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The Totally Rad Show Hits PAX – Meetup Info

August 26th, 2008 at 08:37 by Michele Husak in Live Events

The Penny Arcade Expo is becoming one of the fastest growing and exciting events for fans of video games. And there are no bigger fans of video games than Alex, Jeff and Dan of the Totally Rad Show here on Revision3. So in addition to all the great companies and video game developers and the great music lined up to appear at PAX 2008 (like Jonathan Coulton!), the Totally Rad Show will also be in attendance! If you’re attending PAX 2008, be sure to plan to attend the Totally Rad Show meetup!

When: Saturday, August 30, 2008 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub – 1916 Post Alley, Pike Place Market – Seattle (between Stewart & Virginia Streets)
http://www.kellsirish.com/

So mark calendars, make your plans now and don’t miss your chance to hang out with the Totally Rad Show and talk video games, movies and whatever else!

RSVP on the Facebook Event


Ride the Revision3 Train to San Jose!

August 21st, 2008 at 03:18 by Michele Husak in Live Events

Of course you’re well aware of the upcoming Diggnation live in San Jose next week on August 26th at NVISION’08, right? Diggnation is going to be held at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, which has a capacity of 4,000! We want to fill those seats and get the show rocking!

If you’re like us and you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’re probably wondering how to get to San Jose. Well wonder no longer! Not only do we have all the information you need to get to the Diggnation show, but we have an exciting announcement!

If you’re planning on taking Caltrain down to the event, you are invited to join the OFFICIAL Revision3/Diggnation train ride down to San Jose. Revision3 employees will be boarding a specific train from San Francisco headed to San Jose and we want you to come party with us on the way down! It’s BYOB (yes you can drink on the train, responsibly and if you’re over 21 of course), but we’ll be bringing some Revision3 swag to giveaway to anyone who comes along. So grab your buddies and head to the train to go see Diggnation Live! This is a great opportunity to cause a Diggnation Flash Mob on Caltrain and ride down in style with other San Francisco Diggnation fans and help us pack the house in San Jose. Don’t forget that the show in San Jose is 100% FREE!

Here are all the details:
Meet up @ 4PM at 4th St & King St in San Francisco’s Caltrain Station. Look for people holding Revision3 signs by the track entrance for the 4:19 train.
The train leaves @ 4:19 and arrives @ 5:27, so be sure to come early!

UPDATE: From San Jose Diridon Station, you can take a free shuttle (called DASH) which will drop you off to the destination. So, no need to pay $1.75. The DASH will leave at 5.29 and 5.37pm. [Thanks to divyamistry]

From Caltrain (San Jose) Cahill St. & Crandall St. we depart by bus [$1.75] @ 5:33. We are dropped off on San Fernando St. and walk NE to Alamaden Blvd., turn right and arrive at 255 Almaden Blvd. San Jose, California 95113 where NVISION 2008 and the show will take place at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

Driving Directions
If you’re heading down by car, you’ll miss the party on the train, but that’s ok, especially if you’re carpooling. Here are directions to the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

Hope to see you there!

thanks.


Vote Revision3 at SXSW

August 21st, 2008 at 10:04 by Michele Husak in Live Events

The SXSW Interactive event in Austin Texas has become one of the best meeting places for the future of this thing we’re all caught up in called New Media. It has become the gathering place for the creators and business of Interactive and New Media and an event we wouldn’t miss for the world – great panels, great parties, great people – it’s really a cool conference, which is a tough thing to pull off.

One of the things that’s super cool about SXSW is that it’s very involved and participatory. So much so that they ask for our and your help in picking the panels that will be presented at the conference. By registering at their nifty Panel Picker you can let your voice be heard by voting on the panels you think are interesting and you’d be interested in attending.

I’d be remiss in failing to mention that Revision3 has got a bunch of panels that were submitted to SXSW Interactive – you can see and vote for them all at the SXSW Panel Picker. So if you have a few minutes, please take a look and check out what we have to offer at SXSW. We’re pretty psyched about what we have to offer, with some interesting and relevant topics to share with our industry and help facilitate some good conversations. So take a look and of course, vote for us and help us get on the panels at SXSW!

Revision3 Panels at SXSW >

thanks.


Watch Revision3 on TIVO and Metacafe

August 20th, 2008 at 04:02 by Michele Husak in Announcements

It’s been a very busy summer here at Revision3 in case you haven’t noticed. In addition to creating and releasing great shows like Diggnation and Internet Superstar, we’ve added Epic Fu and Wine Library Reserve and have got even more great shows coming. But building the next generation of television isn’t just about creating shows. No, it’s also about using the technology that we’re lucky to have access to help complete our mission. And what is that mission exactly? We want our viewers to enjoy our shows anywhere, anytime and on any device.

Part of executing on that mission involved working with great partners to get our shows on their platforms or devices and we get super psyched when we do launch on a device or platform as cool as TIVO or Metacafe. So you can imagine my excitement in being able to share with you all that we’re proud to announce that you can now watch Revision3 on your TIVO or on Metacafe!

