AMAZING: All My Children and One Life to Live to Premiere Digitally on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes!


 




Okay, of all the news that has come out about Prospect Park's continuations of All My Children and One Life to Live, this is definitely the most promising. I take that back. Mama Agnes Nixon once again being involved with her babies was the most promising news, but the following development is most assuredly the runner-up.

Prospect Park has inked a deal to distribute The Online Network's (TOLN) all-new episodes of AMC and OLTL via Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes! 

Per their distribution pact with Hulu, AMC and OLTL have the potential to reach millions of fans on Hulu.com for free. Hulu Plus subscribers will be able to watch the wanton, striving antics of the citizens of Pine Valley and Llanview, Pennsylvania play out on web-connected TVs, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. iTunes users will be able to watch on iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, Apple TVs, Mac and/or PC.

“I believe that both Hulu and iTunes have the vision, the reach and the technology to help us launch TOLN in a significant way,” said Prospect Park CEO Jeff Kwatinetz. “We think these platforms are part of history, helping us to transform distribution. Hulu’s reach, platform and advertising prowess are best in class, and iTunes provides an incredible way to buy TV shows that is second to none. Through both of these partners, we hope daytime drama fans are absolutely delighted to be able to watch their favorite programs in a broadcast-quality HD format wherever and whenever they want.”

Look for new eppys of AMC and OLTL to begin streaming this spring!

 

76 Responses

  1. Profile photo of njtaurian
    njtaurian

    YES!!!! Prospect Park has really been on top of getting things together over the last month and a half! And as a fan of both OLTL and AMC…I DEFINITELY appreciate it!!!

  2. Profile photo of MsAgentProvocateur1
    MsAgentProvocateur1

    I’ve been reading about how Hulu has been striving to acquire a lot of original programming in recent times. They are even producing an original series starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright on Hulu, which looks promising.

    It’s hard not to see this in a pretty positive light.

  3. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    It depends on the cost for me, because the news release specifically says there will be a cost on iTunes (and as appleridge points out, Hulu’s not available in Canada). The release says, “iTunes provides an incredible way to buy TV shows that is second to none”. Okey-dokey. How much?

    There’s no doubt the diehard fans will likely shell out cash to watch the shows (depending on the quality, of course), but how many casual soap viewers will pay? That’s the big question.

  4. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    [quote=Thomas]hopefully PP distributed them on Youtube, so fans that don’t want Hulu or itunes can just to a AMC and OLTL Channel and Subscribe.[/quote]

    Not a chance. Hulu patrols YouTube like crazy! When was the last time you’ve been able to watch SNL clips or virtually anything from NBC on YouTube? They are fanatical about cleansing YouTube of their content.

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    appleridge

    TV Gord,
    Hulu is FREE
    Hulu Plus is 7.99 a month

    I-tunes is usually 1.99 an episode but DOOL is on there and has season pass prices. The season pass for 2011-12 costs 21.99

  6. Profile photo of MsAgentProvocateur1
    MsAgentProvocateur1

    People do realize that Hulu is free, right? It’s Hulu Plus that is subscription based.

    Netflix has a monthly subscription cost.

    I’m assuming that the fact that it will be distributed through Hulu as well as Hulu Plus and iTunes means that there will be at least one pathway to view without fees. Otherwise, I won’t be watching (lol).

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    Katiebug9624

    Hulu will probably have just the episodes
    Hulu plus – episodes plus added content
    Itunes- because some prefer to watch there shows on itunes instead of hulu or netflix I guess.

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    The_Moustache

    Hulu is free, but i bet what they’ll do is post only 1-2 minute clips (like they do with their most popular shows) on the free-site to entice people to buy the full episodes on the Hulu-Paid site.

  9. Profile photo of ConqueringBlue
    ConqueringBlue

    This is a little confusing, let me see if I understand. Episodes will be available on the free Hulu.com service online, but if you pay for their paid service, you can view them on mobile devices and televisions? Or can you only view episodes at all through the paid Hulu service?

    Just not sure I’m understanding….

  10. Profile photo of fmat55
    fmat55

    I am of the understanding that the deal with Hulu and iTunes is in ADDITION to being able to watch them online for free on TOLN. Those who don’t want to pay should be able to watch for free on TOLN (if HULU doesn’t show full episodes as some speculate). Isn’t that correct?

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    mackenzie2184

    I agree with The_Moustache, Hulu is a rip off. I get that Hulu is free but I’d rather stick with one streaming site. I only go on Hulu if I’m really desperate to watch something. Other than that, I just stick to youtube. You can count me out of the OLTL/AMC relaunch online party. I’ll only watch if both shows get streamed to youtube.

