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SOD: Soapnet still available for 'undetermined period of time'
Topic Started: Mar 20 2012, 11:43 AM (8,060 Views)
Ellie


http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/soapnet-sticking-around

SOAPnet Sticking Around!

By SOD Posted: Mar 20, 2012

Reports of SOAPnet's March demise to make room for Disney, Jr. were premature, it seems. The network, which re-airs GH, Y&R and DAYS, as well as beloved daytime and prime-time shows, isn't fading to black so soon. "We've always viewed the launch of Disney Junior as a transition, not a flip of a switch, and as such SOAPnet will remain available for an undetermined period of time as additional carriage deals for Disney Junior are finalized with distributors," says a spokesperson for the network.
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Checkers
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Yay!

If only they could bring back some of their old programming! Knots Landing, Falcon Crest, classic soap episodes, etc.
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Casey
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Checkers
Mar 20 2012, 02:04 PM
Yay!

If only they could bring back some of their old programming! Knots Landing, Falcon Crest, classic soap episodes, etc.
I agree. I'm sure the rights to the "Dallas" aren't cheap, but now would be a perfect time to land that on their schedule. Everybody who plans on watching this summer will want to catch up on the old series and see how it measures up, etc. That's something they should be jumping on. I wonder if TNT will have a weekend block or somewhere where they air classic episodes to the show since they own the rights to it.
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sonemfan4life


Soapnet barely shows soaps. It's like the place to show teen damas(especially ones doing poorly on ABC Family), canceled ABC shows, random movies sometimes. And there's nothing classic about those "classic" epis of amc, oltl, and gh they play
Edited by sonemfan4life, Mar 20 2012, 03:36 PM.
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Mitchapalooza
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Killing myself slowly

Well I guess this is good for Y&R and DAYS...they continue to keep getting additional revenue from SoapNet, until the plug if finally pulled.
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Y'all need to think of the children and their entertainment needs. Where will kids turn for their entertainment needs? And what of the parents- what options do they have without this glorious new network?

This is just awful.
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Marlene


As of 12:01AM on 4/3/12, Soapnet went dark in my area. We now have Disney Jr 24/7. I still don't get it. I don't begrudge programming for young children, but they already have so many options. And how many children are up watching TV around the clock. I'm going to have to start watching on line.
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olddaysfan
Apr 4 2012, 05:59 AM
As of 12:01AM on 4/3/12, Soapnet went dark in my area. We now have Disney Jr 24/7. I still don't get it. I don't begrudge programming for young children, but they already have so many options. And how many children are up watching TV around the clock. I'm going to have to start watching on line.
How awful!! I'm so happy we still have it in my area. I'm just waiting for the day though, where I'll have my pjs on and my glass of wine in hand and there's some second rate cartoon where Days used to be :(
I am preparing my brain now to be utterly pissed off in the future.
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trojangal
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I am still getting Soapnet on my cable . Anyone hear more details about this?
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Bremol
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I'm still getting SoapNet in my area. As a matter of fact, they're showing adverts for the new show they've aquired, Veronica Mars. Which puzzled me since they're supposed to be going off air.
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Bremol
Apr 9 2012, 08:55 PM
I'm still getting SoapNet in my area. As a matter of fact, they're showing adverts for the new show they've aquired, Veronica Mars. Which puzzled me since they're supposed to be going off air.
Hey Bre :wave: haven't saw you post in forever..
I'm getting SN as well people who have Comcast cable got dropped but to my knowledge those who have U-verse,DirectTv & Dish Network are safe.
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Marlene


Yes, it looks like Comcast was the first to jump ship.
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tiki_girl
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Mine is Time Warner...still on.
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tiki_girl
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Mine is Time Warner...still on.
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walterf76


I have Comcast and it's still on
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lightandday
Apr 9 2012, 09:06 PM
Bremol
Apr 9 2012, 08:55 PM
I'm still getting SoapNet in my area. As a matter of fact, they're showing adverts for the new show they've aquired, Veronica Mars. Which puzzled me since they're supposed to be going off air.
Hey Bre :wave: haven't saw you post in forever..
I'm getting SN as well people who have Comcast cable got dropped but to my knowledge those who have U-verse,DirectTv & Dish Network are safe.
:wave: lightandday! Nah, haven't posted in a while. Don't really watch any of the soaps anymore.

I have Fidelity Cable and they haven't shown any signs of dropping SN, but who knows.
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Tammy
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I have Comcast and I still have Soapnet.
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Casey
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#BringBackMartha

As of yesterday, SoapNet went out where I live... :-/
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demilyftw3
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me too i have optinum
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Titus Andronicus
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SoapNet still available on Charter.
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