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SOCIAL MEDIA MAVENS COLLIDE: ASHTON KUTCHER JOINS INTERNET TV PHENOMENON DIGGNATION LIVE IN LAS VEGAS AT THE LUXURIOUS PALMS HOTEL AND CASINO

July 29th, 2009 at 12:14 by Rob Saurini in Press Releases

Who: Ashton Kutcher, actor, producer and co-founder of Katalyst, will sit down with the hosts of Diggnation, the nation’s hottest pop culture-centric Internet TV show: Kevin Rose, founder of Digg and co-founder of Revision3, and Alex Albrecht, co-creator of The Totally Rad Show.

What: Join actor, producer and co-founder of Katalyst Ashton Kutcher as he sits down with Diggnation hosts and Internet superstars Kevin Rose & Alex Albrecht to raise a frosty pint while talking life, pop culture and the top stories from Digg.com. Combined, Kevin Rose (@kevinrose), Alex Albrecht (@alexalbrecht) and Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) reach over 4 million people on Twitter.

Diggnation’s first ever LIVE taping from Sin City is free and open to the public, so don’t miss the chance to see Rose, Albrecht and Kutcher as they run through the latest stories from the Internet that have been creating buzz worldwide.

Revision3’s Diggnation is based on the top stories found on digg.com, a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web. From the biggest online destinations to the most obscure blog, Digg surfaces the best stuff as voted on by our users. Digg now has nearly 35 million unique visitors per month and is the most popular online social news destination.

Diggnation Live in Las Vegas!
When: Wednesday, August 5; 5:00pm PST
Where: The Pearl- Palms Concert Theater
The Palms Hotel and Casino
4321 Flamingo Road
Las Vegas

For press accreditation or to schedule an interview with Revision3, contact Rachel Konik, 646-695-7049, rachelk@rosengrouppr.com.

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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.


Diggnation LIVE in Las Vegas with Ashton Kutcher

July 29th, 2009 at 11:45 by Michele Husak in Live Events

Diggnation LIVE in Las VegasIn less than one week Diggnation will be rolling into Sin City for the first Diggnation in Las Vegas in front of a live audience. And we want YOU to be in the audience for this one, because it’s going to be blast as we welcome actor and Twitter celebrity ASHTON KUTCHER for a guest appearance on the couch. Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht will be sharing a drink with Ashton Kutcher as they discuss the top stories from Digg.com, LIVE at the PALMS in Las Vegas.

If you live in or near the Las Vegas area, we’d love to have you and your friends attend. This live show is free and open to the public so the more Diggnation fans representing, the better! Don’t miss your chance to see Kevin, Alex and Ashton Kutcher live, in person and talking about the stories you dugg on Digg.com! This is definitely a once in a lifetime event and one of the most exciting live Diggnations ever!

UPDATE – This event will be 18 and up

Here are all the details:

Facebook Event
let everyone know that you’re coming!

When:
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 – 5 PM

Where:
The Ballroom at the Palms Casino Resort
4321 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV

Map:

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REVISION3 HITS THE SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!

July 21st, 2009 at 10:16 by Rob Saurini in Press Releases

—Hosts from hit programs Totally Rad Show and iFanboy provide insight at leading Pop Culture Event—

Plus: Hang out with the guys at Revision3′s Comic-Con Meetup

San Diego, CA – July 21, 2009 – Revision3, the leading Internet TV network, is headed to San Diego for Comic-Con (July 23-24), the world renowned comic convention, for what’s new in comics, television, movies and video game entertainment. As thousands of fans cram into the San Diego Convention Center, iFanboy co-hosts Conor Kilpatrick, Josh Flanagan and Ron Richards and Totally Rad Show (TRS) co-hosts Alex Albrecht, Dan Trachtenberg and Jeff Cannata, will be on hand for panels and live programming. Fans will have an opportunity to hang out with the iFanboy and TRS crews at the Revision3 meetup on Friday night, July 24.

The full schedule of Revision3 programs includes:

iFanboy on the Comics Podcasting Panel
When: Thursday, July 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. PT
Where: Room 32AB, San Diego Convention Center
What: Comic podcasting has grown from a novelty to a force within the industry, providing an outlet for reviews, interviews, news and general entertainment for comic book fans. iFanboy co-host Ron Richards, along with other veteran podcasters, will discuss the future of comic podcasting. You never know what might happen in podcasting, some surprise guests may be appearing!

