October 16, 2012 18:27 ET

Ian Somerhalder of The Vampire Diaries Live Video Streaming During Presidential Debate Tonight, Exclusively on yap.TV

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - Ian Somerhalder, actor on the hit TV series The Vampire Diaries, will be live streaming during the Presidential Debate from the yap.TV iOS application from 9:00pm to 10:30pm EDT on Tuesday, October 16th.

Fans can watch Ian on an exclusive "live" video stream from the yap.TV app, and interact with Ian through Twitter. yap.TV also delivers fans streaming feeds from other fans, the debates, and complete debate content from Facebook, all in real-time.

"Getting people of all ages engaged in our election process, and up to speed on candidates is what this is about tonight. yap.TV is proud to be the first and only technology capable of integrating a rich social media experience with live streaming video synchronized to a live show (such as the presidential town hall debate)," said Trevor Stout, CEO, yap.TV.

yap.TV is available from the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and other iOS devices at

About yap.TV
yap.TV is the ultimate companion to TV viewing around the world. The free iPhone and iPad application lets users interact online with their friends and other television fans while watching programs together. Integration with Facebook and Twitter make yap.TV a social experience that includes program-specific Facebook content, Twitter feeds and user-generated polls.

yap.TV powers social TV solutions for partners worldwide to deliver the best social consumer front-end for traditional TV distributors, OTT, IPTV and TV content related applications designed to drive and manage audience engagement.

Available in five languages and in 20 countries, yap.TV has a potential reach of more than 1 billion viewers.

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Los Altos, CA, yap.TV, Inc. is backed by Javelin Venture Partners and Blumberg Capital. Corporate advisors include Steve Wozniak, Andrew Stone and Kevin Surace.

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