SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology is now part of a 5-year-old's DNA. They can surf the Internet with the best of 'em, give an adult a run for their money on a video game and record their favorite shows on TV. What has a 5-year-old Internet company done? Revision3 (www.revision3.com), the leading Internet Television network, has been instrumental in creating the online video network industry, a business projected to top $1.2 billion in 2010.
During Revision3's five short years it has delivered many sustainable innovations including pioneering long-form web viewing three years before Hulu, building the first and most popular independent channel on Roku, Boxee and other set top box devices, creating a profitable and powerful in-show sponsorship model, perfecting its widely imitated authentic host-driven entertainment show format, and moving to 100% HD content years before any of its contemporaries.
The network has much to celebrate. Revision3 was born in 2005 and has served entertaining and provocative online content to hungry consumers. The company currently creates and distributes more than 20 original shows, has aired thousands of episodes, and built more than 40 distribution partnerships that deliver Revision3 shows to a passionate viewer base worldwide! Additionally, Revision3 has created and nurtured Internet celebrities into superstars, including Alex Albrecht, Veronica Belmont and Brian Brushwood. And now, the company counts Penn Jillette and other established celebrities as part of its star-studded lineup.
Revision3 is celebrating its unparalleled track record of innovation, along with its birthday by hosting a special 5-Year Anniversary event on Friday, June 25 at the Mezzanine in San Francisco. The birthday party will include a live performance of Diggnation with hosts Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose, along with performances by other Revision3 stars, including Alex Koll from ROFL and Brian Brushwood from Scam School. For fans who can't attend the blow out, the event will be live streamed at revision3.com/watch.
"I founded Revision3 because I felt that the Internet had now reached the point where we could bring content with true depth and character to its audience, without limits," said Jay Adelson, co-founder and chairman, Revision3. "We needed to break the traditional patterns of production and start over, with a new audience, a social media savvy audience."
"When it comes to the Internet, 5 years is an exceptionally long time – even longer than dog years! We're thrilled at how explosively our passionate audience has grown each year," said Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3. "We're looking forward to continuing our long tradition of adapting, expanding and growing our shows and our audience as the next five years unfold."
Some highlights from Revision3's past 5 years include:
- SYSTM, Revision3's first show airs on May 23, 2005
- Diggnation launches on July 1, 2005
- MONEY: First round of Series A funding for a total amount of $875,000 on August 16, 2006
- EVEN MORE MONEY: Revision3 continues on to raise $8 million on its Series B on June 11, 2007
- LEADERSHIP: Jim Louderback named as CEO on July 10, 2007
- VIEWERSHIP: 1.5 billion minutes of engagement in 2009
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, video games, entertainment, music and comedy 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. Revision3's programs can be found everywhere from Revision3.com to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, TIVO, Roku, Virgin America, Blip.TV and many others. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple iPod to a computer or a big screen TV.