VANCOUVER, May 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Vancouver tech entrepreneur Ms. Shahrzad Rafati, founder of BroadbandTV,
is the only Canadian to join household names such as Oprah Winfrey,
Conan O'Brien, and key industry players such as Sebastian Thrun of
Google and Andy Mooney from Disney on Fast Company magazine's 2011 list of top 100 most creative people in business. Fast
Company magazine is the world's leading progressive business media
In 3 short years, Rafati's company, BroadbandTV, has partnered with
content providers such as the National Basketball Association (NBA) to
help curate, and match user-created video content with online
BroadbandTV is helping change the relationship between "pirates" and
corporate content providers. BroadbandTV identifies positive and
potentially revenue-generating fan-created content and helps its
partners claim it, put advertising against it and generate revenue.
"Corporations no longer look at piracy as a black and white issue,"
explained Rafati. "Instead of battling against their most enthusiastic
fans, they're starting to realize there's more value in working with
them. We're helping companies identify and take control of their
content and generate revenue from it.
The next big step for the company is a mobile app that will suggest
video content, often from BroadbandTV's content, for users based on
their interests and personal preferences.
Shahrzad Rafati emigrated to Canada in 2000, studied Computer Science at
The University of British Columbia and upon graduation founded
BroadbandTV. BroadbandTV has curated more than hundreds of thousands
of videos and monetized billions of impressions generating millions of
ad dollars for its clients.
The full list of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business
2011 is available at: http://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/2011/full-list
BroadbandTV is a media and technology company that brings together
content owners, network operators and advertisers to create
economically sustainable online and mobile video business models.
BroadbandTV specializes in the aggregation, optimization, distribution
and monetization of video content via Internet Protocol (IP) and
Wireless Networks. More information about BroadbandTV is available at http://broadbandtvcorp.com
SOURCE BroadbandTV Corp.
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CEO, Broadband TV Corp
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