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124 November 11th, 2013 Walt Disney Company Confirms SOAPnet’s Bubble Has Burst! Channel Ends Its Run December 31!

This has not been the start of a good week for soap fans, first with the seeming demise of All My Children for a second time, and now with the Walt Disney Company confirming that the reports that SOAPnet is coming to a close  or real this time … are accurate!

In a piece with the Los Angeles Times,  “The Walt Disney Company will pull the plug on the cable channel it created 14 years ago on December 31st.   Disney announced three years ago its plan to fold SOAPnet to make space for Disney Junior, a channel for toddlers. That channel launched in early 2012, but cable and satellite TV operators weren’t ready to give up SOAPnet. They didn’t want to risk legions of vocal soap opera fans getting into a lather, or worse, moving to a rival service.  So, for nearly two years, the Burbank entertainment giant has provided programming for both channels, including the one it doomed long ago.”

“SOAPnet had a great run,” Ben Pyne, president of global distribution for Disney Media Networks, said in an interview this past Friday. “It served an audience of super-soap fans. And when given the opportunity, all of our affiliates kept the channel up and running.”   In the end, SOAPnet was a casualty of a shift in corporate priorities for Disney — and technology.

SOAPnet is still available in 66 million homes. But in recent months, Disney has notified cable operators that it will no longer provide programming for the channel after Dec. 31.   The company stopped charging distributors a fee for SOAPnet months ago, as programming on the channel dwindled and programmers focused more attention on Disney Junior.”

Fans please note that Time Warner, Cox, Charter, AT&T U-verse, Comcast other cable outlets may have different date ending in December of when they will cease SOAPnet.

So, what do you think of the news of the end of SOAPnet?  Will you thus watch General Hospital and Days of our Lives, the last two remaining soaps on the cable channel, online if you miss them on television?  Do you want the two soaps to end up on TVGN and join The Young and the Restless for a soap programming block?  Weigh in with your suggestions and your thoughts on the end of an era for soap viewers!

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  1. Christy says:

    I watch GH on ABC, ABC.go.com and Hulu.com

    If ABC stops running it on TV, then I’ll watch it online.

    Don’t think I’ve ever watched soapnet. When I had cable, my lineup didn’t include it, and since I can watch GH on the other 3 places, I don’t bother with soapnet.com… but I wouldn’t be opposed to some other company coming up with an online soap viewing channel, with all our soaps new and old to watch on it.

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    Jill replied

    it is not soapnet.com they are talkinga bout. It is the whole network, which was wonderful when it first started out.

    I for one will miss Soapnet, but since I have had DVR service for 5 years, I do not watch it as much, unless I did not record GH

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    christy replied

    I know, as I said when I had cable, the lineup didn’t include soapnet and I’ve never bothered to look at their website -either.

    Mary Hughes replied

    Well thank u so much for screwing me again. I boycotted and when u took amc and oltl. I watch v. Mars oath and 90210 every day and I watch all day sat and sometimes sun. So I say soap is my main channel. Oh and I love 90210 on Sunday night’s but what do u care? I don’t get that techie channel either and I don’t have a computer rather. I’m so mad and there’s nothing I can do again.

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    Daisy replied

    One of the reasons I chose to get Dish was because of the Soap channel.
    I never thought in my wildest dreams that some ***** would take it off the air
    I love the fact that I could use my Dish recorder and tape the show anytime I wanted. Really! ARE YOU KIDDING ME! Another Disney channel!!! I don’t even have kids at home anymore why in the HELL! would I want to watch another Disney channel.
    Viewers will find other options, who want to sit at their computer to watch a TV shows, I want the comforts of my recliner to watch my favs
    BRING BACK THE SOAP CHANNEL, YOU WILL BE SORRY, YOU HAVE MADE A BIG MISTAKE!

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  2. Jenny says:

    You SHOULD put GH and DAYS on TVGN!!!

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    JustSaying replied

    Ain’t that the truth!!!!

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  3. Jenny says:

    There are already so many of these toon
    Channels for kids. Soapnet offers more then
    Soaps, One Tre Hill, 90210. They should
    Bring back Melrose Place.

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    Karen Maddox replied

    The CW network DID bring back Melrose Place in 2010 and it didn’t make it !!!

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  4. Mary Ann says:

    I bet had they dealt with ALL the soaps instead of just one channel,it would have lasted longer. I’m surprised it lasted this long.

