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200th Diggnation Reaches Milestone

April 29th, 2009 at 11:40 by Rob Saurini in Shows

Today marks a milestone in not only Revision3′s history, but that of internet television as a medium. Today we celebrate Diggnations’s 200th episode. The show started with a phone call from Kevin Rose to Alex Albrecht. They decided that since iTunes was going to be starting video podcasts, they should put one up. That call happened on a Tuesday and the first episode of Diggnation was posted that Thursday. With that, a revolution in online video began and since then an episode of Diggnation has gone up every week, pretty much without fail. Over the years, Kevin, Alex and their tireless producer David Prager have put tons of time and creativity into this show and have grown an audience of devoted and rabid fans that include celebrities, politicians, athletes, men, women and pets!

Recently we did a live Diggnation on stage at Stubbs in Austin during South By Southwest. Stubbs is the premiere venue in Austin and is the “place to be” during SXSW. When the owner of the venue looked out at the crowd of thousands of screaming fans who had come to see Diggnation that night, he said “I’ve never seen anything like this….this isn’t a band…this is two guys on a couch!” That’s true, but as we all know the show is much more than that. It’s authentic, hilarious, visionary, boozy, community driven and just plain fun. It’s truly a unique and watershed show and this is a moment to be acknowledged by the entertainment industry as a whole.

So, please join me in congratulating the team that makes Diggnation every week: Kevin, Alex, Prager, Hippie Glenn, Mauricio the editor and the Revision3 staff as a whole. The next two hundred episodes are going to be even better than the first!


DIGGNATION REACHES 200TH EPISODE MILESTONE

April 29th, 2009 at 08:07 by Michele Husak in Press Releases

San Francisco, CA – April 29, 2009 – Diggnation releases its 200th episode today, celebrating nearly four years of programming, well over 200 beers consumed and an audience that has consistently grown in size to hundreds of thousands of viewers weekly. The special Episode 200 of Diggnation is available beginning on Wednesday, April 29 at www.revision3.com/diggnation.

“Diggnation practically invented Internet television when it launched four years ago,” said Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3. “Hosts Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht were the first true Internet video stars, and along with their dedicated production team, they continue to create an award winning program each week – and bring new fans every day in to their huge community of viewers. We look forward to more success, more exciting content and more great beer in the years ahead.”

Episode 200 features hosts Kevin Rose (also founder of Digg) and Alex Albrecht running through the top stories on digg.com that have been creating buzz worldwide, including new Zune HD details emerging, the official verdict of the Pirate Bay trial and more.

In addition, the episode showcases a montage of past season highlights, from the first ever broadcast and tours of the Michelob brewing company to Kevin and Alex greeting fans at Comic-Con, SXSW Interactive, CES and Infineon Raceway, welcoming guest Jimmy Fallon to the program and hosting live shows in five different countries around the world.

“I am so very privileged and humbled to have had the opportunity to grow Diggnation from the infancy of Internet television to the forefront of a revolution in entertainment. It is the growing passionate community that has allowed us to make Diggnation what it is today and I can’t wait to continue producing the show to its next big milestone,” said David Prager, Co-Founder, Revision3 and Producer, Diggnation.

An irreverent news review show hosted by tech geeks/pop culture gurus Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose, Diggnation was first launched in 2005. Based on the most popular news stories from digg.com, Diggnation garners hundreds of thousands of viewers per episode and consistently ranks among the top programs available from Apple iTunes. Diggnation is a winner of the 2008 Webby People’s Voice Award in the “Technology” category. For more episode highlights, visit www.revision3.com/diggnation.

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


Scam School – Back In Session in SF!

April 27th, 2009 at 07:57 by Michele Husak in Live Events

Attention Scam School fans in the San Francisco Bay Area – we’ve got exciting news for you! We’ll be shooting several episodes of Scam School TONITE, Monday April 27th. What better way to spend your Monday night than to come out and see Brian Brushwood pulling scams and tricks in a local tavern? So drop what you’re doing, grab your friends and come out! Who knows, you might even get scammed and make it onto the show!

Hope to see you there!

Here are the details:
Date: Monday, April 27th
Time: 6:30p-9:30p
Location: McTeague’s Saloon, 1237 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA -
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Vote Diggnation in the Webby's

April 23rd, 2009 at 10:25 by Michele Husak in Announcements

Webby AwardsAs you may have seen on a recent episode of The Totally Rad Show, we’re immensely honored and flattered to hear that Diggnation was nominated for a Webby Award in the 13th annual Webby Awards!

