Hallmark Movie Channel HD coming to DirecTV, too

When we first heard that Hallmark Movie Channel HD was hoping to rush into households as early as April, there was speculation that DirecTV would be the first to lock it down. Curiously enough, Time Warner Cable eventually snagged that honor, but it looks as if DTV will still be carrying said channel according to a renewed agreement between it and Crown Media Holdings. Put simply, terms of deal stipulate that DirecTV "will have the right to distribute the standard-definition and high-definition versions of Hallmark Movie Channel." Unfortunately, an actual launch date was casually omitted.