The Hallmark Channel is an American pay-TV station that is possessed by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., which thusly is claimed by Hallmark Cards, Inc. The stations modifying is essentially focused at families, and highlights a blend of TV motion pictures and miniseries, unique and procured TV arrangement and way of life programs.
As of February 2015, Hallmark Channel is accessible to around 85,439,000 pay-TV families (73.4% of families with TV) in the United States. Despite to a great extent being an objective brand, Hallmark Channel has earned a following among politically moderate watchers in rural and rustic regions who, as per Manhattan Institute for Policy Research’s Steven Malanga in a Los Angeles Times commentary, feel the shows feed their longing to “express conventional family esteems and furthermore to guide far from political topics and stories that stigmatize religion.” Their solitary preservationist inclining rivalry as far as stimulation writing computer programs is INSP.
The Hallmark Channel follows its history to the dispatch of two separate religious link stations, the American Christian Television System (ACTS) and the Vision Interfaith Satellite Network (VISN). The two systems started substituting time on a mutual transponder space on the Galaxy III satellite in 1992. Under the first timeshare assertion, the system was marked as VISN/ACTS. Each system was given time to its programming squares and would utilize their own logos.
VISN propelled on July 1, 1988, and was established by the National Interfaith Cable Coalition, in participation with a few link providers. The alliance’s enrollment comprised of 65 diverse religious groups. It publicized for around 16 hours every day and ran religious projects from mainline Protestant categories, for example, the United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ. Roman Catholic, LDS Church, Jewish, and Islamic beliefs additionally gave programming. VISN circulated amid the morning and night hours. ACTS initiated activities in 1984 and was possessed by the Southern Baptist Convention. It circulated programming from zealous and fundamentalist non-magnetic Christian gatherings, for example, the SBC, the Christian Reformed Church, and the Association of Regular Baptist Churches, and surely understood evangelists, for example, Jerry Falwell, Charles Stanley, and D. James Kennedy. The two channels broadcast a few hours every seven day stretch of religious kids’ projects, some of which covered, including Sunshine Factory, Joy Junction, Davey and Goliath, and Jot.