Soap Operas

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): TOLN, UMG, TVplus, Disney, Universal, Comcast

--TOLN Partners with Universal Music Group to Bring Music Purchases to Online Soap Operas
--ACR Company, TVplus, Powers Second Screen Experience for Disney's "The Lion King"
--Universal Abandons Plan to Release "Tower Heist" Three Weeks after Theatrical Release

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format.

UK Broadcaster, Five, Launches Broadband Video-Enabled Web Portal for Soap Operas

--Portal Offers Full-Length Episodes of Five's Own Soaps, Links to Episodes of Other Broadcasters' Soaps

UK terrestrial broadcaster, Five, launched a broadband video-enabled Web portal called Holy Soap (, Thursday, which it describes as "dedicated to Britain's unofficial religion": TV soap operas.