SOURCE: BitGravity

November 21, 2008 09:00 ET

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 from Digg.com.

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 www.bitgravity.com/interactive.

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 iTunes.

About Revision3

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.

About BitGravity

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 www.BitGravity.com.

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