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William J. Abbott
President & Chief Executive Officer
Crown Media Holdings, Inc. & Crown Media Family Networks

With more than two decades of leadership experience in cable television, Bill Abbott has transformed Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries into two of the industry’s most powerful brands. Since taking the helm at Crown Media, he has spearheaded the significant expansion and diversification of original content on both networks and piloted the creation of top-rated programming events, Countdown to Christmas on Hallmark Channel and The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas on HMM. Additionally, he has led the charge in HMM’s evolution to become one of the fastest growing networks in cable. Abbott joined Crown Media in 2000 after serving as SVP of ad sales for Fox Family Worldwide and previously served at The
Family Channel in both Research and Ad Sales beginning in 1988.