Worldwide Biggies Inc., a content development company recently founded by former Nickelodeon president Albie Hecht, is launching a new division dubbed Biggies Broadband. The unit will develop and produce original multi-platform content, syndicated web sites and broadband channels aimed at the young adult and family entertainment audience.
‘The multiplatform space is where I expect to find the next SpongeBob SquarePants,’ says Hecht. ‘I look forward to identifying and working with young and new creative talent that will lead to the development of the next crop of character franchises.’
Hecht’s development and character acquisition strategy at Biggies Broadband involves investing in young content creators. The division will also work with partners and clients to establish new models for IP creation and multiplatform revenue generation. For its initial projects, Biggies Broadband is teaming with entertainment companies Virgin and Cranium, but hasn’t released any details on these projects.
With offices in New York and Los Angeles, Worldwide Biggies is focused on developing and producing family-oriented animated features, hi-definition television series, direct-to-DVD series and broadband/mobile content. Yhje company produced Spike TV’s Video Game Awards and has a children’s programming development deal on Nickelodeon. In addition, Worldwide Biggies is producing its first CG feature film for theatrical release. Written by Shrek and Shrek 2 scribe Joe Stillman, Planet One is being produced with with Ilion Animation Studios.