Userplane, the web chat and community tools provider, has announced today that they are working with network and cable TV media companies to rollout social networking and messaging services within their existing online communities to kick off online conversations. Userplane's deal includes Channel 4 (UK), The CW, FUEL TV, and the Independent Film Channel as they will be adding the Webchat, Minichat, and Webmessenger applications to their online communities.
Userplane has a number of services that can be easily integrated into a 3rd party site to deliver social interactivity and community features. Some of the key offerings include:
- Userplane Webchat which delivers full-featured, text/voice/video multi-user chatting.
- Minichat which offers an embeddable tool that provides a preview pane of live chat activity taking place within Webchat.
- Userplane Webmessenger 2 which provides live text/voice/video instant messaging.
The community features offer site owners a revenue stream via advertisement system built into the social tools. Userplane is a startup that was purchased by AOL in August of 2006, and currently offers its more than 180,000 have deployed Userplane applications – from broadcast media and social networks to dating communities, blogs, and news sites, making it the world’s most widely used Web-based communication platform. Congrats to Mike Jones and the rest of the Userplane team for their rollout success.