— VOTE FOR DIGGNATION TO WIN WEBBY PEOPLE’S VOICE AWARD —
— SYSTM AND TOTALLY RAD SHOW NAMED OFFICIAL HONOREES —
San Francisco, CA – April 16, 2009 – Finalists for the 13th Annual Webby Awards were announced, and Revision3’s Diggnation is in the running for the Online Film & Video, Best Technology category. The popular weekly tech/Web culture show Diggnation, which airs on the leading Internet TV network Revision3.com, took home the coveted Webby People’s Voice Award last year.
“Diggnation is truly an Internet phenomenon—and it’s an honor that the top industry visionaries at the Webbys are recognizing Revision3’s efforts in delivering quality content,” said Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3. “Likewise, it was amazing to be honored by the fans last year with the Webby People’s Voice Award for Diggnation, and we plan to come out swinging to defend our title.”
The Webby People’s Voice Award title is voted on by the global Web community. From now until April 30, Diggnation fans can cast their votes for The Webby People’s Voice Awards at http://pv.webbyawards.com.
In addition, two Revision3 shows were recognized as outstanding entries and named Official Honorees in Online Film & Video—Systm for the How-To and DIY category and the Totally Rad Show for the Variety category. With nearly 10,000 entries received from all 50 states and over 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 15 percent of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.
This year’s nominees were announced in a special episode of Revision3’s Totally Rad Show, a Webby People’s Voice Winner in the Online Film & Video, Variety category in the 12th Annual Webby Awards, available now at www.revision3.com/trs/nubbins. Webby winners will be announced on May 5, 2009 and honored at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Seth Meyers in New York City on June 8. Winners will be able to share one of the Webbys famous five-word speeches with the world. Past Webby Award winners—and their speeches—include Al Gore (“Please don’t recount this vote.”), Beastie Boys (“Can anyone fix my computer?”) and Stephen Colbert (“Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.”).
Diggnation has consistently been lauded by fans and critics alike. An irreverent news review show hosted by tech geeks and pop culture gurus Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose, Diggnation launched in 2005 and has more than 195 episodes available online. The show, based on the top news stories from digg.com, garners over 200,000 viewers per episode and consistently ranks among the top programs available from Apple iTunes.
“Nominees like Diggnation are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year.”
The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, R/GA’s Chief Bob Greenberg, “Simpson’s” creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington and Harvey Weinstein.
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 The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; Getty Images; The Barbarian Group; Digital Kitchen; Wired; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.