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Announcing the Launch of the Revision3 Intern Blog

June 30th, 2008 at 06:32 by Michele Husak in Announcements

As summer kicks into gear, we’re proud to introduce you to Intern Row, a new blog that will be written, managed, and produced by the interns here at Revision3. Each one of our wonderful interns will contribute to the blog and it will be updated frequently.

Revision3 is a firm believer in providing opportunity and experience to those who participate in the internship program. We take interns from all across the nation and give each and everyone of them the ability to work on all of our shows from any and every direction; various responsibilities include shooting, editing, promoting, marketing and business development. Intern Row provides yet another opportunity for our interns to talk about their experiences while at Revision3, along with any related interests they may have.

Think of this blog as another way for you to get behind the scenes of Revision3. Not only will the interns discuss their experiences in and out of the office, but they will also blog and vlog about current events along with other various interests of theirs.

The interns are more than welcome to suggestions for content, so if you want to see something specifically be sure to leave a comment here, on Intern Row, or in the forums.

- Ron Richards


REVISION3 TAKES HOME TWO WEBBY AWARDS AND OFFICIAL HONOREE NOD

June 27th, 2008 at 02:04 by Rob Saurini in Press Releases

—“DIGGNATION” AND “THE TOTALLY RAD SHOW” SCORE TWO “PEOPLE’S VOICE” WINS; “TEKZILLA” RECOGNIZED AS OFFICIAL HONOREE AT 12TH ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS—

San Francisco, CA (TK)Revision3, the TV network for the Internet generation, was honored with two Webby Awards in the People’s Voice category for hit shows “Diggnation” and “The Totally Rad Show.” The People’s Voice category allowed Webby enthusiasts to vote for their favorite nominees. “Diggnation” and “The Totally Rad Show” won People’s Voice awards for Technology and Variety in the Online Film and Video genre. Revision3 was also named an Official Honoree in the technology category for “Tekzilla.”

“We at Revision3 couldn’t be happier with our Webby wins this year,” said Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3. “It is one thing to be recognized by top industry experts, but to be honored by our fans is the ultimate reward.”

Diggnation,” an irreverent news review show hosted by tech geeks and pop culture gurus Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose, was first launched in 2004 and is based on the top news stories from digg.com. “Diggnation” has more than 150 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.

The Totally Rad Show” is Revision3′s explosion of movie, video game, TV and comic news and reviews. Four dudes in a garage. One green screen. A cubic ass-ton of enthusiasm. It is about the excitement in finding a piece of entertainment you love, or the pain in realizing something isn’t as rad as you had hoped.

Tekzilla” makes your tech work better for you. On “Tekzilla,” host Patrick Norton, who has written hundreds of product reviews for the likes of PC Magazine, CNet, PC World, CPU and TechTV, and co-host and Web phenomenon Veronica Belmont, deliver reviews, computer help and tech tips on everything from iPods to camcorders, plus do it yourself projects.

About Revision3
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.

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For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Shawna Seldon, The Rosen Group, 212 255 8455 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.


REVISION3 ANNOUNCES SYNDICATION PARTNERSHIP WITH BREAK MEDIA

June 24th, 2008 at 02:02 by Michele Husak in Press Releases
—BEST OF REVISION3 NOW AVAILABLE AT LEADING ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY —

San Francisco – June 24, 2008 – Revision3, the TV network for the Internet generation, will begin syndicating top highlights from hit shows including “Scam School” and “Internet Superstar” to Break Media — the Internet’s premier entertainment community for men. Episode shorts can also be viewed at “http://www.revision3.com/bestof” and on each show’s individual site.

“Revision3 is thrilled to work with Break Media,” said Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3. “They have an awesome line-up of entertaining video and I know their audience will love our shows.”

Both Revision3 and Break Media are committed to delivering the best quality in Internet programming. Break Media offers over 60 sites that target young men through various genres such as music, gaming, technology, comedy and sports, including Break.com, Cage Potato, Chickipedia, Holy Taco and Wall Street Fighter. Partnering with Break Media, Revision3 is now directly linked to its majority audience and even more accessible to its diverse fan base.

