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2012-04-10 02:22:56

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The wait is over for "Beliebers" everywhere -- first-of-its-kind Hallmark Justin Bieber greeting cards now are available in Wal-Mart stores nationwide and, in May, will be available at Hallmark Gold Crown® Stores and other stores where Hallmark products are sold. Ranging in price from $2.57-$9.99, the collection includes more than 48 everyday Hallmark cards, some of which feature Justin Bieber songs, such as "U Smile" and "Baby," or...

2012-03-30 14:21:44

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hallmark Cards, Inc., today announced the acquisition of SpiritClips, a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. Based in Los Angeles, California, this small, start-up business was founded in 2007 by Rob Fried, an Academy-award winning producer and studio executive, whose many films include Rudy and Hoosiers. Fried will continue...

2012-03-09 06:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RENTRAK CORPORATION (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising, television and entertainment industries, today announced a long-term TV Essentials contract with Crown Media Holdings, Inc. for its Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel properties. Rentrak's proprietary "Stickiness Index" delivered the networks engagement metrics that enhanced their TV ratings during 2011 Upfront season and created...

2012-03-08 10:30:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hallmark Cards, Inc., today announced consolidated revenue of $4.1 billion for the year, flat to 2010 performance. Hallmark President and CEO Donald J. Hall, Jr., cited the still-slow economic recovery as a key factor in the company's results. "Consumers in the U.S. and internationally remain cautious in their spending and retailers continue to face challenges drawing shoppers into stores," Hall said. Overcoming such challenges, he added,...

2011-03-10 13:46:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing solid sales from innovative products in its North America business and strong performance from its Crayola® subsidiary, Hallmark Cards, Inc. today announced worldwide consolidated net revenue of $4.1 billion for 2010, a 3 percent increase over the previous year. The privately held company's four operating businesses also experienced an increase in earnings over the prior year, a result of revenue gains, process...

2011-03-07 06:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising, television and entertainment industries, today announced a TV Essentials contract with Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. The unique reporting from Rentrak's TV Essentials service, which includes the company's proprietary "Stickiness Index," will allow the network to change the discussion in media negotiations from reach and...

2010-09-02 01:59:00

LONDON, September 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - UK Premiere Series ROOKIE BLUE Leads Line-up of Original First-Run Productions - Including SHATTERED and FACING KATE - on the New Look Channel - With Logo Universal Networks International has today announced the rebranding of Hallmark Channel in the UK to Universal Channel, launching its new look on Monday 18th October with the UK premiere of SHATTERED - an original series produced in partnership with E1 Entertainment. The...

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2009-04-30 16:49:24

Kate and Gerry McCann's appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show is to air in England, a day after its U.S. broadcast, NBC Universal Global Networks said. Diva TV, which transmits The Oprah Winfrey Show in the United Kingdom, said Thursday it will broadcast the British couple's first U.S. interview next Tuesday night. Viewers will see a digitally created photo that shows how Madeleine McCann might look today at age 6. The little girl disappeared in 2007 while on vacation with her family at a...

2009-02-24 15:30:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Hallmark Cards, Inc. announced today that it will discontinue publishing Hallmark Magazine with the February/March issue now on newsstands. The Hallmarkmagazine.com web site also will close. The decision was reached after a comprehensive analysis of the current business and trends facing the magazine publishing industry as a whole, said Donald J. Hall, Jr., Hallmark president and chief executive officer of the privately-held company. "Despite...

2008-10-10 12:00:19

Crown Media Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRWN), owner and operator of Hallmark Channel, today announced that it will conduct a conference call on Thursday, November 6th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the financial results for the three and nine months ended September 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...