Proving that it truly is the airline of bloggers and the technorati, Virgin America (the airline with an electrical socket and Ethernet port at every seat) will be offering episodes of Diggnation and other Web shows produced by Revision3, including Tekzilla, The Totally Rad Show, Web Drifter, XLR8R TV, and The Digg Reel. Diggnation stars Digg (and Revision3) founder Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht, and is popular among the Digg crowd. (The GigaOm Show, which is also produced by Revision3, will not be included.)
The Revision3 shows will be viewable on Virgin America’s seat-back entertainment system throughout the cabin on flights to New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, San Diego and Seattle. This is a big coup for Web-based video, and Revision3 in particular. The Revision3 shows will sit right alongside options for in-flight movies and satellite TV, exposing its brand of videos to a captive audience. And why not? On a six-hour flight, people will watch anything. This could help Revision3 win more fans, and expand its Web-based audience, which already watch 4.2 million videos a month. The shows will run with the original ads.