n. A short, sitcom-style video available over the Internet.
Fox's tragic loss is the Web's major gain. Former Arrested Development star Michael Cera — arguably the funniest 18-year-old in the world — and his actor-buddy Clark Duke have inked a deal with CBS' new broadband channel, Innertube. The duo will write, produce, direct, and act in their own short-form comedy series called, succinctly, Clark and Michael.
—Eric Steuer, “Sitcom to bitcom,” Wired, March 01, 2007
The Web site, a venture "aimed at overthrowing the current comedy regime," guarantees new laughs every day.

The site staffs 15 comedians who post new bits several times a day in text, video and audio formats; the constant updates ensure that the jokes lampoon the most up-to-the minute newsmakers and current events. Users can rate and comment on the material. Also featured are "bitcoms," brief, sitcom-like videos made for quick Internet viewing.
—Jamie Livengood, “A laugh a day keeps the …,” Chattanooga Times Free Press, August 09, 2006
1996 (earliest)
Headed by Russell Collins, Fattal & Collins is the Santa Monica-based ad house responsible for "The Spot," an innovative episodic bitcom that has won a wide audience on the World Wide Web.
—Rex Weiner, “CAA's net gain: $ marks 'The Spot',” Variety, January 08, 1996