—PRESENTED BY GO DADDY, “DIGG MY COUCH” SWEEPSTAKES GIVES VIEWERS THE CHANCE TO ENTER THE COOLEST DIGGNATION CONTEST EVER—
San Francisco, CA – October 2, 2008 – “Diggnation,” the hit weekly tech/web culture show, announces the “Digg My Couch” Sweepstakes in partnership with GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name registrar. Diggnation episodes are shot every week on a couch – and now, viewers are getting the chance to make that YOUR couch!
Viewers who use the coupon code “diggcouch” when they make a purchase at Go Daddy until October 22, 2008 are automatically entered to win. In addition, contestants will receive 10 percent off the entire order. Check out www.godaddy.com to place your order and enter to win. Viewers can also enter the sweepstakes by visiting http://revision3.com/diggcouch.
One lucky winner will be selected to have Alex and Kevin shoot an episode of Diggnation from their very own living room. Deadline for all contest entries is October 22, 2008.
An irreverent news review show hosted by tech geeks/pop culture gurus Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose, Diggnation was launched in 2005. Based on the top news stories from digg.com, Diggnation has more than 170 episodes available online, garners over 200,000 viewers per episode and consistently ranks among the top programs available from Apple iTunes.
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.
In addition to Diggnation, Alex is a co-creator of the raddest show on the net, The Totally Rad Show, Revision3’s explosion of movie, video game, TV, comic news and reviews.
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.
Prior to founding Digg and Revision3, Kevin was a co-host of the popular technology television programs Attack of the Show on the G4 Network and The Screen Savers on TechTV. During Kevin’s tenure at The Screen Savers, a live TV program focusing on computers and technology, it was the highest rated show on TechTV, reaching 55 million households. Before working at TechTV, Kevin worked for several technology startups as well as for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet, Revision3 is the home of Internet Television, creating and producing shows for a new audience: passionate, committed 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 iTunes, YouTube, Joost, Hulu, Viddler, Blip.TV and TIVO. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple iPod to a computer or a TV.
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