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  5. Laura Coppola says:

    Just keep twisting the knife ..first Prospect Park dumps AMC and now this ..come on

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    cheermom117 replied

    Seriously…

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  6. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Yes, put them on tvgn!!! Sometimes i miss an episode or like to watch certain episodes over…im suprised abc didnt replace soapnet with a talk show channel…lol. Anyway, do toddlers really need a 24hr channel of there own…kids in our families barely watched tv when they were toddlers…i myself started when i was like 4 with Captain Kangaroo and even Peyton Place believe it or not!!!

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    Faye McCullough replied

    Please put both soaps: Days of Our Lives and General Hospital on TVGN!!

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  7. Linda Keltner says:

    Up your ass Disney.not paying one cent to watch your stupid channel.

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  8. ethel says:

    this sucks just like everything else disney has done pertaining to the soap opera genre!

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  9. mary says:

    I think it is unfair! Too catch up on current soaps or the ones that have left us. Where do we go from here? I am a HUGE fan of As The World Turns and I have yet too see it. Since the day it went off the air! Totally missing my soap!

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  10. margaret says:

    My primary viewing of Soapnet has been watching the 3 episodes of All MY Children each night. We are currently in the Charles Pratt years about 2009….some storylines were not my favs (Like Stuart dying last week)…but the acting of some of the exceptional actors on AMC keeps me riveted. Recently we saw David tortured playing of the Chopin on his piano as he lamented that Stuart should not have died, a conflict between Tad and David, an almost despondent Adam suffering after losing his dear Stuart, the always protective Zack watching out for his dear Ian and the quirky, sweet Opal caring for so many in PV. I love this show!! Have watched it for the full 41 years. Ironically I am not a huge tv fan, but the characters and excellent actors of AMC are a joy to watch. Few people never perfected their acting skill — CM. Overall, the many actors are excellent. Was hoping it would continue even longer,however this extra few years of soapnet time was a blessing.
    Also enjoy the weekend showings of Brothers & Sisters. As to initial question, since GH and DOOL are on during the day people can enjoy or record them then.

    If you get the chance, watch All MY children before it is removed from another venue.

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  11. Tori says:

    I can’t believe there is not a strong market for today’s daytime dramas as well as watching classic episodes of shows millions of people grew up with and watched with parents or grandparents as well as aunts and uncles,don’t forget people who gather with friends and classmates to watch in recreational rooms on college campuses.

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  12. B.J. says:

    Just another ABC/Disney channel I won’t be watching. This has been a long time coming, and I’m happy to take this channel off my guide and remote, as I did with ABC two years ago.

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    Good for you. I will not watch anything from the mouse or the alphabet either.

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  13. cathy says:

    There will a lot of upset and disappointed people if SOAPNET is cancelled. A lot of people cant watch their shows during the day ,so nights on SOAPNET work out perfectly. Now that’s ending? There will be a lot less viewers that’s for sure!! Maybe they can join Y&R on TVGN? Hate to see all these changes.

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    sam replied

    What is tvgn

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    Linda Keltner replied

    It’s on dish network I don’t know what package.I have tvgn.

    jake r replied

    TVGN=TV Guide Network. They show reruns of The Young and the Restless. However, I think that’s because CBS owns all or part of TVGN, so I doubt they are going to air the soaps of a competitor (ABC).

    Pam replied

    I always wondered by Y&R and B&B went to TVGN not realizing that CBS owns part or all of TVGN. It will boost their ratings if all are on the same channel but what about the “classic” AMC, GH and OLTL that began at midnight and ran into the early morning. I have not missed an episode of those as well on Soapnet and also re-watched the daytime episode of GH at night. Now TV won’t be the same. I did began to watch TVGN soaps just recently to see if I can get into them since alot of my characters went to those soaps. Soapnet sure ruined soap viewers New Year :(

  14. Donnie says:

    I would like Days on TVGN because if I happen to miss an episode of Days on NBC, then I can tune in on TVGN to watch what I missed earlier in the day.

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    Capt obvious replied

    Have you heard of a dvr?

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    Donnie replied

    No, I have never used a dvr. But I have heard of it.

  15. Gmbenet says:

    If TVGN is willing to pick it up, it would be great to have all the soaps there at night. Sometimes NBC News interrupts Days of our Lives. When that would happen, I could always see the full episode on Soapnet. Sometimes I would watch Soapnet just to see the episode again. So if TVGN would fill the void about to be left by Soapnet, that would be a good thing.

