— on April 30 Revision3 brings hilarity and insight to San Francisco for live tapings of diggnation and internet superstar—
San Francisco, CA (April 23, 2008) – Revision3, the leader in exclusive Internet television, will team with GameVee for a live taping of the popular shows “Internet Superstar” and “Diggnation” on April 30 at Mighty in San Francisco. Doors open to the public at 6:00pm PST with free admission. The Diggnation episode will be viewable on May 2 at revision3.com, while Internet Superstar will debut at noon on Wednesday May7th. Stay tuned for more details, or visit www.revision3.com
“Revision3 and GameVee are the ultimate tech-savvy odd couple,” said Jason Bradicich, GameVee Founder. “Both are industry powerhouses committed to showing their fans a good time. We’ll see who steals whose thunder on April 30.”
GameVee.com is the largest social game-play video sharing website on the net. Leading the industry in web 2.0 features, such as Highlight (patent pending), GameVee lets users share, promote, communicate, and network around game-play videos.
“Revision3 knows how to party,” said Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3. “Irreverent ‘everymen’, Kevin Rose, Alex Albrecht and others from the Revision3 family are teaming up with GameVee to throw what is guaranteed to be the most outrageous live event ever. Whether you’re in San Francisco or on your couch in Cleveland, episodes from the event will be true must see TV.”
First launched in 2005 and based on the top news stories from digg.com, “Diggnation” has more than 140 episodes available online and garners over 200,000 viewers per episode. The show consistently ranks among the top Internet videos available from the Apple iTunes Store.
“Internet Superstar” is “the greatest show the Internet has ever seen,” according to show host Martin Sargent. Relying on its hosts’ grit and wit, episodes are shot in a dilapidated shed in Martin’s mom’s backyard. Martin, along with co-host Gator, invite viewers into the shed as they interview the online world’s most popular, compelling and outrageous characters. During the show, guests and hosts swap stories about what life is like at the top of the online heap and dissect the ultimate Web question: what does it mean to be an Internet superstar?
About Diggnation’s Co-Hosts:
Alex Albrecht has participated in the entertainment industry for six years. He founded and directed the popular, Los Angeles-based improv comedy troupe, The Misfit Toys. The group was featured in Stuff Magazine and on MTV. Alex subsequently appeared in a number of national television commercials for companies such as Volkswagen, Dominos and Dell. After a chance meeting with a TechTV producer at a wedding, Alex landed the co-hosting role on TechTV’s The Screen Savers. It was at TechTV that he met Kevin Rose, and one of the most successful Internet television partnerships was born.
Kevin Rose is the founder and chief architect of Digg. He oversees all aspects of the management and development of the Web site. Kevin started Digg in September 2004 as a personal project. His initial idea was to conduct a social experiment in how masses of users could control and promote news and other content on the Web, without external editorial control. After a very short time, he realized the power of his idea, as Digg was becoming a resource for breaking news stories and developed a strong community following. Kevin is also a co-founder of Revision3, where, as a member of the board, he provides strategic direction to the company.
About Internet Superstar’s Co-Hosts:
Martin Sargent has been delighting audiences for decades. He now hosts Web Drifter on Revision3, as well as Internet Superstar, a show he shoots with absolutely no funding or support. Sargent got his start in media as a plucky young editor at PC/Computing magazine, and it is generally accepted in publishing circles that the periodical shuttered its operations as a direct result of Sargent’s exodus to pursue television projects. At ZDTV, TechTV and G4TV he hosted shows including The Screen Savers and Unscrewed with Martin Sargent. Since then he has done several pilots for such television powerhouses as Comedy Central and USA Network, and hosted shows on the Internet as well as mobile phones.
Gator is a hard-drinking drifter who was raised by an ex-con Seminole Indian named Starving Crow and now lives out of his truck in an abandoned lot in South San Francisco. He knows very little about the internet and less about technology. His main job is to make sure his “Internet Superstar” pal Martin Sargent doesn’t act like too much of a hotshot or get beat up by a guest. He also holds state carp records in Tennessee, Kentucky and Florida and can field dress a buck with a broken beer bottle in under eight minutes. He has no knowledge of his real last name.
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it, born from the Internet, on-demand generation. Unlike aggregators, mash-ups, and user-generated video sites, Revision3 is an actual TV network for the Web, creating and producing its own original, broadcast-quality shows.
GameVee is a place where you share and promote your game-play videos with gamers just like you. It’s not just a place where you can post videos, but actually connect with other gamers around them. GameVee leads the industry in web 2.0 features, such as Highlight (patent pending), which helps users share, promote, communicate, and network around game-play videos. If posting videos isn’t your thing, you can view glitches, how-to’s, reviews, secrets and more, for today’s leading video games and game platforms. Vote on your favorites to help make them Popular, make friends, join in discussions, and get connected. Founded in 2007 by 20-year-old Jason Bradicich, GameVee is the fastest growing game-play video sharing website.
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Shawna Seldon, The Rosen Group, 212 255 8455 or firstname.lastname@example.org