NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Firetalk, the "always-on" live-streaming platform empowering a new generation of broadcasters to engage with and monetize their audiences, today announced a new feature, Guest, that allows any broadcaster on Firetalk to instantly invite audience members to join them on-air during a live episode. Firetalk also announced it will launch the new feature with 15 channels including all-new partnerships with Maggie Lindemann, TMZ, TheWrap and several leading social media stars including Dr. Tabasum Mir, Pooja Kumar, Jared Tousley, Ross Everett, Sam Collins and Brian Fanzo.
Guest is another way that Firetalk is striving to make the live experience more interactive and entertaining, both for the audience and for on-camera talent. TMZ, TheWrap and Maggie Lindemann will all use Guest to interact with viewers during upcoming live Firetalk broadcasts.
17-year-old singer-songwriter Maggie Lindemann, who has 1.2 million followers on Instagram, spent the past few years using social media platforms like Tumblr and Instagram to express herself, building an impressive following. With Firetalk and Guest, Maggie will be able to reach her fans directly and communicate with them live, on-air.
"I'm excited to be able to reach my fans through this new, exciting app," said Maggie Lindemann. "I have such a loyal fan base, so being able to interact and share my music with them live behind-the-scenes makes it all more special."
TMZ plans to use Firetalk to power a live stream that will run after its daily syndicated TMZ Live show, and will use Guest to bring staff, viewers and contributors into the live stream. TheWrap plans to use Firetalk to conduct celebrity interviews and to interact with its audience live from parties, festivals and award shows.
"The diversity of content creators and broadcasters we have on Firetalk represents the next generation of media brands in this new medium of social TV," said Rush Doshi, Co-Founder and GM, Firetalk. "TV is constantly being redefined, and live is a significant element to the future of TV. We always say Firetalk enables our creators and viewers to experience unprecedented levels of live interactivity, and Guest is a perfect example of that. We're honored to be working with Maggie Lindemann, TMZ, TheWrap, and other incredible partners."
Firetalk is an always-on interactive video platform empowering a new generation of broadcasters around the world to engage with and monetize their audiences. Firetalk is built by the team behind Paltalk, a leading group video chat community with 100MM users and 10 years of profitability. For more information about Firetalk, please visit: www.firetalk.com.