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[09/08/05 - 12:00 AM]
Out of Respect for Victims of Hurricane Katrina, Hallmark Channel Pulls World Premiere Movie, 'Landslide' from Program Schedule Until Further Notice

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

OUT OF RESPECT FOR VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA, HALLMARK CHANNEL PULLS WORLD PREMIERE MOVIE, �LANDSLIDE� FROM PROGRAM SCHEDULE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Following the Hallmark Channel�s decision last week to pull its on-air promotions for �Landslide,� a two-hour, World Premiere Movie event scheduled for Saturday, September 10, the network today announced that the movie has also been pulled from the programming schedule until further notice.

David Kenin, Executive Vice President, Programming, the Hallmark Channels said, �Out of respect for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Hallmark Channel will preempt its movie �Landslide.� Story elements of this movie are vaguely and uncomfortably similar to the natural disaster in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Gulf Coast at large. Our hearts and thoughts are with those affected by this natural disaster.�

Hallmark Channel is a 24-hour basic cable channel that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of 69 million subscribers. The program service is distributed through 5,020 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Crown Media Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRWN) owns and operates Hallmark Channel. In 2004, Crown launched its second 24-hour linear channel, Hallmark Movie Channel. Through its subsidiary, Crown Media Distribution, LLC, Crown also distributes titles from its awardwinning collection of movies, miniseries and films for exhibition in a variety of television media including broadcast, cable, Video-on-Demand and High Definition Television.

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