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Crown Media Holdings to Hold Second Quarter Conference Call and Webcast on August 6th

July 8, 2008

IR Focus

Mindy Tucker, 914-725-8128

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Hallmark Channel

Nancy Carr, 818-755-2643

nancycarr@hallmarkchannel.com

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Crown Media Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRWN), owner and operator of Hallmark Channel, today announced that it will conduct a conference call on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008. Investors and interested parties may listen to the call via a live webcast accessible on the investor relations page of the Company’s web site, www.hallmarkchannel.com, or by dialing (800) 688-0796 (Domestic) or (617) 614-4070 (International) and requesting the “Second Quarter Earnings for Crown Media.” For those listeners accessing the call through the Company’s website, please register and download audio software at the site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. The webcast will be archived on the site, and a telephone replay of the call will be available for 7 days beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, August 6th, at (888) 286-8010 (Domestic) or (617) 801-6888 (International), using passcode number 64628316.

Crown Media intends to issue a press release summarizing its operating results before the market opens on Wednesday, August 6th.

About Crown Media Holdings

Crown Media Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRWN) owns and operates cable television channels dedicated to providing a diverse slate of high quality, broad appeal, entertainment programming. The Company currently operates and distributes Hallmark Channel to a national audience of nearly 84 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel consistently ranks among the top ten ad- supported cable networks in Prime Time and Total Day household ratings and is the nation’s leading network in providing quality family programming. Crown Media also operates a second 24-hour linear channel, Hallmark Movie Channel, which plays the greatest family movies of all time, and launched Hallmark Movie Channel HD on April 2, 2008. Significant investors in Crown Media Holdings include: Hallmark Entertainment Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Incorporated, Liberty Media Corp., and J.P. Morgan Partners (BHCA), LP, each through their investments in Hallmark Entertainment Investments Co.; VISN Management Corp., a for-profit subsidiary of the National Interfaith Cable Coalition; and The DIRECTV Group, Inc.

Forward-looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release may contain forward- looking statements as contemplated by the 1995 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act that are based on management’s current expectations, estimates and projections. Words such as “expects,”"anticipates,”"intends,”"plans,”"believes,”"estimates,” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include: competition for distribution of channels, viewers, advertisers, and the acquisition of programming; fluctuations in the availability of programming; fluctuations in demand for the programming Crown Media airs on its channels; and other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Risk Factors stated in the Company’s most recent 10-K and 10-Q Reports. Crown Media Holdings is not undertaking any obligation to release publicly any updates to any forward looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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