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Passions: DirecTV Soap to Be Available Online?

Eric Martsolf on PassionsFans of NBC’s Passions were understandably upset last January when the network announced that the steamy soap had been cancelled. A few months later, satellite provider DirecTV stepped in to “save the day” and made a deal to produce Passions for their exclusive Channel 101.

Unfortunately, many fans can’t subscribe to DirecTV due to economics or a variety of other reasons. When Passions leaves NBC on September 7th, there’ll be no way for them to follow the adventures of their favorite Harmony residents. Or will there?

Last night, DirecTV hosted the first of four half-hour shows called Passions LIVE!. Castmember Eric Martsolf (Ethan) hosted the program, chatted with Juliet Mills (Tabitha) and Heidi Mueller (Kay), and answered fans’ questions.

After the show, Eric spent about 10 minutes online with viewers. One fan asked if Passions would be available online. Martsolf responded, “DirectTV knows that you guys want to watch it online so they’re taking steps and they’re making efforts to make sure that it is broadcast online very, very soon.” (You can hear it for yourself at the 4:45 mark.)

This certainly doesn’t qualify as an official announcement about online viewing but it does gives hope that there’s some action going on behind the scenes. Though production of the show will ultimately be funded by subscriber revenue, DirecTV knows that everyone can’t subscribe. Hopefully, the number of people who have subscribed will be enough to make the venture worth their investment and keep the soap going for years to come – both via Channel 101 and online.

We’ll keep you posted on any new developments so stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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Anonymous December 16, 2007 at 7:20 pm

I would SO watch passions online. I love this show and do not want it to end.

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Jose December 11, 2007 at 4:37 pm

Well, Direct TV really did the honorable thing. Cancelling Passions after is has not even been on for 3 months. Talk about a lousy thing to do, just to get people to switch.

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Ashley December 11, 2007 at 11:44 am

please put passions back on tv. or the internet…..i was soo addicted to the soap and now i cant watch it… when it wa son cable it showed twice two different episodes i would watch them both.,… please please please put in on the internet or something
for all of the thousands of people that catnwa tch it now since it changed over to direct tv

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Anonymous December 4, 2007 at 12:29 pm

this is not fair i have been watching passion since i was 11 years old and now i cant watch it please it back on nbc……jess

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becky young November 30, 2007 at 5:54 pm

I realy miss watching passions. I was so sad when they took it off the air. There realy isn’t much I like any more on daytime tv. Is there any chance it will be put on line?

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Arely November 28, 2007 at 6:03 pm

How can i see passions online?
this sucks cuz not alot of people have direct tv.
i been watching passions seans i was in middle school now im in college n i need passions…..

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Keisha Williams November 16, 2007 at 11:50 am

…To comment on paying for passions. I think it should be free because by switching to direct your already making it difficult so why make it any harder than what it already is

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Keisha Williams November 16, 2007 at 11:44 am

I REALLY HOPE THEY AIR PASSIONS ONLINE ALSO, I’VE BEEN WATCHING IT FOR SOME YEARS NOW. I’M IN COLLEGE AND REALLY CAN’T GET DIRECT SO I LOOKED UP TO IT BEING ON REGULAR TV. EVER SINCE SEPTEMBER 7TH MAH LIFE HASN’T BEEN DA SAME WITHOUT PASSIONS!

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Cecelia Elliott October 31, 2007 at 9:58 am

I am writing from kingston jamaica, why did passion chance from nbc knowing that u will lose lots of veiwers,because of course lot of people don’t have dtv,we need how passion back.

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Patricia Gomez October 23, 2007 at 10:26 am

Have been trying to find out what happend to my favourite show for some time now. I will miss it for I do not have access to DirectTV/ Love the show. Was a longtime fan of Another World and was totally disappointed when it went off the air.

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Anonymous October 15, 2007 at 10:18 am

I MISS WATCHING AND FOLLOWING PASSIONS ON NBC. I CANT GET DIRECT TV HERE CAUSE AM IN GRENADA.CAN YOU PUT IN ONLINE SO THAT I CAN SEE IT THANK YOU.

ALISHA MARK.
GRENADA

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felicia October 14, 2007 at 8:51 pm

I love to watch you passion but now that you movied to the other t.v station iI can’t watch I don’t stand why they took you of brigth becase me and my two old daughter watch you every day at two clock but have been watch ing passions for the 4 years. please do something. thank you felica and taylor

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Bethany October 13, 2007 at 12:12 pm

I live in Canada, and we cant get it! Im very dissapointed. So I hope that you guys will really really try hard to put it on the internet!! .. Its been like over a month.. and ive gotten used to not watching it, but I miss it terriblyy:(

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ralph springston October 12, 2007 at 7:46 pm

over the long hull i think nbc has made a big goof, letting passion go, lots of fan,s dont have the money to make the change iknow i cant, hope it,s go,s to the internet…

thanks Ralph
(pappy)

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wilfredo santillana October 12, 2007 at 9:28 am

Not a comment but how are you doing. you are doing good but what is fancy’s crane email address

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