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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...

Dragon Age: Redemption Slays Its Way Onto Machinima

Dragon Age: Redemption Slays Its Way Onto Machinima

There's a chance no one has ever seen Felicia Day as the cleavage-bearing, butt-kicking, flame-haired elf damsel that she was born to play in Dragon Age: Redemption, outside of several recurring dreams of millions of fanboys out there.  Day may be all too painfully aware …

College Humor Looks to Cash In On Jake & Amir Web Series

College Humor Looks to Cash In On Jake & Amir Web Series

One of the best aspects of web video is the whole "free" part of the equation.  Web series have been funded through all means such as advertising and second jobs, but often that isn't enough.  What if you have a show that is so popular, …

Web Series Viewership Continues To Rise, While Cable TV Drops

Web Series Viewership Continues To Rise, While Cable TV Drops

Blip.tv and Dynamic Logic got together for some research into web series viewing habits, and did some number crunching to see when where and how people are consuming original web series offered at Blip.tv. It also gleaned some information on how the viewers feel about the …

An Exclusive Interview With The Creators of The Vault, Aaron Hann & Mario Miscione

An Exclusive Interview With The Creators of The Vault, Aaron Hann & Mario Miscione

If you're trying to get your web series off the ground, it would be nice to get the attention of a studio or a wealthy backer to get behind the show.  But how do you get that kind of attention?  What kind of stellar presentation …

The Social TV Movement: When TV Went Social And Screens Converged

The Social TV Movement: When TV Went Social And Screens Converged

I've been reading a lot of interesting things in the social TV space these past few days and so I thought I would compile them and share with everyone on how screens are converging and TV is becoming more of a social activity. New services …

Revision3 Pioneer DiggNation To End Its Run In December

Revision3 Pioneer DiggNation To End Its Run In December

DiggNation, a popular talk show hosted by Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht, will end its 6-year run on Revision3 in December.  The two hosts are hoping to move on to new things, although Rose will still be a part of Rev3′s Foundation and Albrecht will …

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, …

Wide Range of New Original AOL Web Series Coming Soon

Wide Range of New Original AOL Web Series Coming Soon

Wow, remember when AOL Video was just a tiny little project that had almost no content, no real driving force apparently and not all that many viewers? Well, maybe they had some viewers, but I wouldn't have considered them the place to go online to …

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 …

Even The Adult Entertainment Industry Is Turning To Branded Web Series

Even The Adult Entertainment Industry Is Turning To Branded Web Series

I guess we're all adults here, but I'm going to try to keep things respectable.  I'm going to try to approach this with maturity and sensitivity, and hopefully you'll be able to respect me in the morning.  Because when it's your duty to talk about …

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