Totally Rad Show Live!
When: Friday, July 24, 7:15-9:15 p.m. PT
Where: Room 7AB, San Diego Convention Center
What: Catch co-hosts Alex Albrecht (also from Diggnation), Dan Trachtenberg and Jeff Cannata bring their Webby and Podcast-Award-winning geek culture show back to Comic-Con for a live performance. Join the guys for an explosion of movie, video game, TV and comic book news and reviews, and see what makes this Revision3 show such an Internet phenomenon.

In addition to live programming and panels, Revision3 will also be hosting a meetup:

Totally Rad Show and iFanboy Meetup
When: Friday, July 24, 8:00-11:00 p.m. PT
Where: Tivoli Bar and Grill
505 Sixth Avenue
(Between Island Avenue and Market Street)
What: Join the hosts of Totally Rad Show and iFanboy at Tivoli, the oldest bar in the Gaslamp district, for a meet/drinkup!

The Totally Rad Show:
TRS was born in the depths of geek culture: at an epic game of Dungeons and Dragons in 2006. Host of Revision3′s “Diggnation” Alex Albrecht and former host of Revision3′s “Geekdrome” Dan Trachtenberg met Jeff Cannata, former Contra Costa Times video game columnist, at the D&D table and became fast friends. Intense debates over Star Wars characters, late night frag-fests in Gears of War, Heroes- and Lost-watching parties, and the sharing of dog-eared copies of Preacher graphic novels followed, leading the guys to one clear realization: This is the stuff we love. This stuff is totally rad. New episodes release every Tuesday.

About iFanboy
Every week, iFanboy talks comics. The Internet TV show brings you the world of comic books through the eyes of iFanboy hosts Josh Flanagan, Ron Richards and Conor Kilpatrick. Whether you want to see what’s going on at some of the biggest comic book conventions, or you’re not sure what comics you should be reading, iFanboy covers a new topic every week, with passion, honesty, and, if all goes well, some laughs too. Whether it’s talking about comics from the living room, or going out and meeting big names at conventions and signings, iFanboy will bring you something fun every week. Watch iFanboy for graphic novel and trade paperback recommendations and reviews of comics from Marvel, DC, Image, and Indie publishers. So far, iFanboy has talked to Grant Morrison, Robert Kirkman, Dan DiDio, Brian K. Vaughan, Peter David, Joe Casey, Greg Rucka, Paul Dini, Joss Whedon, and others. Episodes appear every Wednesday.

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, The Rosen Group, 212 255 7541, shawna@rosengrouppr.com


REVISION3'S HD NATION QUENCHES THIRST FOR HIGH QUALITY HOME ENTERTAINMENT POSSIBILITIES

July 20th, 2009 at 05:14 by Rob Saurini in Press Releases

—New Show Provides the Best in HD Content and Home Theater Gear, No Matter the Budget—

San Francisco, CA –July 14, 2009—How are you going to join the HD revolution and get the most out of every dollar you spend? Every week, Revision3’s newest show, HD Nation will help viewers find the best HD content, unlock the mysteries of high-definition technology and offer insight into getting crisper, more riveting home entertainment experiences. Hosted by tech gurus Patrick Norton and Robert Heron, the weekly show will explore ways to get the best sound and visuals available at home, plugging into hi-def news, movie reviews and tutorials. HD Nation launches today at www.revision3.com/HDnation, with new episodes hitting Revision3 every Tuesday.

“Once you experience HD, there’s no turning back—the pictures are gorgeous, life-like and, at times, mind-blowing,” said Norton. “Why stop there? HD technology continues to evolve, and we have plenty of tricks and ideas to help along the way. From maximizing sound quality to putting together a home theater system on a budget, HD Nation is a true guide to hi-def and a must-watch for TV and video fans.”

Patrick Norton also hosts Revision3’s technology program Tekzilla (www.revision3.com/tekzilla). Co-host Robert Heron, formerly of PC Magazine and DL.TV, is known as one of the country’s leading experts in HD technology.

“Revision3 consistently delivers programming that our viewers crave—and we come out ahead of the curve, providing new and exciting entertainment that allows our audience to maintain their street cred as technophiles who are the first to know the latest tech news and releases.” said Ryan Vance, Vice President, Programming and Production, Revision3. ”With the recent digital TV changeover, every consumer needs to know all about HD and we’re here to get you on the bandwagon. We’re excited and are sure our fans and new viewers will be tuning in.”

For more information or to watch the debut episode, visit www.revision3.com/HDnation.

