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Fans of Logo's 'RuPaul's Drag Race' to Video Chat Live With the Winner, Powered by WatchitooLeading Video Streaming Company Watchitoo Selected by Logo Network to Stream the After-Show Party and Provide Interactive Forum for Fans (April 27, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 04/27/12 -- Watchitoo (www.watchitoo.com), the interactive SaaS-based company that provides professional HD video collaboration and streaming technologies, announced today that it has been selected by Logo to power its live video chat with the winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race." The winning Queen will be announced at the conclusion of the highly anticipated coronation and reunion show airing Monday, April 30th at 9pm ET.
"Last week's season finale ended with a cliffhanger and RuPaul wanted his fans to help determine the winner of season 4. The coronation party in NYC during the premiere of the reunion will reveal 'America's Next Drag Superstar,'" stated Matthew Anderson, Executive Producer of Logo Online. "We selected Watchitoo to enable fans to interact with the newly-crowned queen, as well as provide a live forum for people to connect and discuss the outcome with some of the season's favorites."
Gawker writer Rich Juzwiak and "RuPaul's Drag Race" veteran recapper Jon Mallow, of "Drag Ya Later with Jon and John" fame, will be hosting the night. Fans can also expect an appearance by John Polly -- the other John.
RuPaul's Drag Race stars RuPaul, the most famous drag queen in the world, as the host of Logo's fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, the ultimate drag queen competition and reality television show. Appearing on screen both in and out of drag in a dual role, RuPaul judges all eliminations as well as helps mentor the contestants as they approach each challenge.
"We are delighted to be chosen as the live video broadcast provider by Logo," said Rony Zarom, CEO of Watchitoo. "We provide Logo's underlying video streaming technology that will allow fans to speak face-to-face with the competition winner at the after-show party and provide an interactive forum for fans. This show has become a phenomenon and we are happy to be a part of it."
The live video chat powered by Watchitoo will air on Logo's website (www.logotv.com/talk) and on NewNowNext.com on April 30th at 10 PM (ET). Live streaming coverage of the coronation party and interviews will air on the website beginning at 8pm ET.
New York-based Watchitoo provides an embeddable video collaboration platform to deliver live content in a highly engaging way. The Watchitoo platform allows multiple participants to see and hear one another in real-time, collaborate around any form of rich media, and be viewed by an audience scalable into the thousands. With Watchitoo, any viewer can become a participant and any participant can be switched back to a general viewer. For more information, visit www.watchitoo.com.
Logo celebrates one-of-a-kind personalities, unconventional stories and discovering what's next -- all through a mix of original and acquired entertainment that's outrageous, smart, and inclusive. Entertaining a social, savvy audience of gay trendsetters, Logo also attracts a straight audience that wants to be ahead of the curve. Launched in 2005, Logo is in over 50 million homes across the United States, and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, NewNowNext.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, and DowneLink.com. Logo is part of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB), which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.
Richard L. Tso
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