Video: What Do Web Shows Cost?

May 21, 2008  •  Post A Comment

What does it really cost to produce a Web video series? $200 per minute or $2000? Or maybe $20,000? Daisy Whitney’s “New Media Minute” gives you the low-down.
The numbers may surprise you. This week’s “New Media Minute” breaks down a range of costs for Web series such as “Dorm Life,” “Sanctuary” and “Foreign Body” and compare those price tags to traditional TV.


This week’s “Minute” also looks at how fast venture capital money is flowing into the online video sector this year. Hint: in the first three months of this year, investment has already reached nearly half of the dollars from last year.
Finally, get a briefing on how kids’ games online can drive traffic for cable-network Web sites.


  1. This was a very informative piece. You rarely see the costs laid out so plainly and clearly. Thank you.

  2. damn, thats a lot of money…
    i put in about .08 – a dollar per video, depending on whether i eat ramen or a hot pocket..

  3. Very interesting. I would have been curious to see how much some of the ultra low-budget, yet very popular Vlogs are costing such as Mahalo Daily or DiggNation…I know my vlog is costing me roughly $150 a minute and this is just a hobby site (shameless plug: http://huntingwithjim.com)

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