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Revision3 Lands 'Epic Fu'

Online television network Revision3 has picked up the popular Web series “Epic Fu” in a licensing and distribution partnership that begins Thursday. Under the deal, the pop culture show will air twice a week across Revision3’s distribution partners.

The deal is significant because it’s one of the most high-profile examples to date in the Web video business of a show jumping from one online network to another. That move mirrors the on-air TV business when shows switch networks, such as “Project Runway” moving from Bravo to Lifetime, or "Scrubs" shifting from NBC to ABC.

“Epic Fu” was originally carried by the online studio Next New Networks. “Epic Fu” and Next New Networks announced late last week that they were parting ways.

Under the new deal, the episodes will be available at www.revision3.com/epicfu and also will be carried on iTunes, Blip.tv and Revision3’s other distribution outlets.

“Epic Fu,” with its tagline “The Owner's Manual for the Web,” is hosted by popular online video star Zadi Diaz.