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New York, NY, United States, 2010/10/05 - Paltalk Express gives contestants, families and doctors the ability to video chat in real-time on tonight's episode of "The Biggest Loser," 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central on NBC.
Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with more than four million active members, today announced that the Paltalk Express video chat solution was selected to power the medical segment of tonight's episode of NBC's reality show "The Biggest Loser." Paltalk Express will allow "The Biggest Loser" contestants to consult with medical experts and family members in real-time through the Paltalk network. This is the first time that real-time video chat has been successfully incorporated on "The Biggest Loser," airing tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 p.m. Central on NBC.
For the participants on "The Biggest Loser," tonight's video chat is one of the only times they are able to connect with their families during the course of the show. Because of the nature of the medical advice that needed to be communicated to the contestants and their families, it was imperative that the chat broadcast not be technologically impaired in any way. The producer's turned to Paltalk because of its proven video chat platform.
"As a company, we have a deep commitment to ensuring that the technology that supports our products enables clear, real-time communication," said Jason Katz, CEO of Paltalk. "Our technology is a perfect fit for a visual medium like TV and for 'Biggest Loser' contestants to connect with their families."
With obesity now one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States, "The Biggest Loser" wanted to broaden their reach this season, pay it forward and motivate communities -- not just contestants -- to get healthy.
Paltalk Express is the web-based version of Paltalk, providing users with virtually all of the features and functionality of the original Paltalk video chat community through the use of a web browser. In addition to Paltalk Express, users can utilize a Paltalk SuperIM URL to video call with up to 10 friends and family members, regardless of their network, browser or IM service. Friends or family only need to remember the user's SuperIM URL to connect for a multimedia or multi-person video, audio or text chat, eliminating the need for additional software downloads.
Paltalk (paltalk.com) is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video-based communities and has continued to grow since it was launched in 1998. Paltalk now boasts millions of active members with nearly 100,000 people simultaneously chatting in rooms engaged in lively dialogues, meeting new friends, singing karaoke and attending family reunions.
Paltalk has a long history of technical innovation. Paltalk owns eleven patents which cover core technology related to multiplayer online video games and video conferencing. Paltalk supports IM pals on Facebook, Google Talk, MSN, AOL, Yahoo, and ICQ and is available as a free download.