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New Revision3 iOS App Available for Download

February 20th, 2014 at 08:58 by Jonathan Simrin in Announcements, Uncategorized

We’re very happy to release our brand new iOS app! Now it’s super easy to keep up with your favorite Revision3 shows on the go. Create a custom Watch Later playlist with any and all shows. You can also jump ahead to a certain segment within an episode, so you won’t miss a thing. Whether you want to hear the latest review from Rev3Games, check in with Philly D, build something awesome with DIY Tryin, or watch any other show on the Rev3 lineup, it’s all right here in our free app–now available for free from the App Store.

If you’ve been using an older version of our app, we suggest you remove it and install this new version. It’s a whole new product with new features and bug fixes for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. The app is optimized for the iPhone 5 and requires iOS 6.1 or later. Try it out and let us know what you think!

Our sister networks Animalist and TestTube also have apps on the way–stay tuned!

 

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CES 2014 KICKS OFF WITH FUEL CELLS, ROKU TV’S, AND MICHAEL BAY AWKWARDNESS

January 7th, 2014 at 11:57 by Jonathan Simrin in Live Events, Uncategorized

CES 2014 is in full swing and we’re all over it. Yes, filmmaker Michael Bay made an abrupt and very awkward exit at yesterday’s Samsung event, but there’s other much cooler stuff happening in Vegas right now. Below are a couple new stories we think are worth mentioning and stay tuned for lots more coverage. You can keep up with hands-on demos, reviews, insights and more from all your favorite Rev3 hosts right here.

 

Roku-Powered TV’s

Roku is best known for its popular streaming set-top box product that lets users stream all kinds of content. Now, the company is getting into the actual television manufacturing business, partnering with TCL and Hisense on a line of new television sets that have the Roku technology baked right into the TV itself. These TV’s should be available later this year in the fall and be sure to check out Tekzilla‘s report on the announcement.

 

 

Toyota’s Fuel Cell Car Plans

Since the early 2000′s, fuel cell-powered cars have gotten plenty of buzz from carmakers as the next big thing in environmentally-conscious vehicles. This year at CES, Toyota unveiled the latest concept car that combines hydrogen and air and emits nothing but water. Sounds pretty good, right? Toyota hopes to have these on the road in 2015, but as Patrick Norton reports, there are some considerable obstacles in the way:

What’s the best thing you’ve seen at CES this year? Let us know in the comments below!


The R3 Experience Rolls Forward with the Revision3 Google Chrome App

January 20th, 2011 at 12:39 by Michele Husak in Uncategorized

Just as we’ve allowed you to watch great content sitting on your own couch with the Revision3 leanback applications for GoogleTV, Windows Media Center, Yahoo! Connected TV, Roku and Boxee, as well as in Planes, Trains and Automobiles (well, maybe not automobiles please) with our iPhone and Android apps, Revision3 is way-thrilled to announce our participation with the Google Chrome app store.

We have developed a new experience for enabling viewing through the Revision3 Chrome Application, through which you can now enjoy Revision3 programming on devices certified for Google’s Chrome browser and OS. The Revision3 Chrome interface makes finding content simple as it sorts shows by name, category, featured content and most recent episodes. Viewers are also able to manually search for their favorite episodes and view new content.

Want to try the sucker out? Search for Revision3 in the Google Chrome app store from within the chrome browser, or just point your chrome browser right here.

Share and enjoy!


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 Goes to Washington

November 23rd, 2010 at 11:46 by Jim Louderback in Uncategorized

Last Friday, Revision3 was one of a handful of companies invited to come to Washington to help congress and the executive branch understand some of the unique issues our industry faces – including net neutrality, open access and more. We were invited by the good folks at Public Knowledge http://www.publicknowledge.org/about , a Washington public interest group dedicated to defending “your rights in the emerging digital culture”.

From their website:

Our first priority is promote innovation and the rights of consumers, while working to stop any bad legislation from passing that would slow technology innovation, shrink the public domain, or prevent fair use.

I was joined in DC by some good friends in the industry – Hillcrest Labs , maker of the Loop and the Kylo browser, the makers of the Over The Top Popbox http://www.popbox.com/www/, and the folks from PlayOn, great software that lets you access Hulu, PBS, Netflix and other internet video on your Xbox and PS3 http://www.playon.tv/playon.

The day started with a show and tell at the Rayburn Building, which is where our congress folks have their offices. Each of us showed off our products and services to a steady stream of congressional staffers, along with a few interested parties from the FCC.

After that, we went to the White House’s New Executive Office Building, and met with Jim Kohlenberger, the head of science and tech policy for the president, and some of his staffers.  They’re very focused on Over The Top (OTT), what it means, and how to make sure there’s a level playing field.

While we won’t see any short term benefits from our efforts, it’s good to know that our government is very concerned about what’s happening in this space, including issues of open access, net neutrality, and even defining the difference between a dumb display and intelligent, internet accessible devices.

That particular issue came up when we were talking about Hulu, Fox, NBC and other networks blocking access to some of the other companies in our group, along with Google TV and other OTT boxes and browsers. Some of the, frankly, anti-competitive efforts from some of these larger media companies shocked me – although the government staffers listening seemed unsurprised.

It was a good trip to DC, and here are just some of the things I learned:

- Congress is actually run by an army of 20-something staffers.  A good few knew of us, and I think I converted a few others into fans as well.

- Jim Kohlenberger, Obama’s technology policy czar, is a card carrying geek, professed his admiration for TechTV, and knew all about Diggnation before I even said anything.

