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BRING BACK SOAPNET

Daily, my husband and I would come home from work and settle in together, to watch our favorite SOAP on SOAPNET.  I was unhappy, as was my husband, and I sent a couple e-mails to COMCAST expressing my disgust that ANOTHER Disney channel was coming on - like there aren't enough Disney channels already.  Unlike, for SOAP opera fans - all we had was SOAP Net.  Now I learn that Disney is delaying unveiling their new show, so why don't I have my SOAPNET back already?  BRING BACK SOAPNET now! 

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jersuepearson wrote:

Daily, my husband and I would come home from work and settle in together, to watch our favorite SOAP on SOAPNET.  I was unhappy, as was my husband, and I sent a couple e-mails to COMCAST expressing my disgust that ANOTHER Disney channel was coming on - like there aren't enough Disney channels already.  Unlike, for SOAP opera fans - all we had was SOAP Net.  Now I learn that Disney is delaying unveiling their new show, so why don't I have my SOAPNET back already?  BRING BACK SOAPNET now! 



jersuepearson - I will pass along your comments to ABC/Disney.

 

SoapNet is being discontinued, this is a decision that was made by ABC/Disney (the parent company that owns and operates SoapNet).

 

The announcement was made back in 2010 by ABC/Disney.

 

In a press release, Disney co-chair Anne Sweeney explained the decision, saying: "The launch of Disney Junior in the U.S. is the next step in our global preschool strategy, which began 10 years ago with the premiere of our first dedicated preschool channel in the UK. The decision to ultimately transition SOAPnet to accomplish this was not arrived at lightly. SOAPnet was created in 2000 to give daytime viewers the ability to watch time-shifted soaps, before multiplatform viewing and DVRs were part of our vocabulary. But today, as technology and our businesses evolve, it makes more sense to align this distribution with a preschool channel that builds on the core strengths of our company."

 

source:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/live-feed/disney-dumping-soapnet-kids-net-53727

 

 

Here is a link to a list of ABC/Disney executives that you may want to contact:

 

http://www.disneyabctv.com/division/index_executives.shtml

 

 

There is some more background on this thread:

 

http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Channels-and-Programming/Disney-Junior-to-Replace-SoapNet-in-March/td-p...

 

Locking this thread.

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We have received notice from SoapNet that they will be ceasing operations on December 31, 2013.