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    jake r replied

    SoapNET is great because they never get interrupted for breaking news the way ABC does. And as silly as it sounds, I LOVE the promos on SoapNET-they don’t take our soaps too seriously, but they don’t diminish their importance to many of us either.

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    Faye McCullough replied

    That would be great!!

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  16. Nancy Wizner says:

    I am just very saddened that soap genre is slowing coming to an end. I also don’t understand why AMC was cancelled after it was renewed for a second season, as we have heard nothing from PP yet. Was it lack of money? Very sad, because, yet again, so many are disappointed. It seems to be a habit and now I am just use to it. Will miss AMC. It was an excellent soap!

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  17. Linda says:

    Disney SUCKS!!

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  18. Nancy says:

    I’ll watch whatever cable channel that may air them at night but I suspect I’ll have to watch GH on the internet. One thing I can say with AMC and OLTL airing on the internet, I got use to having to do that.

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  19. Llanviewer717 says:

    The evil mouse strikes again. Thank you Michael for the background information. I wondered why it was still around since I started hearing that the mouse was pulling it at least 3 years ago.

    I hope this clarifies the situation for those who were unsure. The mouse company, which is the parent company of the alphabet network, wants nothing to do with daytime serialized programs. They have no respect for or gratitude to the millions of loyal viewer who made billions of dollars for them by supporting AMC, OLTL and GH. That is a fact I always remember when making choices concerning my television and motion picture viewing. I will not give those people one second of my time or one penny of my money.
    I know I’m a nobody; but, I prefer to support companies that don’t go out of their way to treat me like dirt.

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  20. carolfla says:

    General Hospital Comcast has on the on demand. Would be nice though to have them all on TVGN. As it is I watch Young and the Restless and Bold and the Beautiful online. Fortunately they put in a tv in the lunchroom where I work and it is set to NBC and 1pm has been my lunch time..so it is very nice and I also have fellow employees watching. I do watch it again though at night.

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    Faye McCullough replied

    Would love them on TVGN!!

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  21. AJ says:

    ABC/Disney has gone out of their way to try and destroy the soap genre, I take such delight in the fact their afternoon schedule has completely fallen apart.. only thing successful on there is GH.

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  22. Miffy says:

    You’re delusional. The Chew is getting ratings equal to those of AMC when it was dropped. And Katie, even though it has been a ratings disappointment, rates higher than the final years of OLTL.

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    B.J. replied

    I’m convinced The Chew ratings are manipulated by the ABC scheduled runover, which picks up viewers who have their DVRs set to record GH [which follows] at a certain time.

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  23. LEW says:

    I am so sad that soapnet is ending. I love the reruns of gh and oltl.
    It is one of my favorite channels. Keep GH on the tvgn.

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    jake r replied

    I agree-SoapNET is great! And the GH Fiftieth Anniversary weekend of old episodes was amazing!

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    Faye McCullough replied

    My favorite channel also!!

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  24. su0000 says:

    I watch GH from the ABC site..
    I do not watch during the daytime, cant do..
    All the soaps are available on the network internet sites, and on xfinity, HuLu, all free..

    The remaining soaps should go evening, best for all ..

    Anyways. with soapnet gone there will be no soaps on cable, a great opportunity for PP to get OL and AMC on cable, perhaps..

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  25. Rose says:

    No! I divo my shows but they are constantly interrupted by news etc. so I always re-divo off soap net. :-(

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  26. Susan McCown says:

    They should put General Hospital and Days Of Our Lives on TVGN with the Young And The Restless!!! But put them on the same times they come on now!! GH at 10:00p.m and Days at 11:00p.m!!!!!

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    Faye McCullough replied

    Need to be on at 8:00pm and 9:00pm!

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  27. RobertC says:

    I am surprised that Soapnet lasted this long and part of the article is wrong as Comcast Cable replaced Soapnet with Disney Jr a couple of months after ABC cancelled One Life To Live.As far as Katie Couric her program is not on the local ABC Station here in Sacramento Ca but its on the local NBC Station.

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  28. onelifefan says:

    Time to finally get that DVR I guess.

    To everyone who wants to stop watching ABC altogether, please don’t stop watching GH. I don’t want to lose that too. Plus that helps the soap destroyers win, so don’t do it!

