Topic: Original Web Videos

AwesomenessTV's Beth Greve: DreamworksTV Is A 'Giant Trailblazer'

Wants to make the Internet safe for kids, teens and brands

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. With the…

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

It's not about number of views but the 360-degree experience

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Big Names, Bold Claims at Digitas NewFront

Confab showcases projects from Tom Hanks, Anthony Zuiker, Microsoft Kinect

Rashida Jones was worried that becoming active on Twitter might make her seem like she was “on caffeine and cocaine.” Meanwhile, CSI creator Anthony Zuicker definitely appeared to be—at least…

Yahoo Goes All In on Web Series Wager

Company renews fall shows, rolls out three new series. But can Yahoo hold its own in a crowded space?

In October when Yahoo launched a slate of original Web videos, the company announced that it wanted to be the “broadcast network of the digital age.” It was an ambitious…