TV's Interactive Future Arrives Today, Combining Social Media With Personal Control
Revolutionary Multi-Camera Interface Delivers Five Concurrent Video Streams to Diggnation Viewers, Putting Them in Charge for the First Time Ever
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 21, 2008) - Forget holograms, the next real video
breakthrough is here from Internet video pioneers Revision3 and BitGravity.
On November 21st at 6 p.m. EST, Revision3 will unveil a one of a kind
episode of its hit show, providing a unique, interactive way for viewers to
watch hosts Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht discuss the week's top stories
Using breakthrough technology from Internet video network BitGravity, fans
will get to choose from five simultaneous and separate video streams,
putting them in control of what they watch. Episode #177 -- "Your
Diggnation Remix" -- will be available at http://www.revision3.com/remix.
"Diggnation was the first successful social video program featuring some of
the top content voted on by the Digg community," said Jim Louderback, CEO,
Revision3. "Now we're taking that to the next logical level, letting
viewers control camera angles and other elements of the viewing experience.
It's a brand new and revolutionary way to give our viewers even more
control, and more ownership, of the programs they love."
"Internet users have these amazing computers and high speed Internet
connections; there's no reason we have to replicate what we see on TV over
the Internet -- we have the opportunity to change the experience, play with
new ideas, and allow available technology to take us to the next step.
We're here to enable innovation and change the way people get their
entertainment -- it's pretty amazing what can be done by simply having fun
with our API," said Barrett Lyon, CTO and co-founder of BitGravity.
The full-on experience of "Your Diggnation Remix" will be available online
at http://www.revision3.com/remix. The director's cut of the show will be
available for viewers to view and download through the show's web site at
www.diggnation.com, and Revision3's 40 distribution partners. For more
information on BitGravity's network and APIs, go to
An irreverent weekly tech/web culture show hosted by tech geeks/pop culture
gurus Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose, Diggnation was launched in 2005. Based
on some of the top news stories from social news site Digg, Diggnation has
more than 175 episodes available online, garners over 200,000 viewers per
episode and consistently ranks among the top programs available from Apple
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet,
Revision3 is the home of Internet Television, creating and producing shows
for a new audience: passionate, committed 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 60 million views to date (and six
million per month), Revision3's programs can be found everywhere from
Revision3 to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, Joost,
Hulu, Viddler, Blip.TV and TIVO. Shows can be watched on any device, from a
cell phone to an Apple iPod to a computer or a TV.
BitGravity, Inc., was founded by Barrett Lyon and Perry Wu who built the
first content delivery network (CDN) optimized to instantaneously deliver
HD-quality video on demand, live and via interactive applications to
massive audiences on the Internet. The company is based in Burlingame, CA
and is privately held, with strategic investment from Allen & Company, Tata
Communications and private investors. To learn more, please see
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