Tubefilter, Inc. is a privately held company based in Los Angeles, California that operates media businesses focusing on the online entertainment industry. Tubefilter is best known for Tubefilter News, a blog targeted at the producers and distributors of web television content where the best in episodic scripted serialized web series and alternate reality games can be found. Tubefilter News describes itself as the leading web television trade publication in Hollywood and has reported on such major stories as Apple, Inc.'s foray into original content production and the launch of Joss Whedon's cult series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
Tubefilter News has been cited by Variety, and its staff have been quoted by the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, The Wrap, and BusinessWeek when covering the web television industry. It is ranked in the top 1600 blogs worldwide according to Technorati.
The company also operates the Streamy Awards, as well as a weekly web television guide and hosts monthly Web TV meetups. In October 2009, Tubefilter acquired online entertainment and reviews site Tilzy.tv.
Tubefilter integrates a number of blogs and services into its network. These include:
- Tubefilter News (launched June 2008), a trade publication for the online entertainment industry.
- Tubefilter Jobs (launched February 2009), a new-media and web television focused job board.
- Web TV Schedule (launched August 2008), a guide to web television release schedules.
Tubefilter operates a series of events in Los Angeles and New York. These include:
- Onfronts (launched June 2009), a bi-annual digital upfront for the web television industry.
- Web TV Meetups (launched August 2008), a community event series in Los Angeles.
- Web TV Week (launched March 2009), a week-long series of web television events that takes place every spring and fall in Los Angeles.
Programs and sponsorships
Tubefilter sponsors and promotes a number of Web TV based award shows and foundations. They are a founding host of the Streamy Awards, which honor excellence in web television production. They also were part of a partnership of new media companies that formed the International Academy of Web Television. They were also a sponsor for the 4th Annual ITVFest (Independent Television Festival), the 2009 NATPE LATVFest, and the first Open Video Conference from the Open Video Alliance. The co-founding of Tubefilter was among the credentials noted for Brady Brim-DeForest's position on a panel from "the world of technology and media" that judged entrants for Twiistup 6.