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Chances are there’s not one TV watcher you’ll find who doesn’t watch Hallmark content from time to time. This family-friendly channel has grown quite popular over the years and when it comes to choosing a cable TV provider, its inclusion or otherwise can make or break the deal.

Why is Hallmark so Popular?

Origins of the Hallmark Network can be traced back to two channels: Vision Interfaith Satellite Network (VISN) and the American Christian Television System (ACTS). The two used to share a transponder slot on the Galaxy III satellite, and over time merged into one.

As the names suggest, these channels used to offer religious programming to viewers. In 1993 however, that started to change. Renamed to Faith and Values Channel, secular programming was added to its broadcast schedule, which included family-oriented drama, cooking, as well as health and fitness shows.

Hallmark however came into being in 2001, when Faith and Values Channel received a makeover and transformed into the beloved channel we know today. Owned by Crown Media Holdings, this popular channel is a household name, and its programming is like staple food for millions of viewers. It has not only proven success with audiences in the US but the world over—bringing joy to all who watch.

But what exactly is it that puts Hallmark among the top channels to watch?  

Original Movies

Hallmark is known for the TV-specific original movies it produces. And this is one of the reasons why people simply can’t get enough of the channel. From Holiday movies to Westerns and Romantic Comedy—original movies from Hallmark are known for being stimulating and family-friendly.

Holiday movies are not easy to make—especially when there is a ton of them out there on the same subject. However, each time Hallmark manages to carry on the excitement from one movie to the next with ease—and comes up with clever plots, engaging storylines, and memorable characters that stay with you long after the movie ends. This is no small feat.

The other genre Hallmark excels at is rom-com. Mushy-mushy over the top romance can feel nauseating, but with Hallmark, that does not happen. Given the pattern such movies follow—boy meets girl, they fall in love, fight, and then get back together—these romantic comedies can be very predictable and boring. But, if it is a Hallmark original you’re sure to be glued to the screen till the very end.

Seasonal Programming

Hallmark is one channel that definitely knows how to celebrate in full glory. Whether it’s Christmas or Valentine’s Day they have a lineup of shows and movies that gets you in the spirit. In fact, they divide their schedule according to “themed seasons”. A number of the premiere of their original during these seasons and are a great way to catch the latest movies and new episodes.

The seasons are divided thus: Winterfest, Countdown to Valentine’s, Spring Fever, Countdown to Summer, Summer Nights, June Weddings, Fall Harvest, and Five Nights Stuffed Full of Original Holiday Movies.

What Do Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Have to Offer?

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, previously known as the Hallmark Movie Channel, was launched in 2004 and was intended to be a place where the network could show additional movies and series which the limited airtime on the Hallmark channel didn’t allow. In 2014, it was rebranded to what we know it as today.

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries features western, mystery, family-friendly movies along with mini-series that are mainly from the Hallmark Channel Library—inclusive of original films that have premiered on the Hallmark channel earlier on. No matter when you tune into this channel you’re guaranteed to find great content to watch.

Which of WOW! DO TV packages offer Hallmark?

All of that and more about the network is why WOW! includes Hallmark in its cable TV channel lineup. Serving Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee in the southeast, Alabama in the northeast, and Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois in the Midwest—Wide Open West, better known as WOW!, provides cable broadband, TV, and VoIP phone service to an estimated 844,500 subscribers. The smaller size of the service provider, and its more limited coverage, relative to the giants in the U.S. service provision industry, enable WOW! to focus on consumer needs in the spirit of service.

WOW! TV offers a curated selection of channels in its lineup to ensure people get the best viewing experience possible at competitive rates. Missing out on Hallmark then is completely out of the question. Not only does the WOW! channel lineup includes the Hallmark Channel, but its sister channel Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. If you sign up for WOW! Medium TV or Large TV you’ll have no trouble accessing Hallmark. If however, WOW! Small TV is your pick, and you absolutely want the Hallmark channels in your WOW! cable lineup, you’ll have to go higher up—rest assured though, moving from Basic Cable to an upper-tier WOW! TV plan is bound to bring you the worth of your money.

In any case, we do recommend at the time of subscription you confirm the availability of the Hallmark channel in your region with WOW! Customer Service.

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Hallmark N Y Y
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries N Y Y

 

What channel is Hallmark on WOW!?

The only problem you are likely to face following your WOW! TV subscription is figuring out the channel numbers for your go-to networks, and among them the Hallmark channels. But that’s why we’re here. Read on and you’ll have the answers you seek.

When you’re new to WOW! TV, you may take some time to master the workings of its on-screen programming guide and how that works. And, chances are your binge session on Hallmark won’t turn out as planned. Not until you find the channel numbers. But, no need to browse through the extensive channel listing. Here is a table detailing the channel number for Hallmark on WOW!. Locate your city and try the numbers in the column next to it. This way as soon as your WOW! cable is installed, you’ll be ready to set off on a Hallmark binge session!

