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Revision3 Adds Musical Science to the Network with melodysheep

August 28th, 2012 at 01:40 by Rob Saurini in Announcements, Press Releases, Shows

You may not know the name melodysheep, but if you spend time on the Internets, I guarantee you’ve seen at least one of his videos. PBS recently hired him to do remixes of Mr. Rogers, Julia Child and Bob Ross for their YouTube channel. To see those videos is to see the creativity that is John D. Boswell. In fact he’s been busy remixing videos for years on his melodysheep YouTube channel. We all know the power of music and seeing icons like George Carlin and Carl Sagan set to music only underscore and strengthen their place in our culture.

I’ve been very impressed with John’s work over the years and most recently with the video we asked him to do for Discovery’s Shark Week. This week, he’s decided to debut on Revision3 with an amazing remix of one of the most important icons of the past century: Bruce Lee.

Check out his videos and I know you’ll be as big a fan as I am. I can’t wait to see what he does next! Please join me in welcoming melodysheep to the Revision3 family!

Ryan Vance, SVP, Programming and Production


Revision3 Adds Nook & Sony To Extensive Platform Lineup

August 24th, 2012 at 10:08 by Michele Husak in Announcements, Press Releases

August 24, 2012, San Francisco, CA – Revision3 has announced an update to its viewing devices, with the inclusion of several new apps as well as enhanced support for some of its more popular platforms.

The latest updates include:

  • Revision3 for iPad: upgraded to include support for Apple Airplay. Play your favorite Revision3 content on your airplay compliant device.
  • Nook App: Revision3 can now be found on all Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet
  • HTML5 On Firefox. With the inclusion of Firefox browsers (which have 20% market share) this month, Revision3′s new HTML5 player is now available on all up to date browser and operating system combinations. With this move, Revision3′s HTML5 player replaces Revision3′s Flash player as the most dominant player technology for Revison3.com content.
  • Sony Google TV App. Revision3 released it’s Android Google TV application for the Sony Google TV Play Store – providing Revision3 content to all users of Sony’s new Google TV implementations.

“The growth that Revision3 has received across our mobile apps is incredibly exciting,” said Rob DeMillo, CTO, Revision3. “We’re increasingly seeing viewer adoption across a multitude of devices and we will continue to add options to enhance the Revision3 viewing experience.”

Revision3, a Discovery Communications company, is currently the number one over the top video network with prominent placement on Roku, Boxee, Zune, TiVo, Windows Media Center, XBMC, Yahoo’s Connected TV Platform, Google TV, and Kindle, plus apps on Android and iPhone, along with tablets (Android and iOS) and other hand held platforms.

In addition, Revision3 content is available online via Revision3.com, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, Yahoo!, iTunes, Rovi, Divx, Dish online, Clearleap, DailyMotion, Clicker, Metacafe, Twonky and more. Revision3 programs can also be seen “in the air” on Virgin America’s Entertainment network.


Revision3 Announces Fall Slate of New Shows

August 1st, 2012 at 10:07 by Michele Husak in Announcements, Press Releases, Shows

REVISION3 ANNOUNCES FALL SLATE OF NEW SHOWS

Six New Shows To Join Network Roster In August

August 1, 2012, San Francisco, CA – Revision3 has announced that several new shows are coming to its online video network in August, just in time for the Fall viewing season. The new additions to the growing line-up include Richard Ryan’s RatedRR, Just For Laughs, GizmoSlip, GoRemy, Unbox Therapy and MelodySheep.

Revision3, a leader in original, online video content, for the past 8 years, currently produces or distributes more than 30 popular series with a highly effective, advertiser-friendly model. The recent acquisition of Revision3 by Discovery Communications, positions Revision3 as the only multi-channel web original video network with the resources and backing of a major media company.

“We are incredibly excited to launch these new shows on Revision3”, said Ryan Vance, VP, Programming and Production, Revision3. “The outstanding and innovative creators, and hosts, involved in these productions are a great fit for our audience, and they bring fresh, new voices to our line-up”.

New shows include:

RatedRRRichard Ryan, (Totally Sketch, RatedRR), is a multi-hyphenate talent who produces, writes, and acts in his own productions, as well as in collaborative projects. Currently he runs a YouTube channel called RatedRR, which houses such shows as Tech Assassin (50 cal vs tech) and The Breakdown (breaking down popular video games and movies). He is also a licensed weapons handler, accomplished skydiver, and survival enthusiast. Revision3 is extremely excited to be working very closely with Richard to expand his programming into a full channel lineup of regularly produced shows that highlight his talent, energy, and adventure skills. RatedRR will be available on Revision3 starting in mid-August.

Just For LaughsJust for Laughs Gags, a unique silent hidden camera prank show, has been an international television success for 12 years running. Featuring the world’s most daring pranksters and an army of unsuspecting victims picked up in their natural habitat, The Gags also comprise an extensive library. Currently thousands of prank videos have been uploaded to YouTube and have garnered more than 600 million video views, acquired half a million subscribers, and expanded into four associated channels: Just Kidding Pranks, the brand new sister show featuring kids pranking adults; Hidden Camera Classics, a large inventory of pranks shot in the 80s and 90s; and both French and Spanish language Gags channels. The Gags plan to continue uploading thousands of prank videos on YouTube and across the Revision3 network, as well as working closely with the Revision3 studio to expand and monetize The Gags brand digitally.

MelodysheepJohn D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, is a 26 year old musician and video producer who has found success online for his acclaimed web series, Symphony of Science, and other musically oriented viral videos. His works have attracted more than 30 million views online, and have been featured on CNN, NPR, Wired, Adult Swim, and other outlets. As a freelancer, he has worked with BBC, PBS, TED, and numerous other organizations. His videos bridge the divide between inspiring, entertaining, humorous, and educational. John’s most recent production, a remix of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood called “Garden of Your Mind”, earned over 5 million views for PBS and was featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Headline News, USA Today and the LA Times. Together, with Beverly Hills based producer Evan Mirzai, John will be expanding his creative output for Revision3.

GoRemy – Since starting the GoRemy channel on YouTube, Remy Munasifi created hit videos such as “Saudis in Audis,” “McDonalds: The Rap,” “Hey There Khalilah,” “Raise the Debt Ceiling” and “Tabbouleh Song.” His debut album, “The Falafel Album,” was released by Comedy Central Records and debuted at #10 on the iTunes Comedy chart. His videos have been viewed over 75 million times and he’s got a committed and engaged audience. New episodes are released every other week and can be viewed at Revision3.com/GoRemy

Unbox TherapyLewis Hilsenteger is the host & editor-in-chief of Unbox Therapy. A tech blogger since the birth of blogging, Lewis has shifted his focus to multimedia production and online videos. He’s a Canadian YouTube junkie, product enthusiast, caffeine addict & self-proclaimed merchant of cool. We’re excited to have him showing off some of the best tech products every week, which can be viewed at Revision3.com/UnboxTherapy

GizmoSlip – GizmoSlip is an innovative tech blog that reviews and tests the durability of devices in real world scenarios. If the devices survive, they are given away to the subscribers. If they fail, they are destroyed spectacularly. Plus, the drop test and destruction videos are featured in gorgeous HD and ultra-slow motion video! Tune in at Revision3.com/GizmoSlip