Big News Network propagates news content resourced for each major region, country, city, and U.S. state, in addition to each major industry sector, business and sports. Together with its signature Big News Network.com portal, eNewspaper sites and News.Net network, Big News Network is the largest online news service on the Web. The group's unique spidering software was first developed in 2000, was extensively upgraded in 2002, and has been progressively updated in the decade since.
Big News Network, in addition to its own journalists, is contracted to a number of news wires, and sources material from municipalities, government sites around the world, NGOs, law enforcement agencies, localised sources, government media, press releases, and official bodies. and others – while utilising its spidering software to generate content and links from several thousand external sites. Spidered stories are used to supplement Big News Network's customised content because of the extensive range of its coverage which extends to 400 categories of news comprising every key location in the world in addition, to an extensive range of topics which include numerous sub-categories in the area of business, technology, markets, finance, sports, entertainment, Internet, and more.
Big News Network has been fourteen years in the making. The network extends its reach to every major population centre on earth. Its signature site, Big News Network.com, alone attracts around 90,000 unique visitors a day. The site's RSS feeds are used extensively by blogs and external Web sites. Big News Network.com has been breaking news since 1998 covering the big issues including the September 11 2011 terrorist attacks through to the lead-up to the Iraq War and beyond. With 400 categories of news displayed on the site, Big News Network.com has drawn a hugely diverse readership from many, many countries. The site has become a base for the foundation of Big News Network, the news agency, which has led to the development of around 400 stand-alone sites populating the key countries and cities around the globe. Each site in the Big News Network generates RSS feeds, provides functionality for installing headlines on external Web sites, delivers thousands of emailed headlines to subscribers on a complimentary basis daily, publishes news releases, and showcases its headline inventory on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Digg, Friendfeed and Tumblr.
Big News Network's eNewspapers are administered by Midwest Radio Network, a 75-year old Australian media company operating from offices in Sydney , Australia. The group's News.Net network is administered by Mainstream Media EC, a sixteen-year old media company headquartered in Bahrain. Big News Network is based in Dubai in the UAE. In 2004 it was licensed as a news agency by the Dubai government through Tecom at Dubai Media City where the network's offices are located.
Powering its own network of sites in addition to its signature portal, and a host of external sites, Big News Network originates much of its news through its own in-house journalists, a number of news agencies but not Reuters or Associated Press. While recognising these two agencies as the world' preeminent wire services, Big News Network has set itself on being a completely independent news service and has a focus on generating unique news content. While the extent of its number of categories and the number of sites it powers is such that it does not have the resources to populate those sites with all unique content, it is forever building up the percentage of unique coverage it does provide. Big News Network takes the view that a huge percentage of news media, newspapers, television, and radio stations subscribe to Reuters and Associated Press producing a sameness across many, many media outlets around the world in the area of news gathering and presentation. It is for this reason Big News Network has avoided adding these services to its arsenal of content generators. Big News Network is one of the oldest news services operating on the Web and one of the largest in existence. Its aim is to continue improving its service and sites, developing more and more unique content, and extending its reach through social media to generate considerable growth in its readership volumes.