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“Passions” Picked Up by DirecTV

Passions is being resurrected. The long-running soap was canceled by NBC earlier in the year, but today DirecTV announced that they will be picking up the show. The series will end its run on NBC on September 7, and then begin its ninth season on DirecTV on September 17.

Passions will remain in its current time period (2:00 p.m. ET), and all story line’s will continue with the majority of the cast expected to return.

“This new arrangement with DIRECTV is truly a landmark development that allows NBC Universal to extend the Passions brand in a fresh and entirely new way, to DIRECTV’s 16 million homes,” said Marc Graboff, president, NBC Universal Television, West Coast. “It will reward the dedicated fans of the daytime drama who can continue to enjoy it on DIRECTV and also opens up a great new model for other television programs to find new life on other non-traditional platforms.” DIRECTV will make it easy for Passions viewers to keep track of the happenings in “Harmony” by providing fans free installation, a DVR or HD receiver upgrade, and a portable DVD player by calling a special phone number (866-788-0003) or visiting the Web (www.directv.com/passions) that will give those without DIRECTV plenty of time to switch before the new season begins. Passions fans can also visit www.nbc.com for more information about the show.

Passions averages over 2 million viewers an episode. Source: NBC Universal

  • Jonathan Foley

    GREAT NEWS, Passions has been saved in Canada for sure, I talked with Allarco Entertainment this afternnon to inquire about them airing Passions and they confirmed the e-mail that was sent to me that they will indeed be airing it. Don’t worry either about missed episodes because if you subcribe right away in October you will be able to watch all of the missed episodes as a catch up for them, they told me this this afternoon. Also, to correct a mistake I made, you do NOT need a High Definition TV, that is only for some of their channels. Passions will be shown on one of their Premium stations that is not High Definition. You no longer need to mourn the loss of your favourite show. WE DID IT, YAY.

    I contacted Rogers Television lately to inquire about SoapNet because I heard that Direct Tv was picking it up. They sent me an intersting e-mail that I would like to share:

    Dear Jonathan,

    SoapNet is not licensed for carriage in Canada. However, the CDN rights
    for Passions have been purchase by Allarco, a new Pay TV operator in
    Canada. This new service is going to be launching in October 2007.

    Regards,
    Nancy Cottenden
    Corporate Communications

    From what I understand this new Premium service will bring Passions to Canadian viewers but not until October. You will need to subcribe to it, but it won’t be available until October.
    Allarco Entertainment is not a Cable or Satellite Company, don’t confuse it with what the US has for Passions. Allarco entertainment will introduce new specialty channels which you will have to pay to view. They will be Premium channels, it will be like the Movie Network or Movie Central, only these channels will have alot of specialty shows, like Passions. I’m not sure what satellite or cable company they will start out on, it will be national, that I do know. When I spoke with them they informed me that they were in talks with Bell Express VU. which is what I have. That doesn’t mean though that they will not go to other Cable/satellite providers. we got the better deal in my opinion, because the whole nation will not have to subsribe to one satellite company to view it.
    BIG NEWS, Allarco entertainment will introduce six new channels, Passions will be seen on one of their standard channels, you will not need a high definition TV, for all thosde people who were worried about it. I just got off the phone with Allarco Entertainment.

  • Jonathan Foley

    GREAT NEWS, Passions has been saved in Canada for sure, I talked with Allarco Entertainment this afternnon to inquire about them airing Passions and they confirmed the e-mail that was sent to me that they will indeed be airing it. Don’t worry either about missed episodes because if you subcribe right away in October you will be able to watch all of the missed episodes as a catch up for them, they told me this this afternoon. Also, to correct a mistake I made, you do NOT need a High Definition TV, that is only for some of their channels. Passions will be shown on one of their Premium stations that is not High Definition. You no longer need to mourn the loss of your favourite show. WE DID IT, YAY.

