Two new television networks have officially gone on the air today. GAC Family and GAC Living are both part of the Great American Channels group. Headed by a former Hallmark Channel executive Bill Abbott serves as President and CEO of GAC Media.
The acquisition of the now-former Great American Country was announced back in June and more details began to emerge about what the future held for those networks. Both networks will have their specific brand of content with GAC Family focusing on scripted movies and specials meant for family viewing while GAC Living will focus on unscripted content.
“At GAC we’re focused on creating strong brands, compelling programming and a consistent family friendly viewing experience across multiple genres,” said Abbott. “The launch of GAC Family and GAC Living is the next phase in ourstrategy to bolster the company’s portfolio with networks that deliver on the promise of safe and entertaining storytelling that enriches lives.”
GAC Family will focus on the tagline “Stories Well Told” and will continue in the legacy of Great American Country to include scripted content that captures American culture, lifestyle and heritage. GAC Family programming will evolve to include a slate of family friendly original movies and series that celebrate relationships and the emotional connections related to holidays, seasons and occasions.
GAC Living will continue to offer high-quality, unscripted lifestyle content while expanding to serve as the unscripted companion to GAC Family. With tagline “Life Well Lived,” GAC Living will draw on established themes and talent to highlight celebrations and seasons with a focus on southern and country living.
Below are the current television providers that are offering the new channels as of today at launch. Keep in mind that this list will grow throughout the coming months.