chrisChris McCaleb his team at Big Fantastic have been making shows on the internet even before anyone called them web series or channels. Those pre-YouTube days were ruled by the video podcasters, with iTunes one of the main funnels for distribution.

Their early standout series like Sam Has 7 Friends and Prom Queen for Vurguru, and later Sorority Forever for Warner Bros. and live-streaming experiment ControlTV, gave him and his team a unique perspective on the shifting ebbs and flows of the online entertainment.

Now, as the internet medium of transforms into its next iteration, we thought we would solicit some of that perspective. In our recent interview with Chris at VidCon, he talks about the early days of television they were just filming radio, but then I Love Lucy came around and changed everything, citing fellow video peers Tim Street and Steve Woolf. He cites YouTube family man ShayCarl as having basically reinvented the sitcom for a new generation. Have a look:

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