    I contacted Rogers Television lately to inquire about SoapNet because I heard that Direct Tv was picking it up. They sent me an intersting e-mail that I would like to share:

    Dear Jonathan,

    SoapNet is not licensed for carriage in Canada. However, the CDN rights
    for Passions have been purchase by Allarco, a new Pay TV operator in
    Canada. This new service is going to be launching in October 2007.

    Regards,
    Nancy Cottenden
    Corporate Communications

    From what I understand this new Premium service will bring Passions to Canadian viewers but not until October. You will need to subcribe to it, but it won’t be available until October.
    Allarco Entertainment is not a Cable or Satellite Company, don’t confuse it with what the US has for Passions. Allarco entertainment will introduce new specialty channels which you will have to pay to view. They will be Premium channels, it will be like the Movie Network or Movie Central, only these channels will have alot of specialty shows, like Passions. I’m not sure what satellite or cable company they will start out on, it will be national, that I do know. When I spoke with them they informed me that they were in talks with Bell Express VU. which is what I have. That doesn’t mean though that they will not go to other Cable/satellite providers. we got the better deal in my opinion, because the whole nation will not have to subsribe to one satellite company to view it.
    BIG NEWS, Allarco entertainment will introduce six new channels, Passions will be seen on one of their standard channels, you will not need a high definition TV, for all thosde people who were worried about it. I just got off the phone with Allarco Entertainment.

  • Once again, Jonathan, thank you very much for taking the time to get this information for the shows fans.

  • Once again, Jonathan, thank you very much for taking the time to get this information for the shows fans.

  • Jonathan Foley

    Here’s what Wikipedia had to say about Passions being aired by Allarco Entertainment now!!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allarco_Entertainment

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passions

  • Jonathan Foley

    Here’s what Wikipedia had to say about Passions being aired by Allarco Entertainment now!!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allarco_Entertainment

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passions

  • calvinwood

    hi
    i have eastlink digital eastlink cabel channel 101 and 185 186 187
    188 189
    would i be able to watch passion on any of those channels

  • hi
    i have eastlink digital eastlink cabel channel 101 and 185 186 187
    188 189
    would i be able to watch passion on any of those channels

  • Jonathan Foley

    I honestly don’t know. you should call up Allarco Entertainment and ask them. they are still in talks with cable, satellite companies for their launch in October.

    1-780-430-2828

    Their website is: http://www.allarcoentertainment.com

  • Jonathan Foley

    I honestly don’t know. you should call up Allarco Entertainment and ask them. they are still in talks with cable, satellite companies for their launch in October.

    1-780-430-2828

    Their website is: http://www.allarcoentertainment.com

  • joanne

    omg. i can’t believe that passions changed to direct tv. I hope Joanathan can get rodgers to air it again.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • joanne

    omg. i can’t believe that passions changed to direct tv. I hope Joanathan can get rodgers to air it again.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rachel ann stankiewicz

    Hey there it’s your biggest fan of passions again. How are you. I watched passions all the time on scifi and nbc. I’m asking you to bring it back. You really letting your fans down and they will start to cry and feel sad. I like to see theresa because she is very sexiest woman i ever meet. I like to see ethan because he is a fox. I like to see little ethan a lot more. I like gwen when she is not so mean to pepole at all. I’m so happy to see that theresa and ethan finally got married now they can be together forever You arrest gwen and her mother a long side together. all i got to say to them is ha ha ha ha.

  • Hey there it’s your biggest fan of passions again. How are you. I watched passions all the time on scifi and nbc. I’m asking you to bring it back. You really letting your fans down and they will start to cry and feel sad. I like to see theresa because she is very sexiest woman i ever meet. I like to see ethan because he is a fox. I like to see little ethan a lot more. I like gwen when she is not so mean to pepole at all. I’m so happy to see that theresa and ethan finally got married now they can be together forever You arrest gwen and her mother a long side together. all i got to say to them is ha ha ha ha.

  • Thank you very much for taking the time to get this information for the shows fans.