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REVISION3 PROGRAMS CLIMB TO THE TOP WITH SHOW VIEWS MORE THAN DOUBLING IN 2008

January 29th, 2009 at 05:00 by Michele Husak in Press Releases


— AUDIENCE NUMBERS REACH 46 MILLION WITH NEARLY ONE BILLION
MINUTES OF ENGAGEMENT —

San Francisco, CA – January 28, 2009 – Revision3 shows garnered a record number of views for 2008, catapulting its hit programs—including Diggnation, The Totally Rad Show and Tekzilla—into the next stratosphere of Internet super stardom. Views of Revision3’s programs have increased more than 140 percent year-over-year to over 46 million views in 2008 from 19 million views in 2007. In addition, the network reported a whopping 129 million segments viewed and nearly one billion minutes of engagement in 2008.

“Year after year, Revision3’s viewer engagement continues to rise, more than doubling in the past year alone. This fact, and our viewer numbers, are especially impressive when you consider that our viewers spend nearly an hour engaged in our long form programming, such as Diggnation and Tekzilla,” said Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3.

Revision3 has been at the forefront of Internet Television viewing, developing technologies and partnering with preexisting services to ensure viewers can access their favorite shows whenever and wherever they want.

As viewer engagement rises, so does the status of Revision3 programs. In 2008, Revision3’s Totally Rad Show was named “Best Produced” podcast by the 2008 Podcast Awards, Tekzilla was nominated for a Global Media Award and Fast Company named Systm one of the “Top 10 Gadget Sites on the Internet.” In addition, Scam School, Diggnation and Tekzilla were named to the “Best of iTunes 2008″ list, while Diggnation co-host Kevin Rose was declared the most famous man on the Internet by Inc. magazine. Revision3 has experienced increased advertising partnerships, adding EA, Zune, HP, Virgin America, NVIDIA, Sony, Axe, Squarespace, Dolby, NHSTA and Anheuser-Busch InBev to the company’s roster.

Revision3 programs include Diggnation, Tekzilla, The Totally Rad Show, The Digg Reel, Hak5, iFanboy, PixelPerfect, Scam School, Systm, Web Drifter and XLR8R TV.

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


Watch Revision3 on your XBox360 or PS3

January 26th, 2009 at 11:21 by Michele Husak in Shows

There’s nothing cooler than watching Revision3 shows on your TV. There are a lot of easy ways to do so (AppleTV, DiVX Connected Box etc.) but we know how many of you are avid gamers and have an XBox360 or a PlayStation3, so wouldn’t it be cool if you could use those devices to watch shows like Diggnation, Tekzilla or the Totally Rad Show on? Well now you can.

We’ve partnered with the fine people at GridNetworks to enable you to utilize your XBox360, PlayStation3 or any media device (that is UPnP enabled) to stream Diggnation, Tekzilla and the Totally Rad Show from your networked computer to your TV! It’s really easy, all you have to do is click over to the Revision3 on Gridcast TV page with all the information, install some software and then you’ll be all set!

We’re trying out this service to see if it’s something we want to use for all our shows, so please let us know what you think of it!

thanks.

[Update: 11/25/2011 - Our availability on Gridcast is no longer active. We've expanded to offering many great ways of viewing our HD video programming on your TV - check out the options here!]


More Diggnation with Jimmy Fallon!

January 21st, 2009 at 10:58 by Michele Husak in Shows

Seems like everyone has checked out the most recent episode of Diggnation which featured Jimmy Fallon as a guest. The conversation over on the forums has been great and it seems as if everyone really enjoyed watching Kevin and Alex hang out with Jimmy. If you want to see some more of Jimmy and Kevin and Alex, you should check out the blog over on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon website, where they’ve posted some video of Jimmy talking to the guys after the show was taped. Jimmy asks for advice on using technology and social media with his new show and Kevin and Alex share their thoughts about things like Twitter and interacting with the Diggnation audience.

You can watch the video below:

You can also check it out on Jimmy’s site.

thanks.


Revision3 Programming Schedule Update

January 19th, 2009 at 05:25 by Michele Husak in Shows

It’s a new year, we’ve got a new President in the US starting work tomorrow, so we figured it was a good time to make some changes to our programming schedule. If you’re an avid watcher of some of our shows, you’re probably aware of these changes as we’ve been mentioning them and slowly rolling them out in January, but this week marks the last change to our programming schedule for the time being.

The affected shows that are moving release times are:

  • Diggnation – releasing on Wednesday at 6 PM Eastern
  • Tekzilla – releasing on Thursdays at 6 PM Eastern

You can see the full Revision3 programming schedule on the Schedule page of Revision3.com
Hope everyone enjoys these new release times!

thanks.


LeVar Burton, Jimmy Fallon and Diggnation!

January 16th, 2009 at 09:54 by Michele Husak in Shows

It’s been a busy week for Diggnation! We were down in Los Angeles for the live Diggnation at the Digg Meetup at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, and wow, what a time it was. If you missed out on the live show, you can check out the photos and see how packed the place was and all the awesome people who came out to see Kevin and Alex do their thing live in LA.

