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R.I.P. SoapNet!

Filed under: R.I.P.DisneyBusiness Blitz

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Sorry, all of you Dynasty re-run addicts! It's time to say good-bye!

In a surprise move, Disney is closing down shop on its SoapNet channel and launching the pre-school oriented Disney Junior channel in its place!

Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group, announced:

"The decision to ultimately transition SoapNet to accomplish this was not arrived at lightly. SoapNet was created in 2000 to give daytime viewers the ability to watch time-shifted soaps, before multi-platform viewing and DVRs were part of our vocabulary. But today, as technology and our businesses evolve, it makes more sense to align this distribution with a preschool channel that builds on the core strengths of our company."

We wonder how this new channel will fare against the already established PBS Kids and Nick, Jr.!

What do U think?? Is Disney making a smart move replacing their soaps with more children's programming??

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Time Warner Accidentally Displays Porn On Children's Channels!

Filed under: TV NewsOops!Wacky, Tacky & TrueTech Talk

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Oopsie!

Super Bowl, you now have the silver medal for funniest 'technical malfunction' story EVER!!

Time Warner Cable messed up big time in North Carolina when equipment failure caused Playboy's programming to appear on TWO children's OnDemand channels!

According to WRAL.com, while the menu listed information for children's shows on one side of the screen, previews of nude women having SEKSI talk appeared next to it!!

LOLz! We suppose it's never to early to teach your kiddies about sex? The whole mess took two hours to fix.

Spokesman Keith Poston issued the following statement:

“We’re very, very sorry it happened. We know parents are concerned. I have a 9-year-old. I’m a dad. I’d be concerned too. It was a technical malfunction that caused the wrong previews to be shown on our kids on-demand channels."

For some reason, we don't think parents will be graciously accepting that apology!!

They're going to be stuck at home attempting to explain to their kids what the 'funny looking lady' was doing on the TV!

[Image via AP Images.]

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