SoapNet Acquires Non-ABC Series

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SoapNet Monday acquired rights to popular NBC daytime soap opera Another
World
, marking the first time the network has aired a non-ABC soap
series.

Beginning July 1, the network -- which is owned by ABC Cable Networks Group
-- will have access to approximately 9,000 Another World episodes
beginning with the series' July 1, 1987, show, network executives said.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed at press time.

"As the only network devoted to all soaps, we are proud to have one of NBC's
most successful soaps," SoapNet general manager Deborah Blackwell said in a
prepared statement.

"SoapNet is the most appropriate outlet for viewers to recapture all of the
drama and history of this show, which was a favorite of daytime viewers
everywhere," she added.

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