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Monday, November 4th, 2013

YouTube: A Fortnight of News

The last two weeks in news have been unusually busy for YouTube. Frankly, the video giant has been up to a lot, and so we here at ComedyTVisDead have compiled all the relevant news for creators who might have been out of the loop (filming amazing new webseries) in the last fortnight.

Starting with Monday –

Oct 21st:...

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Can Your Web Series Benefit From DailyMotion’s “MotionMaker” Partner Program?

DailyMotion’s MotionMaker program doesn’t get very much coverage, despite having been around almost as long as the video sharing platform itself.

Aimed at creators of wholly original content (opposed to YouTube style “Let’s Play-ers” and cover...

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Amazon Studios Gearing Up To Take Over The Web Series World

When you think of web series and original content you probably think along the lines of YouTube (multi-channel networks (MCNs), user-created content), Netflix or Hulu (self funded and created programming to compliment a third-party licensed content). Amazon,...

Friday, October 11th, 2013

New Web Series Smoke Break Promises 115 Daily Drags of Comedy

Since Labour Day in the USA (September 2nd 2013) a web series has been quietly but studiously puffing out little comedy balls of tar-laced smoke over the forecourt with impressive regularity. Smoke Break is a show that...

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Review: While Waiting for Godot

One of the most striking differences between television and theatre lies in their attitudes to reinterpretation. It seems to have been a centuries-old tradition for plays to be reinterpreted and re-imagined many times over – a version...

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Review: Jill and Jenny

Sometimes a web series comes across my desktop which gets it. The kind of show which knows what it wants and is capable of delivering it. Other times I see hows suffering from an unfortunate divide between...

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Review: Bitter, Party of Five

What happens when a group of moderately successful American actors all find out that the sitcom pilot they were involved in has been cancelled? Well, apparently they start a web chat show and invite on all their...

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

YouTube To Placate MCNs With ‘Cross Promotion’ Features

YouTube has announced via the Creators Blog that a variety of new tools for content creators have been introduced, allowing channel owners to gather various content from across the site and highlight it on an...

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Premium USA Channel ‘Starz’ Launch New YouTube Channel

Starz has launched a new YouTube channel called ‘Union Pool’. The channel hosts three web series as produced by Starz via their online entertainment arm, Starz Digital Media.

Starz is a premium USA network that traditionally...

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Review: Yoga Partners – “A Web Series About, um, Partnered Yoga”

Yoga Partners, a web series about, um, partnered yoga, starts off with a great premise. The weird and wonderful characters who find themselves in yoga classes, combined with the ad-hoc spiritualism which can sprout in...

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