On Saturday, soap-opera fans will have a chance to own their pieces of broadcasting history when the props of a long-lived and recently canceled television serial are sold at an auction in Brooklyn. The catch is that Procter & Gamble won’t give permission for the name of the soap opera to be used in the promotion of the auction. But here’s some guidance: the show in question was the longest-running scripted program in broadcasting history before CBS ran its final episode in September.
Dubuc Named President, GM of Lifetime Networks
Nancy Dubuc has been named president and general manager of Lifetime Networks. The announcement, widely expected since the women's brand became part of A&E Television Networks, was made April 27, by AETN President and CEO Abbe Raven.
HBO Launches TRUE BLOOD Webisodes
Shortform clips will premiere on Yahoo! TV before becoming available to other sites.
Eileen Fulton selling Upper East Side condo
Eileen Fulton (Lisa, AS THE WORLD TURNS) is selling her three-bedroom Upper East Side home, which she bought in 2007 for nearly $2.4 million. The condo, with panoramic city views, includes three bathrooms, a library and a balcony off the living room. She recently reduced her asking price to $2.4 million from $3 million.
INTERVIEW: ATWT's Van Hansis (Luke)
"I would definitely come back. I don’t know if I would sign another contract on a soap right now. I mean, in a year or so, maybe, but as of right now I think I really want to see what else is out there besides soap operas. I would do a short stint on another soap. That would be a blast, but I think I’m ready to just go out there and see what else is out there."
FiOS to offer YouTube, Net radio
Both services are accessible via FiOS TV's Media Manager, which allows users to search and view on their TV sets user-generated content from such video websites as blip.tv, Dailymotion and Veoh.
NYC to charge $300 for film permits
For the first time ever, television and film productions that come from all over the world to shoot in the city will have to pay for the City Hall permits that have always been free, a major change in policy that Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration blames on budget woes.