About Revision3:
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet, Revision3 is a TV network for the web, creating and producing shows for a new audience: passionate fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture and music that entertain, educate and help to expand their life experiences.

The company was founded in 2005 by technology visionaries Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager, because they couldn’t find anything they wanted to watch on traditional television. The company is now led by Internet TV pioneer Jim Louderback. With more than 35 million downloads to date (and 4.2 million per month), Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3 to a wide range of platforms, including Apple iTunes, Hulu, DivX, YouTube and PyroTV. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple Nano, on a computer or a TV.

About Break Media:
Break Media is the Internet’s premier entertainment community for men. Its wholly owned branded properties ( Break.com, Cage Potato, Chickipedia, Holy Taco and Wall Street Fighter) and the over 60 site Break Media Network reach 50 million men worldwide each month. Founded in 1998, Break Media offers advertisers unrivaled opportunities to market directly to a young, male demographic using innovative ad formats that introduce relevant brands to the audience either broadly or on a targeted, integrated basis. For more information, please visit “http://breakmedia.break.com/”


REVISION3 PROMOTES DAMON BERGER TO DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING

June 24th, 2008 at 01:22 by Rob Saurini in Press Releases

San Francisco, CA (June 16, 2008)— Damon Berger has been appointed Director of Programming for Revision3, the television network for the Internet generation. Berger joined the company in January 2008 as Director of Business Development.

In his new position, Berger will identify and create strategic partnerships for the leader in Web TV as well as maintain joint ventures on broadband, mobile and traditional media platforms. He will work with the management team on strategic planning to grow Revision3’s place as a model for creative development, branding and partnerships with advertisers within the online space.

“Damon has great creative vision, and really understands how to develop internet television into a new medium,” said Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3. “We are lucky to have him as a part of the Revision3 team and I know he’s going to create great programming for our fans – today and tomorrow!”

Prior to joining Revision3, Berger helped to launch the episodic short form digital studio for The Walt Disney Co., Stage 9, where he was the head of creative development. He has been and continues to be involved in several leading organizations including, The American Film Institute’s Digital Content Lab and the Interactive Awards Committee of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Berger holds a Bachelor’s from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

About Revision3
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.

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For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Shawna Seldon, The Rosen Group, 212 255 8455 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.


Wine Library Brings Thunder to Revision3

June 23rd, 2008 at 09:09 by Jim Louderback in Announcements, Shows

When it comes to wine expertise, no one has more experience, understanding and charisma than Gary Vaynerchuk. He’s clearly the internet’s wine steward, guide and host.

Over the past year, he’s built legions of “Vayniacs”, fans who just can’t get enough of his wine video program Wine Library TV. Every day Gary provides an approachable, energetic and enthusiastic review of 2-3 wines, as he “sniffy-sniffs”, tastes and rates the world’s fermented berry juice.

Don’t think pretentious, though. He’ll never discuss a wine’s bouquet, or use high-falutin’ words that mean nothing. Instead, Wine Library TV is dedicated to dropping the veils of mystery from what ought to be a pleasant, affordable and wonderful accent to life’s meals, gatherings and every-day occasions.

As a clear internet expert, it’s only natural that Wine Library and Revision3 hook up. Gary’s clearly a wine geek, and he’s dedicated to turning everyone else into a passionate wine fan – and shaking up the establishment along the way. And that’s what we do here at Revision3: shake up the established order while helping our viewers expand their passions.

So today we’re pleased to bring Wine Library TV into Revision3. You can watch and subscribe to the program here. But there’s more than just brining the show to you. We’ve added a new twist. Although Wine Library TV is an amazingly fun show to watch, at 15-20 minutes a day it really requires a substantial level of commitment to watch every single episode. I’m a huge fan, and I only manage to watch a few each week.

So for those of you new to Wine Library TV (and those of you like me, with super-short attention spans), we’re proud to announce Wine Library Reserve. With this new program we’ve summarized, and edited a 15-20 minute program down to its essence, to its core, and extracted the best of the best in five minutes or less.

Want a taste of what the Wine Library experience is all about? Try Wine Library Reserve. You’ll be hooked! Then, if something really intrigues you, watch the whole episode.

Because (as Gary says at the end of every episode), you, with a little help from me (Gary) – and now us at Revision3 – are changing the wine world.

Welcome to the revolution. Not only will it be televised, but chances are Gary will find the perfect wine to go along with it.


Go Behind The Scenes of Tekzilla – RESCHEDULED

June 20th, 2008 at 09:24 by Michele Husak in Live Events

UPDATE – Unfortunately, we’re going to have to reschedule tomorrow’s live streaming from the Revision3 studio during Tekzilla’s taping. We apologize for the short notice – the new date will be next week, July 1st 2008 at 5:30 PM Eastern/2:30 PM Pacific. We hope you all can join us next week. thanks.

One of the exciting things about Revision3 is the opportunity to do ground breaking and innovative things in the world of Internet Television and we’re psyched to to be challenging ourselves to do this day-in-and-day-out and today, we’ve got something very cool we hope you all will take part in.

As you know, we’ve built a state of the art studio ideal for for our needs in producing great shows like Tekzilla. The wizards in our engineering department have recently made it possible for us to stream live from the studio and we thought what would be cooler than inviting you all into the studio, virtually, to watch a taping of Tekzilla?

Mark your calendars – June 24, 2008 at 5:30 PM (eastern), Veronica Belmont, Patrick Norton and the rest of the Tekzilla crew will be taping the episode of Tekzilla which will be released on June 27th and you’re invited to come watch! Just go to revision3.com/watch to tune into the live stream and chat with other Tekzilla fans. Who knows, maybe Patrick and Veronica will take a break from the show and jump into the chatroom too! When we’re live, anything can happen!

Now, this won’t be a live run through of Tekzilla, rather the raw taping of the show which is then edited into the show that comes out on Fridays, so there will be lots of unfiltered moments behind the scenes. The entire taping will last a few hours, so plan to stick around if you can. I know Patrick and Veronica are excited to share this taping experience with all of you, so we hope you will join us on June 24th!


The New Revision3 Store!

June 18th, 2008 at 01:55 by David Prager in Announcements, Viewer Polls

Hey everyone! Everyone here at Revision3 is putting a whole bunch of effort into building out a brand new Revision3 store and merchandise site. That means new shirts, hats, hoodies, stickers, wristbands, headbands, mouse pads, mugs, beer openers, and everything else awesome.

In an effort to make sure we provide you with everything that you want / need, we are looking to you for thoughts and suggestions about products we could supply from the store. We are open to any and every idea (as long as it is appropriate and possible) for every show. For example, AJ Vaynerchuk (a summer intern of ours) designed a concept for a Revision3 sneaker:

As you can see when we say anything, we really mean it! In addition to the products available in store, we’re going to be planning on some great free giveaways and stuff like that.

If you want to make a suggestion you can either leave a comment on this blog post, or make your way over to the Revision3 forums (here) and join the discussion there! An early favorite of the forums posters (and ours) is the laptop skins!

We are truly excited about getting this thing going and thank you in advance for all of the suggestions!
- David Prager


ZVUE'S POPSAUCE NETWORK EXPANDS POP CONTENT

June 18th, 2008 at 11:11 by Rob Saurini in Press Releases

–OFFERING WITH REVISION3 LEADING NETWORK OF POP CULTURE WEB SITES WILL DEBUT HIT CONTENT–

San Francisco, June 18, 2008ZVUE Corporation (NASDAQ: ZVUE), a global digital entertainment company, and Revision3, the TV Network for the Internet generation, today announced an online programming syndication pact. ZVUE’s recently launched Popsauce Network, a unique stable of video Web sites specifically targeting 18-34 year-old pop opinion leaders, will now air Revision 3 hit shows including “Diggnation,” “iFanboy,” “Pixel Perfect,” “Tekzilla,” “The Totally Rad Show” and “Webdrifter.” Episodes of these series can also be viewed at www.revision3.com and on each show’s individual site.