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    fmat55

    to giogio this may be annoying talk but to the vast majority of fans, it’s hope. I’m sure the talk will continue until OLTL and AMC begin airing. Please bare with us or give yourself a month off from this site. ;-)

  13. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    fmat55, I believe giogio was talking about herself, because she said, “Here I go again with the annoying talk”. She was not attacking anyone. She was talking about how she doesn’t want to have to deal with the online stuff, which I believe reflects the opinions of a lot of viewers.

  14. Profile photo of gslam
    gslam

    Welcome to the future of branded, scripted television, ladies and gentlemen. Either ride the wave or get left behind. Personally, I’ll ride the wave and enjoy my new sturries instead of complaining about whether or not I may have to pay to watch.

    Just FYI – you pay for cable, which means you pay to watch television shows already. What’s the difference?

    Yes, I spelled “sturries” on purpose. ;)

  15. Profile photo of THEBEST
    THEBEST

    Ya’ll need to chill. Go on Hulu.com for FREE, pay a measly $8/month for Hulu Plus, or get a season pass from iTunes (WORLDWIDE VIEWING) for $22. I have Netflix & watch TV online all the time. Hell, I’ve been reading my Soap Opera Digest online through Zinio since 2008!!!! It’s 2013, people. This is the wave of the future. Get over it!

  16. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    [quote=appleridge]Its Gonna air on TOLN, HULU, HULU PLUS & ITunes at the same time.[/quote]

    The original news release doesn’t say anything about it streaming on TOLN. It only mentions Hulu, HuluPlus and iTunes. Either The Hollywood Reporter has a scoop or they misread the release.

  17. Profile photo of gslam
    gslam

    [quote=THEBEST]Ya’ll need to chill. Go on Hulu.com for FREE, pay a measly $8/month for Hulu Plus, or get a season pass from iTunes (WORLDWIDE VIEWING) for $22. I have Netflix & watch TV online all the time. Hell, I’ve been reading my Soap Opera Digest online through Zinio since 2008!!!! It’s 2013, people. This is the wave of the future. Get over it![/quote]

    Preach!

  18. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    [quote=The_Moustache]I’ll only watch on TON website.[/quote]

    The news release doesn’t say anything about it streaming on The Online Network website.

  19. Profile photo of Y2Jin99
    Y2Jin99

    Hulu probably will have 5 episodes at a time. If you fall behind then you are screwed. Maybe Hulu Plus will have all the eps.

    I thought heard the last 5 episodes free but older eps if you fall behind will cost 99 cents or whatever 1.99 on itunes.

    Not sure?

    Besides I am sure they will still air on The Online Network and Hulu isn’t that bad. I mean its gonna be a 20 min show. If you love AMC/OLTL you can deal with whatever bothers you about Hulu.

    Freaking complainers.

  20. Profile photo of Jamey Giddens
    Jamey Giddens

    From the beginning PP has said it would be on their site. The new press release was to detail the Hulu, iTunes news. This is the most hopeful I’ve been about this since I first started teasing and hinting about Prospect Park trying to extend their rights to AMC and OLTL (months before Deadline “broke” it by the by;-))

    It actually looks like they will get these puppies to the dog show this time. #Excited.

  21. Profile photo of The_Moustache
    The_Moustache

    I believe Hulu offers a month-long free trial for it’s Plus program, like NetFlix does.

    you can created an account and do the free-trial thing, then keep doing it over and over with a new e-mail address so you’ll never have to pay.

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    gslam

    [quote=The_Moustache]I’ll only watch on TON website.

    hopefully they have a download option too so people can make GIF’s from the scenes.

    :D[/quote]

    LOL…of course that would be of utmost concern to you, T_M! :D

    You can’t have everything for free.

  23. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    [quote=Jamey Giddens]From the beginning PP has said it would be on their site. The new press release was to detail the Hulu, iTunes news.[/quote]

    You’d think they could work a line into the release somewhere, if they were still planning to stream it on their site. It’s funny how nothing is ever straight-forward with Prospect Park. They leave so much up to interpretation.

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    Jamey Giddens

    @TVGord, in their defense, things started leaking long before they had a press strategy in place — both times. I guess I am partly to blame for that. LOL They have now partnered with an A-list, top notch PR firm, the same one that launched the Twilight franchise and Marvel’s The Avengers. Things appear to be looking up.

  25. Profile photo of MsAgentProvocateur1
    MsAgentProvocateur1

    LOL. I don’t see why people are getting so upset.

    TOLN was the first website mentioned where the soaps would be streamed so the writers of the press release probably assumed that it went without saying.

    I think the Indie Soap Awards were streamed on TOLN and there was no charge–I watched it for free, so I don’t see that changing.

    I repeat HULU.com shows for free with ads (as do most websites that air series content).

    Where’s the confusion coming from? This thread has devolved into a bizarre form of Telephone (lol).

