A quick update to let everyone know that this past episode of JV’s World will be the last on Revision3. JV’s main job as a top-rated morning show host here in the SF Bay Area keeps him extremely busy and he’s needing to focus in on those endeavors. We’ve had a great time watching this show evolve and seeing all the fearless experiments in social engineering that JV has embarked upon. He’s an extremely dynamic and creative entertainer and we wish him the best of luck in all his future projects! Keep up with all that JV is doing in the future at www.jvsworld.com or www.twitter.com/jvsworld.
Archive for October, 2009
Yes Brian, There is a Santa Claus
A few weeks ago I got a message from Revision3 fan Brian Desmon, asking whether there was any chance of Revision3 shows appearing on Roku’s groundbreaking internet video box – known mostly for its integration with Netflix on Demand.
I had to skirt the issue – but no more! Finally I can tell the world! Revision3 will be on Roku! Our amazing team of web designers and developers have been slaving over the implementation for the last few months – and their amazing efforts have borne some pretty tasty fruit.
I still can’t say exactly when, beyond “very soon now”. But I can give you a sneak peek of what it’ll look like. Check out this week’s Tekzilla for a look at the upcoming Revision3 channel on Roku. And if you don’t have a Roku, what are you waiting for? It streams Baseball, Netflix movies and Amazon Unbox today, with a wide variety of other video channels coming soon.
The box itself costs $99. And unlike today’s services, we’re going to be 100% free – and in amazing high definition as well (if your internet connection is fast enough).
That’s right, now there’s even more reason to buy a Roku! So if you love our shows, and want to watch them on a big TV, pick up a Roku today. They make great holiday presents too.. (hint hint).
Check out this demo of the Revision3 channel on Roku:
San Francisco, CA – September 28, 2009 – Internet television leader Revision3 has promoted Brad Murphy to Chief Revenue Officer. Murphy, a seasoned sales executive, first joined the company in 2007 as Vice President of Sales for Revision3. The announcement was made by Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback.
“Revision3 is one of the few – if not the only – company that’s figured out how to make money on Internet Video. It required a brand new way to think about sponsorships, and Brad Murphy has been responsible for the vast majority of our success”, said Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3. “He’s been responsible for bringing in blue chip brands, including HP, Anheuser-Busch, Virgin America, Patron and Unilever, and is a tireless and passionate promoter of our audience, our vision and our shows.”
In his new role, Murphy will work to discover and grow new sources of revenue for the entire company. He will also continue in his former capacity, expanding relationships with existing advertisers for the network’s impressive roster of shows including the popular Diggnation and &Totally Rad Show;.
“Revision3′s unique sponsorship and advertising model has leveraged social influence marketing to deliver amazing results for a diverse list of clients,” said Murphy. “With 99% audience recall for at least one sponsor and 48% of our viewers having purchased a product or service from a sponsor, we are creating connections between brands and consumers more effectively and efficiently than any other media vehicle out there. I am eager to build on this success as we further develop strategies around show sponsorships, custom content production and live events.”
Murphy has more than ten years of experience in the advertising industry. Prior to Revision3, Murphy worked at UGO Networks, Inc., an entertainment website, where he drove online advertising sales to first-time advertisers as well as Fortune 100 companies and broke numerous new accounts across all categories. Murphy previously acted as regional sales manager at CNET Networks, Inc., the largest technology media company in the world, where he sold national online advertising packages for CNET’s sales, services and advice properties. At TechTV, Inc., Murphy served as lead sales manager and gained five years of cable, online and production services sales experience. In addition, Murphy has held positions at The Idea Foundation, a promotional marketing agency.
Murphy received his B.S. from Lewis & Clark College
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. For more information visit Revision3.com.
As the leading cause of death by disease in kids, every year more than 12,000 infants and children are diagnosed with cancer. To put it into relative terms, that means 1 in every 300 kids will be diagnosed with some sort of pediatric cancer by the age of 20. I know, not the most pleasant topic… but just try to imagine having to live with it every second of you life, let alone think about it. Pediatric cancer can be caused by so many things, and unfortunately there is no effective way to prevent or cure it… yet.
Now, you may already know that medical research is the strongest chance that these kids have to fight, and research funded by you is a large source of research progression. Alex, Dan and Jeff of The Totally Rad Show know how much of an impact that one person can make, so they have decided to team up and raise money with Extra Life by participating in their 2nd Annual 24-hour Game-a-thon. We all play games for 24 hours straight anyway, so why not put those uber-micro skills to good use?
This fun and impactful cause supported by the Texas Children’s Hospital has gotten the attention and sympathy of so many of us, including your very own totally rad friends. Literally every cent you give goes to fighting pediatric cancer. I know times are tough and everyone’s tight with their budget right now, but you know it’s not as tough as being 12 and having to live in a hospital and fight a terminal illness every day. Your support in donating will make you feel so good (even better than beating Halo on Legendary) and quite literally save lives.
So how can you get involved? Show your support for the Totally Rad Show and their 24 hours of video games playing by pledging and donating to this great cause.