One of the highlights of the show was that LeVar Burton, star of Roots, host of Reading Rainbow and “Geordi LaForge” on Star Trek: The Next Generation, came out to watch the show and even came on stage for an impromptu performance of the Reading Rainbow theme song! This event was so epic, that even the LA Times covered it. If you missed it, you can check it out here:

Follow LeVar Burton on Twitter! twitter.com/levarburton

The live show from LA will be released next week, on Diggnation’s new release date, Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 6 PM EST. Make sure you don’t miss it!

While down in LA, the guys shot the episode being released today, and they welcomed a special guest: Jimmy Fallon, former SNL Cast member, and the new host of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on NBC. Having Jimmy on the show was a blast and definitely make sure you check out today’s episode which is released at 6 PM EST. I’ve seen the episode and there are several laugh out loud moments, it’s definitely one to remember.

Follow Jimmy Fallon on Twitter – twitter.com/jimmyfallon

2009 is shaping up to be an awesome year already for Revision3 and Diggnation, so make sure you keep watching and tell your friends!
thanks.


Nominate Revision3 In the Streamy Awards!

January 15th, 2009 at 03:17 by Michele Husak in Polemics

We’re super excited about the Streamy Awards! A group of awards to celebrate and highlight video production developed specifically for online distribution and since that’s exactly what we do, we’re psyched to see the awards up and running. What’s even cooler is that The Streamy Awards are asking you, the audience to nominate the shows you like. So of course we’d be flattered if you’d be kind enough to nominate any of our fantastic shows that are created solely for distribution over the web.

How do you nominate a show? Head over to the Streamy Awards Nomination site and enter your favorite show, be it Diggnation, The Totally Rad Show, The Digg Reel, Tekzilla, Scam School or any of our other fine shows. You might want to nominate us in the following categories:

  • Best Hosted Series
  • Best Reality Web Series
  • Best Web Series Host
  • Best Editing
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Ad Integration in a Web Series

Any and all shows of ours you could nominate would be appreciated! Nominations close on January 23, 2009, so get in there and do some nominating!
thanks.


REVISION3’S TOTALLY RAD SHOW HONORS RADDEST OF 2008 IN MOVIES, TV AND GAMING

January 13th, 2009 at 02:54 by Rob Saurini in Press Releases

TAKING HOME THE GOLD: THE WRESTLER, LEFT 4 DEAD AND LOST

—SPECIAL EPISODE AVAILABLE STARTING TODAY, JAN. 13, AT 12:00 P.M. PST—

San Francisco, CA – January 13, 2009 – As awards season heads to a crescendo, Internet TV superstars Alex Albrecht, Dan Trachtenberg and Jeff Cannata, hosts of the Totally Rad Show name the “Raddest of 2008.” The awards show, available today at www.revision3.com/trs was filmed in front of a live audience, with the hosts honoring the Raddest in their core coverage areas of movies, TV and video in 2008.

And the awards are…

Totally Rad Movie of 2008: The Wrestler, a drama centered on retired professional wrestler Randy “The Ram” Robinson as he makes his way through the independent circuit, trying to get back in the game for one final showdown with his former rival.
“It’s the obvious pick and I feel very good about it.” – Jeff Cannata
“Wrestler is my #1 and our #1.” – Alex Albrecht

Totally Rad Video Game of 2008: Left 4 Dead, a co-operative, survival horror, first-person shooter video game. It was developed by Turtle Rock Studios, which was purchased by the Valve Corporation part-way into development. The game uses the Source game engine and is available for Windows-based personal computers and the Xbox 360.
“I cannot remember a game that has a higher fun per minute quotient than this game. There is more fun packed in this game, by design, than any game I can remember recently.” – Jeff Cannata

Totally Rad TV Show of 2008: Lost, an American serial drama television series. It follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a commercial passenger jet flying between Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. Each episode typically features a primary storyline on the island as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character’s life.
“[Lost] brings a seriousness to really geeky ideas… Every level that could be good – sound, picture – is all great in this show. ” – Dan Trachtenberg

Hosted by Alex Albrecht, Jeff Cannata and Dan Trachtenberg, the Totally Rad Show is Revision3’s explosion of movie, video game, TV and comics news and reviews. Four dudes in a garage. One green screen. A cubic ass-ton of enthusiasm. The Totally Rad Show is all about the feeling of sharing a great new movie, video game, TV show or comic. If it’s out there and it is rad, it is on the Totally Rad Show.

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, sarah@rosengrouppr.com


Diggnation – Live in LA – TOMORROW

January 13th, 2009 at 10:14 by Michele Husak in Live Events

We are looking forward to another successful Live Diggnation and Digg Meet Up event tomorrow night at the Knitting Factory in LA. We are expecting a full house so be sure to get there early. We will also have some gifts for the first 100 people at the door. Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Our good friend and Beautiful Bombshell, Candice Michelle the Go Daddy Girl will be making a special appearance at the event. For those of you who saw the last time she stopped by a live Diggnation, you know how much fun we can have:

Candice Michelle will be sticking around to sign autographs, take photos and have a few drinks with fans so be sure to introduce yourselves.

