New Cable Channel Wants To Make Christmas Movies ‘Safe’ Again

The holidays are (almost) here — and so is the ever more competitive war for Christmas movie viewers. And then there’s the curious case of GAC Family, a new cable network that has the backing of an investor group with ties to former president Donald Trump, and that appears to be positioning itself as a destination for viewers who think Hallmark holiday movies are too edgy.

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Former Hallmark Head Bill Abbott Renames Cable Nets To Create Family-Friendly GAC Brands

Bill Abbott, who ran the squeaky-clean Hallmark Channel, is looking to turn cable networks recently acquired by his GAC Media into a new family friendly entertainment destination. The Great American Country channel, acquired from Discovery for $90 million, is becoming GAC Family, effective Sept. 27 and Ride TV will become GAC Living.