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Meet-up in Atlanta on Wednesday

February 28th, 2011 at 04:54 by Jim Louderback in Live Events

Hey Atlanta Rev3 fans, I’m coming to town and would love to meet up with our local viewers for a beer and a chat.

Here are the details:

When: Wednesday, March 2nd at 8pm

Where: The Nook, 1144 Piedmont Ave NE (http://www.thenookatlanta.com/)

What else: We’re buying!

Hope to see you there!

-Jim


Open Call for Diggnation Stories! Join Kevin & Alex in a Round Table Discussion to Choose the Best

February 25th, 2011 at 12:09 by Rob Saurini in Shows

Diggnation Round Table Session

Hey guys! Kevin and Alex want to hear about YOUR craziest story suggestion and share it on the next episode of Diggnation. They’re hosting a couple of exclusive meetings using the very slick GoToMeeting and here’s your chance to try it, too! Here’s how to get in on the action:

1) Sign up for a free trial at GoTomeeting.com with the promo code ‘DIG
2) Forward your GoToMeeting “welcome” email to Kevin and Alex at this email address: gotomeeting@revision3.com
3) Watch your email to receive a personal invite to the Diggnation Round Table Session with Kevin and Alex on GoToMeeting that we’ll host on March 1st and feature on Diggnation episode 297!

Good luck and look forward to chatting with you guys at the round table session!

David Prager


Revision3 Adds Roy Bahat to Board of Directors

February 16th, 2011 at 10:39 by Jim Louderback in Announcements, Press Releases

Hey everyone,

We’ve got some “official corporate news” to share today (yeah, yeah, I can hear the yawns already…). But actually, it’s really good for Revision3, even though it involves the boring topic of corporate governance. So without any further bloviating, here it comes:  I’m super excited to announce that Roy Bahat has joined Revision3′s Board.

Roy is a super-smart media industry exec who is currently the President of the awesome gaming media company IGN Entertainment (but to be perfectly clear, his role as a Revision3 board member will be in a personal capacity and is not related to his role at IGN).

Why Roy?  Well he’s got an incredible amount of online video and digital media industry experience, which will really help us.  Plus he used to work for the Mayor of New York City, which is really going to help next time we need to do an indoor shoot at Gracie Mansion.  Oh, and he’s wicked smart, as his bio shows:

Roy Bahat is president of IGN Entertainment, which he joined in 2007.

IGN, a division of News Corporation, is a leader in videogame media, as well as video, digital distribution, and online game technology. Roy works closely with News Corporation to oversee the company’s broader online videogame strategy.  He is also a lecturer at UC Berkeley, where he will be teaching a course on media this spring at the Haas School of Business and the School of Information.

Before joining News Corp., Roy worked on various startups and was in the public sector, both in the office of New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and at New York’s 2012 Olympic bid. He previously worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Roy graduated from Harvard College. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he was also a lecturer in undergraduate math and economics.

Of course, I’m more impressed by his unofficial bio:

Roy played his first games on a Commodore VIC-20, never plays side quests, and was last spotted pretending to be on a “health kick” by playing Dance Central. His gamertag is kingalabaster.

You can also follow him at http://revision3.com/user/roybahat

Welcome Roy!

-Jim



Revision3 Raises Over $75,000 for charity: water

February 7th, 2011 at 04:37 by Rob Saurini in Announcements

I’m extremely proud to report that the Revision3 charity: water campaign was a HUGE success. Thanks to the generous contributions of our viewers and sponsors, we have raised more than $75,000 for charity: water over the past couple months! That’s 15 wells with more than 3,750 people given access to clean water. It was endlessly amazing to see all the donations and supportive messages from you, our viewers. With individual donations of $1 to over $2000, your commitment to supporting this campaign has been awe-inspiring.

Our top-raising show was The Young Turks with more than $16K raised by their fans, followed by the Tekzilla/HDNation combo with more than $14K in donations. Destructoid cracked the $5K barrier by holding multiple livestream gameplay telethons to raise money. We thank them for their fourLoko hangovers: it was well worth it! Our hosts and viewers weren’t the only ones to get into the race. Ford took an active interest in what we were doing and created a contest in which the winning show would get $10K donated to their charity: water campaign. Film Riot won this competition (with their Johnny Cobra video) and that brought their total raised to over $12K. Revision3 will be matching Ford’s donation to add another $10K bringing a total of $20K to charity: water on behalf of Film Riot.

Once it’s all said and done with all our campaigns, $75,000 is on its way to where it’s needed most: developing countries in desperate need of clean water. Also, any show that raised more than $5,000 will have the opportunity to name their wells, so you’ll be seeing Tekzilla, The Young Turks, Film Riot, Destructiod, Hak5 and Revison3 wells being dug all over the developing world.

We can’t express our gratitude strongly enough. Thank you all for your support of all our shows in their efforts to make a difference to countless lives across the oceans. We look forward to working with our friends at charity: water on more projects in the future.


