For immediate release
New York, NY March 25, 2008 – Revision3, the TV network for the Internet generation, today announced that it will begin syndicating its entire content catalog of shows to blip.tv. Beginning today, popular Web shows including The Digg Reel, popSiren and Tekzilla will be viewable on blip.tv and throughout the blip.tv distribution network. The shows can also be viewed at Revision3.com and on each show’s individual site.
Both Revision3 and blip.tv are focused on bringing passionate and committed audiences high quality original programming. Blip.tv’s distribution technology allows content partners to reach millions of viewers with built-in syndication to AOL Video, Yahoo Video, Twitter, MSN Video, Google Video and much more. Their user-friendly player design also makes it easy for audiences to download and share video content.
“Web entertainment is about unique content, reach and the flexibility to use multiple devices,” said Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3.
“People want to watch our shows whenever and wherever they’d like. Blip.tv stands out in terms of player design, distribution technology and the audience it allows us to tap into. Our syndication partnership with blip.tv helps us move toward a level of ubiquity that is extremely important to us.”
More than a dozen Revision3-produced shows will be made available. Taking advantage of the open nature of blip.tv’s platform, Revision3 will make each show accessible in multiple formats ranging from Flash to Quicktime to DivX to 3gp for cell phones.
“We’re very pleased to expand our relationship with Revision3,” said blip.tv co-founder and COO Dina Kaplan.
“They’re creating exactly the type of content that inspired us to build blip.tv in the first place – addictive, well-produced shows with new episodes that are released on a regular schedule. We see this partnership between two of the Internet’s leading television networks as a no-brainer and we’re looking forward to further expanding our relationship with Revision3 in the future.”
In November 2007 Revision3 and blip.tv announced a cross-promotional partnership that called for top blip.tv shows to carry post-roll ads promoting Revision3 shows, and vice versa. The agreement has led to significant growth in viewership for the shows involved and is still in effect.
Blip.tv is an online television network focused on featuring, promoting and monetizing the best original, serialized shows on the Web. The blip.tv vision is that content creators should focus all of their efforts on creating great shows, and blip.tv can help with the rest: technology, distribution, marketing and publicity, and monetization. Shows on blip.tv range from scripted sitcoms and dramas to newsmagazines, and top titles include Wallstrip, Mahalo Daily, Alive in Baghdad, Break a Leg, and Unleashed.
Blip.tv shares all advertising revenues with show creators 50/50 and also syndicates shows to AOL Video, Yahoo Video, iTunes, the Sony Bravia and additional platforms on and off the Web. For more information about blip.tv go to http://blip.tv/.
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.
With more than 35 million downloads, Revision3’s shows can be found everywhere from Revision3.com to a wide range platforms, including Apple iTunes, Bittorrent, 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.
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.