City

Hallmark
Channel#

Hallmark HD
Channel#

Hallmark Movies
& Mysteries Channel#

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries HD Channel#

Alabama

 

 

 

 

Auburn

83

767

164

864

Dothan

17

543

256

N/A

Huntsville

62

966

170

910

Montgomery

23

966

172

910

Valley

62

966

72

910

Florida

 

 

 

 

Panama City

59

966

172

910

Pinellas

60

966

113

910

Georgia

 

 

 

 

Augusta

18

966

170

910

Columbus

59

966

48

910

Fort Gordon

61

742

139

743

Illinois

 

 

 

 

Chicago

N/A

N/A

71

288

Chicagoland

88

272

71

288

Indiana

 

 

 

 

Evansville

21

799

67

778

Michigan

 

 

 

 

Detroit

53

272

71

288

Grand Rapids, Mid-Michigan

106

476

116

N/A

Greater Lansing, Mid-Michigan

106

476

116

N/A

NE Lansing, Mid-Michigan

106

476

116

N/A

NW Lansing, Mid-Michigan

106

476

116

N/A

West Detroit, Mid-Michigan

106

476

116

N/A

Ohio

 

 

 

 

Cleveland

27

272

71

288

Columbus

81

272

71

288

South Carolina

 

 

 

 

Charleston

19

966

170

917

Tennessee

 

 

 

 

Knoxville

23

966

169

910

The Best of Hallmark

Hallmark’s top-notch programming has the potential to have you glued to the screen for hours on end. If you don’t follow Hallmark programming on a daily basis, it’s time you started. Giving you rom-coms, family-friendly shows, and Hallmark exclusive specials all in one place, the channel is simply phenomenal. Here is a listing of some Hallmark titles—find the one you like and let the cinematic magic take over!

Hallmark Movies to Watch The Best of Hallmark Syndicated Shows

·         A Dash of Love

·         A Brush with Love

·         A Harvest Wedding

·         A Royal Christmas

·         A Summer Romance

·         A Taste of Summer

·         All for Love

·         All of My Heart

·         Bridal Wave

·         Bottled with Love

·         Date with Love

·         Destination Wedding

·         Once Upon a Prince

·         Just My Type

·         Frasier (Current)

·         I Love Lucy

·         Reba (Current)

·         The Golden Girls (Current)

·         The Brady Bunch

·         The Middle

·         ALF

·         Aliens in the Family

·         Empty Nest

·         Family Ties

·         Gunsmoke

·         The Munsters

·         Muppets Tonight

·         The Equalizer

·         The Virginian

Hallmark Romantic Movies Hallmark Specials

·         Country at Heart

·         How to Train Your Husband

·         Love in the Forecast

·         Love in Winterland

·         Love Under the Olive Tree

·         Kitten Bowl

·         American Rescue Dog Show

·         Cat Bowl

 

Wrapping Up

There you go! With the help of this guide finding the channel number for the Hallmark channel in your region should be easy. Now, you are ready to watch your favorite shows and movies on Hallmark with your new WOW! TV service.

Contact WOW! Customer Service at 1-855-349-9313, and you’ll be connected to a trained professional who will be able to answer your questions and guide you on how to get the best out of WOW! TV packages. And, do remember that WOW! Internet is also at your disposal. High-speed internet provided via a hybrid fiber-coaxial network, to cover all your online needs at competitive prices. So, don’t forget to inquire about WOW! TV Bundles when you call in—this way you can benefit from bundled pricing.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does WOW! Large Cable differs from WOW! Medium Cable?

WOW! Large TV carries way more channels than WOW! Medium TV plan. We’d recommend you make sure to check the WOW! channel lineup for each plan if you are wondering which WOW! TV package is the best for you. If your favorite channels are only available in the Large TV plan, you’ll be better off subscribing to that. On the other hand, you might find that the Medium TV package carries all the channels you love and get that. It all depends on your personal preferences.

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To get HD programming, you will need the following equipment:

    1. An HDTV set
    2. An HD receiver, a CableCARD, or an HD DVR from WOW!!

How to order additional Digital Receivers?

To order additional Digital Receivers contact WOW! TV Customer Service at 1-855-349-9313 and they’ll guide you through the process.

How long will it take to get additional WOW! Digital Receivers?

After you’ve placed the order, it’ll take 7-10 business days for your WOW! Digital Receiver to arrive. However, due to the pandemic, you may face some delays.

How much do WOW! Do TV packages cost?

The cost of WOW! TV plans vary from area to area so make sure to call WOW! customer service for a quote. We’d suggest you bundle the plan with WOW! internet of the phone since it is a better value for the money.