One Life To Live, All My Children To Continue On The Internet
"One Life to Live" and "All My Children" will continue after all, after Disney's ABC announced Thursday that it sold the rights to the two soaps to an Internet production company, in a "multi-year, multi-platform" deal.
The New York Post reported that TV, film and music company Prospect Park will obtain rights to the shows' characters and plots, and will feature the same cast and crew. Fans of "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" have been campaigning to save the soaps since ABC announced it would end their 40-year run next season.
Prospect Park executives Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank issued a press statement saying "‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’ are television icons, and we are looking forward to providing anytime, anywhere viewing to their loyal community of millions."
Former executives at Disney and USA founded Prospect Park in 2008, which will eventually operate a Web site with many different brands and programs, the New York Post reported. The deal for the soaps is still being finalized but will wrap up in the next 45 days.