Today marks a milestone in not only Revision3′s history, but that of internet television as a medium. Today we celebrate Diggnations’s 200th episode. The show started with a phone call from Kevin Rose to Alex Albrecht. They decided that since iTunes was going to be starting video podcasts, they should put one up. That call happened on a Tuesday and the first episode of Diggnation was posted that Thursday. With that, a revolution in online video began and since then an episode of Diggnation has gone up every week, pretty much without fail. Over the years, Kevin, Alex and their tireless producer David Prager have put tons of time and creativity into this show and have grown an audience of devoted and rabid fans that include celebrities, politicians, athletes, men, women and pets!
Recently we did a live Diggnation on stage at Stubbs in Austin during South By Southwest. Stubbs is the premiere venue in Austin and is the “place to be” during SXSW. When the owner of the venue looked out at the crowd of thousands of screaming fans who had come to see Diggnation that night, he said “I’ve never seen anything like this….this isn’t a band…this is two guys on a couch!” That’s true, but as we all know the show is much more than that. It’s authentic, hilarious, visionary, boozy, community driven and just plain fun. It’s truly a unique and watershed show and this is a moment to be acknowledged by the entertainment industry as a whole.
So, please join me in congratulating the team that makes Diggnation every week: Kevin, Alex, Prager, Hippie Glenn, Mauricio the editor and the Revision3 staff as a whole. The next two hundred episodes are going to be even better than the first!