Crown Media Holdings' ( CRWN) chief operating officer, Paul FitzPatrick, has resigned from the company.

The Studio City, Calif., company, which owns and operates Hallmark Channel, will begin immediately to seek a replacement for FitzPatrick.

FitzPatrick, who joined Crown Media in 2000, oversaw Hallmark Channel's distribution, network operations, IT and human resources and also served as the company's principal liaison with industry associations and Capitol Hill on matters of public policy.

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