TV Homes across the U.S. will continue to receive Crown Media Family Networks’ channels because of an important renewal agreement with SES, the world’s leading satellite operator.
As part of the nine-year deal announced today, Crown Media will migrate its popular Hallmark Channel portfolio from the AMC-11 satellite to SES-1, one of three satellites that are home to the leading cable programming distribution platform over North America.
Crown Media will leverage a full transponder of C-band capacity aboard SES-1 to reach its total audience of more than 85-million U.S. cable homes with its flagship Hallmark Channel and the highly successful Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channels.
“Crown Media has played a vital role in the advancement of content production, building a brand synonymous with quality programming,” Steve Bunke, Vice President of Sales and Market Development for SES Video in North America. “SES is honored to earn Crown Media’s trust, as we enter a new and strategic distribution agreement aimed at enabling a new wave of collaborative innovation over the next decade.”