    As far as PP is concerned, I took the loss of OLTL very hard when ABC cancelled. I watched on HULU, but it wasn’t the same. I wish PP had left it alone, because then I could still see some OLTL storylines on GH, and maybe even Erika Slezak sometimes. It’s a real treat to watch Roger Howarth on GH though. He cracks me up!

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  29. Shirley A Miller says:

    Losing SoapNet will mean a big deal to me, because if I miss General Hosp, I can watch it later on SoapNet. I do not have DVR so cannot DVR my soap if I am not home to see it. I do believe GH is online now so maybe I can watch it there. I do not understand why Disney needs to put another channel – Disney Jr – on TV for children. Most children are either online playing games somewhere or outside playing games. I do not see the need for another channel for children – and will be surprised if it survives. We do have the need for SoapNet…… and it will be missed by a lot of ppl as there are other shows besides soaps on that network. Thanks, Michael Fairman, for advising us of this pending cancellation of SoapNet in December. Another of my fav channels gone down the drain!!!!!! Do you watch any soaps, and if you do, what are your favorites? Thanks again!!!!!! Take care!!!!!!

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    Faye McCullough replied

    Need to put Days of Our Lives and General Hospital on TVGN at 8 & 9 pm

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  30. Matthew says:

    I have Comcast and they did take Soapnet off their lineup 3 years ago. GH is available on demand but not in HD and you can’t ffwd commercials, so I watch or DVR it from the ABC channel. I’ve missed the Soapnet days but at least now I won’t be jealous of the viewers that still had it available. Will this help the ratings for GH go even higher now that Soapnet will genuinely cease to exist, and more viewers will be catching it on ABC?

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  31. Darlene says:

    I record GH on ABC and also record it on Soap in the evening just in case ABC has breaking news or the President has a press conference. That way on case I don’t watch it for a couple of days, I have GH recorded twice so I don’t miss an episode.

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  32. ck says:

    Sad. I watch soapnet every day. I’m up early (by 4 a.m.) starting my job and have soapnet on until 9 a.m. I rely on it to watch GH and catch up on what I missed. It was my only enjoyment. I hate talk shows, and there isn’t anything else on and the news is repetative. Why do they keep eliminating the things us soap fans enjoy? With the constant elimination of programming, there isn’t much left that I watch on TV. It would be nice if they actually gave fans what they wanted. Sad.

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    Faye McCullough replied

    Need to put on TVGN at 8 & 9 pm ASAP!!

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  33. kevin says:

    Much preferred Soapnet over ABC and the innane local interruptions to GH to report on “special bulletins” like snow, traffic, news and the like which could easily wait for commercial time or the end of the show. Alas, will be missing Soapnet (and probably portions of GH as well!)

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  34. Tim says:

    Soapnet could have worked. Disney just didnt want to continue putting money into that channel. They could have ran classic GH, Days, and Y&R . They could have picked up OLTL and AMC, first run and made it their own. They just chose not to. Now us adults have to pay for another Disney kids show that we dont want or need!

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    Shirley A Miller replied

    I agree with you, Tim, too bad Disney didn’t want to continue ….it could have really become a classic channel with all these great soaps. I’m with you – our kids sure don’t need another Disney channel!!!!!

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  35. Patricia penn says:

    I am very sorry that Disney is planning to take Soapnet off the air. Except for General Hospital
    and an occasional Masterpiece theatre like Downton Abbey this is all I watch nowadays
    What is surprising is they are replacing it with a toddler channel. Toddlers do not have the
    money to spend it is our generation that have the spending capacity. I hope that Disney
    will revisit this decision since they ended up losing with Katie and the Revolution

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  36. Jill says:

    I do not watch it as much as I used to after OLTV and AMC where gone, and since I now have DVR service. But when I do not DVR GH that is when I watched it.

    Slowly they have taken away shows from this channel so it is a shell of what it use to me. Very sad, I remember interviewing for a job at Disney long ago, and they told me about Soapnet, as it had not started yet. I said what a wonderful idea, and I would love to be apart of a channel like that.

    So sad but long live SOAPNET, RIP

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  37. Mitzi says:

    I watch General Hospital and Days through Soapnet most of the time. I will definite lay boycott the advertisers when soap net leaves. Toddlers should be playing, not glued to TV. Enough shows out there for children to watch.

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  38. Diane says:

    I also enjoy watching Brothers & Sisters on the weekends on SoapNet. I don’t like watching any shows online. I prefer watching shows on the larger TV screen. So when SoapNet goes away, if I miss a show one day, I miss it.