TIVO defined what the Digital Video Recorder is to many of us. Every DVR that has been released has looked to TIVO to try and emulate their awesome experience. So now, if you head over to their VIDEO DOWNLOADS section, you will see EVERY Revision3 show on there for your enjoyment. So, if you own a TIVO go ahead and sample our shows, subscribe to your favorite and enjoy our shows in their full resolution glory on your TV!

But if you like watching your video on the web and you’re a fan of the excellent site Metacafe, you can now head over to our channel on Metacafe at www.metacafe.com/revision3/. There you can check out all our great shorter form shows for quick and fun video viewing.

We’re doing our best to bring our shows to you everywhere you want them to be, and the best part is, there’s even more great things coming. Stay tuned and keep watching as much Revision3 as you can and don’t forget to tell your friends.

Thanks.


DIGGNATION LIVE at NVISION '08

August 20th, 2008 at 10:08 by Rob Saurini in Press Releases

JOIN DIGGNATION HOSTS FOR A LIVE EPISODE AT NVISION ‘08

Who: Kevin Rose, host of “Diggnation,” founder of Digg and co-founder of Revision3; Alex Albrecht, host of “Diggnation” and co-creator of “The Totally Rad Show

What: Join Kevin and Alex on their home turf in the Bay Area for a LIVE taping of Diggnation, the wildly popular tech/Web culture show based on the top digg.com social bookmarking news stories, during NVISION® 2008, NVIDIA’s three-day visual computing mega-event. Kevin and Alex will talk about the biggest stories from the Internet, the real world, Hollywood culture and the world of visual computing.

Produced by NVIDIA, the world leader in visual computing technologies, NVISION 08 will bring together the industries’ most remarkable innovators in the computing and technology industries’, including thousands of engineers, designers, developers, researchers, artists, gamers, film makers and more.

When: Tuesday, August 26, 2008
             6:30 p.m. PST

Where: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
              255 Almaden Blvd.
              San Jose, California

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.

For more information, contact Shawna Seldon, 212.255.8455 ext. 212 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.


LIVE FROM NVISION 08…IT’S DIGGNATION!

August 19th, 2008 at 09:43 by Rob Saurini in Press Releases

Weekly Tech, Web Culture Show Based on the Top Digg.com Social Bookmarking News Stories Will Appear at Visual Computing Mega-Event

SANTA CLARA, CA – August 15, 2008 – NVIDIA today announced that Diggnation will go live from NVISION® 08, the three-day visual computing mega-event. Diggnation is a weekly tech/web culture show from Revision3, based on the top digg.com social bookmarking news stories presented by co-hosts Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose.

Diggnation Live will be hosted on Tuesday, August 26th starting at 6:30 P.M. PST at the Center of Performing Arts in San Jose, California. Attendance is first come, first served, and free for all Diggnation fans!

“With its hundreds of thousands of passionate fans, Diggnation has become a phenomenon like no other on the web,” said Rob Csongor, vice president of corporate marketing, NVIDIA. “We’re excited to bring the passion of Diggnation to NVISION. In true Diggnation fashion, Alex and Kevin will talk about the biggest stories from the Internet, the real world, Hollywood culture, and the world of visual computing. We can’t wait!”

About Diggnation
Diggnation is a weekly tech/web culture show based on the top digg.com social bookmarking news stories presented by co-hosts Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose.

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, Domino’s, 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 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.

About NVISION 08
Taking place on August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California, NVISION 08 is a three-day mega-event for professionals and enthusiasts who are passionate about visual computing. Thousands of engineers, designers, developers, researchers, artists, enthusiasts, gamers, film makers, business professionals, and consumers from around the world are expected to attend. Registration for NVISION 08 conference is now open at: www.amireg.com/nvision08/intro.html.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro® products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. NVIDIA’s inaugural NVISION 08 conference will be held August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com and www.nvision2008.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, uses, impact and capabilities of visual computing; and the events and attendees of the NVISION 08 conference are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: rescheduling or cancellation of the NVISION 08 conference events; the development of technology; the impact of competition and our competitors’ products and technologies as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended April 27, 2008. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

Copyright © 2008 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, NVISION, GeForce, Quadro, and Tesla are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks, and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.


TV Week Profiles Revision3

August 18th, 2008 at 10:44 by Michele Husak in Polemics

TV Week has got a great breakdown of several of the Internet Television networks out on the web including Revision3. We love what we do here at Revision3 and it’s amazing to see other networks out there helping to spread the good word about Internet Television. They say the “Revolution will be Televised” and it really is folks, except that now, the Revolution will be Downloaded (or streamed). There is also a poll on the article asking readers who they think will be the next big television studio, so be sure to vote for your favorite *cough* Revision3 *cough*.

And let’s not forget that TV Week refers to our own Martin Sargent as “the greatest comedic talent on the Web” which is a fact we’ve known for quite a long time!

Thanks.


