SOAPnet, the Disney-owned 24 hour cable soap channel, has acquired the rights to broadcast same-day episodes of the NBC soap Days of our Lives. DAYS will become the first non-ABC to appear on the network.
"SOAPnet's acquisition gives current and lapsed Days of our Lives fans a new way to watch their favorite show. On SOAPnet you can get DAYS at night," said Deborah Blackwell, General Manger of SOAPnet. "SOAPnet now provides four of the five top rated daytime soaps in primetime."
"Days of our Lives is part of the fabric of American television," added Steve Mosko, President of Sony Pictures Television. "The show has been on the air for almost 40 years, engaging its audience with compelling stories and wonderful performances. SOAPnet provides an incredible promotional platform for DAYS to the most loyal of soap fans."
In addition to the same-day repeated episodes, SOAPnet will also have access to archival DAYS footage for use in specials.
Days of our Lives fans can see each day's episode in primetime beginning March 15th at 7pm. The entire week of shows will also air in a special five-hour marathon every Sunday night. SOAPnet has not yet made available the timeslot for the Sunday night marathon.