Blip.tv Redesigns To Be Like Hulu for Indie Web Series

Blip.tv has launched a redesigned site, seeking to become the destination for independent web series. While others host a mix of professional, semi-pro and UGC content, with the redesign Blip.tv is focusing solely on bringing out only the best series content made strictly for the web.

Dailymotion US Head Joy Marcus Departs to DFJ Gotham

Joy Marcus, former general manager for French video site Dailymotion in North America, has left the company and joined DFJ Gotham Ventures as a venture partner. The departure comes just a few months after Orange acquired a 49 percent stake in DailyMotion for €58.8 million.

Orange Buys Into Online Video With Dailymotion Deal

Orange is acquiring a 49 percent stake in Dailymotion, which will give it an opportunity to serve its traditional TV content to more screens and in more countries. With mobile apps and an international audience, Dailymotion will give Orange access to new viewers and new devices.

Should You Take Your Web Series Exclusive?

The series Squatters was the first original comedy to run exclusively on Dailymotion, but after eight episodes, creator Brandon Bradley decided to distribute the show across other sites. Why did he do so, and what are the advantages and disadvantages to an exclusive deal?

Vid-Biz: Torrent Lawsuits, Dailymotion Deal, Hulu Casting Call

Today on the Net: Anti-piracy lawyers have to drop 97 percent of P2P lawsuits, Dailymotion has launched a new catchup TV service for major broadcasters in France and Hulu is casting a web series to showcase interesting new content on the site each weekday.

Is the Xbox 360 a Good Cord-Cutting Device?

This week on NewTeeVee’s first original web series, Janko tests the Xbox 360’s cable-replacing abilities, Ryan talks to a San Francisco cord-cutter who doesn’t miss Comcast, and Liz gets into the Halloween spirit with the Dailymotion-exclusive horror web series Camera Obscura.

Camera Obscura Kicks Off The New Season of Scares

The horror original web series Camera Obscura, picked up by Dailymotion for an exclusive run, tells the tale of a young woman who inherits a camera with the power to trap demons, and is well-produced and full of dark imagination.