According to Law360.com, Allison “Sam” Hall, a former co-head writer of ABC’s “One Life to Live,” is suing the network over what he claims are royalties owed since the soap transitioned to the web via Hulu and iTunes, and broadcast during summer 2013 on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), courtesy of Prospect Park – the company that licensed the rights to both programs from Disney/ABC in 2011. Hall reportedly filed his complaint against American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (ABC) on Tuesday, January 7, in New York. Hall was named co-head writer of the soap in 1984, and remained with the series until 1985.
“Each week during which such exhibitions by each authorized entity occurred Hall was entitled to be paid the weekly royalties,” reads the complaint referring to royalties owed from characters Hall may have created while working on the soap. “Despite due demand, Hall has not been paid any of the weekly royalties to which he is entitled for the exhibition of the series by Prospect Park Productions, iTunes, Hulu and OWN, which total in excess of $50,000, an amount which is in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the lower courts.”
Using the Drupal content management platform, Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network has revamped its TOLN.com website, which is the online home of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.” The new website was first released on Thursday, August 15, before TOLN officially announced its unveiling yesterday. Previously, TOLN.com was an internet hub that solely enabled online viewers of “AMC” and “OLTL” to watch the soaps outside of Hulu’s website. Eventually, TOLN.com, along with AllMyChildren.com and OneLifetoLive.com were all re-directed to Hulu.com. On Friday, August 2, TOLN announced plans to revamp its website in order to provide a “New, User-Friendly Web Portal and App” experience for viewers. It’s unknown when TOLN plans to launch the app, which it said will be available for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms and will include exclusive clips, interviews, behind-the-scenes footage from each series and provide access to full length episodes. The TOLN app will work on all iOS (3G and Retina Display) and Android devices.
As previously reported, Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network will be presenting the season one finale of “One Life to Live” on Monday, August 19 with the release of episodes 54 and 55 on Hulu, Hulu Plus, iTunes and iTunes Canada.
As Soap Opera Network first reported in mid-June, CNN’s Jake Tapper (“The Lead with Jake Tapper”) will be appearing on The OnLine Network’s “All My Children,” portraying the role of TV investigative reporter Spencer Phillips. Tapper was originally scheduled to appear on the Monday, August 19 episode (prior to the announcement that each weeks episodes would be released on Mondays), but TOLN announced today that his appearance has been moved up. He will now appear on one of the episodes scheduled for release on Monday, August 12 via Hulu, Hulu Plus, iTunes and iTunes Canada.
In the press release announcing the season one finales of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network (TOLN) also announced “that future seasons of the shows will benefit from the launch of a new, user-friendly web portal and app that will make it even easier for fans to connect with their favorite characters and will take their level of interaction to a whole new level.” So what does that even mean?
Prospect Park’s The OnLine Network (TOLN) announced today that “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will conclude their first seasons in the coming weeks. Per the network, “OLTL’s” season will conclude on Monday, August 19 and “AMC’s” will conclude on Monday, September 2. TOLN has also announced that future seasons of both soaps will benefit from the launch of a new, user-friendly web portal and app that will make it much easier for fans to connect with their favorite Llanview and Pine Valley citizens, which will help take them to a new level of interaction.
“Who are you, who are you, who are you? Why are you doing this to me?” says a frantic Dani to the man she thought was dead on The OnLine Network’s (TOLN) “One Life to Live,” which along with “All My Children” made its cable network debut on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Monday, July 15. For millions of potential viewers out there who have yet to view either soap on the internet via Hulu, Hulu Plus or iTunes, they are now being re-introduced to both soaps from the beginning as OWN signed a deal with Prospect Park (owner of TOLN) late last month to air the first 40 episodes of the current incarnations of both “AMC” and “OLTL.” OWN is billing the airings as the “OWN Summer Soap Fling.”
As previously reported, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has picked up the first 40 episodes of both “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” for what they are billing as the “OWN Summer Soap Fling.” Episodes begin airing today, July 15. The launch of both soaps will consist of 3 repeat episodes each day and a “brand new” episode airing in each soaps regularly scheduled timeslot (1:00 PM ET/PT for “AMC”; 3:00 PM ET/PT for “OLTL”), according to recently released TV listings and an OWN representative. Actual new episodes of both soaps will continue to release on Mondays via Hulu, Hulu Plus, iTunes and iTunes Canada.
“I heard you! You posted, you tweeted, you Facebook’d, and I listened and now they’re here!” exclaims Oprah Winfrey in a new promo released by The OnLine Network and OWN promoting the launch of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” which will have a summer fling with the cable network beginning Monday, July 15. “Pine Valley, Llanview, Victoria Lord, Adam Chandler, Angie and Jesse…ALL of your favorites. We’re having a summer fling with the soaps,” she continued.
OWN announced today plans to air a mini-marathon of its summer fling consisting of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.”
As previously reported, both “AMC” and “OLTL” will join the OWN lineup airing Mondays through Thursdays. However, on Monday, July 15, both soaps will launch with a marathon of back-to-back half-hour episodes airing in different timeslots. The first three episodes of “AMC” will air from 12:00-1:30 PM ET/PT, with the third episode repeating at 1:30 PM ET/PT. From 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, “OLTL” will air its first three episodes with the third episode repeating at 3:30 PM ET/PT.