  26. Profile photo of giogio
    giogio

    fmat55 Who do you think you are you nasty 4 day old blogger on a sight i have been on for years . Kiss my ass and dont talk to me anymore. Thanks GORD. This is why I stay away from this sight. Its not opinion its people looking for truouble. Im done here. For good this time.

  27. Profile photo of The_Moustache
    The_Moustache

    okay, i’ve decided to give hulu a shot.

    also, for those that don’t have an X-box to watch it on their tv. there’s streaming products stuff like Roku, and most newer blu-ray players come wifi enabled with built-in apps like Netlflix and Hulu Plus.

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    blake3b

    I plan on watching it on hulu. I watch SNL clips and episodes on there. And I don’t have Direct TV so I watch RuPaul’s Drag Race and Untucked on logo.com. I have to wait til the next day to watch the new episode but it is really great to be able to watch it for free!

  29. Profile photo of stefanstavros
    stefanstavros

    [quote=giogio]fmat55 Who do you think you are you nasty 4 day old blogger on a sight i have been on for years . Kiss my ass and dont talk to me anymore. Thanks GORD. This is why I stay away from this sight. Its not opinion its people looking for truouble. Im done here. For good this time.[/quote]

    Oh Lord…this made me bust out laughing!

  30. Profile photo of Jamey Giddens
    Jamey Giddens

    Matt Webb Mitovich at tvline.com says he asked about streaming on TOLN, and he says it’s not happening.
    ***
    Well that settles that. It’s just as well. The site would be as slow as all get out, or would be crashing all of the time like similar ones that tried that. I will be watching on Hulu Plus!

  31. Profile photo of julianka
    julianka

    It’s already been stated officially that the episodes will be available FREE online. I agree that people need to chill out about this. The notion that we will have to pay to watch the shows has no basis except paranoid fears. Think about this: These shows were cancelled because of low ratings and the supposed lack of interest in soap operas. Do you really think Prospect Park would attempt to bring them to the internet, which a relatively large proportion of America still doesn’t haven’t access to, AND force people to PAY MONEY to watch them there? That would be a total failure before it started.

    If you insist on watching on your TV you’ll probably have to pay for a Hulu Plus subscription. If you can stand to spend one hour four days a week in your computer chair with a cup of coffee and a snack to watch the shows, you get them free. It’s as simple as that.

  32. Profile photo of days4ever
    days4ever

    Hulu plus is all I use. I watch GH and Days on it now along with Revenge and all my other shows. The only thing is that the daytime soaps you have to watch on a computer (laptop or PC) even with Hulu plus. It’s not their fault it’s Sony & ABC who won’t give full rights. I’m assuming TOLN is allowing them to watch on all formats.

  33. Profile photo of gdwitch
    gdwitch

    I just tried to access Hulu free on my ipad and android phone but it takes you directly to hulu plus link only–no other choice. I can get it on my desktop for free but I was hoping I didn’t have to sit in front my computer to watch it.

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    aveRex

    This is great. I’m ready to drop the dollars so just name the price. I don’t currently subscribe to Hulu Plus, but adding these soaps will bring me to the trough. Also I like that it will be on iTunes as well. I’ve bought the DAYS season subscription on there and it is great.

    I think this is the way that things will be in the future for TV. You will pay per show or channel despite what the current media goons want to do in blocking this model. It is the way to do and the shows will live or die based on the subscriptions. It will allow them to truly assess the value of viewers. If the people don’t pay up, they’re not interested.

  35. Profile photo of AWfanforever
    AWfanforever

    I’m Canadian, and I plan to watch them via iTunes. After a year without OLTL I have no problem paying to watch my beloved soap.

    I think it`s a miracle that these people are actually bringing these shows back and I`ll do my damnest to support them. I can`t wait!!!

  36. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    [quote=The_Moustache]Non-Americans can download and install that IP blocker/hotspot shield software, so that they can watch it with everyone else.[/quote]

    Pardon my moral highground, but that’s stealing. :-)

  37. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    [quote=brettyboy]Would every one stop complaining already???!!! You can watch free on HULU and TOLN, there’s no cost and no problem[/quote]

    Not on TOLN. It has already been settled that it will not be streaming on TOLN.

  38. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    The Hollywood Reporter apparently misread the news release. Their story is not correct. Matt Webb Mitovich at TV Line asked specifically and was told that TOLN would not be streaming the shows (hence the deal with Hulu and iTunes). :-)

    As for why they wouldn’t stream it on their own site, see Jamey’s response at #59. That’s why it’s a good idea to read other people’s comments before you comment. :-)

  39. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    I wonder if they’ll consider putting out a DVD set. It probably wouldn’t be possible to do an entire season, but the Friday recaps in a set might work.

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