December 10, 2012 09:00 ET

BroadbandTV Founder Shahrzad Rafati Wins Prestigious Forty Under 40 Award

Rafati recognized by Business in Vancouver for outstanding entrepreneurism & community contribution

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2012) - BroadbandTV's founder and CEO, Shahrzad Rafati was named a winner of Business in Vancouver's Forty Under 40 Award for demonstrating excellence in business judgment, leadership and community contribution. The award recognizes outstanding professional leaders who are ahead of their time.

"I'm honoured and thrilled to be accepting this award," said Rafati. "I believe entrepreneurs have a responsibility to give back to their community. As the founder of BroadbandTV, I am continuously discovering new ways to impact lives through creativity and innovation."

Rafati founded BroadbandTV in 2005 and in a short time has grown it to have the fourth largest video entertainment network on Google. BroadbandTV has more than 5,000 content partners who collectively garner more than half a billion monthly views, and is growing quickly.

"It is great to see a young woman like Shahrzad not only succeed but excel in her professional and personal endeavors," said Baila Lazarus, features editor for Business in Vancouver newspaper and one of five judges who selected the winners. "Our Forty Under 40 Awards have recognized excellence in leadership for more than two decades, and although choosing winners is a tough process because of the quality of applicants, we are always excited to highlight Vancouver's industry leaders."

Under Rafati's leadership and direction, BroadbandTV's mission is to foster the online success of content creators by providing them with advanced tools and technologies, that optimize and monetize their online video assets. She is currently gearing up to lead the launch of BroadbandTV's newest technology, which will revolutionize the way creators promote and monetize their online content. For more information visit:

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BroadbandTV is an innovative media and technology company with the fourth largest entertainment network on Google. It empowers video creators and content owners to be more successful online. The company creates meaningful career paths for video publishers by empowering them into entrepreneurship with tools to drive views and monetization. More information about BroadbandTV is available at You can also join the conversation on or

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