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  39. Charday says:

    Greedy ole Disney. Maybe a new soap/drama cable channel will be created?

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  40. chele says:

    this suxxxxxxx….i have watched 90210 and one tree hill on soap net since it debuted….that is prob one of my fav channels i dont see how they can just stop it for ANOTHER KIDDIE CHANNEL reallllllllllY??? what idiot thought of this brilliant idea, there are way too many kid channels already, kids should be outside playing or reading books not watching more crap with advertisements made just for “THEM” ya right for the parents bank accounts…its all another scam, surprised obama not behind this one as well….just saying……

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    heidi replied

    Yes this sucks ive been watching 90210 and now I wont be able to. Very disappointed! Why not take away a sports channel, or one of the many kids channels.

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  41. Eric Buchanan says:

    It is very sad, but, alas, inevitable. Disney has wanted to do it for some time, while some cable operators understandably wanted it to stay. (SOAPnet is one of 2 or 3 expanded cable channels I ever watch, so I will be looking to cut back my cable programming next year). I have enjoyed having classic SOAPS to watch in the late night recently. Have started watching a lot of OLTL in the early mornings, as I had Ryan’s Hope previously at 6am. I guess now I will need to pull out the mountains of VHS tapes I made the past few years, knowing this day was coming, to get my soap fix. Unfortunately TVGN does nothing for me as Charter here does not carry it here, nor do they on Cablevision where my sister lives in CT.

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  42. Angela says:

    I for one will miss Soapnet. What I don’t understand is why back in April 2011 instead of cancelling amc and oltl what could have been done to save both shows and SoapNet was to make SoapNet
    a premium channel and then move amc & oltl to air on SoapNet only. It would have saved so many jobs as I am sure most fans would gladly paid to save those beloved shows and we all would have been spared the Prospect Park debacle . The genre is not dying look at the ratings GH has lately.

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  43. janet says:

    all I have to say about this is. Another abc Disney channel to avoid at all costs..Disney already has enough channels. My grandkids watch Sprout.
    I do watch Soapnet. But if gone. I will watch something else,. or go back to reading a good book. Have plenty on Kindle Fire .

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  44. Kathy says:

    I watch GH at night and then only thing else I watch is Brothers&Sisters on Saturday nights WHICH I LOVE?
    Why can’t they leave well enough alone with the channel?
    Disney Jr..oh come on–do we need another kids channel?
    And HOPE they find a new place to show GH, Days and other shows that SoapNet had!!

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  45. paula m. says:

    My cable Company offers GH on demand !! So.at least I do have a back-up if the show.is interrupted for some reason. But, I think pulling the plug on Soapnet is a travesty! Soap fans have remained loyal for years !!!!!

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  46. Vampria says:

    PLEASE keep soap net!!! We do not need another Disney Channel!
    There are many fans like myself who love the channel!!!
    It is the adults who pay the bills to hell with what the Mouse wants!!!

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  47. brad says:

    They should put general hospital on TVGN. There are too many disney channels on tv. Soapnet has soo much good stuff on it

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  48. s c says:

    I want General Hospital to air on TVGN.

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  49. joni morlin says:

    I think that are soap net need
    S to stay on the air for good if you agree to let Disney have their own channel not soap net belongsto US it does not belong with them if you want US as your soap opera fans you better wise up I am a very concerned fan I am not rude I just think that are shows day time and night time shows as wellies you can do a favor for US to put some of the other soap operas back on like Ryan’s hope passions sun set beach loving dynasty Dallas and knotslanding and the old port Charles and night shift as gh and the oltl and amc where we left off them want would president Obama would say about this he gave theses jobs for are soap opera soap net and you are a ware of this and Obama would a agree with US

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  50. joni morlin says:

    Are fans need soap net all around the globe and the Washington area as well soap net is very important to US so if you agree give US are shows it is not fair for Disney to take them a way from US let Disney go to a other channel and never switch are channel ever again Disney Jr you are not going to do this you have your own channel leave are soap net alone don’t ever ever do this Obama would indefinitely would agree with US our higher people well also would agree with US

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  51. Bonnie says:

    I will miss Soapnet. I rely on it to Watch General Hospital every weekday night. I used to watch All my Children too but that was taken away too. I started watching with my Grandmother and now my 12 year old granddaughter watches with me. I am at work in the daytime so we have been watching at night. I hope one of the other networks will pick them up.

