'All My Children' Launching Online in January

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All My Children fans will only have to wait three short months for new episodes of the now online soap opera.

Prospect Park announced Tuesday that The Online Network, its Internet-based platform, will launch in January with original programming including new episodes of All My Children and One Life To Live.

As part of its January bow, TOLN will feature first-run programming including longform content and lifestyle shows, with reality, scripted comedy and drama offerings added at a later date.

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“We are creating TOLN to conveniently deliver fans of quality television longform programming anytime and anywhere,” Prospect Park’s Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinez said Tuesday in announcing the news. “With broadband availability in 70 percent of U.S. households and the proliferation of Internet-enabled televisions, DVRs and wireless devices, ultimately we believe that online distribution provides the best platform to access 30- and 60-minute entertainment content. The viewer response to the shows we have licensed has been tremendous, and we have much more in development to appeal to a broad audience base.”

Prospect Park announced in July that it would continue production on the long-running ABC soaps AMC and OLTL following their final episodes on broadcast television.

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Soap fans can watch starting in January at www.TOLN.com, which currently asks visitors to sign up for updates.

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