In 2007 DirecTV bought the rights to air Passions from NBC, hoping to target a soap audience. Why? Because they have been targeting soap fans for years, knowing how loyal, passionate, and dedicated we are. Now they simply want insurance of sorts that if they create a channel for our soaps, there will be support for it.
For us soap fans, DirecTV would be an ideal dwelling for our soaps. Not only would we not be at the behest of ABC/Disney and other broadcast networks, who have shown little if any interest in the desires of soap fans, but we would be giving over care of our soaps to a channel that has shown such an interest.
A simple way to show DirecTV our passion and loyalty would be to imitate the coupon campaign started by various groups involved in the Save Our Soaps movement, and to create a Facebook group named something akin to “I Would Pay DirecTV to Air My Soaps.”
Now we have a specific company interested in us and what we want! Another way to show DirecTV our interest in their picking up our soaps is to use Facebook and Twitter to post and Tweet about it.
Write to Direct TV (fill out this form).
For the soap fans who prefer to use a template to sent to directv we compose one for you below, you can just copy and paste..
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is ___________.
I am writing to you to express my unequivocal support for the creation of a DIRECTV channel dedicated to showing daytime serials that the networks have foolishly abandoned. These include, most recently, All My Children and One Life to Live, but there are many more, as you undoubtedly know. Soap fans are a large, loyal, and dedicated fan group. We will not let you down. Know that if you create such a channel it will have millions of viewers immediately. And I am one of them.
Thank you for your time.
From Shawn Brody (leader of Fans United) interview in regard of Soap Net:
DirecTV was one of the last bastions for SOAP Net. DirecTV promised soap fans early on they would not pull the plug on SOAP Net until they were absolutely forced to by Disney, and they were good to their word and maintained SOAP Net until Disney stopped the network feed. DirecTV was attuned to what soap fans wanted.
So let’s do it, soap fans! Let’s make directv our new home for our soap channel.
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As always, stay soapy!