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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...

Community’s Inspector Spacetime To Be A Web Series, And Questions Of Legality Arise

Communitys Inspector Spacetime To Be A Web Series, And Questions Of Legality Arise

Hey, let me be one of the many writers out there who love him some Community: I've watched the show since it first aired and know that much like Arrested Development, will likely never be watched quite like less-deserving shows and has been on the …

Ed Begley, Jr. Looks To Fund Green-Living Web Series Through Kickstarter

Ed Begley, Jr. Looks To Fund Green Living Web Series Through Kickstarter

Back when I was growing up, Ed Begley, Jr. was best known as Dr. Victor Ehrlich on St. Elsewhere.  But now, he's best known as a true green-living individual who rides his bike everywhere, a somewhat viral video on YouTube where he and Fox anchor …

Is YouTube Trying To Erase The Past? Browse Page Eliminates Date Filter

Is YouTube Trying To Erase The Past? Browse Page Eliminates Date Filter

YouTube is trying really hard to make YouTube.com your new TV. Instead of turning on the television and flipping through the 338 channels, they're hoping in the near future you'll just open a browser and go to YouTube… and surf their millions of "channels" instead. …

YouTube Shifts Its Strategy To Channels – The Reel Web Episode #25

YouTube Shifts Its Strategy To Channels   The Reel Web Episode #25

This week our coverage of news from the online video world includes a look at The Huffington Post's recent investment of $30 million dollars into a daily 12-hour live video stream that covers all the news going up on their site along with several other …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – YouTube Channels Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   YouTube Channels Edition

This week, you probably missed even more online video news stories than normal. But you'll be forgiven, since you were no doubt scrambling around getting all the details together for your killer Super Bowl party. And in just a few hours, that party will begin. …

Food Network Executive Jumps To YouTube: A Sign Of Things To Come?

Food Network Executive Jumps To YouTube: A Sign Of Things To Come?

Because YouTube has Google money to spend, the online video destination has an attractive place for people who are already in show business or hope to launch an entertainment career.  Recently, the defection of Food Network's Bruce Seidel to Electus' unnamed new YouTube food channel, …

The Original Content Wars Have Begun, But They’re Bigger Than Hulu Vs. Netflix

The Original Content Wars Have Begun, But Theyre Bigger Than Hulu Vs. Netflix

For several years consumers have enjoyed streaming premium content services like Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and others. But as more and more television and film content moves online, the owners of the copyrights (typically studios or production companies) have started to see the potential in …

Zooey Deschanel’s HelloGiggles Picks Up Web Series, The Single Life

Zooey Deschanels HelloGiggles Picks Up Web Series, The Single Life

Last year, Dentyne Gum sponsored a scripted online dating web series called The Single Life.  Starring Taryn Southern (The Temp Life), Jeremy Searle, and "host" Leslie Miles (Final Destination 5, J Edgar), the show is a fictionalized how-to in online dating, complete with Blind Date-esque …

Blip.TV Founder Says SOPA And PIPA Threaten All Online Video Platforms

Blip.TV Founder Says SOPA And PIPA Threaten All Online Video Platforms

I interviewed the founder of the Blip.TV, Charles Hope, who shares his thoughts about why The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is extremely bad for online video platforms and their users, and explains what's really needed is not new laws, but better business innovation.

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – Web Series Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Web Series Edition

This week's online video news was dominated by web series talk. For instance, we have a retrospective on the BMW web series, The Hire, which was way ahead of its time. We also have some articles about a new Tom Hanks web series, the future …

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