New Digital Entertainment Site, Worldwide Biggies Raises $9 Million Series A
Worldwide Biggies is a new digital entertainment website that was started by Albie Hecht. Hecht is best known for his work on Spike TV and Nickelodeon. For example, he produced shows like Clarissa Explains It All, Rugrats, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, etc. Hecht also oversaw SpongeBob SquarePants and Blue’s Clues. Now Hecht is making a comeback full force and has raised $9 million in Series A from NBC Universal, Platform Equity, Greycroft Partners, Hearst Corporation, and Prism Ventures.
“The production studio creates content thatâ€™s directed for a multi-platform distribution model, offering content to be streamed online, on mobile phones, television, film, and consumer products. Covering all its bases, Worldwide Biggies is looking to attract the entire gamut of advertisers, regardless of what type of campaign medium theyâ€™d like to try their hand for,” wrote Kristen Nicole of Mashable.
Worldwide Biggies is based in New York and has also struck a deal with TMZ.com. From what I understand, TMZ, is working with Worldwide Biggies to create a website called StarVsStar, a fantasy betting-like league for celebrity controversies.
Worldwide Biggies was started in 2005 and the funding that the company received seems to be consistent with other recent funded-comedy website launches like FunnyOrDie and NationalBanana.
 Mashable: Worldwide Biggies Funded by NBC and Hearst
 Red Herring: NBC Funds Worldwide Biggies