MSNBC Contributor, Cenk Uygur, Hosts Award-Winning Online Programming
SAN FRANCISCO, December 2, 2010 –Revision3, the leading Internet Television network, today announced the addition of The Young Turks, the world’s largest source of online news, to its network of more than 20 programs. The show, hosted and created by MSNBC news contributor, Cenk Uygur is one of the most popular channels on YouTube with more than 300 million video views to date.
“Young Turks has enjoyed tremendous success as one of the most popular YouTube channels with our more than 23 million monthly viewers,” said Cenk Uygur, host of Young Turks and MSNBC news contributor. “With Revision3, our content will now be available on a wide range of platforms including iTunes, Dailymotion, Metacafe, TIVO, Roku, Blip.TV and many others. We look to expand our core viewership to a new engaged audience through Revision3’s vast fan base.”
The Young Turks (TYT) has an established following, releasing more than 7,000 videos in its existence and providing new content multiple times a day. The program will be releasing episodes five days a week, both on Revision3.com and at youtube.com/theyoungturks. Each show will include the smartest conversations on the web in politics, pop culture, sports and entertainment.
“We couldn’t be more happy to be working with The Young Turks,” said Ryan Vance, vice president of programming and production, Revision3. “They have built a gigantic audience online and we look forward to helping them reach the next level with our integrated sponsorship model and distribution. We are excited to bring our audience a show which highlights news and current events – TYT is doing this better than anyone else.”
Further information and downloads for the program are available via www.revision3.com/theyoungturks.
Revision3 is the television network for the Internet generation, creating and producing original episodic community-driven programs. The viewing audience is made up of hyper-connected, passionate, committed fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture, video games, entertainment, music and comedy that entertain and educate.
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, and many others. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an iPod to a computer or a TV.
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 in a clutter-free environment, that is perfect for everything from direct response to branding.
About The Young Turks
Founded in 2002, The Young Turks was the first original talk show on Sirius Satellite Radio and became the first live, daily webcast on the internet in 2005. The Young Turks combines all of the news that people care about in one place, including political, pop culture, science, and entertainment news. The honest and straightforward programming presented by Cenk Uygur in his uniquely engaging and entertaining way resonates deeply with viewers. There are over 7,600 videos of the show up on YouTube, and these videos generate over 23 million views per month and more that 350 million total views – making The Young Turks one of the most profitable channels on YouTube. The Young Turks is the flagship show on the TYT Network, the home of other popular shows such as TYT Interviews, The Top Vlog, and What the Flick.