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Prospect Park issues statement on AMC & OLTL's move online!

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Courtesy/ABC

Prospect Park, the entertainment entity who is bringing All My Children and One Life to Live online, via their licensing deal with ABC, finally issued a statement to Soap Opera Weekly about the status of moving the series to the web and their new platform.  From reading below,  they are working out collective bargaining agreements with the guilds and  unions before they can move further with signing on talent, creatives and crews.

Prospect Park statement: “The love and support for All My Children and One Life to Live is truly amazing. Since we announced our intention to work with the shows, the fan outreach we’ve experienced over the past few weeks further validates our decision to work to keep them going for years to come. However we also respect the organizations and processes that are in place so that all can apply their craft within the infrastructure that the entertainment industry has set, specifically in this case with the appropriate guilds and unions. We are in the process of working out the essential terms of our proposed collective bargaining agreements with the appropriate guilds and unions, which we must do prior to firming up deals with above-and below-the-line talent. We will provide updates as needed.”

Soapers, stay tuned!

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Maura
Maura

Thank you Prospect Park for saving our soaps!

Heather
Heather

I wished that this company never showed up. They’ve screwed us from the endings of AMC and OLTL.

barbara t
barbara t

I wish they never showed up either because of the endings and then we not only lost the soaps the first time by abc/disney we had to go through it for a second time by pp. How I wish it all would have turned out differently.

Shannon Cummings
Shannon Cummings

I love both OLTL AND AMC soaps. I have been watching our soaps since 18 years old. I’m not happy cancel our soaps. I don’t want to cancel both soaps. Fight save for OLTL and AMC.

Sonja
Sonja

Well, this makes sense. Seems like PP is really trying to do things the right way. Good for them.

brian
brian

YES, Prospect Park has my support, lets hope us Canadian are not left out, please.

Melanie
Melanie

DIDO!!! I really hope we can watch in Canada! We can’t watch soap net. I will be devastated if we can’t watch!! I’m willing to pay for OLTL!!

Rose
Rose

AGREED! Please, please please make this available in Canada

Judy
Judy

Thank you PP may it help some people to clam down and cut down on the rummors.

ethel
ethel

thank you PP for savings our soaps & thank you taking the time to make this statement!!

dorothy
dorothy

THEY HAVEN’T SAVED OUR SHOWS YET, THERE STILL NEGOTIATING, WHICH COULD MEAN JUST ABOUT ANYTHING

Jeff Moree
Jeff Moree

This is great news espeicially since all the doom news of the past few months

HTR
HTR

I am grateful that OLTL and AMC have a chance at a second life. Please keep us posted one the when and where…. I know I and all my friends will be there!!

Melanie
Melanie

Wouldn’t it be cool if they merged AMC and OLTL into one?

jax
jax

no

Joyce
Joyce

thanks so much for saving our Soaps PP!

Trish
Trish

Yes this is wonderful, but Im still rather upset, my daughter and I watch oltl and amc on tv. while my hubby is doing other things. I record it and watch it Im not sure how we are going to do this on our laptops… thank you!

Frankie Hoornaert
Frankie Hoornaert

Thank you for saving our soaps! It means the world to us old (and new) fans of OLTL and AMC. You’re the best!!!!!!

Sharon Friedman
Sharon Friedman

Can you please tell this computer challenged human being how are we going to access Prospect Park to see the soaps or other programs they provide. I apologize for my inability to comprehend anything computerish.

dorothy
dorothy

from what i just read prospect park hasn’t even signed the contract to move these soaps, tad, erica, and a few others are not going to be continuing with amc, after the end. PLEASE GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT AND GIVE US OUR SOAPS BACK, THAT IS WHAT MAKES OUR DAY, THEY ARE LIKE OUR OWN FAMILIES, I WILL MILL THEM SO MUCH, and putting in these stupid cooking shows LIKE THE CHEW, send them to food network, or the cooking show, we are being taken over by cooking, talk shows, reality shows, and there is nothing for us to watch any more, we have dozens and dozens of cooking shows why put them on our channels. PLEASE HELP US.

Marie
Marie

Please tell me AMC and OLTL will be available for viewing in Canada once they go online .I have been watching these for years and want to continue watching them. I can’t imagine my day without them. I have no interest in watching the crap they are replacing these shows with there is already to much of it on TV now.

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