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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...

Diablo Cody Returns To The Web With Red Band Trailer

Diablo Cody Returns To The Web With Red Band Trailer

Several years ago, Diablo Cody launched her writing career by blogging her candid account of the life of an exotic dancer, which she then leveraged into the book Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper.  Soon after came Juno, which won ...

Simpsons Lead Artist Looks To Launch Animated Web Series Through Kickstarter

Simpsons Lead Artist Looks To Launch Animated Web Series Through Kickstarter

Erick Tran has been the lead artist on the blockbuster TV series The Simpsons for 15 years.  Now, he looks to get funding for his new animated web series, "Urban Reggie," through Kickstarter, a site where people can learn about a creative project and decide ...

Get Your Halloween Fix With Horror Web Series

Get Your Halloween Fix With Horror Web Series

Horror is well represented on the web, and this Halloween, there are a load of choices for those looking to find daily doses of the scary leading up to the big day.  There are a bunch of web series currently playing and even more that ...

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up - The Future Of Online Video Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   The Future Of Online Video Edition

There's a lot of speculation on the future of online video in this week's round up, on everything from cable to Hollywood to advertising to TV. We also recap all the rest of the week's biggest stories in the world of online video, including news ...

Web Series, The Great Star Wars Trek, Mashes Up Star Wars, Star Trek, & Lost In Space

Web Series, The Great Star Wars Trek, Mashes Up Star Wars, Star Trek, & Lost In Space

If you want a boost in the online video world, getting a boost from something already popular is a good way to go.  In the YouTube Creator Playbook series, we just brought attention to a Ke$ha parody video that was released at the height of ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up - Web TV Content Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Web TV Content Edition

This was one of the biggest weeks in history for technology-related news, as the world mourned the passing of Steve Jobs. There were also a huge number of stories with a direct impact on the Internet TV wars, as streaming services added new content and ...

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