Lycos and ABC Family to offer more online viewing parties


Lycos, provider of social publishing, media and search services, and ABC Family, announced they will continue their relationship, with Lycos Cinema powering additional online viewing parties for the network’s new hit television series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager."

Dedicated to expanding its network and channel brands across multiple platforms and connecting viewers with their favorite shows anytime and anywhere, Disney-ABC Television Group’s ABC Family and Lycos are teaming up once again to create unique online viewing experiences. Beginning Aug. 13, fans of ABC Family’s new hit series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" can visit or to watch episodes of the show simultaneously with others while chatting in real-time.

Viewers have the opportunity to host their own viewing parties through Lycos’s patent-pending, proprietary Watch & Interact video platform, scheduling private screening rooms online or meeting other fans of the show to watch current episodes of the popular ABC Family series. Once in the room, screening room hosts have complete control, with the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward and discuss the episode with others.

"The Secret Life of the American Teenager," a heartfelt one-hour drama which focuses on the relationships between families and friends and how they deal with an unexpected teen pregnancy, currently airs on ABC Family Tuesday nights from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT.