SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 14, 2008 – Revision3, the TV network for the Internet generation, is on the prowl for the next great Internet superstars. Today, the company announces the launch of Revision3 Beta, which utilizes the strength and experience of Revision3 to identify upcoming talent and build the future of Internet television. Revision3’s partner in this initiative is Viddler, one of the web’s fastest growing video sites.
“We’re big fans of Viddler’s easy to use interface and powerful player,” said Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3. “By combining our creative expertise with their platform, we’re creating an environment that lets talented video creators build their expertise and audience.”
And Revision3 Beta isn’t just for tech geeks. The initiative is interested in every genre of programming–from scripted comedy and dramas to DIY and documentaries. The search is headed by Martin Sargent, director of acquisitions, Revision3, and host of Internet Superstar.
“Revision3 is establishing what we’re calling a ‘farm team’ of new shows,” said Sargent. “Shows that succeed in the farm system of Revision3 Beta – by acquiring audiences and building communities – have the opportunity to be called up to the majors of the main Revision3 site. Revision3 Beta will identify exceptional content producers and expose their programs to our vast fan base, parlaying these awesome new shows into the next big thing.”
As the landscape of new media becomes more and more crowded, it is increasingly difficult for talented content producers and hosts to find audiences for their shows. With no limit to the type or style of show, Revision3 Beta is interested in anything engaging and short form. Revision3 Beta will launch with approximately six shows in mid-September 2008, and will then open the door to all other content producers to submit their shows and join the exciting new lineup.
Content producers can submit programming at www.revision3beta.com.
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, YouTube, Blip.TV and TIVO. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple iPod Nano to a computer or a TV.
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