Crown Media Holdings, Inc. is the corporate parent for the portfolio of cable networks and related businesses under Crown Media Family Networks. The company currently operates and distributes Hallmark Channel in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to 87 million subscribers in the U.S. Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading network in providing quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, general entertainment, and an array of home and lifestyle content. Hallmark Channel's sibling network, Hallmark Movie Channel, is available in 50 million homes in HD and SD. One of America’s fastest-growing cable networks, Hallmark Movie Channel provides family-friendly original movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, and presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library. In addition, Crown Media Family Networks includes the online offerings of HallmarkChannel.com and HallmarkMovieChannel.com.
Hallmark Cards, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, H C Crown LLC, ("HCC”), and Hallmark Cards GmbH, beneficially owns an aggregate of approximately 90.3% of the outstanding shares of our Common Stock. We currently license the name "Hallmark" from Hallmark Licensing, Inc., a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, for use in the names of our channels. For exhibition on our channels, we license "Hallmark Hall of Fame" movies and, from time to time, certain other programming. Also from time to time Hallmark Cards purchases advertising time on our channels and conducts promotions jointly with us. Hallmark Cards includes us in its consolidated federal income tax return and provides us with tax, risk management, health safety, environmental, insurance, legal, treasury, human resources, cash management, real estate consulting and other services. Finally, Hallmark Cards provides guarantees with respect to a lease agreement for each of our Studio City and New York offices.
As of March 31, 2013, we had 359,675,936 common shares issued and outstanding. Our share count may change due to the exercise of options, convertible preferred shares or strategic acquisitions which may account for variations in share count between SEC quarterly filings.
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