At Bigballs we don’t have a problem challenging convention, because at our heart we’ve never been conventional.
Founded in 2005 - the same year as YouTube, we grew up as the revolution in camera technology and digital distribution realised not just new ways to tell stories, but new audiences who for the first time had a voice.
Since then we have evolved from the pioneering production outfit who delivered the world’s first social networking drama Kate Modern, into a new model media company that builds global audiences, for both the world’s most forward thinking brands and importantly for ourselves.
Along the way we have been responsible for some of the most innovative, successful and influential online entertainment of the last few years, Somebody Else’s Phone for Nokia, You Vs with Oakley and the Vodafone backed BAFTA-nominated real-time festival drama series Who Killed Summer?.
2013 sees the next step in the evolution of Bigballs as we push the next generation of social entertainment with our sister company We R Interactive. Our first game I AM PLAYR won the inaugural Gold Lion in Branded Content and Entertainment at last year’s Cannes festival and the second Lyroke has topped the iTunes charts in both the UK and US.
The culmination of this experience sees us launching a new generation of sports and entertainment channels in partnership with Google/YouTube.
Copa90, the first of our planned network, is now the biggest football destination in Europe, with over 300,000 subscribers from around the world, with this success a direct result of marrying agile production capabilities to that of data led audience development and content strategy.
Three more premium sports and entertainment channels are set to launch in 2013, starting with the action sports focused Line9, which will sit alongside a new brand channel developed with Virgin Media.
All in all it's been a pretty big adventure for a company with a funny name.