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Machinima’s Tommy Wi-Show An Exercise In Bad For The Sake of Bad

Machinimas Tommy Wi Show An Exercise In Bad For The Sake of Bad

Last month we talked about Machinima's foray into the genre known as Tommy Wiseau, with the cleverly titled The Tommy Wi-Show.  Wiseau, the modern-day celebrity manufactured by irony, his movie The Room navigating the midnight-screening territory of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, has a perfectly-tailored …

ESPN Explores Wider World Of Sports With Kenny Mayne Web Series

ESPN Explores Wider World Of Sports With Kenny Mayne Web Series

I don't watch ESPN much anymore, at least their flagship program Sportscenter, mainly because catch phrases and useless statistics rendered the show nearly unwatchable over the years.  Almost in a quiet fashion, however, ESPN has been doing good work with documentary series such as 30 …

Ooyala Goes Social, Everywhere with New Offerings

Ooyala Goes Social, Everywhere with New Offerings

I had a couple meetings with Ooyala lately to talk about all the cool new stuff they have got going on like Ooyala Social, Ooyala Everywhere and of course the Motorola Mobility investment and what it might mean for us as much as for them. …

The Roku LT Box With 720p, $50 Price Tag, Announces HBO Go

The Roku LT Box With 720p, $50 Price Tag, Announces HBO Go

Roku just made two announcements today, the new Roku LT which is $10 cheaper than the Roku 2 HD, yet also offers 720p like that model. It seems more like a muddling of the market on their part than an actual addition to their lineup. …

Comcast Set For Its Own IPTV Service To Fight AllVid?

Comcast Set For Its Own IPTV Service To Fight AllVid?

Comcast has been named in the recent Xbox TV lineup and some other interesting Internet TV deals. But now, they seem to just be going it alone on their own IPTV service, according to what they stated to the FCC, along with a device that …

Netflix Wins Regulation Battle With Broadcasters In Canada

Netflix Wins Regulation Battle With Broadcasters In Canada

Netflix has had quite the year, haven't they?  In the midst of all the controversy over the price hike and the splitting of their DVD and streaming services into two separate entities (and fees), they have also been expanding the amount of content they will …

Adobe Proves Relevant To HTML5 Future With Adobe Touch Apps & AIR Integration

Adobe Proves Relevant To HTML5 Future With Adobe Touch Apps & AIR Integration

Adobe MAX 2011 is going on, and while I'm not there, I've been keeping up with what's going on. One of the interesting things for us, the online video community, is Adobe AIR 3 and Flash Player 11. They announced that both are available as …

Cliffs Notes Animated Web Series A Gift To Desperate High School Students Everywhere

Cliffs Notes Animated Web Series A Gift To Desperate High School Students Everywhere

Cliffs Notes are supposed to be supplements to the required reading material, but that doesn't stop many high school and college students from using them as substitutes.  They're so much shorter, and have all the answers!  Why get the rich language and subtext of Shakespeare, …

The Future Of YouTube – The Reel Web #7

The Future Of YouTube   The Reel Web #7

This week on The Reel Web we look at Warner Brother's upcoming web series called, "Aim High," which releases on Facebook with some very innovative social aspects. We also cover a reported rumor that YouTube is paying a few creators to produce scheduled content and …

Web Series Success Leads To New Mortal Kombat Movie

Web Series Success Leads To New Mortal Kombat Movie

It was only a matter of time.  It all began when TV director Kevin Tancharoen made a short Mortal Kombat film for YouTube called Rebirth, which led to the successful web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy.  Several million views and a DVD release later (set for …

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