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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...

Every Brand Will Be A Studio: Philosophical Musings On The Future Of Video

Every Brand Will Be A Studio: Philosophical Musings On The Future Of Video

I think I'm going to write an e-book... call it "Drop Out Of College & Learn Video." I had this revelation after an email chain with ReelSEO writer, Chris Atkinson. See, Chris and I are not only co-workers, but we've been friends for more than ...

Mortal Kombat Legacy Is The Web Series Proof Of Concept

Mortal Kombat Legacy Is The Web Series Proof Of Concept

We've been sharing some video interviews from my recent trip to the Machinima LA offices, including a tour of the facility and a chat about the company's belief that YouTube is social. I also got a chance to talk with CEO Allen DeBevoise about the Mortal ...

Yahoo! To Distribute Tom Hanks Web Series, Electric City, An Interactive Video Experience

Yahoo! To Distribute Tom Hanks Web Series, Electric City, An Interactive Video Experience

I'm on a plane as I write this, and still working--see how dedicated I am to the cause? Anyway, there's a ton of emails in the inbox already today from CES (which is where I'm headed) and this one caught my eye because it's some ...

Dating Rules From My Future Self: High Concept Comes To Web Series

Dating Rules From My Future Self: High Concept Comes To Web Series

2011 saw some very interesting science fiction and drama shows hit the web.  Comedy will always rule, but there's definitely room for other genres and those continue to build audiences.  How about combining some very light science fiction to a romantic comedy?  Dating Rules From ...

Major League Baseball To Make Fan Cave A Web Series In 2012

Major League Baseball To Make Fan Cave A Web Series In 2012

Last year, MLB.com offered a chance for one lucky person to watch all 2,429 regular season games and attend All-Star and postseason games through a contest called MLB Dream Job.  The winner was then sent to New York City and a former Greenwich Village Tower ...

Walking Dead Web Series Tank Zombie Canceled

Walking Dead Web Series Tank Zombie Canceled

AMC has been providing great shows for a few years now, with Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead being their calling cards.  But when Walking Dead show-runner Frank Darabont got fired in July, it created some bad blood between people working on the ...

Machinima Releases Exclusive John Woo Web Series 7 Brothers

Machinima Releases Exclusive John Woo Web Series 7 Brothers

Machinima and John Woo have teamed to adapt Woo's graphic novel, 7 Brothers, into a web series.  The first four episodes will be exclusively on Machinima, YouTube's top channel.  Written by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and drawn by Jeevan J. Kang (Spider-Man: India), the series is ...

TumTiki Launches TikiGuide’s Video Countdown To Christmas

TumTiki Launches TikiGuide’s Video Countdown To Christmas

Last month, Chris Atkinson reported that Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR), one of the nation's largest providers of telecommunications services, was creating TumTiki.  I was getting ready for SES Chicago, so I didn't get a chance to check out the largest online library of premium TV ...

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up - The Sucky Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   The Sucky Edition

Well, YouTube can't redesign every week, and they did that last week... so this week's online video news cycle belonged to some of the other players for once. We had several bits of rumor and speculation on the future of Netflix, Google Plus' beefed up ...

IAWTV Inaugural Web TV Award Nominees Announced

IAWTV Inaugural Web TV Award Nominees Announced

The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) have announced nominees with the awards to be given out on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at a live ceremony at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas during the prestigious International CES. Nominees for the Inaugural ...

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