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    Annette Tornberg replied

    Actually soap net has been covering All My Children from 1 am to 4 am (3 shows) here in California. I am just so sick of Disney right now…

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    Pam replied

    I also watch the “classic” AMC and GH shows beginning at midnight. Saturday I would watch the 5 weekly shows beginning at 6:00 pm. Sometimes I miss the “classic” GH at 3:00 am and then set my alarm to watch the “classic” OLTL instead. I have no clue about On Demand. Everybody seems to be boycotting Disney and why can’t these soap channels be moved to TVGN or Oprah just like the other soaps. I only said Oprah since that would be a good fit for them like TVGN.

  52. JANET & KENNETH CURRAN says:

    WE THINK IT SUCKS THAT CHARTER HAS LOST SOAPNET WE HAVE TO WORK DAYTIME AND WE LIKE TO WACH GEN.HOSPITAL AT 9:00 PM NOW WE CANT
    UNLESS WE GO TO THE EXPENCE OF GETING A DVR SO WE CAN RECORD IT

    WAY TO GO GUYS WHAT WERE YOU THINKING

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  53. Alyce Aspler says:

    I will watch GH on Ch. 10 when I am home. I will also watch it ONDEMAND but the next day. It is also available on-line the next day. I would like it to be on the TV Guide channel since many people don’ t have On Demand on their cable subscription.

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    Pam replied

    That is why I can not find it. I’ll have to call my company just to confirm. Is there an extra fee for “On Demand” for that channel?

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  54. janie chasteen says:

    Bring it back !!!! The SOAP channel was good harmless entertainment for adults of those little kids. I am very disappointed. Not a good rap for Disney.

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  55. JoAnn says:

    big mistake by removing soapnet ….. very disappointed with Disney…. they certain do not need to produce any more of the miley type !!!!!!!!!!!! for the youngsters to idol with yet one more channel

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  56. jj says:

    I think it’s a shame that they will shut soap net cable down. I refuse to believe that they have to have that particular channel to use for another Disney Channel. All the money we spend on cable and all they do is take take away what we like. I liked that channel as probably others. Why couldn’t they keep that channel? Doesn’t make sense.

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  57. Annette Tornberg says:

    I just want to say I am so sick of Disney right now that I am totally boycotting everything Disney. YOU will never get my money…..You have not only ruined having a great soap opera “All My Children” and replacing it with a stupid show “The Chew” in which I have heard the ratings have not been that great. And now you add a double whammy by cancelling Soap Net and add Disney Jr. Oh brother are you planning on taking over the universe now? Shame on YOU and you can all go to hell……

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  58. mary says:

    I think this is unfair. kids watch too much of cartoons and sometimes this fries their brains. they soon start acting like cartoons. we older people have kept up with the soaps for years, why not leave stuff alone and let us enjoy it, I will not subscribe for anything Disney has to offer and hope the soa p fans everwhere do not support the Disney channel.

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  59. Beverly Burch says:

    Yes, I will continue to watch General Hospital and Days of our Lives. I wish All my Children and One Life to Live were still on. You made a big mistake taking them of the air, I am still upset with Disney and will no longer watch anything that I know is associated with Disney. The Soaps have been in our lives for a long time and it has been like a death to just take them off of the air and the internet. I am thinking about getting rid of my cable because there isn’t going to be anything worth watching.

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    Pam replied

    I agree with Beverly. My entire night time relaxation consists of watching General Hospital and the “classic” AMC, OLTL and GH episodes beginning at midnight during the weekdays and ending in the morning. I have no clue what to watch now and have even began trying to start watching Young & Restless and Days of our lives (haven’t yet began Bold & Beautiful). Y&R and B&B must have given heads up to change from Soapnet to TVGN – smart move on their part since people can watch nightly episodes and the 5 weekly episodes as well at one time. I have no clue what AMC Demand is. At least they can put a week’s worrth on Hulu just like they did with the NEW AMC and OLTL but I am actually into watching the “classics” at midnight. TV is not going to be the same for ALL soap watchers. There are so many children’s channels and yes WHY did Disney have control of Soapnet. They should have sold it to another company or at least put the remaining soaps on TVGN. It makes me angry that Y&R and B&B were moved to this channel and not the others. Why them because of their ratings????? I’m really going to be really upset if GH gets cancelled since it”s going to be taken off Soapnet and put on AMC Demand whereever that is at. If there are enough protests maybe they will consider putting onto maybe the Oprah channel or TVGN. :(

