Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment's Announces Content Agreement With America Online

Sony Pictures Digital Network - 03/26/2001

SoapCity, a division of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment (SPDE), today announced an agreement with America Online, Inc. (AOL) that will make SoapCity the leading provider of content dedicated to soap operas on the AOL service.

Beginning April 2, 2001, SoapCity will become a significant source for extensive coverage of all of the daytime dramas for users of America Online,, Netscape, CompuServe, ICQ, AOLTV and AOLPlus. SoapCity content can be found on the AOL service and on the CompuServe service at Keyword: Soaps and SoapCity.

Since its launch in 1997, has grown to become the pre-eminent source for information about soap operas on the web, housing the official sites for four daytime dramas, including the top two rated soaps, "The Young and The Restless" and "Days of Our Lives." SoapCity's thriving online store features exclusive items found only at this popular destination and has performed as an e-commerce leader within the Sony Pictures Entertainment suite of Web sites. SoapCity also continues to dominate the industry with a loyal member base within the SoapCity online community.

"We are very excited to bring SoapCity to the AOL audience." Says Mary Coller, Vice President and General Manager of SoapCity. "This relationship is one large step in bringing soap operas back to the masses and reinventing daytime drama in this new medium."

"We are pleased to offer our members SoapCity's extensive information on daytime dramas," said Lewis Dvorkin, Vice President of Content Strategy, AOL. "Now more than ever, soap opera fans can turn to AOL as a destination for updates and insights on their favorite programs and characters."

About SoapCity:

SoapCity, The Soap Opera Capital of the World™, located at and AOL Keyword: "SoapCity" is Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment's premiere soap opera destination. The site provides extensive coverage updated daily, for all daytime dramas and hosts the official sites for, "Days of our Lives," "The Young and The Restless," "Guiding Light" and "As the World Turns." SoapCity is driven by a fan-based community eager to connect with their favorite shows. With live Web casts, celebrity chats, fashion and style reviews, up-to-the-minute news and its e-commerce destination, The SoapCity Store, SoapCity has emerged as the number one soap opera entertainment hub.

SOURCE: SoapCity

Contact: Sal Cataldi or Carrie Nork of Cataldi PR/NYC, 212-244-9797,, for SoapCity; or Susan Wright of Sony Pictures Digital
Entertainment, 310-840-8178,



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