“Revision 3’s selection of the newly launched Popsauce Network as a key distribution partner further validates the attractiveness of our audience and our network to world-class content creators,” said Jeff Oscodar, ZVUE President and CEO. “We are confident that our audience will enjoy the top-flight comedic programming from Revision3, and that advertisers will be excited about reaching that audience through this programming.”

“We at Revision3 are excited to be able to give our fans another way to access their favorite shows,” said Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3. “Like Revision3, ZVUE with its Popsauce Network, is a digital media company for the people. Offering free and affordable access to hundreds of thousands of first-rate videos, the Popsauce Network shares Revision3’s commitment to a new generation of viewers.”

In addition to a wide variety of user generated content, the Popsauce Network has content licensing arrangements from major entertainment companies such as SonyBMG, Showtime, Warner Music, National Lampoon, Disney-ABC Television Group’s Stage 9 Digital Media (the creator of the new online hit “Squeegees”) and many others. The Popsauce Network consists of eight sites including eBaumsWorld.com — an online video pioneer with a 10-year track record–; Putfile.com; YourDailyMedia.com; Holylemon.com; UnOriginal.co.uk ;www.Dorks.com;FunMansion.com and ZVUE.com. As evidence of its commitment to culture-defining content, Popsauce Network recently signed distribution agreements with Next New Networks—to feature some of its content, including the wildly popular “Obama Girl” videos. The Popsauce Network’s foundation of humor is also reflected in its rich offering of online gaming and social networking features including video/photo sharing.

About Revision3
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet, Revision3 is a TV network for the web, creating and producing shows for a new audience: passionate fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture and music that entertain, educate and help to expand their life experiences.

The company was founded in 2005 by technology visionaries Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager, because they couldn’t find anything they wanted to watch on traditional television. The company is now led by Internet TV pioneer Jim Louderback. With more than 35 million downloads to date (and 4.2 million per month), Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3 to a wide range of platforms, including Apple iTunes, Hulu, DivX, YouTube and PyroTV. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple Nano, on a computer or a TV.

About ZVUE Corporation
ZVUE Corporation (NASDAQ: ZVUE) is a global digital entertainment company. Its Popsauce Network™ (comprised of eBaumsWorld.com, Putfile.com, Holylemon.com, UnOriginal.co.uk, YourDailyMedia.com, Dorks.com, FunMansion.com and ZVUE.com) is consistently among the top-five companies providing user-generated video online. ZVUE™ personal media players are mass-market priced and currently available for purchase online and in Wal-Mart stores throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.zvue.com.

ZVUE, HandHeld Entertainment, popsauce network, eBaum’s World, ZVUE Networks, eBaumsWorld.com, Putfile.com, HolyLemon.com, UnOriginal.co.uk,
YourDailyMedia.com, Dorks.com, FunMansion.com, and ZVUE.com are trademarks of ZVUE Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
“Safe Harbor” Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 Statements made in this release that are not historical in nature constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “expects,” “plans” “will,” “may,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “should,” “intends,” “estimates,” and other words of similar meaning. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified and consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with: (i) future financial results and financing requirements; (ii) development of new products and service offerings; (iii) the company’s ability to monetize, grow users and obtain synergies from acquired user-generated content providers; (iv) the company’s ability to integrate acquisitions; (v) the effectiveness, profitability, and marketability of the company’s current and prospective products and services; (vi), the impact of current, pending, or future legislation and regulation on the company’s industry; and (vii) the impact of competitive products, services, pricing or technological changes. More detailed information about the company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company’s Reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3/A, as amended, which was declared effective by the SEC on February 12, 2008. Such documents may be read free of charge on the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date of this press release, and the company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

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For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Shawna Seldon, The Rosen Group, 212 255 8455 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.


