We’re very excited to bring you Anyhoo, the newest show on the Revision3 network. Anyhoo is a daily dose of fun facts and pop culture to break up your day with the information you need to know. We’re talking important stuff like celebrities who were also spies, the must-have Twitter followers, and artificial, lab-grown (and functional!) vaginas. You’ll find some friendly and familiar faces on Anyhoo, like Animalist News’ Catie Wayne, DNews’ Trace Dominguez, and Rev3Games’ Tara Long. Check out some recent Anyhoo episodes below and be sure to see them all on Revision3.
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!
If you’re familiar with the history of Revision3, you know that the company’s roots go back to the pioneering cable network ZDTV, through its transition to TechTV, and then out of cable network G4, which bought TechTV in early 2004. And G4 itself is owned by Comcast. Revision3 founders Kevin Rose and David Prager both worked at TechTV, I was on the launch team as the top content exec, and almost half of our current employees worked there at one time or another.
And that’s a big part of the reason why I’m so concerned about how the courts have removed the FCCs ability to police net neutrality across broadband ISPs. Left to their own devices, it’s only natural to expect large cable operators, including Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T and Verizon to start favoring their own cable networks and services, and slowing down competing services.
Heck, it happened back in 2007, when Comcast was ratcheting Bit Torrent traffic down , which negatively impacted us – as we used to distribute all our shows via BT.
But now, three years later, we’re an even bigger thorn in the side of traditional TV. Our shows are getting audiences that rival some of the best on cable TV, more and more people are abandoning traditional cable services for web-delivery of Netflix, independent TV, Hulu and other video sources, and new devices from Roku, Boxee, Syabas and others offer even more freedom of choice.
But today that choice is threatened. I just wrote an opinion piece for GigaOm detailing Why We Cannot Let Neutrality Fail. I encourage you to read it. But get involved too. Write your representatives and tell them you don’t trust the big ISPs to protect your interests.
Tell them you watch Web TV… and you Vote!
– Jim Louderback
Hey everyone! Everyone here at Revision3 is putting a whole bunch of effort into building out a brand new Revision3 store and merchandise site. That means new shirts, hats, hoodies, stickers, wristbands, headbands, mouse pads, mugs, beer openers, and everything else awesome.
In an effort to make sure we provide you with everything that you want / need, we are looking to you for thoughts and suggestions about products we could supply from the store. We are open to any and every idea (as long as it is appropriate and possible) for every show. For example, AJ Vaynerchuk (a summer intern of ours) designed a concept for a Revision3 sneaker:
As you can see when we say anything, we really mean it! In addition to the products available in store, we’re going to be planning on some great free giveaways and stuff like that.
If you want to make a suggestion you can either leave a comment on this blog post, or make your way over to the Revision3 forums (here) and join the discussion there! An early favorite of the forums posters (and ours) is the laptop skins!
We are truly excited about getting this thing going and thank you in advance for all of the suggestions!
- David Prager
Over the next three nights, 2/26, 2/27, 2/28, Revision3 will be shooting upcoming episodes of one of our shows. Want to know more? Then come be one of the stars of it.
Yes, we’ll be shooting at three different bars over the next three nights here in San Francisco, and we’d love for you to get involved. If you’re game, see below to find out where we’ll be and when. So come on by for a drink, a lot of fun, and your chance to be on a Revision3 show. (Sorry, but you’ll need to be 21 to attend.)
2/26: Hobson’s Choice, 7:15pm
1601 Haight Street
(between Belvedere St & Clayton St)
San Francisco, CA 94117
2/27: Rock It Room, 7:15pm
406 Clement St
(between 5th Ave & 6th Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94118
2/28: San Francisco Brewing Company, 7:15pm
155 Columbus Avenue
(between Jackson St & Kearny St)
San Francisco, CA 94133
If you live in Silicon Valley, or San Francsico, you most likely have been sucked in by the Facebook meme. Around these parts, everyone seems to think Facebook is the next coming of Google, Yahoo and MySpace all wrapped up into one.
Sure, the company will never live up to that hype. But the truth is that more and more people are spending more and more of their online lives inside Facebook. And now, if you’re a Facebook user, you can watch all of our Revision3 shows from inside Facebook!
In addition, you can select your favorite show, and have the latest episode delivered right to your profile page! So if you live inside Facebook, please add our new Revision3 player. Share it with your friends (20 a day), and enjoy a brand new way to keep up with all your favorite shows.
You can find the Revision3 Facebook Player here. Play around with it, see what you like and dislike, and let us know. We’ll be working to make it better over the coming days and months. And thanks again for being a Revision3 fan.
— Jim Louderback