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PLANS TO BRING CANCELED SOAPS TO THE WEB HIT A SNAG

November 4, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

Plans to bring the canceled ABC soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live to the Internet remain in limbo as the producers struggle to find enough financial backers who believe that such a scheme can produce a profit, according to Peter Kafka, the All Things D online columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Taking an established television show and transporting it to the Internet has never been done before — principally because online advertising does not produce anything close to the revenue that television advertising does. As Kafka points out, while the $160,000-per-episode budget for each of the soaps may be regarded as “outrageously cheap for TV” it is “fantastically expensive for the Web.” And Jeff Kwatinetz, whose Prospect Park production company is trying to transition the two soaps to the web, has apparently been unable to convince cast and crew — or perhaps their unions — to take a cut in pay. Kafka suggests that Kwatinetz is resigned to paying them same amount if he moves the shows online. Nevertheless, he maintains that he can make a profit on them if only 10 percent of the shows’ 2.5 million regular TV viewers watch them online.

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    That is a pity to get this news, I do hope to get nice shows about something real. But not in soap way!

  • http://twitter.com/TVBUFF85 Danielle

    I pray they go to cable television.

  • Kaybeckasmom

    Well taking a radio soap to television had never been done either but it worked.

  • TAMMY GRZENIA

    I pray that they could work things out .we all need are daily AMC.

  • 5355jr

    Why can’t this work?
    Most people watch Netfix on TV streaming.
    Set the soaps up the same way and watch how fast what is on TV is ignored. Add commercials the public checks what the kids are doing on commercials etc. Just because ABC is stupid doesn’t mean everyone is.
    Hey Oprah want to make your channel work add some soaps.
    J&L in Phoenix