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Topic: Hulu

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…

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…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

NewFronts Returning With Packed Lineup

18 events planned over five-day span; NBCU out, CBS, Zynga in

If you’re someone who works in the Web video business, the week of April 29 is not shaping up to be a good time for you to make any plans.…

Study: Prime-Time Spending Wildly Inefficient

Spending accounts for 54% of dollars and 34% of impressions

A new study from advertising consultancy Simulmedia suggests that there's a large disparity between prime-time ad spending and the actual return on the investment. In the two-week period measured, more…

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