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Shahrzad Rafati to give Keynote Address at IBC2016 Conference

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IBC announced today that Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO of BroadbandTV, will deliver a keynote on Saturday 10 September at its forthcoming IBC2016 Conference.

Over the last 11 years BroadbandTV has become a powerful force in online video, and is the world’s largest Multi-platform Network. Built on technological expertise, Vancouver-based BBTV represents 16.2 bn monthly impressions with over 76,000 online video creators, providing a full suite of services and solutions including content distribution, technology, promotion, production, creative and design services, and monetisation opportunities in addition to niche value propositions for creators within each of its verticals.

BBTV also offers rights management services for media giants including the NBA, Viacom, Sony Pictures and FremantleMedia. Shahrzad, is an advocate of positive social change and a champion of entrepreneurism.

Shahrzad will talk about how BBTV is working across platforms and creating novel partnerships like the one with AOL’s Huffington Post to create a new kind of online video journalism network called Outspeak and NBA Playmakers, a groundbreaking community for video creators focused on basketball and basketball culture, in partnership with the NBA. She will also talk about how the younger YouTube generation interacts with technology and content and what this means for traditional broadcasting.

Entitled “Transformation in the Digital Era: Leadership, strategy and creativity in media and entertainment”, the conference will see more than 300 executives sharing insights on key issues at the heart of the entertainment, media and technology sector.

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The BroadbandTV network has amassed over 76,000 creators, who post about 500,000 new videos per month. It achieves 16.2 bn monthly impressions – making it the largest and fastest growing Multi-Platform Network (MPN) in the world.

In addition to BroadbandTV achievements, Shahrzad is the co-founder of the world’s first Chopra Yoga in partnership with Dr. Deepak Chopra and has investments in a broad portfolio of businesses.

Registration for IBC2016 is now open, with Early Bird discounts on all conference passes available until 15 July at IBC.org/register

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About IBC

IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. Attracting 55,000+ attendees from more than 170 countries, IBC combines a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an exhibition that exhibits more than 1,600 leading suppliers of state of the art electronic media technology and provides unrivalled networking opportunities.

About BroadbandTV

BroadbandTV is an innovative media and technology company that drives success for online video creators by leveraging its premium media brands, proprietary technology, and massive online reach. BroadbandTV operates the world’s largest Multi-Platform Network with over 76,000 network partners amassing 16.2 bn views per month. Its content creators span a number of key media brands including: TGN, the largest and most engaged gaming network on YouTube; Opposition, the largest hip-hop music network; number one Electronic Dance Music (EDM) network, WIMSIC; leading kids and family network, HooplaKidz and Outspeak, the next-generation citizen journalism brand in partnership with The Huffington Post. The business recently unveiled Windfall, a joint venture to find, develop and service music artists across all platforms, in partnership with BMG, and NBA Playmakers, a strategic partnership with the NBA to find, discover and develop creators focused on basketball culture. BroadbandTV has developed some of the most advanced and innovative technologies in the online video space: VISO NOVI, for detecting and managing fan uploaded content and VISO Catalyst for enhancing viewership and engagement for premium videos. In June 2013, the leading European entertainment network RTL Group acquired a majority stake in BroadbandTV. Both companies also formed an ongoing strategic partnership to accelerate the global growth strategy of BroadbandTV. RTL Group’s initial investment of US $36m is part of a planned series of investments in the company. Find out more at www.bbtv.com

IBC2016 Dates:

Conference: 8 - 12 September 2016
Exhibition: 9 - 13 September 2016

For more information visit IBC.org

Find out more about the IBC Conference – IBC.org/conference
Find out more about the IBC Exhibition – IBC.org/discovermore
Find out more about IBC Content Everywhere – IBCCE.org

Contact information

IBC
Liz Cox, Bubble & Squeak
E: liz.cox@bubblesqueak.agency
T: 07981 472844

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