SoapNet has acquired the rights to the "2003 Soap Opera Digest Awards," and
it will air the show live beginning in April.
The show -- the first awards show carried by the network -- hasn't aired on
television since NBC ran the event in 2000.
"As a network dedicated to celebrating the soap genre, SoapNet is the perfect
home for the Soap Opera Digest Awards, the only award show exclusively dedicated
to honoring those who bring our favorite characters to life," SoapNet general
manager Deborah Blackwell said in a prepared statement.