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 goal for a company whose competition included Google’s YouTube and its $100 million original content project and Hulu, which is backed by some of the biggest actual TV networks.