New Tubefilter Tilzy.tv team
Brady Brim-DeForest, Marc Hustvedt, Jamison Tilsner, Josh Cohen and Drew Baldwin
(Photo by Wm. Marc Salsberry)

Today we have a little news of our own. Ok we didn’t break the story, PaidContent did, but why not hear it again from the source? Tubefilter announced today that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Tilzy.TV. The New York-based media company, founded by Jamison Tilsner and Josh Cohen, has been an integral part of the web video scene since early 2007.

This is a new chapter for Tubefilter as a company. We’re bringing onto the team a pair of experienced and passionate co-founders in Josh Cohen and Jamison Tilsner. These guys get it, and share our deep concern for the web creative community. As of today articles from the Tilzy.TV site have been migrated over to Tubefilter News and are now integrated into the site with a decal to indicate articles that were originally published on Tilzy.TV.

Sure, there was a friendly East Coast-West Coast thing between Tubefilter and Tilzy, but at our core we all firmly believe in the same thing—that there’s something monumental happening with the birth of open web entertainment. That’s what brought us together, along with NewTeeVee, to co-host the first ever Streamy Awards this past March.

“Their digital entertainment upfronts this past Spring, the OnFronts, rallied the entire industry—including independent and global online entertainment production companies, brands and agencies—signaling that online entertainment’s future is bright,” said Brady Brim-DeForest, who is taking on the role of the company’s CEO. Plans for the next OnFronts are underway.

Going forward, Tubefilter is now a bi-coastal media company, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. This allows us to expand our operations and with that our News coverage, adding a strong crop of writers with solid backgrounds in web entertainment. And in terms of events, the Web TV Meetups will now be signature events on both coasts, bringing together online creative communities for some quality face time.

So we ask you to join us. For Tubefilter News, keep sending in your tips for web series gems and the stories behind them. We’ll continue charting what is happening in the web series space, delivering insight and analysis of the best original web content. We’re also working on some pretty nifty things coming down the pipe—things that will help solve some of the pain points we’ve noticed while growing with this emerging industry. Here’s to the road ahead.

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