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Revision3 Announces Partnership With The Onion’S A.V. Club

December 22nd, 2010 at 10:00 by Michele Husak in Announcements, Press Releases

Launches Video Version Of ‘A.V. TALK’, To Bring The Smartest Movie And Television Reviews To Its Network Line-Up

SAN FRANCISCO, December 22, 2010 –Revision3, the leading Internet Television network, today announced a partnership with The Onion’s A.V. Club (avclub.com) to bring A.V. Talk to its network of more than 20 programs. The new video show, already a very popular audio podcast, is hosted by the Editors of The A.V. Club and offers weekly, in-depth discussions about movies, television, music, and more.

Originally launched in print in 1995, and now with nearly two million monthly visitors online worldwide, The A.V. Club has cemented itself as an authority on all things audio/visual. A.V. Talk, the audio podcast, launched in 2009, and has quickly become a must-listen before deciding on what pop-culture pieces are worth the time and money.

With its new video format, each episode of A.V. Talk will feature a rotating group of A.V. Club editors, including Josh Modell, Keith Phipps, Scott Tobias, Nathan Rabin, Tasha Robinson, and others.

This week’s episode, launched today, will be part one of a “Best Movies Of 2010” round-up. Part two will air next Wednesday, December 29th. Starting in January, new episodes will air every Friday and will run 12-15 minutes, on average.

“We’re really excited to take A.V. Talk to the next level as a video series,” said Ryan Vance, vice president of programming and production, Revision3.  “The team at the A.V. Club have established themselves as the epicenter of smart and credible film and TV reviews – turning the cameras on them may expose their secret identities, but it also exposes their genius…and dazzlingly good looks.”

“Expanding A.V. Talk into the visual world makes perfect sense,” said Josh Modell, general manager of The A.V. Club. “With the help of Revision3, we’ll be able to show our readers as well as tell them about the latest in pop culture. And when you combine Rev3’s army of nerds with our army of nerds, you’ve got an unstoppable force!”

Further information and episodes can be found at www.revision3.com/AVtalk

About Revision3
Revision3 is the television network for the Internet generation, creating and producing original episodic community-driven programs. The viewing audience is made up of hyper-connected, passionate, committed fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture, video games, entertainment, music and comedy that entertain and educate.

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. Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3.com to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, TIVO, and many others. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an iPod to a computer or a TV.

Revision3 has attracted a wide-range of top advertisers including Sony, Netflix, Dolby, Microsoft, IBM, HP, Southern Comfort, Virgin America, Verizon and FX Networks. Advertisers enjoy a unique bond with the audience via customized message integration and host mentions that deliver phenomenal results in a clutter-free environment that is perfect for everything from direct response to branding.


Net Neutrality: The Time Is Now

December 20th, 2010 at 06:05 by Jim Louderback in Uncategorized

If you believe in a free and unfettered internet, now is the time to let your representatives in congress know.  Why?  Because it looks like the FCC will be voting on this issue tomorrow, Tuesday December 21st.

Here at Revision3, we’re strident supporters of Net Neutrality, because we believe that the entrenched content and IP delivery oligopolies should not be allowed to shape and control access to content.

Why?  Because we support your right to watch what you want, when you want, where you want it – without fear of your ISP slowing or blocking that video stream based on their business interest.

Whether its Revision3, Netflix, ESPN, Rush Limbaugh, or Michael Savage, you should be able to watch without fear of your ISP slowing down those bits as they traverse the net to your TV, PC, tablet or smart phone.

Ordinarily I believe that less legislation is better.  But when it comes to internet access, we do not have a free and open market.  In most areas of the country you are limited to just one or two internet service providers – and through lock-in pricing, you often can’t even easily switch.

That creates an environment where the ISPs can block or slow traffic with impunity – and some of the biggest have already been caught doing just that.

So join me in reaching out to your representatives in government, and letting them know that you support Net Neutrality.  And that you vote!

To find your member of Congress, click here: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Or call the FCC members directly:

Main FCC number (1-888-CALL FCC)

Julius Genachowski (202) 418-1000

Michael Copps (202) 418-2000

Robert M. McDowell (202) 418-2200

Mignon Clyburn (202) 418-2100

Meredith Attwell Baker (202) 418-2400

Or, fax a letter to the FCC at 1-866-418-0232

Make your opinion heard!


Revision3 Launches New Show, ‘DEATH BATTLE!’, From ScrewAttack Team

December 7th, 2010 at 12:24 by Michele Husak in Announcements, Press Releases

Featuring Battle-to-the-Death Matches Between Geek Pop Culture Icons

First Episode Pits Star Wars’ Boba Fett Against Metroid’s Samus Aran

SAN FRANCISCO, December 7, 2010 –Revision3, the leading Internet Television network, today announced the addition of DEATH BATTLE! to its network of more than 20 programs. The show, created by Ben Singer and executively produced by Craig Skistimas of ScrewAttack, places two or more characters from video games, cult movies, and pop culture in an all-out, no holds barred slugfest to the death.

