GAC Family TV Channel: How to Watch the Hallmark-Competitor Network

GAC Family

September 27, 2021, was the official day that the two new GAC Media networks, called GAC Family and GAC Living, launched. The channels were started by Bill Abbott, ex-CEO of The Hallmark Channel. But how can you find these new channels on TV as the new Christmas movies begin to air, including the “When Hope Calls” season 2 Christmas episodes? Here are all the details.


Which Channels Carry GAC Family?

On September 27, the channel known as Great American Country became GAC Family. If your provider was already carrying Great American Country, then you should have access to GAC Family.

In an Instagram post, GAC Family shared some of the new rebranded TV channels where you can watch the new network. Some viewers noted that the channels might be different in their regions. GAC Family later shared an updated post on its Instagram story. Here’s what GAC noted:

  • AlticeUSA Channel 184
  • ATT Uverse Channel 529 SD and Channel 1529 HD (GAC Living is on 1576)
  • Comcast Channel 1620 HD  (However, local channels may be different, GAC noted, so check your guide.)
  • CoxComm Channel 1156 (One person noted that in their region, it was 198, and another person noted that it was 1358 in their region. GAC Family later noted that the channel may vary by ZIP code, so viewers should check the website.)
  • Dish Channel 165 HD (GAC Living is on DISH 248)
  • DirecTV Channel 326 HD
  • Frontier: The channel will vary by ZIP code, GAC Family noted. Check their website for details.
  • MediacomCable Channel 261 (GAC Living is on 167)
  • Optimum: GAC Family noted that the channel number will vary by ZIP code, so check the website for your details.
  • Spectrum: GAC Family noted that the channel number will vary by ZIP code, so check the website for your details.
  • SuddenLink: GAC Family noted that the channel number will vary by ZIP code, so check the website for your details.
  • Xfinity: Channel 1620 but local channel numbers may vary, GAC noted, so check your guide.

A channel finder was available on GACFamily.com, but it was taken down after a number of people noted on social media that it wasn’t working right.

GAC Family has noted that more channels will be added soon. GAC Family also noted that they aren’t currently on Verizon.

Another channel finder can be found at TV Guide’s website, in case you need more details. To find out what channel GAC Family is on for your region (if it’s available), click here to go to TV Guide’s listings. Click on the “Time Zone” section just above the TV listings and choose “Search by zip code.” When you enter your ZIP code, you’ll see a dropdown menu with different cable, satellite, and antenna providers you can choose from. Choose the one that matches yours.  (You might need a login with TV Guide in order to set your provider.) Then scroll down until you see GAC’s logo on the left and this will tell you their channel number. It will most likely be sometime after you see Hallmark’s. For one cable channel that Heavy checked, GAC’s channel was a higher number than Hallmark but a lower number than CMT.

You can also stream GAC Family on the following providers, according to GAC Family’s Instagram post:

  • Hulu
  • Frndly
  • FuboTV
  • Philo
  • ZVision Media Player

Of course, if your provider has a streaming service available with your cable or satellite package, then you can stream through there too.

GAC Family said if your cable provider is supposed to have the channel but you can’t find it, you can call GAC Family at 855-701-2804 toll-free to get help finding what channel the network is on near you.


GAC Family’s Christmas Lineup

Here’s a look at GAC Family’s Christmas movie lineup so far. GAC Family clarified that the new programming is going to rollout over the next month, so for now the channel may look the same as the previous programming.

October 30: “Much Ado About Christmas” starring Susie Abromeit and Torrance Coombs.

November 6: “The Great Christmas Switch” starring Sarah Lind and Dillon Casey.

November 11: K-9 Hero Awards at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central.

November 13: “Christmas Time Is Here” starring Rukiya Bernard, Dewshane Williams, and Tom Pickett.

November 20: “A Kindhearted Christmas” starring Jennie Garth and Cameron Mathison.

November 27: “Royally Wrapped for Christmas” starring Jen Lilley and Brendan Fehr.

November 28: “Christmas Is You” starring Becca Tobin and Matthew MacCaull.

December 18: “When Hope Calls” Christmas starting at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Bill Abbott, the former CEO of The Hallmark Channel, launched two new channels under the umbrella of the company GAC Media on September 27, according to a press release shared on LinkedIn. The GAC Family channel has the tagline “Stories Well Told” and is an evolution of what was originally the Great American Country channel. The GAC Living channel is an evolution of the Ride TV network, which GAC Media also acquired.

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Wm Craft
Wm Craft
6 months ago

It is so sad that Hallmark abandoned its core audience who made them so successful with their family friendly Christmas movies the paste 10 years just to please the woke crowd. I really hope this works and that it takes a bite out of Hallmark’s viewership

Jana Adams
Jana Adams
6 months ago

It is a premium channel on my carrier, so I don’t have it. So far the program listings are almost exclusively 40 year old reruns with a sprinkling of movies. I think we have enough of these stations already.

Sissy Kane
Sissy Kane
7 months ago

I think it is time for a “Heavy on GAC Family” page!!! How about it Heavy?

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