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:
Rachel Konik, 646.695.7049 or RachelK@rosengrouppr.com


The Totally Rad Show & iFanboy hit the San Diego Comic Con – Meetup Info

July 20th, 2009 at 04:38 by Michele Husak in Live Events

TRS/iFanboy in San DiegoIt’s that time of year again and the juggernaut that is the San Diego Comic Con is upon us this week. If you’re a fan of movies, comic books, video games or television, then you definitely want to go to the San Diego Comic Con. If you can’t make it to San Diego this year, don’t worry as Revision3 will be there in force with the Totally Rad Show and iFanboy heading down to the con and cover it like only they can. So be sure to keep an eye out for their San Diego Con coverage episodes as they come out in the next couple of weeks.

If you are attending the San Diego Comic Con, then you’re going to have a bunch of opportunities to come and meet up with the hosts of your favorite shows the Totally Rad Show and iFanboy. We’ll be making appearance at a couple of panels at the con as well as hosting our annual Totally Rad Show/iFanboy Meetup along with our friends from Jinx.com. We’ve got all the details for you right here, so bookmark this page as you do your con planning so you don’t miss a thing.

PANELS

Come see iFanboy on the All-Stars of Comics Podcasting panel
Thursday, July 23 – 5:30-6:30
Comics podcasting has grown from a novelty to a force within the industry, providing an outlet for reviews, interviews, news and general entertainment for comic book fans. Comic book podcasting veterans Jimmy Aquino (Comics News Insider), Charlito (Indie Spinner Rack), Brian “Pants” Christman (Comic Geek Speak), Bob Bretall (Comic Book Page—who will be giving away comics to the first 200 people to attend the panel), and Ron Richards (iFanboy) discuss the future of comics podcasting. You never know what may happen in podcasting, so be sure to come as some surprise guests may be appearing! Plus this is your chance to meet and talk to your favorite podcasters! Room 32AB

And you don’t want to miss The Totally Rad Show LIVE taping panel
Friday, July 24 7:15-9:15
Hosts Alex Albrecht (Diggnation), Dan Trachtenberg, and Jeff Cannata bring their Webby and Podcast Award-winning geek culture show back to Comic-Con for a live performance. Join the guys for an explosion of movie, video game, TV, and comic book news and reviews, and see what makes this Revision3 show such an Internet phenomenon. Room 7AB

MEETUP
We’ll be throwing down on Friday night in the Gaslamp District – here’s all the details:

WHEN:
July 24, 2009 – 9 PM to whenever!

WHERE:
Tivoli
505 6th Avenue, San Diego CA

RSVP:
Facebook Event Page

MAP:

Hope to see everyone in San Diego! If you see us, be sure to say hi!

thanks.


HD Video Comes To Revision3.com

July 9th, 2009 at 05:02 by Michele Husak in Website

Summer is in full swing, and while most people are out enjoying the sun, taking vacations and relaxing, we here at Revision3 have been working hard behind the scenes! After our new website launched in May, we set forth on the next batch of changes to make your experience at Revision3.com as awesome as it can be.

A lot of the changes we’ve been making recently have been to fix bugs and other little things you really shouldn’t even notice, but today we rolled out some changes that you should definitely notice! Now, at long last we’re providing you with crisp, beautiful and sharp HIGH DEFINITION video via the Revision3.com flash player! So now you can watch Diggnation, Film Riot or any of the other great Revision3 programming in glorious HD! In order to watch the shows in HD, all you need to do is scroll over the flash player, and in the lower right corner you can will see the Quality tab. Hover over that, click on HD and voila! High Definition! As you know, HD can mean big files, so if you’re on a slower connection, you may want to downshift to the High or Low quality versions.

In addition to supporting HD, we’ve made some changes to the file formats we support. For those interested in technical details – we’re doing away with FLV video encodes beginning next week. You shouldn’t notice anything, though, as Flash supports h.264-encoded video now. We’re now able to use the same encodes we send to iTunes and others, which saves us time every week, and means we can concentrate more effort on fewer formats,but still support the same number of platforms. We’ve successfully tested this on Revision3.com already (Tekzilla 94, Hak5 519), and now it’s ready for prime time! The only thing to watch out for: if you’re currently using the “Flash” RSS feeds, you’ll want to switch to the “Quicktime” ones, because the “Flash” feeds won’t update any more beginning next week. Thanks to Brendan White for lots of testing on the Revision3 side, and various forum members for assistance in making sure things continued to work while tweaking our mp4s.

We hope you enjoy watching Revision3 in High Definition and please let us know what you think. This move to HD comes just in time for our newest show, HD Nation, which you will be hearing more about next week. Keep on the lookout as well for more changes and updates to Revision3.com and please let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see, be it a new show or change to the website. We’re here to make your viewing experience the best it possibly can be.

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