New episodes will air every other Tuesday and will feature fictional hosts, Wiz and Boomstick, to guide viewers through each combatants’ arsenal and skill-set before the battle begins. Who will survive?  What weapons will be used?  How much blood will be spilled?  DEATH BATTLE! has the answers.

In the first episode, launched today, two of the most well known space bounty hunters, Star Wars legend Boba Fett and the First Lady of Video Games, Samus Aran, square off in an all out battle to the death using their unique powers and weaponry. Tune in to www.revision3.com/deathbattle to find out who will reign supreme.

“We couldn’t be more happy to be working with ScrewAttack,” said Ryan Vance, vice president of programming and production, Revision3. “Craig and Ben, and their team, have created an extremely original and entertaining show.  We think DEATH BATTLE! is a perfect fit for Revision3 and we’re excited to bring the show to our viewers.”

Upcoming episodes will feature Akuma (Street Fighter) vs Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat) and Rogue (Marvel Comics) vs Wonder Woman (DC Comics).

“DEATH BATTLE! is a show that is all about kicking ass and we think people will be talking about what happens in each episode for a while,” said Craig Skistimas, Program Director of ScrewAttack.  “Ultimately we want people to be so entertained by DEATH BATTLE! that whatever they thought was entertaining before watching it will no longer bring them enjoyment.”


Revision3 Adds World's Largest Internet News Show, 'The Young Turks', to Network Line-Up

December 2nd, 2010 at 02:31 by Michele Husak in Announcements, Press Releases

MSNBC Contributor, Cenk Uygur, Hosts Award-Winning Online Programming

SAN FRANCISCO, December 2, 2010 –Revision3, the leading Internet Television network, today announced the addition of The Young Turks, the world’s largest source of online news, to its network of more than 20 programs. The show, hosted and created by MSNBC news contributor, Cenk Uygur is one of the most popular channels on YouTube with more than 300 million video views to date.

“Young Turks has enjoyed tremendous success as one of the most popular YouTube channels with our more than 23 million monthly viewers,” said Cenk Uygur, host of Young Turks and MSNBC news contributor. “With Revision3, our content will now be available on a wide range of platforms including iTunes, Dailymotion, Metacafe, TIVO, Roku, Blip.TV and many others. We look to expand our core viewership to a new engaged audience through Revision3’s vast fan base.”

The Young Turks (TYT) has an established following, releasing more than 7,000 videos in its existence and providing new content multiple times a day. The program will be releasing episodes five days a week, both on Revision3.com and at youtube.com/theyoungturks. Each show will include the smartest conversations on the web in politics, pop culture, sports and entertainment.

“We couldn’t be more happy to be working with The Young Turks,” said Ryan Vance, vice president of programming and production, Revision3.  “They have built a gigantic audience online and we look forward to helping them reach the next level with our integrated sponsorship model and distribution.  We are excited to bring our audience a show which highlights news and current events – TYT is doing this better than anyone else.”

Further information and downloads for the program are available via www.revision3.com/theyoungturks.

About Revision3
Revision3 is the television network for the Internet generation, creating and producing original episodic community-driven programs. The viewing audience is made up of hyper-connected, passionate, committed fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture, video games, entertainment, music and comedy that entertain and educate.

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. Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3.com to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, TIVO, and many others. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an iPod to a computer or a TV.

Revision3 has attracted a wide-range of top advertisers including Sony, Netflix, Dolby, Microsoft, IBM, HP, Southern Comfort, Virgin America, Verizon and FX Networks. Advertisers enjoy a unique bond with the audience via customized message integration and host mentions that deliver phenomenal results in a clutter-free environment, that is perfect for everything from direct response to branding.

About The Young Turks
Founded in 2002, T
he Young Turks was the first original talk show on Sirius Satellite Radio and became the first live, daily webcast on the internet in 2005. The Young Turks combines all of the news that people care about in one place, including political, pop culture, science, and entertainment news. The honest and straightforward programming presented by Cenk Uygur in his uniquely engaging and entertaining way resonates deeply with viewers. There are over 7,600 videos of the show up on YouTube, and these videos generate over 23 million views per month and more that 350 million total views – making The Young Turks one of the most profitable channels on YouTube. The Young Turks is the flagship show on the TYT Network, the home of other popular shows such as TYT Interviews, The Top Vlog, and What the Flick.