We're pleased to announce today a major new investment in Bigballs Media from Turner International.

Tom Thirlwall, chief executive of Bigballs Media, says: “Our ambition is to be the world’s most influential football media business by the time the 2018 World Cup kicks off and this investment and partnership with Turner is a decisive step towards making that a reality.

“We had significant interest in our investment round but Turner was by far and away the most compelling because of their team, vision and the strategic opportunities for both our businesses.

“The investment will enable us to accelerate our growth in our core markets, build our data and distribution capabilities and expand our commercial teams in Europe and the US and of course continue to make the best fan culture football content.”

The announcement has received broad media coverage, some examples on the links below:

Time Warner buys stake in digital football group Bigballs Media (Financial Times)

Turner International Invests in Soccer Site Copa90 Owner Bigballs Media (Hollywood Reporter)

Turner makes minority investment in Bigballs Media (The Drum)

Turner International invests in Copa90 owner (Campaign)

Turner Bolsters Digital Sports Position with Equity Stake in BigBalls Media’s Copa90 (VideoInk)

Copa90 deal marks first investment for new Turner division (SportBusiness)