Capping off its celebration of the Daytime Emmys, SOAPnet has announced it will replay the 33rd annual awards April 29 at 9 a.m. EST. The awards ceremony is set for April 28 at Hollywood’s Kodak Theater.
The cable channel has an extensive online site that provides users with a host of information about the world of soap operas, including a ton of video clips. It also intends to launch SOAPNETIC.com, an always-on broadband channel dedicated to soap fans. The initial press release for the site said it would launch today, but that doesn't appear to be the case.
SOAPNETIC will be available to consumers on computers via a high-speed data connection from high-speed Internet providers. The streamed video content offered on the new broadband service is encoded at a high bitrate which enables fast transmission for viewing high-quality video content.
This announcement is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group's overall Digital Media multiplatform business initiative and demonstrates the Group's ongoing commitment to launching new broadband and other digital products and working with strategic partners in the digital media space to make its high-quality, informative and entertaining content available to consumers whenever and wherever they choose.
Source: SOAPNETIC media release
No doubt this will be good news for soap fans with busy schedules. The main SOAPnet will continue to air original programs and replays of daily soaps over cable networks while the new Soapnetic will give them the ability to watch shows online when they want, along with original shows, classic moments and more.
It appears that Soapnetic will only be available to Verizon DSL customers at launch.