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Diggnation – Episode 177 – Multiview Diggnation Remix!

November 21st, 2008 at 04:00 by Rob Saurini in Uncategorized

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TV’S INTERACTIVE FUTURE ARRIVES TODAY, COMBINING SOCIAL MEDIA WITH PERSONAL CONTROL

November 21st, 2008 at 12:07 by Michele Husak in Press Releases

—REVOLUTIONARY MULTI-CAMERA INTERFACE DELIVERS FIVE CONCURRENT VIDEO STREAMS TO DIGGNATION VIEWERS, PUTTING THEM IN CHARGE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER—

San Francisco, CA – November 21, 2008 – Forget holograms, the next real video breakthrough is here from Internet video pioneers Revision3 and BitGravity. On November 21st at 6 p.m. EST, Revision3 will unveil a one of a kind episode of its hit show, providing a unique, interactive way for viewers to watch hosts Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht discuss the week’s top stories from Digg.com.

Using breakthrough technology from Internet video network BitGravity, fans will get to choose from five simultaneous and separate video streams, putting them in control of what they watch. Episode #177—”Your Diggnation Remix”—will be available at http://www.revision3.com/remix.

“Diggnation was the first successful social video program featuring some of the top content voted on by the Digg community,” said Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3. “Now we’re taking that to the next logical level, letting viewers control camera angles and other elements of the viewing experience. It’s a brand new and revolutionary way to give our viewers even more control, and more ownership, of the programs they love.”

“Internet users have these amazing computers and high speed Internet connections; there’s no reason we have to replicate what we see on TV over the Internet—we have the opportunity to change the experience, play with new ideas, and allow available technology to take us to the next step. We’re here to enable innovation and change the way people get their entertainment—it’s pretty amazing what can be done by simply having fun with our API,” said Barrett Lyon, CTO and co-founder of BitGravity.
The full-on experience of “Your Diggnation Remix” will be available online at http://www.revision3.com/remix. The director’s cut of the show will be available for viewers to view and download through the show’s web site at www.diggnation.com, and Revision3’s 40 distribution partners. For more information on BitGravity’s network and APIs, go to www.bitgravity.com/interactive.

An irreverent weekly tech/web culture show hosted by tech geeks/pop culture gurus Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose, Diggnation was launched in 2005. Based on some of the top news stories from social news site Digg, Diggnation has more than 175 episodes available online, garners over 200,000 viewers per episode and consistently ranks among the top programs available from Apple iTunes.

About Revision3
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 60 million views to date (and six 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.

About BitGravity
BitGravity, Inc., was founded by Barrett Lyon and Perry Wu who built the first content delivery network (CDN) optimized to instantaneously deliver HD-quality video on demand, live and via interactive applications to massive audiences on the Internet. The company is based in Burlingame, CA and is privately held, with strategic investment from Allen & Company, Tata Communications and private investors. To learn more, please see www.BitGravity.com.

Contact:

For Revision3: Sarah Hawes, 646.695.7050, sarah@rosengrouppr.com

For BitGravity: Danielle Adragna, 408-398-6433, dadragna@bitgravity.com

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Behind the Scenes of the Digg Reel with Scam School!

November 20th, 2008 at 05:38 by Michele Husak in Shows

The Digg Reel – Behind the Scenes from revision3 on Vimeo.

This week’s edition of The Digg Reel was a very special episode, as Brian Brushwood, host of Scam School, joined Andrew Bancroft to bring some “magic” to this week’s batch of online videos. David Prager snuck into the planning of the shoot with a camera and caught some of the behind the scenes action as Brian and Andrew entertained the The Digg Reel production staff. We thought everyone would get a kick out of seeing it, so watch the above video and enjoy!


Revision3 Programming Now Available on RADUS

November 18th, 2008 at 02:02 by Michele Husak in Press Releases

SAN BRUNO, CA (November 18, 2008) – Revision3, the TV network for the Internet generation, will begin syndicating its entire catalogue of shows including Tekzilla, Diggnation, and The Totally Rad Show on RADUS, the web’s newest way to experience digital-rich media across leading computer and social networking services, including Facebook and MySpace.

“RADUS delivers a fascinating new way to watch and share rich media,” says Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3. “It brings everything together in an intelligently elegant way and we are extremely pleased to join their growing network of premium content providers.”

Both RADUS and Revision3 are committed to delivering innovative programming that is provided free to consumers and designed to take advantage of RADUS’s streamlined navigation and media search capabilities. Revision3 will make each show accessible in multiple, high-audio-and-visual quality formats. The shows can also be viewed at Revision3 and on each show’s individual site.

“RADUS was designed to knock down one of the last remaining barriers to mass consumer adoption of rich media —the lack of a consistent user experience”, says Scott Rankine, CEO of RADUS, Inc. “People want to experience and discover content in a way that works best for them.”

About RADUS:
Founded in 2007, RADUS, Inc. develops advanced content syndication and social networking software solutions for desktop, mobile, and home entertainment applications. RADUS provides access to rich media content from hundreds of leading providers and can easily be customized, enabling users to add their own websites, feeds, social communities, news sources, video links, photographs, blogs, and more.

About Revision3
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 60 million views to date (and six million per month), Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3 to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, RADUS, 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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For more information visit http://www.radus.com


Scam School Taping in San Francisco!

