Sony Pictures Digital's SoapCity Debuts SoapCity Download™
Daily Episodes of The Young and the Restless and As the World Turns Downloaded Directly to Your PC
Service Launches with 14-Day Free Trial www.soapcity.com
CULVER CITY, Calif.
Sony Pictures Digital's SoapCity.com, The Soap Opera Capital of the World®, has launched SoapCity Download™, a service providing current day full-length soap opera episodes to broadband computer users commercially uninterrupted. The announcement was made today by Mary Coller, senior vice president and general manager of SoapCity.
For the first time ever, U.S. broadband consumers can enjoy on-demand, high-quality episodes of The Young and the Restless and As the World Turns on their PC's. Monthly subscriptions are $9.99 per show (with a 14-day free trail) or on a pay-per-episode basis at $1.99.
"As the ultimate soap opera website, SoapCity's commitment is to the fans; helping them celebrate the genre and stay connected to their favorite shows and celebrities," said Coller. "SoapCity Download offers the on-the-go soap fan the exclusive opportunity to keep up with the shows and never miss a moment of the romance, drama and adventure again."
SoapCity Download's VCR functionality enables viewers to stop, start, fast-forward, rewind and pause their episode. Daily episodes will be posted every weekday at 4 p.m. PST. Using the RealOne™ Player, subscribers may view the current episode or one they may have missed up to four weeks back. Consumers can watch unlimited viewings of their downloaded episodes at their convenience on their computer for up to 28 days. The RealOne Player is available to SoapCity Download users at no cost.
"With over 3.4 million SoapCity users and growing, we are excited to offer soap fans a new way to enjoy their favorite programs," said Patrick Kennedy, executive vice president, Sony Pictures Digital. "The quality, clarity and convenience of SoapCity Download reinforces the mission of Sony Pictures Digital to deliver consumer-friendly, on-demand entertainment services."
SoapCity, The Soap Opera Capital of the World®, located at www.soapcity.com and AOL Keyword: "SoapCity", is Sony Pictures Digital's exclusive soap opera destination and the premier soap content provider to AOL and Yahoo! TV. With over 3.4 million unique users a month, the site provides extensive, exclusive coverage updated daily, for all daytime dramas. In addition, the SoapCity Network includes official websites for top soap talent, as well for the shows The Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives, As the World Turns, Guiding Light and The Bold and the Beautiful. SoapCity is driven by a fan-based community eager to connect with their favorite shows. With daily updates, up-to-the-minute news, fashion and style reviews, and its e-commerce destination, The SoapCity Store, SoapCity has emerged as the number one soap opera entertainment hub.
About Sony Pictures Digital
Sony Pictures Digital, an operating unit of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), oversees the activities of SPE's digital production and online assets including Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Online Entertainment, Sony Pictures Digital Networks Division which includes SoapCity, Screenblast, the studio's online promotional arm SPiN, and the UK interactive television service GoPlayTV. Sony Pictures Digital focuses on three areas: 1) producing and developing visual effects, digital character animation and full-length CG motion pictures; 2) developing new forms of online content, games and interactive programming; and 3) leading SPE's efforts to provide online, open-access video-on-demand, interactive and wireless entertainment. For more information, please visit www.sonypictures.com .
SOURCE: Sony Pictures Digital
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