Webisode

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

A webisode is a term derived from the combination of the words "web" and "episode." It is used to describe a short video, between three and fifteen minutes in length. The video can be a television episode, designed for viewing on the Internet instead of a TV, a commercial, or a collection of short video clips. It is usually available for viewing by way of streaming video or by downloading and watching on a local computer.

Websites that feature webisodes are Vimeo and YouTube. Peer-to-peer network websites, like BitTorrent, may also feature some webisodes for download. Some of the original webisodes were comedy-based. One website, Funny or Die, is centered around the distribution of comedy webisodes. It was founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and went on to earn over $50 million in annual revenue largely in part due to a webisode series about a vulgar two-year-old landlord. This success and popularity resulted in an agreement with HBO to air a program called Funny or Die Presents, which debuted on HBO in February 2010.

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