November 13th, 2008 at 06:03 by Rob Saurini in Live Events

Brian Brushwood, the master of Revision3′s cons and scams and host of “Scam School” will be in the Bay Area next week to film new episodes, and YOU are invited to be there!

Hang out with Brian and the crew, and you may even get cast in an upcoming episode!

The Scam School shoots will take place:

Wednesday, Nov 19th
Time: 6p-10p
Bacchus Kirk
925 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA
http://www.bacchuskirk.org/

Thursday, Nov 20th
Time: 6p-10p
McTeague’s Saloon
1237 Polk Street
(Between Bush & Fern Street)
San Francisco, CA
http://is.gd/7ftW

We’d love to see you there!


REVISION3 ANNOUNCES RECORD RESULTS FOR 2008

November 10th, 2008 at 06:22 by Michele Husak in Press Releases

COMPANY BOLSTERS MARKET POSITION WITH HIGH AUDIENCE NUMBERS, NEW PROGRAMMING AND STRONG REVENUE GROWTH

San Francisco, CA – November 10, 2008 – Revision3, the TV network for the Internet generation, today announced impressive growth for 2008. With revenue tripling in the past year, viewership growing to 140 million minutes of engagement monthly and more than 60 advertising partners, Revision3 enjoys strong momentum and increased market penetration as the company moves into 2009.

“Despite today’s tumultuous economic climate, Revision3 is making huge strides, dramatically increasing both viewership and revenue,” said Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3. “Like everyone else, we’re being cautious in how we approach 2009, but we anticipate continued growth over the coming months.”

Revision3 2008 highlights include:

  • Increased content distribution: Revision3 has signed more than 40 new deals with content providers over the past year, including Hulu, YouTube, MySpace and Yahoo.
  • Higher audience percentages: With reach doubling in 2008, Revision3 maintains a strong connection with the male, age 18-34 audience. Revision3 continues to grow a passionate fan base that is committed to its professionally produced, edgy and smart programming.
  • Advertising Effectiveness: Revision3 delivers the most effective advertising products in the industry, with 99.9 percent audience sponsor recall. In addition, 48 percent of Revision3’s audience has purchased a product or service from one of the company’s sponsors.
  • Strong programming lineup: The network continues to produce hit shows, including Diggnation, The Totally Rad Show, Tekzilla and more—with more than six million show views and 140 million minutes of engagement each month.
  • Success in the vertical markets: Revision3 has seen tremendous success in helping vertical markets reach the elusive 18-34 year old male market, including beverages, government, financial, airlines and more.
  • Key advertising partnerships: Revision3 has developed strategic partnerships with Air Force, EA, Sony, Anheuser-Busch, Dolby, Virgin America, Go Daddy, Zune, Dr. Pepper, Carmex, Adobe, Microsoft and Axe.

About Revision3
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 60 million views to date (and six 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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Contact: Shawna Seldon, 212 255 7541 or shawna@rosengrouppr.com.


REVISION3 HIT PROGRAMS EARN INDUSTRY ACCOLADES

November 6th, 2008 at 12:30 by Michele Husak in Press Releases

2008 PODCAST AWARDS, GLOBAL MEDIA AWARDS AND FAST COMPANY HONOR REVISION3

San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2008 – Revision3, the TV network for the Internet generation, today announced that its shows have been recognized by three respected awards programs. The Podcast Awards 2008 nominated two shows on Revision3, the Global Media Awards nominated Tekzilla in the “Outstanding Long Form – Informational” category and Fast Company named Systm one of the “Top 10 Gadget Sites on the Internet.”

The 2008 Podcast Awards: Online media fans submitted nominations for their favorite shows in the Podcast Awards 2008, an audience-based awards program recognizing the best video and audio podcasts. Revision3 programs were nominated in the following categories:

  • Totally Rad Show for “Best Produced” and “Best Podcast” – The Totally Rad Show is Revision3′s explosion of movie, video game, TV and comics news and reviews, hosted by Alex Albrecht, Jeff Cannata and Dan Trachtenberg.
  • Diggnation for “Best Podcast” – Hosted by Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose, Diggnation is a weekly tech/web culture show based on the top digg.com social bookmarking news stories.

Viewers can place their votes – once every 24 hours – at http://www.podcastawards.com/ until November 6, 2008.

The Global Media Awards: The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) – the organization that also hands out television’s Emmy awards – and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) nominated Revision3’s weekly digital technology show Tekzilla for one of its inaugural Global Media Awards. The show was recognized in the “Outstanding Long Form – Informational” category. The Global Media Awards will be presented at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on January 8, 2009 at the opening night of the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show. For more information, visit http://globalmediaawards.org/.

Fast Company: Revision3’s weekly Do It Yourself show, Systm, was highlighted by Fast Company as a “Top 10 Gadget Sites on the Internet,” proclaiming the show one of the best sources of information and ideas on DIY and modding your tech. For more information on Fast Company’s list, visit http://www.fastcompany.com/articles/2008/09/ten-gadget-sites.html.

About Revision3
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 60 million views to date (and six 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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Contact: Sarah Hawes, 646 695 7050 or sarah@rosengrouppr.com.