Disney will test a "watch-and-chat" feature for the ABC Family Channel website next week. This feature will allow the viewer to watch the TV shows online and chat abotu them at the same time.

Testing will occur during the season finale of the show Wildfire on Monday night. Streaming video of the episode will appear on abcfamily.com an hour after the broadcast until April 1.

"Watch-and-chat" lets groups of up to 10 viewers watch the episode in their own "screening rooms" while writing commentary that will appear on one part of the screen. The hosts of the screening room will be in control of the video with the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward as the group watches.

Disney will be the first to use this feature that was developed by Lycrose, a subsidiary of Korea's Daum Communications.


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