Revision3

by Peter Bijkerk

After YouTube with its amature video sharing there are now popping up some professional sites. Two of them -which I really like – are Revision3 and BeetTv.

Revision3 is something like a tv broadcasting station specifically for the internet. The shows are lightfooted and the topics range from technology to music. Jim Louderback (former Editor in Chief of PC Magazin) is the ceo. Tekzilla is a show hosted by Patrick Norton (former DL.TV host) and Jessica Corbin. See the show here

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Here’s the about of Revision3:
“Revision3 is the first media company that gets it, born from the Internet, on-demand generation. Unlike aggregators, mash-ups, and user-generated video sites, Revision3 is an actual TV network for the web, creating and producing its own original, broadcast quality shows.
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, and is now led by Internet TV pioneer Jim Louderback.
The content is designed for a new audience: passionate committed fans who want to watch shows that entertain, educate and help expand their life experiences. The audience expects professionally produced programming but wants it to be unexpected, edgy, smart and real. They also want to watch shows whenever they want, wherever they are, and on whatever device they choose, including everything from a 70″ HDTV to an iPod or Cell phone. Revision3 covers technology, comedy, modern culture, music and more. Our hosts don’t come from Hollywood. Instead, they come from the same passionate fan base as our audience. They are engaging, personal, smart and connected – experts with the insight and acceptance that naturally puts them at the center of the community.
Revision3’s shows can be found everywhere from Revision3.com to a wide range of traditional and new platforms, including iTunes, Bittorrent, DivX, YouTube, PyroTV and more. We will work with almost any distribution platform, using every video encoding format available, including flash, H.264 and others. We want our content accessible to the greatest possible audience, on as many devices and networks as possible.
Revision3 has attracted a wide-range of top advertisers including Sony, Netflix, Dolby, Microsoft, IBM, HP, Southern Comfort, Virgin America, Verizon and FX Networks. Advertisers enjoy a unique bond with the audience via customized message integration and host mentions that deliver phenomenal results. Our clutter-free environment is perfect for everything from direct response to branding.”

Beet.Tv is a more serious show based on interviews with interesting people. It is mostly about Web 2.0 ventures starring ceo’s. Show it’s a bit of a PR site. Here’s is a part of the about of the site:
“Our goal is to provide insight and information on the dramatic transformation of traditional media and the emergence of new media platforms. Through video clips and commentary we explore how these developments impact journalists and public relations professionals.
Visitors are encouraged to post reactions and submit their own videos. “

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