to sell serials online

Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment plans to let soap opera fans tune into daytime dramas from the desktop, as part of an on-demand subscription service on its enthusiast site, People can subscribe to the service for $9.99 a month for unlimited access to four weeks of episodes, with exclusive editorial and photo galleries. Another option, soap fans can pick and choose shows for $1.99 each. The Culver City, Calif.-based company is working with RealNetworks to deliver the service.