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Here's Our Scorecard for the 2013 NewFronts Bigger stars, sleeker venues, longer lines

The stars were bigger, the venues sleeker, the lines longer. Close to 20 companies from Yahoo to Blip hosted NewFronts last week, earning generally strong reviews. "If last year was…

May 5, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT

Comedy Is King at the Hulu NewFront Host Seth Meyers flogs new cartoon series, The Awesomes

For a bunch of presentations thrown by technology companies, the NewFronts are becoming notorious for glitchy executions. The exception to the rule this season—likely because it’s run by networks who…

April 30, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

A Very Brief History of Web Video From lonelygirl15 to billions of viewers

December 1995-January 1999 After seeing Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s short Spirit of Christmas, TV exec Brian Graden commissions a second video he distributes to friends on VHS. The video—and…

April 29, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT

Live From Yahoo, It’s Saturday Night Live! Deal includes 38 seasons of archival content

On the eve of the much anticipated digital Newfronts, during which 18 programmers will attempt to make the case for Web originals, Yahoo has struck a major deal to add…

April 24, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT

CBS Invests in Syncbak Aereo competitor presents TV Everywhere opportunity for broadcasters

CBS has made an investment in TV streaming firm Syncbak, according to The Wall Street Journal. The network, the Journal speculates, could use Syncbak technology to power a TV Everywhere…

April 23, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

9 Reasons the NewFronts Didn't Get TV Dollars Last Year And 9 reasons why they will this year

Last spring, some of the Web’s biggest players, including Yahoo, AOL, Hulu and YouTube, took a page out of the glamorous TV world by launching the Digital Content NewFronts. But while…

April 11, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT

Will Hulu's Interim CEO Be Able to Keep Everyone Happy? Andy Forssell knows his content partners, and it looks like they're going to be his main job

Andy Forssell's appointment as interim CEO at Hulu isn't necessarily a surprise, but it does suggest that Hulu is worried about one thing and one thing only at the moment:…

March 15, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT

Community Star Gillian Jacobs's Biggest Time Suck Is Vine Loves NPR, RuPaul

Who Gillian Jacobs Age 30 Accomplishments Stars as Britta Perry on NBC's Community; appears in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (in theaters March 15); Juilliard graduate Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you consume…

March 6, 2013, 7:09 AM EST

Xbox Aims to Bow First Original Series Within the Year Studio head Nancy Tellem talks content in first public interview

Online video has yet to create premium content. YouTube, Netflix, Hulu have all tried, but none has achieved the mass appeal and big-budget scale of a CBS. Last year Microsoft…

February 11, 2013, 9:37 PM EST

Yahoo's Burning Love Ignites Viewers, Making Brands All Hot PHD locks in sponsors for next two seasons

In the Web video world, there’s constant debate over whether the industry will ever see a true breakout “hit”—or whether it really needs one. Well, the debate is over because…

February 11, 2013, 12:07 AM EST

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