Thursday, July 7, 2011
ABC Confirmed ONLINE Soap News!
ABC has confirmed the sale of #OLTL and #GH to Prospect Park...for online:
The exclusive multi-year, multi-platform deal enables the soaps’ stories to continue beyond their finale dates on ABC. ABC will broadcast its final episode of “All My Children” on Friday, September 23rd and will air the final episode of “One Life to Live” in January, 2012.
The licensing agreement, brokered by Disney/ABC Domestic Television Group, enables Prospect Park to continue production of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” beyond their life on ABC. Prospect Park will produce and deliver the two long-running programs to consumers via online formats and additional emerging platforms including internet enabled television sets. Under the terms of the arrangement, the programs will continue to be delivered with the same quality and in the same format and length. Additional details of the new productions and tune-in will be forthcoming from Prospect Park.
Read it all on Daytime Confidential
I am still wondering HOW this will work and what it means for actors and everyone involved. Our shows may be online...but will they look like our shows? We know actors are already leaving for greener pastures. Writers? Hmmmmmmmmmm. At least we are not dead in the water!
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