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A webisode is an episode of a television show that airs initially as an Internet download or stream as opposed to first airing on broadcast or cable television. Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ...

A webisode is simply a web episode – collectively it is part of a web series a form of new media that characteristically features a dramatic, serial storyline, and where the primary method of viewership is streaming online over the Internet. A web series is a series of programmes released on the Internet or also by mobile or cellular phone. ...


Origin: 1998-99; Los Angeles, California. First known use of the word Webisode, attributed to Stan Lee Media in the promotion of the 7th Portal online superhero series created by Jesse Stagg and Steven Salim. Stan Lee Media was an internet based creation, production and marketing company that created branded super hero franchises for applications in all media. ... Jesse Stagg (born 1970) is an award-winning creative director and producer with extensive experience in art direction, film, events, design, advertising, branding and guerilla marketing. ...

Origin: 1996; Earlier usage by the textually-based seaQuest 2047 to describe their periodic publications, beginning circa 1996. SeaQuest 2047 is an internet based science fiction series which has its roots on the television show seaQuest DSV and seaQuest 2032, created by Rockne S. OBannon. ...

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Webisodes are used to promote a product, preview music, deliver news events and present all sorts of information.
It is similar in structure to a television series and usually new episodes are published on a periodic basis through a website or some other internet based medium.
First known use of the word Webisode believed to be 1999, attributed to Stan Lee Media in the promotion of the 7th Portal online superhero series created by Jesse Stagg and Steven Salim.
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