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AwesomenessTV’s Beth Greve: DreamworksTV Is A ‘Giant Trailblazer’

In its short two-year existence, AwesomenessTV has gone from making one film featuring a YouTube star to becoming one of the Web's biggest portals for emerging online talent.

Geek & Sundry Goes Big With San Diego Comic-Con Activations

Digital entertainment company Geek & Sundry is gearing up for a jam-packed schedule during this year's San Diego Comic-Con International, starting with a hosted space where its fans can meet the network's stars and see upcoming previews.

Condé Nast Entertainment Renews 30% of Its Web Slate

Condé Nast Entertainment is planning to renew about one third of its original Web programming, a total of 21 shows. 

Season 2 of Machinima’s Mortal Kombat Off to a Solid Start

The pressure's on. After Season 1 of Machinima's Mortal Kombat series evolved into a monster hit—to the tune of 70 million views—expectations are high for Season 2, which premiered online last Thursday. And with Machinima fresh off a round of layoffs, the multichannel network could use a bit of positive news. But it has been about two years since the last season of Mortal Kombat hit the Web—an eternity in Internet time.

Yahoo Will Release 1,000 Hours of Web Video on Sept. 9

Watch out, Netflix—Yahoo has an eye on your turf. The internet giant on Tuesday boasted that it will make more than 5,000 videos—1,000 hours of content in all—available en masse on Sept. 9. The trove will include most of the episodes from Yahoo's fall comedy programming, but the full library of Saturday Night Live will surely make up the bulk of the material. The move resembles Netflix's approach to original programming, where full seasons of original shows await hungry binge viewers.

Hipsterhood’s Awkwardness Crosses Generations

Although we'd never openly admit it, any self-respecting member of the so-called millennial generation has at some point or another asked themselves one very troubling question:

Amazon Moves Ahead With 5 Original Series

Amazon will move ahead with five original TV series picked from the 14 pilots it released in April.

Netflix Wants to Double Original Content by 2014

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos discussed “phase two” of the streaming service's foray into original content.

Are You Young and Male? Discovery Says This TestTube’s for You

Discovery Communications has launched TestTube, a free, ad-supported video network targeted at young males, The Wall Street Journal reported. TestTube is the product of Internet television studio Revision3, acquired by Discovery last year in an estimated $30-40 million deal. The network will launch with 10 million streams and is expected to grow to 20 million streams by the end of 2013. TestTube will reportedly showcase original content aimed at a young, male audience, with 15 new series such as techno-philosophy talk show Shots of Awe; Blow it Up, hosted by MythBusters personality Tory Belleci; and Nature Hates You, a series of flip exposés of the sinister side of natural-world things like vines and dust.

How to Win at YouTube

Google has allocated $200 million to promote its emerging lineup of original channels.