Shahrzad Rafati to give IBC keynote address
IBC has announced 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 16.2bn 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 entertainmen’”, the conference will see more than 300 executives sharing insights on key issues at the heart of the entertainment, media and technology sector.