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Season 2 of Machinima's Mortal Kombat Off to a Solid Start But views fall off after Episode 1

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…

October 1, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT

Yahoo Will Release 1,000 Hours of Web Video on Sept. 9 Portal takes a cue from Netflix by encouraging binging

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…

August 21, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

Hipsterhood's Awkwardness Crosses Generations Blip Web show, now in Season 2, scores relatable laughs

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: Am I a hipster? After…

August 2, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

Amazon Moves Ahead With 5 Original Series New shows will help company compete with Netflix, Hulu

Amazon will move ahead with five original TV series picked from the 14 pilots it released in April. Based on user feedback for the pilots, the company will begin production on…

May 29, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

Netflix Wants to Double Original Content by 2014 One new series already planned

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. Sarandos said he wants to double the…

May 23, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

Are You Young and Male? Discovery Says This TestTube's for You Net rolls out free, ad-supported video network with targeted original content

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…

May 23, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

How to Win at YouTube Some programming tactics starting to emerge

Google has allocated $200 million to promote its emerging lineup of original channels. But given that there are close to 100 channels to promote, that works out to about $2…

July 31, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

Twitter, Hollywood Working on In-Stream Video Series Social network talking to producers, advertisers, broadcasters

Forget the debate over whether Twitter wants to get in the media business. Twitter wants to be a media player. The San Francisco-based company, along with multiple Hollywood producers and network…

July 25, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

Fast Chat: Julie Warner Queen of Web series on the joys, perils of getting in on the ground floor

You might remember actress Julie Warner as Chris Farley’s co-star in Tommy Boy, or the object of Michael J. Fox’s affection in Doc Hollywood. Or maybe you were a fan…

June 21, 2012, 12:59 PM EDT

Will Video Hub Be Just a Blip on the Stream? Can video platform survive now that YouTube is flooding the space?

When Blip came on the scene in 2005, the pioneering startup was ahead of its time, building a network and set of tools designed to help the nascent community of…

May 15, 2012, 6:26 AM EDT