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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...

Blip.tv Relaunches as Center for Original Web Series

Blip.tv Relaunches as Center for Original Web Series

Blip.tv was what? I forget, oh right, a video sharing site for content producers, now I remember (yes, I'm joking here… I know Blip). Well, it seems they decided that it was too close to competing with YouTube or to hard to do so and …

New YouTube Upload Scheduling Tips Hat to TV Programming

New YouTube Upload Scheduling Tips Hat to TV Programming

Last Wednesday YouTube rolled out a new feature that allows their partners to schedule videos to be published at any date in the future. According to all the tweets flying around about the new feature, many of YouTube's top partners are singing its praises! Apparently …

I’m Calling It: Web TV Series Are Officially Legitimized

Im Calling It: Web TV Series Are Officially Legitimized

Last week I wrote about the new Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, which had just released its first episode. The director landed the gig by creating a fake trailer for a nonexistent Mortal Kombat film, which starred some recognizable Hollywood stars, and half a year …

Mortal Combat Viral Hit Demonstrates Bright Future for Web TV Series

Mortal Combat Viral Hit Demonstrates Bright Future for Web TV Series

Web series have been around for a while now, but for the most part, they've yet to reach the same level of esteem among audiences as their television counterparts. But as Internet-connected televisions and other devices continue to rise in popularity, the worlds of the …

We Already Have The World’s First iPad 2 Movie

We Already Have The Worlds First iPad 2 Movie

You may remember Majek Pictures–the filmmaking duo of Anna Elizabeth James and Michael Koerbel. They're the ones that made waves last June by shooting and editing a short film, "Apple of My Eye," entirely on the iPhone 4. That film has nearly a million views …

The Online Video Weekly News Reel – 13 March 2011

The Online Video Weekly News Reel   13 March 2011

This was a busy week as I was in both Prague and Hamburg. Then when I returned the Wisconsin government had gone and done something illegal, Japan had been hit by a massive earthquake and then a tsunami and well, the world just seemed to …

AOL Enlists Big Guns Pollack, Smith and Corolla to Bolster Slow-Moving Video Initiative

AOL Enlists Big Guns Pollack, Smith and Corolla to Bolster Slow Moving Video Initiative

AOL Video has started moving forward with its new initiative of expanding its original content as well as giving its viewers consistent content on a daily basis. To that end they have enlisted three big names in Hollywood: Kevin Pollack, Kevin Smith and Adam Corolla. …

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