REVISION3 AND REVVER ANNOUNCE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

June 17th, 2008 at 10:24 by Rob Saurini in Press Releases

–Revision3’s Award-Winning Shows Now Available on the Revver Network–

LOS ANGELES and SAN FRANCISCO, June 16th, 2008Revision3, the TV network for the internet generation, and Revver, the first video sharing service powered by advertising, have announced that they have reached an agreement to bring Revision3’s award-winning shows to Revver’s global audience network.

Scam School, Revision3’s two-month old show about bar tricks, street cons and scams, will be the first to appear on the Revver network, followed shortly by episodes from Revision3’s production roster, which includes Diggnation, iFanboy, Tekzilla, and popSiren, as well as 2008 Webby Award winner The Totally Rad Show. Episodes from productions that have recently joined Revision3 – including Epic-Fu and WineLibraryTV – will also be featured on Revver.

The relationship will bring incremental advertising revenue to Revision3 through Revver’s pioneering revenue-sharing model, which has been in place since Revver launched in late 2005. In October, 2007, Revver announced that the company had shared one million dollars with video creators, the first online service to hit that benchmark. Under the terms of the agreement, Revision3 will also be able to sell ads against content that appears on Revver, for an additional share of revenues.

“We are thrilled to be working with Revision3,” said Kevin Wells, CEO of Revver. “They’re truly innovators when it comes to internet television. Our recent merger with Live Universe means that we now have more than 55 million monthly visitors to introduce to our content partners – and Revision3 is perfectly positioned to appeal to that audience.”

“Revver is a key partner in our distribution efforts,” said Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3. “They have consistently led the way in bringing new capabilities to online video, and we’re excited to bring our shows to their audience.”

The first episodes of Scam School to be featured on Revver can be found at www.revver.com/u/scamschool.

About Revision3
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. For more information, visit www.revision3.com.

About Revver
Revver is a revolutionary entertainment network that monetizes the best independently-produced media by delivering it to mainstream consumers through simple and flexible technology platforms, which include online, mobile and broadcast. Revver rewards producers by sharing a percentage of the advertising revenue generated, and also upholds content owners’ rights by not accepting copyright-infringing content. Revver streams more than 50 million videos a month to viewers around the world, and is part of the Live Universe family of companies. For more information, visit www.revver.com.

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For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Shawna Seldon, The Rosen Group, 212 255 8455 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.


Epic Fu Comes to Revision3

June 6th, 2008 at 09:22 by Jim Louderback in Announcements

This truly is an epic announcement. I’m overjoyed to say that the amazingly entertaining, cool and ground-breaking show Epic Fu is now a part of the Revision3 lineup.

You can read all about it in our Revision3 Epic Fu press release. But let me just add a few more comments.

First, if you’ve never seen Epic Fu, you are in for a BIG treat. The show is wonderfully produced, full of great information about the web and modern culture, and so fast paced, even the Taz the hyperactive Tasmanian Devil would love it.

Second, host Zadi Diaz is a legitimate force on the internet. She’s developed an amazingly strong and loyal fan base, and via their innovative social network, Epic Fu has created an awesome on-line community, called MIX that extends the experience of the show out in virtually every direction. I’m excited to both bring Revision3’s core audience into that community, and to learn from them as we extend and enhance the communities around our other shows.

Finally, producer Steve and Zadi are some of the nicest people I’ve ever had the privilege to work with. Someone said to me recently that the truly talented are the most humble and real, and that obnoxiously over the top egotists are comparatively lacking in the talent department. If that’s true, Steve and Zadi are prime examples. They are genuine, real, talented and wonderful to work with. I encourage you to watch, download and subscribe. I know you’ll quickly become a passionate Epic Fu fan… just like me!