Shira Lazar On What ‘What’s Trending’ Has In Store For 2013

LAS VEGAS — What’s Trending With Shira Lazar has made a name for itself as the live web show dedicated to what’s hot on the web, from YouTube videos to memes and everything in between.  We had the chance to chat with the show’s host and executive producer, Shira Lazar, on the red carpet at […]


Web Superstar Felicia Day: A Journey From Actor to YouTube Channel Mogul

LAS VEGAS — Last year Felicia Day, who began her career as an actress and made her foray into the production side of things as the creator and writer of The Guild, launched her own premium YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry.  After nearly a year of running the Geek & Sundry network, we caught up […]


Web Video Prankster Mark Malkoff ‘Seeking Bill Murray’ in Latest Series Concept

LAS VEGAS — NYC-based comedian Mark Malkoff is known for online videos of his crazy stunts and shenanigans, from living on an AirTran jet for 30 days to living in IKEA for a week, visiting every Starbucks in Manhattan in a day, and more.


Hannah Hart Raises $150,000 On Indiegogo To Take YouTube Show On The Road

LAS VEGAS — Hanna Hart aka Harto on YouTube has raised over $150,000 on Indiegogo to take her YouTube show "My Drunk Kitchen" on the road.  We spoke with her about the campaign and what she has in store for the tour at the IAWTV Awards at CES.


‘Husbands’ Web Series Creators Talk Shop At The IAWTV Awards

LAS VEGAS — ‘Husbands’ is a popular made-for-web sitcom created by Jane Espenson and Brad Bell and directed by Jeff Greenstein.  The show is unique in that it is created and produced by television industry veterans and at the IAWTV Awards at CES we had the opportunity to glean some insight on how producing for […]


Yahoo! Streams Bill Maher Special, Doubles Down on Comedy Slate

Tonight (2/23), Yahoo! will host a free one-hour comedy special with Bill Maher as part of extensive slate of comedy programming, says Yahoo! video chief Erin McPherson in this interview with Beet.TV


Aaron Task, Henry Blodget and Their Two Million Video Viewers on Yahoo!

As big news organizations including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and and Reuters put an increasing effort around made-for-the-Web video news reporting, Yahoo’s Daily Ticker has built a formidable audience over the past four years.


Blip’s Steve Woolf: Web Video Success Comes from Targeting “Narrow Niches”

LAS VEGAS – Steve Woolf, VP of Content for, says that success in creating original Web video content comes from targeting  and connecting with "narrow niches" of special interest groups. 


Outrigger Media Links Brands and Web Producers in New Marketplace

LAS VEGAS — Online video advertising firm Outrigger Media is gearing up to launch its content marketplace OpenSlate Studios in March, said Mike Henry, CEO of Outrigger Media during an interview with Beet.TV at CES.


iJustine Expands Role with SpikeTV

LAS VEGAS Web star iJustine is slated to host live convention coverage at Comic-Con and E3 for Spike TV on the heels of the work she just did at CES for the network, she told Beet.TV during an interview at CES.


“My Damn Channel” Preps for YouTube Originals Launch

LAS VEGAS — Digital programmer My Damn Channel is slated to launch an originals channel with YouTube in a few weeks as part of YouTube's new content programmer initiative, said Rob Barnett, CEO of My Damn Channel, in an interview with Beet.TV at CES.


Fine Bros Win IAWTV Award, Prep for Launch of New YouTube Show

LAS VEGAS — Online video superstars The Fine Brothers nabbed an inaugural IAWTV award at the recent CES show for their latest Web series Kids React, which has been generating about 1 million views per episode for each of the 45 episodes so far. We caught up with Ben and Rafi Fine, the creators of […]


Variety’s Andrew Wallenstein: Yahoo’s Deal with Tom Hanks: “Watershed Moment” for Web Video

LAS VEGAS — Yahoo's announcement during CES to stream Tom Hanks' futuristic animation series, represents a "watershed moment" for Web originals, say Andrew Wallenstein Variety's TV Editor in this interview with Beet.TV


Video Expansion Underway at Huffington Post as Arianna Readies “Fearless Living”

LAS VEGAS — The Huffington Post has become increasingly video centric as the giant news site integrates video into most of its pages, says Karen Cahn,  General Manger of Branded Experiences for AOL, in this inteview with Beet.TV


Yahoo! Passes Facebook for Video Views in December, comScore

Yahoo! has passed Facebook and has essentially tied with Vevo as the second most popular video site on the Web, according to December numbers released by comScore this morning.  The most popular site remains YouTube.


Kevin Pollak Finds Big Audience, Creative Freedom with Live Web Program

LAS VEGAS — Stand-up comedian and actor Kevin Pollak has some 100,000 live viewers of his talk show — along with one million monthly downloads of the show on iTunes, he tells Beet.TV in this video interview.


Rachael Hip-Flores Wins Best Performance in Web Drama for “Anyone But Me”

LAS VEGAS, "Anyone But Me," a scripted web series about gay, straight and ethnically diverse young people in relationships, won two IAWTV web video awards on Thursday night; one for best writing and one for Rachel Hip-Flores who grabbed best female performance, drama.


Hollywood Writer Gets Boost for Web Series with Glowing New Yorker Review

LAS VEGAS — Jane Espenson, a veteran Hollywood TV writer and producer, has been getting noticed for her Web series, a comedy about a newly married gay couple titled "Husbands."


IAWTV to Partner with YouTube and Yahoo! in 2012

LAS VEGAS — The International Academy of Web Television, which held its first awards program on Thursday night at CES, will have partnerships with YouTube and Yahoo this year, says the organization's chairman Paul Kontonis in this interview with Beet.TV


Shira Lazar and “What’s Trending” Nab Four Web Video Awards

LAS VEGAS, Shira Lazar and her live show "What's Trending," won four awards at the International Academy of Web Television gala ceremony held Thursday night at CES. 

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