Nominated for an award in the Online Film & Video: Technology category, Diggnation is up against some great shows like CNET TV and Boing Boing TV and others. No matter who wins, it’s great to see such great shows get recognized.

But it doesn’t stop there! Last year, Diggnation won the People’s Choice Award for best show in the Online Film & Video: Technology category and we’d love to see the Diggnation fanbase represent again and help us bring home the Webby again! So this is where you can get involved.

Head over to the Webby’s People Choice voting site, register and cast your ballot for Diggnation! Diggnation is for you, the loyal audience and we can’t do it without you – we appreciate your support!

In addition to Diggnation, Revision3 was recognized as Official Honorees in Online Film & Video: Systm for the How-To and DIY category and the Totally Rad Show for the Variety category. It’s great to see our shows get noticed and recognized as more and more people jump on the Internet TV bandwagon and watch our great shows.

Thanks!

Vote for Diggnation!


REVISION3 CEO HONORED AS STREAMING MEDIA ALL-STAR

April 20th, 2009 at 07:53 by Michele Husak in Press Releases

San Francisco, CA – April 20, 2009 – Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback has been named by Streaming Media to the Streaming Media All-Star Team, a comprehensive list of industry leaders who make up the most innovative, influential and important players in the online video arena. The full list and profile of each winner is available at http://www.streamingmedia.com/article.asp?id=11081.

Internet television visionary Jim Louderback was recognized for his ability to guide Revision3’s growth to a 3X increase in revenue and 6X increase in video views within 18 months. “It’s an honor to be highlighted by Streaming Media, and even more of an honor to be in such amazing company,” said Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3. “We’ve come so far as an industry, but there’s such tremendous potential just over the horizon. We’re looking forward to continuing to build out our amazing Revision3 viewing experience, while pushing Internet TV towards its destiny as the ultimate source of video-based entertainment and information.”

This year’s Streaming Media All-Star team—comprised of executives from companies such as Hulu, TiVo, Adobe Systems, Fox Interactive Media and Harvard University—were selected based not only on personal successes but also for their commitment to streaming media at large, whether in advancing it via technical innovation and business strategies or through efforts to educate the industry.

“This year’s Streaming Media All-Stars represent the diversity of the online video industry today, from the entertainment industry to education and the enterprise, and from hard-core technologists to conceptual visionaries,” says Streaming Media editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen. “But one thing ties them all together: A passion for online video that goes beyond merely advancing their own personal and professional agendas to pushing the entire industry forward. They’re all superstars, but they’re all team players, too.”

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


REVISION3 NAMED ALWAYSON ONHOLLYWOOD 100 WINNER

April 20th, 2009 at 07:50 by Michele Husak in Press Releases

San Francisco, CA – April 20, 2009 – Revision3, the TV network for the Internet generation, has been honored by AlwaysOn as a digital entertainment powerhouse. The company was named to the 2009 OnHollywood 100 List, an annual award given to private, emerging technology companies in the media and entertainment industries. Revision3 was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, customer traction and quality of innovation.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized by AlwaysOn as a top innovator that creates tremendous value for investors,” said Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3. “Revision3 will continue to pave the way for growth and success in the Internet television space, attracting new and lasting audiences as we move through 2009.”

Revision3 will be recognized at OnHollywood, held from April 27-29 at The Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood. OnHollywood is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the Hollywood digital entertainment and media elite. This two-day executive event features high-level debates on creating new opportunities, content strategies and monetization schemes in the video, music, gaming and mobile industries.

“This year’s OnHollywood 100 companies represent the future of entertainment and spotlight how technology and digital media have and will continue to deeply impact the entertainment industry as we know it,” said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn. “Despite the economic downturn, the pace of innovation continues to progress, making this year’s selection even more difficult. We are pleased to see what 2009 has in store for the entertainment industry and we are happy to reveal the 2009 OnHollywood 100.”

The OnHollywood 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2009 list.

The full OnHollywood 100 winners list can be found at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/31890.

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 AlwaysOn
ALWAYSON ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, ALWAYSON continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. ALWAYSON is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (STANFORD SUMMIT, ALWAYSON HOLLYWOOD, ALWAYSON MEDIA and GOINGGREEN) and quarterly print “blogozine” by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, ALWAYSON is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

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Contact:
Sarah Hawes
The Rosen Group for Revision3
sarah@rosengrouppr.com
646.695.7050


REVISION3’S DIGGNATION NOMINATED FOR 13TH ANNUAL WEBBY AWARD

April 16th, 2009 at 01:27 by Michele Husak in Press Releases

— 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.

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 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.

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