Transworld Skateboarding was founded in 1983 under the ownership of Larry Balma and Peggy Cozens. At the time, Balma and Cozens saw Thrasher Magazine's content as being unsuitable for young kids and created Transworld Skateboarding Magazine in response. In around 1994, Transworld also began producing videos and by the end of the 1990s was a leader in video production quality and editing. Today, Transworld still produces videos & magazines as well as operating as it's online news, photo and video hub.