The ABC TV Facebook page has been swamped with hundreds of comments from angry supporters following a campaign by supporters of "I Love All My Children" and "I Love One Life to Live". The main thrust of this campaign is that ABC promised that our soaps would be broadcast online and this has not happened. Fans are upset that after 40 years of loyalty to the channel they have been left high and dry without their daytime soapss. To many poeople these shows have become a way of life. They have been replaced by reality shows which have little or no appeal or interest to the millions of soap fans. Many people are so angry with ABC that they are boycotting their channel and some are targetting the advertisers who sponsor these new shows. To see the posts click "everyone" at the top of ABC's facebook page, then you can add your own http://www.facebook.com/ABCNetwork?sk=wall
Are Prospect Park still Prospecting?
Production company Prospect Park bought the digital licences for All My Children and One Life to Live. In November they announced that they were suspending plans to put AMC and OLTL online. This has incorrectly been interpreted as a cancellation of their efforts to bring these shows back to life but Prospect Park were careful to say that their plans were "suspended". As previously reported by us, we understand that Prospect Park have continued to hold meetings with a number of parties and are still investigating ways in which the shows could be broadcast online. These discussions are said to be in the early stages and include the possibility of inviolving an overseas company in joint production. This could clearly increase the audience potential and make this a more viable option. Prospect Park did allocate funds for production and these funds are still considered to be available. It has also been reported that the executives of Prospect Park are still keen to bring the shows to the internet. However, nothing more has been heard about this for several weeks and the fans are beginning to lose faith in Prospect Park's ability to bring these shows back. Some OLTL actors have been engaged for appearances in General Hospital but little comfort can be drawn from that.
Comment Campaign A great success!
In January we ran a comment campaign which attracted a huge number of comments from our supporters explaining what they think about the loss of our show. Here are just a few that demonstrate how passionate we all are.
Also on our web site
All My Children and Soap Opera Bookshop in partnership with Amazon A range of books are featured but you can buy anything "Amazon" from our site including Gift Vouchers, Clothing, Electronics, household products etc.. Videos There is a selection of All My Children videos spanning the last 40 years where you can enjoy past memories. Polls Here we show the results of polls that we have done on a variety of AMC topics. Biographies and miscellany A collection of biographies, Agnes Noixon, JR Martinez amongst others. FUN Videos A collection of videos that might make you laugh Cool Savings A freebie for our supporters - save money on your shopping.
Poll result - 98.7% vote for Internet TV
The poll that we conducted on the 28th and 29th December resulted in a huge vote in favour of Internet TV.
Viewing on the Web will become very popular as time goes on because TV sets will be internet connectable. Features such as recording will also be incorporated.
Let's hope that Prospect Park are successful in their bid to get All My Children online.