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  60. Sandy says:

    As a mom with 2 kids who watch Disney please explain why we have to have yet another Disney station. We now have Disney Jr and Disney XD with a lot of the same pointless programming on it. Has anyone watched this crap that is on Disney because I have since I have 2 children. there are shows where there are no parents, no good role models and nothing educational on most of the shows just pointless mindless crap to keep kids occupied. Why should a station that is watched by adults who actually pay the cable bills be taken off the air. I think Disney thinks because they own so much they can shove what they want down our throats and we are supposed to put up with it. I hope they move these shows to a rival network.

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  61. L Osborne says:

    I will not watch the TV guide channel with scrolling lineups rolling across the bottom (who really does this? How aggravating!) and definitely NO I will not watch a single program on the computer…not until TVs and computers are one and the same.

    I will miss Soapnet and I’m canceling my trip to Disney World and will steer my grandchildren away from Mickey Mouse. Yep, I mad.

    Why in the world would Disney own Soapnet anyway? Of course they don’t care about loyal soap fans. Why couldn’t somebody else pick that up? It was good enough for Proctor and Gamble for 50 years wasn’t it?

    Technology is not always good. Thanks for the Christmas present…not!
    Being replaced by Disney Jr. and that’s not even the same demographic. Well, we won’t be watching that channel either. Disney might want to buy Nickolodeon, too, if they don’t already own it. Oh, did I mention we are selling our stock, too? Yep, I’m mad.

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    Annette Tornberg replied

    Me too…I am completely boycotting Disney and will never give them my money. Don’t worry Disney will buy every cable company and tv station they can. Disney has become extremely greedy which would make Walt Disney turn over in his grave.

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    Sandy replied

    I already stopped everything Disney all the Trips and the Cruise was canceled

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  62. Pam says:

    I believe General Hospital should be moved to TVGN just like Young & Restless as well as Days of our lives since if you miss the daytime episode, you can still watch it several times at night or all 5 weekly episodes all at one time. Many also watch the “classic” AMC, GH and OLTL beginning at midnight and continuing into the morning hours. Is there going to be a place to watch those episodes – Netflix or Hulu perhaps? Soapnet will be dearly missed by the true soap fans.

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  63. Robin says:

    I have to say that this news breaks my heart. My 88 year old mother has watched Soaps for as long as they have been around. It seems the older you get the less you have to look forward to and when I told her this news today it broke her heart.
    I truly hope another network picks up the Soap net for her sake.
    Sincerely,
    Sad for my mom

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  64. Derrick Davis says:

    Wow I won’t be able to watch classic amc gh and oltl no more for real just so they can replace it with Disney jr. I thought they already had a Disney Jr channel. Bad business move when you guys already have 5 or 6 Disney channels already

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    Annette Tornberg replied

    Agree…How many more disney channels do we need?

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  65. Shannon says:

    I do not like the Abc Disney channel, 12-31-13
    Shouldn’t have took off soapnet a day early. I’m
    going to sue Anne Sweendy, Brian Fron’s . I’m
    getting a lawey to sue them. They did wrong.
    They didn’t even take day’s off the air. That
    not fair at all. Plus I hate the Chew show. I’m
    going to sue them to. Esp. Anne Sweendy, Brain Frons.
    I ‘m getting a lawery. If they put Abc soap’s back soapnet.
    fine. If they can share soapnet witch they can. No problem’s.
    It is up to Anne Sweeny and Braun frons to do the right thing
    right now. Yall can put the Disney channel on a dirffent channel.
    But they didn’t want to. Hopfully my lawery will put them
    way .

    Shannon

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  66. Annette Tornberg says:

    I am a double victim of this demise like other soap opera fans mainly All My Children. I have enjoyed watching classic episodes of AMC on soap net but soon 12/31 that will be coming to an end. Not only has AMC been cancelled from ABC and then later on online now I cannot even watch classics on Soap Net. Look out, Disney is taking over another stupid child program that does pertain to me and I am very upset about it. Will another network carry on classic episodes of AMC?