Revision3 Brings Hak5 Into the Fold

August 14th, 2008 at 12:04 by Jim Louderback in Announcements, Shows

Although we’ve been expanding the topics we cover here at Revision3, we always have a sweet spot for the hard core tech. It’s where we came from, and SYSTM and Tekzilla are still among our biggest shows. So when I met the guys from the popular online video show Hak5 at our NY Diggnation in June, naturally the conversation steered towards hooking up.

And hook up we did! I’m pleased to announce that Hak5 is coming over to Revision3, and will join our stable of oustanding online video programming. The three year old program will debut here the week of September 8th, and even more exciting for existing fans: it’s moving from monthly to weekly!

It’s been an interesting summer for Hak5. Their studios were flooded back in the spring, which resulted in a completely new set. The good news is that they built out an amazing area to shoot in, which should add even more depth and visual interest to the show.

We’re glad to have them on board. Please join me in welcoming the team from Hak5 to Revision3! I can’t wait to see the first episode (I hear it involves a pineapple, but that’s all I’ll say).

Jim Louderback


Revision3 Launches Incubator – "Revision3 Beta"

August 14th, 2008 at 11:52 by Jim Louderback in Announcements

In the bad old days, if you want to get a show on TV you had to head to Hollywood, suck up to guys with more pinky rings than sense, and pimp yourself out for years before getting your dream on the air.

The alternative? Local access cable. Party on Wayne.

But the internet has changed all that. Now anyone with a dollar and a dream (and a video camera) can create entertaining, compelling and fascinating content – and then post it for all the world to see. Alas, just because you put it up doesn’t mean you’ll build an audience.

That’s where we come in. Our Revision3 shows have proven that all kinds of concepts, shows and hosts can build big audiences. But there are way more shows than even we can bring through Revision3′s destination site. But we want to help the next crop of talented show producers develop their skills and find and audience. So today we’re launching Revision3 Beta, our farm team of up and coming shows.

This is not just another user-generated video site. Not anyone can become a Revision3 Beta show. We’re going to be hand picking a small group of shows with promise, and then we’ll be launching them inside our new Revision3 beta destination site – and then helping them to develop. Who’s leading the way here? None other than the internet’s Martin Sargent, who along with being an amazingly creative show host and producer is gifted at spotting and nurturing creative talent.

Got a show you’ve been slaving over? Head over to Revision3 Beta and upload it for Martin to look at. Even if we don’t pick it up for Revision3 Beta, he’ll spend some time giving you feedback and helping you craft the next best thing.

What sort of shows will you find on Revision3 Beta? We’re not saying yet – but we’ve got a half-dozen cool new shows lined up that we’ll be launching in mid September, right on the Revision3 Beta site.

Oh, and one last shout out to the great folks at Viddler, one of our favorite online video destinations. Revision3 Beta is powered by Viddler, which will make it simple to create, upload, watch and promote our new lineup of shows.

So if you’ve got a great show, upload it to Revision3 Beta today. And look for our mid-September launch of the first crop of what we’re confident will become the next big things in Internet Television.

Jim Louderback


REVISION3 ADDS HAK5 PROGRAM TO HIT LINEUP

August 14th, 2008 at 11:41 by Rob Saurini in Press Releases

—NEW EPISODES INVITE GEEKS AND HACKERS TO ‘TRUST YOUR TECHNOLUST’—

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 14, 2008 – Revision3, the TV network for the Internet generation, today announced that it is bringing Hak5, a home-grown hit series fusing underground culture and mainstream IT, to its weekly lineup of pop culture shows. Covering everything from network security, open source software and forensics, to Do It Yourself projects and the homebrew scene, new episodes of Hak5 will launch September 8th on Revision3 at www.revision3.com/hak5.

“Back when we launched Tekzilla, a few fans accused us of ripping off Hak5’s brick-encrusted set. The correlation was spurious, but rather than alienate the industry’s top hackers, we decided it would be better to team up with Hak5 instead,” said Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3. “Seriously, it’s great to have such a hardcore hacking show round out our coverage for tech fanatics everywhere. And given the street cred of the Hak5 team, I’d rather have them with us than against us.”

Hak5, known as a hybrid of technology and geek humor, has been put together by a band of IT ninjas, security professionals and gaming enthusiasts since 2005. Within its first few months on-air the show had become a hit among tech enthusiasts as well as mainstream media, and currently attracts fans from around the world.

“With this partnership we intend to focus solely on delivering the kind of unique and high quality content our loyal viewers have come to expect”, said Darren Kitchen, Producer, Hak5. “We’re excited to become a part of Revision3’s great lineup of shows – and to extend our devoted audience in the near future.”

The first episode of Hak5 will launch on Revision3 on September 8, 2008. Episodes will be hosted by Darren Kitchen, Matt Lestock and Shannon Morse and will appear regularly every Wednesday at 12 p.m. EST.

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.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact: Sarah Hawes, 212 255 8455 or sarah@rosengrouppr.com.