Crown Media Renews Agreement with Cablevision

(released 5/6/2008)

Crown Media Holdings, owner and operator of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel, announced April 29th that it has renewed its distribution agreement for Hallmark Channel with Cablevision Systems. Under the terms of the new deal, Cablevision Systems will also have the right to distribute both the Standard Definition and High Definition versions of Hallmark Movie Channel.

"We are very happy to announce this renewal of our affiliation agreement with Cablevision which, because of its service area in and around New York City, is a particularly important partner in our ability to showcase our industry-leading, family-friendly programming," said Henry Schleiff, President and CEO, Crown Media Holdings, Inc. "Indeed, this new agreement reflects both Cablevision's and Crown Media's emphasis on quality and service to our respective subscribers and viewers."

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