribers and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries in 55 million homes in the United States. Hallmark Channel features an ambitious slate of original content, including movies; scripted series, such as Cedar Cove, When Calls the Heart, and Good Witch; annual specials like Hero Dog Awardsand Kitten Bowl; world premieres of Hallmark Hall of Fame presentations, and a daily 2-hour lifestyle show, Home & Family. Hallmark Channel is also home to annual holiday franchise, Countdown to Christmas, featuring a lineup of 24/7 holiday programming, including The 12 New Movies of Christmas. Rounding out the networks' lineup are television's most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Middle, Little House on the Prairie, and Frasier. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, recently rebranded from Hallmark Movie Channel, is a 24-hour digital cable network featuring a unique mix of 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, the Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas, as well as presentations from the award-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame library.
For more information, please visit www.crownmediapress.com.
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Sr. Communications Specialist, Connecticut
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