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A web series is a series of episodes released on the Internet or also by mobile or cellular phone, and part of the newly emerging medium called web television. A single instance of a web series program is called an episode or webisode.
While the popularity of web series is continuing to rise, the concept itself isn’t entirely new. Scott Zakarin created the first advertiser supported web series in 1995, The Spot.
The rise in popularity of web series can be seen as a result of...

6 Awesome Rules for Successfully Funding Your Web Series

6 Awesome Rules for Successfully Funding Your Web Series

If you’ve ever struggled to produce high-quality web shows because you have no money, this guide is for you. It’s a struggle for many creators to get funding because they follow advice that is 100% wrong. The industry is rapidly changing and dumping your show onto YouTube and crossing your fingers that it goes viral, or producing pilots on extended credit is madness! Web TV now works the SAME WAY the broadcast TV business works, so follow our battle plan for raising revenue

Jonathan Paula: Behind The Reel Advice for Succeeding on YouTube [Interview]

Jonathan Paula: Behind The Reel Advice for Succeeding on YouTube [Interview]

Jonathan Paula has built up a hugely successful following on YouTube, where his ‘Jogwheel’ Network now has over 1 million subscribers, and over 330 million views. Jonathan discusses how he found success and YouTube, through shows like “Is It A Good Idea to Microwave This?”.

How to Create Videos That People Will Love and Share [Creator's Tip #137]

How to Create Videos That People Will Love and Share [Creators Tip #137]

The new YouTube Creator Playbook for Brands is packed with invaluable information for content creators and marketers. In this weeks Creator’s Tip, we take a look at section two, which guides brands on the fundamentals of content creation and marketing.

Confessions of a Web Series Creator: The Trials of Creating a Trailer

Confessions of a Web Series Creator: The Trials of Creating a Trailer

When you’re creating any kind of video content on a tight budget, it’s vital that you not only keep an eye on finances, but that you also have every little detail covered like the right casting, and transport and location logistics in place. But always have a back up plan too…..

TV Tweets Tweak Twitterer Television Time

TV Tweets Tweak Twitterer Television Time

Tweets about TV are piquing the curiosity of TV watching Twitterers, and increasing a lot of marketing metrics for that audience. Could this be expanded upon and could it also work for online shows and web series?

Obama’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ Appearance is Risky Yet Awesome

Obamas Between Two Ferns Appearance is Risky Yet Awesome

Barack Obama took a massive PR risk by appearing on Funny or Die with Zach Galifianakis on his legendary ‘Between Two Ferns’ web series today, and results are really not as terrible as you think.

Chris Pirillo: Behind the Reel with the King of Geeks [Interview]

Chris Pirillo: Behind the Reel with the King of Geeks [Interview]

Chris Pirillo has built up a loyal and engaged following on YouTube, and he is our special guest on this week’s “Behind the Reel”. We talk to him about what it takes to make a successful living via online video, the creative process, trends for 2014, and Wolverine hoodies.

Ad Viewing on Long-Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report]

Ad Viewing on Long Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report]

FreeWheel brings a close to 2013 with its Q4 2013 Video Monetization report that shows online video is starting to look more and more like TV, long-form ad monetization is growing and mobile devices are continuing to make an impact on how we watch content.

Pranksters in Love: Behind the Reel for Valentines Day [Interview]

Pranksters in Love: Behind the Reel for Valentines Day [Interview]

Pranksters in Love have built up a massive following on YouTube, and they are our special Valentine’s Day guests on this week’s “Behind the Reel”. We talk to them about their love of pranking, the creative process and what’s really made a difference for them on YouTube.

CinemaSins: Behind the Reel with YouTube Masters of Sin [Interview]

CinemaSins: Behind the Reel with YouTube Masters of Sin [Interview]

CinemaSins have had phenomenal success on YouTube within the past 12 months, and they are our special guests on this week’s “Behind the Reel”. We talk to them about their love of movies, the creative process and what’s really made a difference for them on YouTube.

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