Announcing Revision3 Ambassadors: The Official Street Team

February 3rd, 2011 at 05:27 by Jackie Talbott in Announcements

Revision3 Ambassadors

All of us here at Revision3 are ecstatic to announce the launch of our first ever Official Revision3 Street Team – The Revision3 Ambassadors!

We’ve seen your loyalty to Revision3 and are so excited to be able to create an opportunity for you to get officially involved. So we’ve put together the Revision3 Ambassador program just for that! This is your chance to be a part of the Internet television revolution! By spreading the word about new show launches, live events, company news, apps and products, you’ll be helping us grow the Revision3 community. And, to make it even sweeter, we’ll return the favor with awesome custom Street Team swag, front of line VIP access at events, behind the scenes special goodies, and more!

Now, we want to hear from you and why you would be the best Revision3 Ambassador! If you want in, get started now! All you have to do is create a video no longer than 5 minutes saying why we need you for our Street Team. Take it as an opportunity to shine! Tell us why you’re so awesome, brag about all the fancy software you know how to use, and tell us where you find yourself on the Internetz most often. We only want the best and know you have what it takes.

So what’ya say? For specific details and more info on how to join, head over to Revision3.com/StreetTeam NOW!


And the Roku Contest Winners Are…

February 2nd, 2011 at 12:59 by Michele Husak in Announcements

Our contest has wrapped up and we’ve randomly selected our 5 lucky winners.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our contest last week.  We loved seeing your photos and we appreciate that you took the time to enter  (we’ll definitely be doing more of these sort of give-aways so stay tuned).

And now, without further ado, huge congrats to users Bowlerinaz, Fatstig, Megahurt, Airman24 and mdot. You’ll each be receiving a brand new Roku XDS!

To everyone else that entered, you’ll be receiving the 10% off code for an XDS via email (this is the email address that is associated with your username, so make sure that’s up to date).

Thanks again for playing and happy viewing to all!


Revision3 Secures Position As The Number One Over the Top Network

February 1st, 2011 at 06:09 by Michele Husak in Announcements, Press Releases

Leading the Re-invention of TV

Increases Revenue 80% Year-Over-Year

Achieves Sustained Profitability in the 4th Quarter of 2010

Increases Viewership in 2010 by 165%

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1, 2011 — Revision3, the leading Internet Television network and the number one source for technology, gaming, news and entertainment video content, today announced its growth results for 2010. Total views across the network increased nearly 165% year over year, with more than 42 million views in the month of December. The company reached profitability in Q4 of 2010 and grew its revenue 80% Y-0-Y, while increasing its blue-chip roster of advertising sponsors to more than 60, including Fortune 500 companies such as Verizon, Ford, HP, EA, Sony, HP and Old Spice.

“We had another incredible year in 2010, with impressive gains in revenue, viewership, advertising and distribution,” said Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback, “We are thrilled to be leading the reinvention of television as we head to a world where the majority of new TVs will be sold with internet access, and where tablets and phones are increasingly allowing viewers to enjoy video on any available screen.”

2010 Milestones include:

Company Performance.

-Increased revenue 80% year over year and achieved sustained profitability in the 4th quarter of 2010

-Brought on new investors and advisors, including Mark Cuban

Programming

-Launched a strong lineup of more than 10 new shows and hosts, including:

The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur, Household Hacker, Dan 3.0, Destructoid, the Onion’s A.V. Talk, Unboxing Porn, GeekBeat.TV from Cali Lewis, Penn Point from Penn Jillette, The Ben Heck Show, Death Battle from Screw Attack and Tom Merritt’s “Tom’s Top Five”

Advertising

-Received an average click through rate (CTR) of more than 5% on pre-rolls

-Achieved a 99% unaided viewer recall of one or more show sponsors, with 56% of viewers buying a product or service from one of our sponsors

Partnerships

-Launched partnerships with AOL, 5Min, PlayStation Home and BlackBerry

-Grew YouTube subscriber base by more than 10x to 1 million+ subscribers

Viewership

-Increased viewership 165% year over year to 42 million monthly views (Dec 2010)

-Grew unique visitors to almost 12 million a month, with 75% (or over 9 million) of those in Revision3’s target 12-34 year old male demographic

Mobile and Smart TV

-Launched iPhone and Android apps, built HTML5 and “lean back” TV version of Revision3.com (http://tv.revision3.com/), launched on the Yahoo connected TV platform and on Toshiba, Vizio, LG, Sony and other TVs

-Became the Number 1 independent video channel on Roku, a Top 10 channel on Boxee and a Spotlight Channel on Google TV

Revision3 will continue its strong momentum into 2011 with growth in programming, advertisers, distribution partners and technology innovation.

All Revision3 programs can be seen at www.revision3.com.

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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 tablets, smart phones, GoogleTV, Roku, PS3, WMC, Boxee, YouTube and wherever fine video is served.

Revision3 has attracted a wide-range of top advertisers including Sony, Netflix, Ford, Verizon, HP, EA, Microsoft, Citrix and Reebok. 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.