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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...

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 …

Why You Should Be At Streaming Media East Next Week

Why You Should Be At Streaming Media East Next Week

Streaming Media East is ready to hit New York City next week and we've got the top reasons why you should be attending. As an added bonus, we've also got a discount code for you to shave off a bit of the price to make …

Crowdfunding Comes to Social Video Through Flattr Deal with Dailymotion

Crowdfunding Comes to Social Video Through Flattr Deal with Dailymotion

Dailymotion is teaming up with Flattr to create an end-to-end crowdfunded social video network meaning everyone who creates online video content could get compensated by the audience. Personally, I think it's brilliant and could revolutionize the TV and web series pilot workflow.

Silver Scorpion, Web Series Created By Disabled Youths, Coming Courtesy Of MTV

Silver Scorpion, Web Series Created By Disabled Youths, Coming Courtesy Of MTV

So here's an idea: 26 American and Syrian disabled youths got together at a Young Ability Summit in Damascus a year ago and created a comic book called "The Silver Scorpion," a superhero who lost his legs in an accident and bound to a wheelchair, …

YouTube Gives Minorities Greater Reach: Rival And Surpass The Majority In Some Cases

YouTube Gives Minorities Greater Reach: Rival And Surpass The Majority In Some Cases

We've talked about the global reach of YouTube many times.  YouTube's Lucas Watson more than hinted a few months ago that they were looking to attract Hispanic audiences as an underserved minority.  Recently, The Washington Post's Hayley Tsukayama pointed out that minorities make up much …

Angry Birds To Crash Onto Screens With New Web Series

Angry Birds To Crash Onto Screens With New Web Series

World media domination belongs to the likes of Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple, and why not, Rovio's Angry Birds.  The ferociously popular game app has turned into a marketing machine the likes of which Disney would be jealous.  There was already announcement of an Angry Birds …

Creating A Successful Web Series Requires Patience, Planning & Fun

Creating A Successful Web Series Requires Patience, Planning & Fun

Web series are no different when it comes to video marketing.  You basically have to follow the same rules as outlined in the YouTube Creator Playbook as they're for the most part good guidelines to follow for any online video project.  But web series might take …

How MyPod Studios Is Building A Successful Online Video Platform Through Curation

How MyPod Studios Is Building A Successful Online Video Platform Through Curation

My Pod Studios is an online video platform you may or may not be familiar with. While they might not have the name recognition of some other platforms, myPodstudios.com was listed by Quantcast as the 191st most trafficked website in December of 2011–just five places …

Turn Your Customers’ Frequently Asked Questions Into Video Concepts

Turn Your Customers Frequently Asked Questions Into Video Concepts

There's a reason most businesses put an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page on their website: because it's useful information. Customers, by their very nature, have questions. They're unsure of themselves, and most want to double or triple check some things before spending their hard earned …

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