NBC's former head of programming, Ben Silverman, will produce several new Internet shows for Yahoo through a deal with his new company, Electus.
The order for "Maker Shack Agency," an original series about a 13-year-old inventor, pushes the slate of kid-show pilots to six.
The latest batch includes hour-long dramas for the first time, and Amazon Studios will again crowdsource content decisions, picking the ones to make full series based on customer viewing data and reviews.
Web giant is taking aim at the cable industry with original content for dozens of new YouTube channels, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Yahoo and Electus, the multiplatform content studio headed by former NBC entertainment head Ben Silverman, launches its first original, branded program, "Ready, Set, Dance!"
The home page revamp focuses intently on editorial "curation," rather than a more social direction being taken by rival Yahoo.
The Web giant will announce as early as next week that it has inked deals with several content creators, a new report claims.