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This article was published on June 25, 2014


    Video site Viddsee branches out from short films into Web series

    Video site Viddsee branches out from short films into Web series
    Kaylene Hong
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    Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

    Singapore-based video site Viddsee has been focused on showcasing short films ever since its launch in February 2013. However, it is now branching out and venturing into Web series.

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    Derek Tan, the co-founder of Viddsee, revealed that the company has seen an increasing demand for serial content on the Web. “A lot of this (in Asia) is also motivated by Chinese video platforms coming in with micro-cinema (short films) and TV programs now. In the US, we see Netflix creating House of Cards, and also YouTube’s drive towards playlists for Web series too,” he told TNW.

    The Web series feature is making its debut with only one program, a 20-episode mockumentary about social media, but Viddsee is currently in talks with other content creators to put up more of such series in the coming months.

    Recently, Viddsee passed five million unique viewers on its site. Its more than 10 channels show content from Hong Kong Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand.

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