Vancouver-based BroadbandTV says they have become the largest multi-platform network in the world, beating out other major players like Maker Studios, Fullscreen, and Machinima.
Their December 2015 numbers seem to reflect their claim: 319 million worldwide unique viewers, representing a growth of 219% year-over-year, greater than Maker Studios’ 246 million, Fullscreen’s 193 million, and Machinima’s 160 million.
Founder Shahrzad Rafati says this is a historic move for the company she founded more than 10 years ago.
“Announcements such as this further strengthen our city’s credentials as a growing media and technology hub, and I’m proud that we are headquartered in downtown Vancouver,” she said. “Many congratulations to all of our team for getting the business to where it is today. In many ways, we’re just getting started.”
The company also claims growth of 13 per cent month-to-month.
Some of BroadbandTV’s partners include BMG, The Huffington Post, The NBA, and A&E. While the company is still based in Vancouver, they recently opened offices in New York, Japan, Brazil, India, and France.
We’ve put ourselves at the centre of the communities and conversations that millennials are engaging with, powered it with our scalable technology and solutions, and built media brands that will shape the future of online video and entertainment,” said Rafati. “We’ve created one of the largest and most scalable video ecosystems, and we’ve done so with a fraction of the capital that other players have raised.”
BBTV says they have 2.7 billion desktop video views worldwide in its network. In terms of online video audiences, they’re fifth in the world just trailing behind Facebook and Google, but beating out Warner Music.