BroadbandTV's Shahrzad Rafati Named Executive of the Year at 2013 Digi Awards

by Knowlton Thomas

Shahrzad Rafati, founder and CEO of BroadbandTV, was this week awarded Executive of the Year at the nextMEDIA Digi Awards.

In addition to reaching over one billion monthly impressions this year, BroadbandTV secured an initial $36 million investment from RTL Group, which at the time marked the largest private placement into an Internet media company in Canada since 2007.

“It is an honour to be recognized once again by nextMEDIA and to be nominated among such an extraordinary group of finalists,” said Rafati.

“The past year has been a time of tremendous growth and excitement for BroadbandTV, this award is testament to the hard work put in by our amazing team," she added.

Shahrzad Rafati, who is no stranger to winning awards, also this week was recognized as one of Canada's most powerful women. She's also a recent guest contributor for Techvibes, having written "Four Tips to Help You Vest up for Investment" in September.


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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 14 billion views per month, and 74,000 partners. Its content creators span a number of key media brands including: TGN, the most... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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