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ALL MY CHILDREN & ONE LIFE TO LIVE Set to Premiere Digitally on Hulu, Hulu Plus & iTunes

In a groundbreaking move that brings premium first-run, broadcast-quality programming to a mass-market audience via the internet, Prospect Park’s The Online Network (TOLN) announced today that the Company has reached an agreement with Hulu and the iTunes Store to distribute all-new episodes of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Through the Hulu distribution agreement, the hugely popular daily dramas will reach tens of millions of fans via the free Hulu.com service, as well as millions of Hulu Plus subscribers watching on connected TVs, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. iTunes customers can enjoy viewing on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and their Mac or PC. The announcement was made today by Prospect Park Chairman and CEO, Jeff Kwatinetz.

“I believe that both Hulu and iTunes have the vision, the reach and the technology to help us launch TOLN in a significant way,” Kwatinetz said. “We think these platforms are part of history, helping us to transform distribution. Hulu’s reach, platform and advertising prowess are best in class, and iTunes provides an incredible way to buy TV shows that is second to none. Through both of these partners, we hope daytime drama fans are absolutely delighted to be able to watch their favorite programs in a broadcast-quality HD format wherever and whenever they want.”

Separately, Prospect Park has closed its financing with ABRY Partners, one of the most experienced and successful media-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since 1989, ABRY has completed over $36 billion in leveraged transactions and other private equity investments involving approximately 450 properties.

Brent Stone, a partner at ABRY Partners, stated, “We are excited to be partnering with Jeff Kwatinetz and the rest of the team at Prospect Park, and we strongly believe that they will continue to be a leader in their innovative approach to content creation.”

Kwatinetz continued, “We are privileged to the have the backing and partnership with Brent and his team at ABRY, who are proven, brilliant investors, and will help us reach our ultimate goals.”

Starting this spring, viewers can stream the beloved serial dramas ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE on the free Hulu.com service and the Hulu Plus subscription service. New 30-minute episodes of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE will be introduced each weekday. This innovative content deal will re-introduce these venerable daytime hits in a new format perfect for the viewing habits of the digital generation. Prospect Park and TOLN plan to blend new themes, fresh stars and youthful energy with the familiar actors and writers who made these shows must-watch afternoon viewing for legions of loyal fans.

The agreement with Hulu also allows brands and marketers to connect with a highly desirable and engaged audience. Hulu will manage the advertising sales for both shows, and package integrated sponsorship opportunities. TOLN will also offer ecommerce and other digital marketing programs to brands and entities looking to tap into Hulu’s mass market demographic. Additionally, Hulu will promote both series across its subscription and free-to-view platforms.

Under the leadership of Kwatinetz and Rich Frank, Prospect Park in 2011 forged a multi-year, multi-platform licensing agreement with Disney/ABC Domestic Television Group to continue production of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Prospect Park has also entered into a consulting agreement with Agnes Nixon, the creator of both series, guaranteeing her active involvement in their continued production. ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE ended their runs on ABC Television in September, 2011 and January, 2012, respectively.

Earlier in this month, Prospect Park announced guild agreements with Hollywood’s major labor groups, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the Directors Guild of America. The company also finalized a deal with the Writer’s Guild of America.

RELATED:
- ALL MY CHILDREN & ONE LIFE TO LIVE Begin Production In February, Financing In Place - Message From Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank
- ALL MY CHILDREN Cast & Crew Update
- ONE LIFE TO LIVE Cast & Crew Update

19 comments:

  1. Absolutely wonderful!Thanks to Prospect Park's recognition of the massive fan base and worthiness of Agnes Nixon's groundbreaking daytime dramas, the soap operea genre itself will rise from the ashes. Breaking new ground in entertainment!

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  2. This is great, and I will be watching! I just hope Prospect Park intends to sign up more of the original actors for All My Children. One Life To Live has many more signed. If they want it to truly be a success, they will make some changes, but keep things as close to the original show as possible. We want to feel like we're watching the shows we've watched for years, not just a show with the same name but most of the cast being new.

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  3. This is great, and I will be watching! I just hope Prospect Park intends to sign up more of the original actors for All My Children. One Life To Live has many more signed. If they want it to truly be a success, they will make some changes, but keep things as close to the original show as possible. We want to feel like we're watching the shows we've watched for years, not just a show with the same name but most of the cast being new.

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  4. I am so excited! Thank you for bringing back two of my favorite soaps! I have missed you so much!

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  5. I think it's a great idea if the first show they run is the last episode of AMC so it will be a refresher to everyone with the cliffhanger that we were left with.

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  6. My only question, will it be available in Canada...

    With my luck, probly not. I've heard horror stories about people trying to get hulu content in Canada!

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  7. you cannot get hulu in canada and on itunes they are probably going to charge you $1 per show...thats a minimun of $28 per month...I live in canada so this sucks...wish we could watch it in canada and not have to pay that much per month to watch it...i dont mind having to pay but not that much

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  8. I am in Canada as well and I will not be happy about having to pay through ITunes while other people get it for free. Hulu should be available in Canada. Having said all that, I belive there will be some availability through Utube

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  9. SO much for cable, huh? Damn it. I suppose I should say goodbye to AMC & OLTL today.

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  10. they should start airing the last month or so of episodes just so that we can get warmed up.

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  11. I am so happy these soaps are coming back on. I feel like long lost family is coming home after a long time of being away. I cant wait to welcome them back.
    Thank You
    Prospect Park. Lynda J

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  12. Great, no, bloody fantastic news for fans, SOUTH of the US-Canadian border. Sadly, that ain't me. Oh well. By the way, a lot snarking about the plan to make Llanview's stories reflect current social trends. Hmm...wasn't that Agnes Nixon's original intent for One Life in 1968? And the daily 30 minute episodes is great because although in theory and on paper, 60 minutes of a daily soap is great, in the end. didn't we all fast forward through a lot of stuff we really didn't want to watch anyway?

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  13. For those outside of the US who are blocked, look into a Proxy. They are pretty affordable and should allow you access to blocked US sites. Although, I don't know if they are against Canadian law or anything like that.

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  14. I am so excited and can't wait...there is nothing I love more than my soaps..AMC and OLTL!!

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  15. This is groundbreaking news. The soap genre is so vital - it will lead the way to the merging of TV and the internet. I'm sure people will be posting these shows on YouTube and if TPTB allow it that will be a venue for worldwide viewing.

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  16. I am So excited to know AMC and 1L2L are coming back...Networks are so messed up now ...why watch anything but old movies and some new ones...Life wasnt built on Smart remarks and recipes...Ive been rewatching old AMC on SoapNet...and have been faithfully watching every Episode..the great part is Im seeing some I missed. Im having a ball trying to figure out where they are going to start up again...and Im Particularly thrilled Thorston Kaye will be there. I Dont think he got a good oppertunity on Smash..that show has taken a decidely negative turn going for a more youthful audience. Maybe ANgelica will consider coming to AMC or 1Life. The possiblitys are endless..Good JOB PROSPECT... You have my vote and gratitude.

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  17. I can not tell you how personally thrilled I am. I have so been in a funk, now I know my shows are coming back I can tell you I am THRILLED! I missed it so much! Thank you so much Prospect Park! I will purchase HULU PLUS just for this! Love my AMC and OLTL! THANK YOU for saving my days!

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