- We’ve got stiff competition. When big industries are being disrupted (like when CableTV threatened broadcast), the incumbents tend to spend 1% of the revenue at risk on lobbying efforts. And when it comes to traditional TV and internet access, that’s a heck of a head wind.

- The FCC is now focusing on an interesting concept called “AllVid” http://www.publicknowledge.org/allvid, which aims to eliminate cable card and allow cable TV subscribers to use a wide range of devices to connect to their pay TV service. Imagine your Roku or Boxee box providing access to web video and Cable/Satellite TV services as well. If AllVid is successful, you might never have to rent a set-top box again!

Oh, and I learned one more thing. You’re not allowed to give T-shirts to members of the President’s staff (I asked). So much for my visions of President Obama wearing a Diggnation jersey at his next press conference.

Revision3 demo in DC

Revision3 demo in DC


Diggnation – Episode 177 – Multiview Diggnation Remix!

November 21st, 2008 at 04:00 by Rob Saurini in Uncategorized

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REVISION3 SOLIDIFIES PARTNERSHIP WITH VIDDLER

May 7th, 2008 at 02:14 by Michele Husak in Uncategorized
—REVISION3 PROGRAMMING NOW AVAILABLE AT VIDDLER.COM—

San Francisco – May 7, 2008 – Revision3, the TV network for the Internet generation, will begin syndicating its award winning content to Viddler, one of the web’s fastest growing video sites. Episodes of shows including “Diggnation,” “The Totally Rad show,” “Tekzilla” and “PopSiren,” can also be viewed at www.revision3.com and on each show’s individual site.

“Here at Revision3, we’re always looking for exciting and innovative ways for viewers to watch and interact with our programming,” said Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3. “We love the advanced features of Viddler’s streaming video player – they’ve done an amazing job building in interactivity and navigation. We’re thrilled to be a part of the action.”

Both Revision3 and Viddler are dedicated to building communities around online video. Viddler brings together multiple viewers by allowing them to share and view each other’s comments about the shows they are watching. By partnering with Viddler, Revision3 continues its commitment to anywhere, anytime, any service accessibility and engages old and new fans in exciting ways.

“Revision3 is creating some of the best video content for the Web,” said Rob Sandie, President of Viddler. “With this syndication partnership we are excited to drive conversation and engagement to Revision3 and Viddler.”

About Revision3:

Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet, Revision3 is a TV network for the web, creating and producing shows for a new audience: passionate 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 35 million downloads to date (and 4.2 million per month), Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3 to a wide range of platforms, including Apple iTunes, Hulu, DivX, YouTube and PyroTV. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple Nano, on a computer or a TV.

About Viddler:

Viddler is the innovative, open and robust online video platform where novice and professional video podcasters engage viewers through interactive conversations. Through Viddler’s timed tagging technology, people can interact at specific moments in the video through tags, text or video comments in the timeline. Viddler’s strength is in putting its community first: giving members robust, flexible sharing features, large file uploads and the ability to record directly with webcam. Viddler participates in revenue share with content creators through sponsorships and advertising. In addition, Viddler’s APIs give content creators additional capability to recreate the conversational experience on their sites.

For more information or to schedule an interview contact Shawna Seldon, The Rosen Group, 212 255 8455 or Shawna@rosengrouppr.com


Diggnation braves the St. Louis weather!

February 22nd, 2008 at 04:38 by David Prager in Uncategorized

You’ve probably noticed that the release of Diggnation 138 – Live from St. Louis has been delayed. We’ve been reading the forums while stranded here at the airport, and just like radzack, todd, dstrack007 and many more, we’ve been stuck in St. Louis due to the ice!

Glenn was able to get a flight back to San Francisco this morning, and he’s been frantically editing and encoding throughout his travel – even on the plane. Though I’m stuck in Chicago right now, I can tell you the episode will be released as soon as humanly possible and it’ll be worth the wait, so sit tight and enjoy this St. Louis teaser Revision3 has put together for you.

Kevin, Alex, Glenn, Jim, Brad and I really enjoyed meeting everyone and were amazed at the turnout, especially those who made time to travel in. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

Cheers,
David Prager


Infected Cancelled???!!! WTF

December 7th, 2007 at 01:47 by Jim Louderback in Uncategorized

Yeah, yeah, I’m the bad guy. Martin Sargent’s groundbreaking show Infected has been cancelled after 50 episodes. But before you start firebombing my car or DDoS-ing my home, wait until you hear the “rest of the story”.

First, why did I kill Infected? Well it was actually a joint agreement between Martin, Gator, Sarah and me. The show was funny, but it was too insular, had too many in-jokes, and in fact it wasn’t broad enough to enable some of the things we really wanted to do. Infected was born in Martin’s LA home, and now that he lives here, and now that we have a full-on studio to play with, things are different.

Thus Internet Superstar was born. It’ll have a lot of the great stuff you loved about Infected, but it’ll let Martin and Gator do even more creative and funny elements, and it’ll let us bring in more fascinating guests from around the world.

So yes, shed a tear for Infected. But I hope you’re looking forward to Internet Superstar as much as I am. Don’t think of it as an end to Infected. Instead, look at Internet Superstar as Infected 2.0.

Martin’s new show will debut in January, and until then, he’ll be working hard on new Web Drifter episodes, along with taking a day or two to rest. Thanks to everyone who’s been so vocal about Infected and supporting Martin. Enjoy Internet Superstar — heck, you might even get a chance to be as guest someday!

– Jim Louderback