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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...

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – YouTube Ad Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   YouTube Ad Edition

This week was overloaded with YouTube-related news. The video service is now fully integrated into Google Plus, their skippable TrueView ads now make up 50% of all the ads on the site and serve up 18 years of video ads per day, and the majority …

The Vault Unleashes Episode 3, Worth the Wait

The Vault Unleashes Episode 3, Worth the Wait

Episode 3 of The Vault is available on YouTube, and I found myself curiously excited that this new entry clocks in at 15 minutes.  In the hustle and bustle of video watching, most of the time I'm thankful that most of the stuff I watch …

Stars Of Full House & Saved By The Bell ‘Can’t Get Arrested’ In New Web Series

Stars Of Full House & Saved By The Bell Cant Get Arrested In New Web Series

If you were a child of the eighties, you probably watched one or two or all 192 episodes of Full House.  You thought Bob Saget was a wholesome dad and there was no way that any of the child actors would one day find themselves …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Lollipop Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Lollipop Edition

Allow me to apologize for the very tardy nature of this online video news round up article. I've been dealing with an unexpected illness, and couldn't get it completed until now. We'll be back on our normal schedule for the article next weekend. Well, last …

Swampy And Where’s My Water?, Popular Disney Game App, to Become A Web Series

Swampy And Wheres My Water?, Popular Disney Game App, to Become A Web Series

Walt Disney has created a ton of memorable characters over the years, but nearly all of them have been on the big screen and TV.  Recently, Disney's foray into mobile game apps, "Where's My Water?" has become a huge hit on the iPhone and iPad …

Bravo’s Web Series Companion To “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist”

Bravos Web Series Companion To Work of Art: The Next Great Artist

Cable has basically become the world's largest talent show for a variety of skill sets.  We've seen aspiring fashion designers, singers, chefs, and filmmakers all competing to win the opportunity to become top-paid professionals.  Last year, Bravo introduced a show looking for hopeful artists called …

Scary Web Series, Short Films, and Parodies – A Halloween Video Grab Bag

Scary Web Series, Short Films, and Parodies   A Halloween Video Grab Bag

Searching for horror and Halloween video on the Internet the past week made me realize how important it is for content creators to distinguish themselves.  I don't know what to look for.  Try searching for "horror short film" or something similar in YouTube.  It's pretty …

Indie Music Artists Get Professional Feedback With OurStage Panel Web Series

Indie Music Artists Get Professional Feedback With OurStage Panel Web Series

OurStage.com is a place where independent music artists attempt to get noticed, and where people looking for a reprieve from the mainstream can find bands that "no one else" knows about yet.  In partnership with MTV, the site offers competitions and instant visitor feedback so …

Take This Lollipop, Interactive & Personalized Video Will Creep You Out

Take This Lollipop, Interactive & Personalized Video Will Creep You Out

One of my favorite things about online video is how quickly it evolves, changes, and matures. We've mentioned Aim High a few times recently, the web series from McG that has dabbled in using viewers' photos and details from their Facebook accounts within the show …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Video + Social Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Video + Social Edition

This week's round up of the online video news highlights includes a little extra dose of the social. Many video experts agree that social enhancements and integration could be the next great evolution for online video as a format. Of course, we also saved room …

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