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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...

A Non-Average Month of Personal Online Video Viewing - Chris Adds it Up

A Non Average Month of Personal Online Video Viewing   Chris Adds it Up

I took all of July and tracked how much online video viewing I was doing to see how I stacked up against the alleged average users in reports from comScore and Nielsen. It might have been an odd month as I had discovered a lot ...

A Weekly List of What to Watch in Original Web Series

A Weekly List of What to Watch in Original Web Series

With the rapidly blossoming expansion of original online series, I've been pondering a way to start curating some content via what I watch, because as this month-long online video viewing project I'm doing is going to show, I seem to watch a lot. Considering that ...

Maker Studios Gets Hilariously Political on YouTube With 'Caffeinated' Web Series

Maker Studios Gets Hilariously Political on YouTube With Caffeinated Web Series

It's 2012.  It's an election year.  And you're about to hear a whole bunch of nonsense from the candidates, their followers, and people claiming to be experts in the effort to get their guy into the White House.  But just because all of these political ...

A New Trailer Hits For Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: A Look at Web Series Marketing

A New Trailer Hits For Jerry Seinfelds Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: A Look at Web Series Marketing

Last week we talked about the new Jerry Seinfeld web show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."  What was interesting about the teaser that was put out was that no one could quite figure out what the show was going to be, but it drummed up ...

Hulu Heads to Traditional TV with Kevin Smith's "Spoilers" Airing in Canada

Hulu Heads to Traditional TV with Kevin Smiths Spoilers Airing in Canada

It's not the first time that a web series has jumped from IPTV to broadcast or cable, and I doubt it will be the last. The interesting thing in this deal, is that it's Hulu's original show. Other shows were more independent, like "Sanctuary" which ...

Jerry Seinfeld Drives New Web Series, "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee"

Jerry Seinfeld Drives New Web Series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

It looks like Jerry Seinfeld and friends will be trying to offer up a comedy/interview web series later this month, with "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."  We keep seeing bigger and bigger names getting into web video and it's easy to see the appeal: they ...

Halo, Electric City Debut Trailers, Look For Unprecedented Viewership

Halo, Electric City Debut Trailers, Look For Unprecedented Viewership

A few months ago, Yahoo! announced their first original series, Electric City.  And like all big, huge, announced web series, we were given a vague release date (I'm still looking for that Ben Stiller fake trailer series that was announced, oh, nearly a year ago).  ...

Making Your Online Video Pop - My Top Tips for Web Series

Making Your Online Video Pop   My Top Tips for Web Series

I write a lot about research and trends and some technical aspects of online video. I hardly ever, really, get to talk about the content of the video that I watch and why I watch it. So I've compiled a list of things I think ...

Weekly Online Video News Round Up - Hard-Pressed for Time Edition

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Hard Pressed for Time Edition

So, while you are reading this, I'm probably speeding across the country at some 700mph on my way to Los Angeles for E3 - the world's largest video game show. Still, I made some time to get this compiled so that you would have something ...

Hulu Dilutes Standard TV Content with New, Original and Exclusive Content

Hulu Dilutes Standard TV Content with New, Original and Exclusive Content

Hulu is making a big splash this summer with a fairly large investment in original online video series showing that it is just as important to their business model as TV content is. It has to make you wonder what kind of meetings are going ...

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