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Hallmark Channel

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 06 Oct 1995
Active until: 24 Mar 2010

About

Hallmark Channel is a defunct South African satellite channel which was rebranded as Universal Channel when it was purchased from Sparrowhawk Media in 2007 by NBC Universal and which aired on the DStv platform, specialising in series and movies that are appropriate for the whole family.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 108

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 4:3)

ABOUT

Hallmark Channel began life as Hallmark Entertainment Network on DStv when the satellite platform was launched by MultiChoice on 6 October, 1995. It later changed its name to Hallmark Channel.

Hallmark Channel offered police procedurals such as NCIS, Numb3rs and Law & Order; drama series including Cane, the medical drama House and the psychological thriller Flashpoint; as well as British series Foyle's War and Midsomer Murders; and high-production-value made-for-TV movies.

NBC Universal added Hallmark to its channel portfolio through the acquisition of Sparrowhawk Media in 2007 and the channel consistently ranked as one of the top-10 pay-TV channels on the DStv platform.

Hallmark Channel was discontinued on 24 March, 2010 and rebranded as Universal Channel.


Latest Updated Shows

NCIS

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: SABC2, Hallmark Channel, Sony Channel, Universal TV, M-Net, M-Net City, SABC3
Summary: NCIS is a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations.
Starring: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Sasha Alexander


Numb3rs

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: Hallmark Channel, Top One, SABC3, SABC2, CBS Action, FOX Africa, Universal TV
Summary: Numb3rs is a drama about an FBI agent who recruits his mathematical-genius brother to help the Bureau solve a wide range of challenging crimes.
Starring: Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch


House

Genre: Drama
Channel: M-Net, Hallmark Channel, eExtra, M-Net Series, Universal TV, M-Net Series Zone
Summary: Medical drama about maverick genius Gregory House, M.D., who heads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital.
Starring: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps


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06 Dec 2006 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 6 comments
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