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  67. Joan geary says:

    I would like to let you know that I am very disappointed and would like to know how I can still enjoy the soaps. been watching for 50 years

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    Sandy replied

    I agree with you but I don’t think they care at all about how we feel

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  68. Cindy says:

    I didn’t hear about this until today when they cut it off from all TV providers. What the heck!? GH has been on for 50 years and they take off they whole network!? All those people are going to lose their jobs if there aren’t enough people watching their shows online! I was raised watching this show and so was my daughter. We both grew up with it, and considering hw long the network has been active, that’s all my daughter really knows. I for one think this is the stupidest thing ever! Please, someone pick up GH! I still want to watch it! Someone tell me it’ll still come on! And Disney Junior has been on long enough so they shouldn’t be able to blame them! This is all just stupid!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    GH is still on abc…dont you get the network that originally airs the show?

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  69. Sandy says:

    Soap net was a great Channel for women and you took it away well I take away all Disney in this house away there will be know more trips to Disney,Disney Cruise has been cancelled and this family will not buy anything Disney. Not that it will hurt you any but may everyone that is upset should boy cot Disney. You take away so do we. You really SUCK if this was Football of hell would break loose but what the hell were just women right. Well I know you don’t care how I feel my that is the problem.

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    Sandy replied

    I meant Maybe at the end

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Hey, us men too…lol

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  70. cheermom117 says:

    I’ve been watching soaps since I was a little girl.. watching them with my mom. We still love watching them.. “they” are saying that soaps are a dying genre… what about all of us people who are die hard soap fans?? What are we.. chopped meat?? There’s a thousand channels that air completely ridiculous shows.. and you shut down soap net!?! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!?

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  71. Vickie Mcclain says:

    Very disappointed, as I was a regular viewer of Days on Soapnet. It will be missed greatly.

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  72. dawn says:

    I think they need to move general hospital to tvgn with young & the restless

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    Lois Welch replied

    Iagree . Put GH on the TVGN.

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  73. Amy says:

    I am extremely disappointed they have cancelled the channel. Why can’t they poll people before they make a decision like this. Yes I do want soapnet back or to have the soaps join the Y&R on the other cable channel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  74. Deitra Pawley says:

    I hope they at least replace Soapnet with something worthwhile.No stupid reality shows either, what I would love is a channel that shows maybe British soaps and comedies .

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  75. Shelly says:

    Days needs to be on TVGN just like Y&R!!!!!!!!

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  76. Lois Welch says:

    Put General Hospital.on the tvgn. That would be so fantastic. Hope this happpens soon. I loved that soapnet. Is it possible they could bring it back. Just a suggestion.

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  77. Helen Fulner says:

    Why does disney keep doing this

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  78. Sandy says:

    I got a phone number for complaints if anyone wants it. Have a friend with a satellite company

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  79. Dale says:

    Please put General hospital on TVGN so those that work, don’t have a computer oronly have basic cable. Can watch it again,

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  80. Susan says:

    I think Disney is wrong by pulling SoapNet. I have 3 granddaughters and they watched Disney junior and all Disney shows when My Soaps or on. So I could only watch them on Soapnet. For the last 5 years my grandchildren and children have always watched any of the Cartoon and Disney channels. We go to Disney at least twice a year. I think kids have enough to watch. What about Moms that choose to stay home and take care of their children and grandbabies. Men have enough Sports Channels to watch so why not take one of them off the air and see what happens. Put SoapNet Back On.

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  81. Susan says:

    If you can’t put SoapNet back, then at least put them on TVGN.

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  82. tracy says:

    hi i wanna know if you can put soap net work back on tv so i can watch my general hospital everyday I am not home during day and I cant watch my general hospital at 2pm on abc . I cant believe you took soapnetwork off tv.

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  83. Evelyn says:

    I wish you could put GH on another channel. Since I work on the weekdays the only time I was able to catch them on the weekend!

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  84. Diane says:

    Please put soap net back on tv we are lost with out it ! How about if we didn’t show you any sports stations ! You would not like that would you ! Well do something please !!!

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  85. Cindy Morfis says:

    Why not create soaps on Netlix or Hulu plus for streaming. (Suggestion)

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  86. Cathy says:

    I think it was wrong to cancel soapNet for Disney jr. Some of us still follow the soaps & would pick them up on soapNet. There are a lot of children’s shows, so why can’t you carry both soapNet & Disney Jr? After all you could run the soaps late evening, kids should be in bed by then. I know longer support Disney for your bad decision that was made. I hope you will reconsider the people that still follow soaps.
    Cathy

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