See you tomorrow night!

Details:
When:
January 14, 2009 – Doors open at 7 PM

Where:
Knitting Factory
7021 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, California 90028

Let everyone know you’re coming:
Upcoming.org Event Details
Facebook Event Details

We hope we see you there!

Digg Meetup - January 14th - Live Diggnation - LA


REVISION3 APPOINTS RYAN VANCE TO VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING AND PRODUCTION

January 12th, 2009 at 12:21 by Michele Husak in Press Releases

San Francisco, CA – January 7, 2009 – Internet television leader Revision3 has named Ryan Vance, seasoned television executive, executive producer and show runner, Vice President of Programming and Production. Based in Revision3’s San Francisco headquarters, Vance will spearhead production and programming efforts across Revision3’s wide network of shows. The announcement was made by Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback.

Prior to Revision3, Vance was executive producer at G4TV, where he managed all aspects of production, budget and development on multiple series and network specials, including America Ninja Challenge, X-Play, Free Stuff!, Live from E3, Live from Comic-Con, Icons, Cheat and more. In addition to his work at G4, Vance served as president and executive producer at Advance Media Productions, LLC, where he developed new shows for the Sci Fi Network, Reelz Channel and various new media outlets such as Gamefly.com, Championship Gaming Series and MiniMovieChannel.com.

Vance was also a series producer at Edelman Productions, where he was responsible for all aspects of production and post production for shows on HGTV and DIY Network, and held positions at Tech TV as series creator/show runner for the long running program X-Play and producer on Gamespot TV and Extended Play. Vance spent his early career in production at WB20 in San Francisco, Calif.

“Ryan Vance has been a true leader in both traditional and Internet television, said Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3. “I’m excited to bring his passion and creativity to Revision3, where he’ll be building truly Web-based entertainment—created exclusively for the Internet and geared to the Internet viewer. With his unique blend of experiences, he will be a great addition to our team, developing new programs and making our existing lineup the best it can be.”

Vance received his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Principia College.

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.


REVISION3 HIT PROGRAMS LIVE FROM CES!

January 12th, 2009 at 12:16 by Michele Husak in Press Releases

— TEKZILLA, HAK5 AND HACK COLLEGE AIRING EPISODES FROM NBC BOOTH
— ON CES SHOW FLOOR —

San Francisco, CA – January 7, 2009 – Revision3 is headed to Las Vegas this week for CES 2009, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, for live-blogging of the event and live programming from the show, in partnership with NBC. Coverage will be available at www.revision3.com/ces starting this Thursday, January 8, through the final day of CES, Sunday, January 11.

The full schedule of Revision3 programs includes:

Tekzilla Live
Date & Time: Thursday, January 8 – Saturday, January 10 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
Location: NBC Stage, Central Hall booth number 12133
Catch co-hosts Patrick Norton and Veronica Belmont filming their hit show Tekzilla LIVE. Tekzilla is a weekly product review, computer help and tech tips show on everything from iPods to camcorders, HD to the Internet, plus do it yourself projects.

Hak5 Live
Date & Time: Friday, January 9 – Saturday, January 10 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT
Location: NBC Stage, Central Hall booth number 12133
Watch hosts Darren Kitchen, Matt Lestock and Shannon Morse air their show LIVE. Hak5 is a weekly tech show that covers everything from network security, open source and forensics to DIY modding and the homebrew scene.

Hack College Live
Date & Time: Friday, January 9 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Location: NBC Stage, Central Hall booth number 12133
Check out Revision3 Beta’s Hack College hosts Kelly Sutton and Chris Lesinski tape LIVE from CES. Hack College is a show that educates the students of the world about effective, open source software, putting techno-political arguments in everyday language, and creating a cult of “Students 2.0.”

In addition to live programming, Revision3 executives will deliver presentations, including:

CES 2009
Speaker: Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3
Date & Time: Friday, January 9, 2009 from 3-4 p.m. PT
Topic: Teaching the TV to be Internet Savvy
Internet Protocol TV is now a viable service and delivery method. Cable and satellite operators are moving to switched video networks that emulate systems like Verizon’s FIOS service. Hard drive storage devices cache content as consumers snap up the Xbox 360, AppleTV and Vudu to store content. Do these initial implementations point to the future?

CES Connections Summit
Speaker: Ron Richards, Senior Director of Marketing & Product Management, Revision3
Date & Time: Thursday, January 8, 2009 from 2-3:15 p.m. PT
Topic: The Five Ws of Social Media
Social media evolution has taken the world by storm. Social networks, blogs, user generated content, and virtual worlds are empowering consumers to share their digital lives with others through different types of media. With this transition, CE device makers must meet evolving consumer needs, but how? Which features must these devices have? What are the business models? Questions abound. This panel explores the evolving landscape of social media, emerging business models, and the technology with which consumers will want to use these services.

Revision3 executives and show hosts will be available at the NBC booth located at Central Hall, booth number 12133.

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.