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  • American Media Purchases Soap Opera Digest from Source Interlink Media

    Photo Credit: American Media, Inc.
    Photo Credit: American Media, Inc.
    America Media, Inc. (AMI) has purchased 37-year-old Soap Opera Digest from previous owner Source Interlink Media. As followers of Soap Opera Network knew, America Media licensed Digest from Source Interlink on April 14, 2011, wherein American Media would retain editorial, advertising, marketing and distribution control of the magazine and its sister publications Soap Opera Weekly and Pixie! (both now defunct), while ownership would remain with Source Interlink. READ MORE
  • Disney/ABC Television Group Now Measuring iPad Usage via Nielsen Media Research

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    Apple, Inc.
    On Wednesday, March 28, the Disney/ABC Television Group and Nielsen Media Research announced they would begin measuring behavior in consumers using proprietary metering technology. READ MORE
  • By The Numbers: The Demise of Soap Opera Weekly

    Photo Credit: American Media, Inc.
    Photo Credit: American Media, Inc.
    Although the likelihood was expected thanks to the loss of long-time soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" in 2011 and 2012, which were preceded by the departures of "Guiding Light" and "As The World Turns" in 2009 and 2010, news broke on Thursday, March 22 that after 22 years in publication Soap Opera Weekly would end its successful run as one of the premier soap opera magazines. The final decision to end the mag was just one of many blows the soap opera industry has felt in as many years. Soap Opera Network takes a by... READ MORE
  • Soap Opera Weekly Shuttered, April 10 Issue Will Be Its Last

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    Source Interlink
    In a story we had been following since it was first reported last April that Soap Opera Weekly and Soap Opera Digest magazines would fall under the umbrella of American Media, publishers of such mags as Star and TV Guide, Soap Opera Network has learned that after 22 years Soap Opera Weekly (launched in November 1989) will be shuttered and its April 10, 2012 issue will be its last. READ MORE
  • SOAPnet Reveals Post ‘All My Children’ Schedule, Slots ‘Days of our Lives’ into Primetime for the First Time

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    After a number of years being relegated to the 11:00 PM time slot (outside of the primetime hours of 8:00 to 11:00 PM), SOAPnet's same day re-airings of NBC's "Days of our Lives" are about to replace ABC's canceled "All My Children" in the 8:00 PM ET/PT slot after the latter soap goes off the air on Friday, September 23. READ MORE
  • E! To Premiere ‘Dirty Soap,’ a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Real Lives of Soap Stars

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    Chris Haston/NBC
    Because we were working overtime trying to get the re-designed website up while also transferring servers, we didn't get a chance to report on this. For those who may have missed out on it all, E! is debuting a new reality series that actually covers the behind the scenes lives of some of your favorite soap stars for a change and not those "Real Housewives" we've gotten bored with from network sibling Bravo. READ MORE
  • Lynn Leahey Steps Down as Editorial Director of Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly

    Lynn Leahey
    Lynn Leahey
    On Thursday, May 12, Soap Opera Network broke news when we reported that layoffs occurred earlier this week at Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly after American Media, Inc. officially took over editorial, advertising, marketing and distribution control of both publications from Source Interlink Companies, which retains ownership of both titles. Now comes word that Lynn Leahey, Editorial Director of both magazines along with lesser known title Pixie, is stepping down. We're told it was her decision. READ MORE
  • TV Guide Magazine Returns to TV Guide.com

    TV Guide Magazine Returns to TV Guide.com

    TV Guide.com and TV Guide Magazine appear to have reconciled as the two became one once again on Tuesday, June 1.

  • Disney-ABC Partners with Hulu to Stream Programming Online

    Disney-ABC Partners with Hulu to Stream Programming Online

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:50 AM ET | Scotty Gore (SoapOperaNetwork.com) — The Walt Disney Corporation, the parent company of the ABC Television Network, has joined forces with NBC Universal, News Corporation, and Providence Equity Partners to become joint owners of the popular video content website ‘Hulu.’ The deal, which is currently in the process… Read More »

  • BREAKING NEWS: List of ‘Financial Core’ Writers

    BREAKING NEWS: List of ‘Financial Core’ Writers

    EXCLUSIVE: Soap Opera Network has learned the names of soap opera writers who declared “Financial Core” status to keep on working during the strike. By going “Fi-Core,” these writers can never be members of the WGA again but they continue to pay reduced union dues and the Guild is obligated to continue providing services such health insurance, pension and residuals. Though they can still work on Guild projects, Guild members will not be keen to hire them.