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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...

YouTube’s Geek Week: A Sneak Peek

YouTubes Geek Week: A Sneak Peek

YouTube’s Geek Week has kicked off–let’s see if the geeks can beat what the comedians did in May. Although after first glance, there doesn’t appear to be too much difference between the two right off the bat.

Think Like a TV Exec: How to Create a Successful Branded Series

Think Like a TV Exec: How to Create a Successful Branded Series

Today’s marketplace provides a unique challenge for brands of simply being heard. Brands must find new ways to connect and entertain their audience through branded content to support their marketing efforts. Brands must be willing to take a risk to try new things.

Annoying Orange Will Get 2nd Season on Cartoon Network May 16

Annoying Orange Will Get 2nd Season on Cartoon Network May 16

Despite a nearly universal professional loathing of Annoying Orange, the show has proved to be a huge hit on Cartoon Network and is getting a second season starting on May 16. Why is that, you ask? Well, there’s the matter of boys aged 6-14. That’s why.

Creative Women Join Forces on ‘Wonderly’ [Interview]

Creative Women Join Forces on Wonderly [Interview]

Women looking to find content and create content should take a look at Wonderly, which encourages creativity in every realm of expression: writing, music, cooking, drawing, etc. Wonderly’s network creates a great amount of video, including entries from Megan Tonjes, Ophelia Dagger, Overly Attached Girlfriend, and Squaresville.

Meet The ‘Kids’ Behind Premium Video Content [INTERVIEW]

Meet The Kids Behind Premium Video Content [INTERVIEW]

We talk to Jason Berger of Kids At Play, who have made web series on Yahoo and YouTube channels like LOUD and IGN Start, as well as creating social video campaigns with top brands, like Purina. What is the formula for their success?

Simon Cowell Partners With YouTube To Find Next Big Thing

Simon Cowell Partners With YouTube To Find Next Big Thing

Simon Cowell is no stranger to the power of YouTube when it comes to making his artists famous. It was pretty much responsible for making global superstars out of One Direction and Susan Boyle and now he’s launching a talent content to find the next big act to take the world by storm.

Machinima Continues Its Premium Content Quest, Signs Ridley Scott for 12 Sci-Fi Shorts

Machinima Continues Its Premium Content Quest, Signs Ridley Scott for 12 Sci Fi Shorts

Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner, Alien, and Prometheus, has teamed up with Machinima to produce 12 sci-fi shorts. It’s a perfect match, as Scott has been in the digital space for a long time and has produced and/or directed much of the kind of content that is in Machinima’s wheelhouse.

INTERVIEW: The Fine Bros. Take Web Series Beyond Video [Web Series School]

INTERVIEW: The Fine Bros. Take Web Series Beyond Video [Web Series School]

Our interview with Ben and Rafi Fine, best known as The Fine Brothers, sheds light on the transmedia experience, “workaholism,” and the unique experience of their MyMusic show, which gets so deep into faux-reality, they sometimes need an Inception-style kick to get back into the real world.

Streamys Sneakily Hand Out Awards for 3rd Annual Event Early

Streamys Sneakily Hand Out Awards for 3rd Annual Event Early

The Streamy Awards have already handed out a bunch of trophies to some high-quality content creators. While many of them were technical or for particular genres, some pretty big awards have already been claimed. Let’s take a look at who some of the already big winners are.

Zach Galifianakis Is Back with ‘Between Two Ferns’ Oscar Specials

Zach Galifianakis Is Back with Between Two Ferns Oscar Specials

"Between Two Ferns" is one of the biggest success stories on Funny or Die.  Starring Zach Galifianakis, whom we would eventually know for The Hangover movies, "Between Two Ferns" launched in January of 2008 with an interview with Michael Cera and became a "must-watch" web …

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