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A Network for Creatives and Fans

A Network for Creatives and Fans

tello films is a subscription video network offering original programming for the lesbian market. It recently merged with OneMoreLesbian, adding free and pay-per-view video options to its offerings. This essay is part of Televisual’s “Indie TV Innovation” series. As I write this I just finished shooting tello’s newest project called Roomies, starring Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard.  [...]

April 18, 2013 Christin Mell Indie TV Innovation Series Comments Off on A Network for Creatives and Fans

Defining Web Series Success

Defining Web Series Success

The following essay builds on Liz Shannon Miller’s earlier pieces on success in the web series market: “How Do You Define Web Series Success?” and “2013: The year of the web series second season?” This is part of Televisual’s “Indie TV Innovation” series. When I talk to web series creators, there is one constant: They [...]

April 5, 2013 Liz Shannon Miller Indie TV Innovation Series 1

Kickstarting Veronica Mars: A Conversation About the Future of Television (In Four Parts)

Kickstarting Veronica Mars: A Conversation About the Future of Television (In Four Parts)

This post refers to a conversation on Henry Jenkins’ blog: part one, two, three, four. My visit to USC earlier this month for a work-in-progress talk on my manuscript sparked a couple of conversations. One with M2E head Christopher Smith about the state of web television, and another with Henry Jenkins on the broader implications [...]

March 29, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates, Video 2

Talking Web TV With USC’s Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship

Talking Web TV With USC’s Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship

Full post at USC. Earlier this month the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism presented a Research Seminar with Aymar Jean Christian, assistant professor of communication in the Media, Technology and Society program at Northwestern University. Christian discussed his tentatively titled manuscript, Off the Line: Independent Television and the Expansion of the Creative Economy, [...]

March 26, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates Comments Off on Talking Web TV With USC’s Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship

How YouTube Plans to Fight the Netflix Wave

How YouTube Plans to Fight the Netflix Wave

With Netflix dropping $4 million for each episode of House of Cards, YouTube is suddenly seeing a lot of well-heeled competition for original programming. Of course, through its premium channel initiative, Google’s network has been investing as well. Machinima, its most premium channel, recently inked a deal to incubate films with the likes of Ridley Scott. But YouTube didn’t grow into [...]

March 20, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Video Comments Off on How YouTube Plans to Fight the Netflix Wave

Web Video’s Major Studios and Networks — As Ranked By Streamys

Web Video’s Major Studios and Networks — As Ranked By Streamys

It’s easier to understand TV. Most people know who’s responsible for their favorite shows: did you all watch Scandal last night on ABC?! Online, it’s a bit trickier. Sure, most everything is on YouTube. But just because it’s on YouTube doesn’t mean it’s Google’s show. Usually it’s not. Web video has layers and layers networks and [...]

February 22, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Video Comments Off on Web Video’s Major Studios and Networks — As Ranked By Streamys

Can My Damn Channel Grow Into YouTube’s Biggest Comedy Network?

Can My Damn Channel Grow Into YouTube’s Biggest Comedy Network?

Online video is comedy, and as the market grows, comedians and indie TV creators are getting more buyers for their shows and videos. Today comedy network My Damn Channel announced a big effort to buy up “hundreds” of comedy shows over the next year. The company’s effort may make it, if not the first, potentially the biggest [...]

January 31, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Video Comments Off on Can My Damn Channel Grow Into YouTube’s Biggest Comedy Network?

Netflix’s ‘Arrested Development’ Will Not Change TV. Web TV Already Did.

Netflix’s ‘Arrested Development’ Will Not Change TV. Web TV Already Did.

Thanks to Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish for linking. We’ve waited almost a decade for more Arrested Development, the groundbreaking sitcom of the aughts. Now with a release date set, critics and fans are eager for Mitch Hurwitz’s franchise to break new ground on the web, via Netflix. Think Progress‘ Alyssa Rosenberg, one of television’s sharpest critical [...]

January 11, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Video 2

What You Missed: 2012’s Indie Web Television

What You Missed: 2012’s Indie Web Television

Television is so awash in great shows no one can watch them all. And yet most TV fans can name the best new show of last year — technically, it’d have to be Girls — and best show overall — take your pick of Mad Men, Treme, Breaking Bad, etc. Online, nobody knows what’s good. There’s too [...]

January 10, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight Comments Off on What You Missed: 2012’s Indie Web Television

YOMYOMF: The Web’s Most Diverse Channel

YOMYOMF: The Web’s Most Diverse Channel

The final version of this post is on Slate‘s Future Tense blog. The LAPD has assigned Bobby, a rookie, to a new squad—a ragtag group of young-ish people who have time-traveled from the ’80s and are undercover in the present day. In the first episode of Squad 85, Bobby meets the Chief, a white man who has been [...]

January 7, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Video Comments Off on YOMYOMF: The Web’s Most Diverse Channel