Blip, the New York-based portal/distributor of web original lifestyle and entertainment video  programming  for the Web, has agreed to be  acquired by Makers Studio, the Los Angeles-based web original producer, according to a report by Peter Kafka in AllThingD.

Kafka says that CEO Kelly Day is to leave the company when the deal closes in September.

We spoke with Day in April at the Cannes MIPTV conference about the evolution of Blip as an alternative to YouTube for content creators.  We have republished that interview today.