Prospect Park co-founders Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz have released the following statement to Soap Opera Network shortly after word broke that the company has decided to sue ABC over what it considers a breach of its licensing agreement.
According to Deadline, Prospect Park has filed a lawsuit against ABC claiming the network “has been breaking the licensing agreement and sabotaging Prospect Park’s efforts to continue ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ online.” Prospect Park is seeking $25 million in monetary damages. It is understood that the lawsuit won’t hinder the launches of either soap when they premiere in less than two weeks nor take away from the red carpet premiere schedule for next week in New York City.
As previously reported, Canadian viewers of “All My Children” have finally learned that they won’t have to miss a moment of their favorite soap as FX Canada has agreed to carry The OnLine Network produced series (via Prospect Park) beginning with the shows very first episode airing Monday, April 29 at 12:00 PM ET/2:00 PM PT. Recently, the network uploaded a web page for the series along with its own description of the happenings in Pine Valley.
As previously reported, Canadian viewers of “One Life to Live” have finally learned that they won’t have to miss a moment of their favorite soap as FX Canada has agreed to carry The OnLine Network produced series (via Prospect Park) beginning with the shows very first episode airing Monday, April 29 at 12:30 PM ET/2:30 PM PT. Recently, the network uploaded a web page for the series along with its own description of the happenings in Llanview.
Like “One Life to Live” with its storyline integrated, or otherwise, celebrity appearances with the likes of Snoop Lion, Australian DJ sisters Mim and Liv Nervo, Jenni ‘JWOWW’ Farley (Nikki; “Jersey Shore”), rapper Riff Raff, etc., The OnLine Network has announced that RCA recording artist and American Music Awards winner Hot Chelle Rae will appear in the Thursday, May 9 episode of “All My Children” as they perform their brand new single “Hung Up.”
As it gears up to launch “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” on Monday, April 29, Hulu has created an exclusive Twitter account just for soap operas as well as a new Tumblr account to keep fans in the loop of all things Pine Valley and Llanview. The website has also posted videos on the various ways fans can utilize Hulu for the viewing pleasure with an entire portfolio of programming from ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, The CW, Nickelodeon, MTV and much more.
Gun shots, punches, returning sons and frightened daughters, “this is not some one way mirror looking at the world we’re in,” but it is “All My Children.”
More than three months have gone by since Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network made things official when it announced plans to resume production of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” On Friday, January 25, it was announced that Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes would carry both programs for an unheard of online only distribution in America. Unfortunately, Canadians seemed like they would be missing out on the action when the soaps premiered on Monday, April 29. Today, FX Canada announced it would be the only television channel in North America to broadcast both soaps.
Florencia Lozano‘s Tea Delgado is given the honor of saying the first curse word in the newly released “First Day of School” behind the scenes video by The OnLine Network, set to music by Raphael Lake/Ben Fisher with their song “Light It Up,” which was recently uploaded as an iTunes exclusive. In character, Lozano yells at Robert Gorrie‘s Matthew Buchanan on why he let her daughter do…