GAC Family and GAC Living are all over the news right now. The family of channels under newly-rebranded GAC Media debuted in September 2021 under the helm of former Crown Media CEO Bill Abbott. Now Abbott is making moves to make GAC Family the new home for holiday movies under the slogan “Stories Well Told.” Here’s how to watch GAC Family and GAC Living in your area.
You might already have GAC Living and GAC Family without knowing it. The channels are available with several major cable providers including Altice, ATT, Comcast, Cox, Dish, DirecTV, Frontier, Mediacom, Optimum, Spectrum and Suddenlink.
It’s also available on Hulu, Philo, Sling and Frndly if you prefer to access the channel through a streaming platform.
GAC Family is available through a number of cable and streaming services
Be advised that you may have to add a channel package to your cable service, or you might have to upgrade your streaming service in order to view GAC Media channels. The channels are not yet available from Amazon Prime.
It’s also a little tricky to find GAC channels if you have cable. Though there is a list of channels on GAC’s website, they don’t always match up. Channel lineups are often based on zip code, so the best thing to do is to consult your cable company to determine whether or not you have access to GAC Media channels and how to watch them.
I had trouble finding GAC on Cox and would have had to add a channel package to get them, so instead I opted to sign up for Frndly, which offered me more channels than the add-on cable package and I can watch them online from anywhere. (Also, another big bonus is that Frndly also offers three Hallmark channels so I can watch them from the go as well. Win-win!)
GAC Family is home to the Great American Christmas celebration and a number of Hallmark stars are making the move to the new network, or double dipping and appearing on both networks this season. (Hey, the more the merrier, right?) Trevor Donovan and Danica McKellar signed exclusive deals to be executive producers on new movies while also starring in them.
The truth is that there is plenty of room in the TV landscape for more channels that provide heartwarming content, so the addition of GAC Family is really a big win for fans who want to see more content from their favorite stars.