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BroadbandTV CEO to Open Keynote at CABSAT 2014 and Announces Operations in the Gulf Region

Leading media and technology company BroadbandTV announces that Shahrzad Rafati, founder and CEO, will deliver the opening keynote at CABSAT, March 11, 2014 in Dubai, titled ‘The Digital Content Revolution: A World of Opportunity’. The business also unveils plans to expand operations in the Gulf Region, partnering with leading media companies to manage and monetize both their premium videos and fan-uploaded copies of their assets.

In the keynote, Rafati will discuss global consumption trends and address the global digital content revolution, unveiling what this means for major media companies and individual content creators around the world. BroadbandTV currently works with 15,000 content owners to help them become more successful online, reaching 1.5 billion monthly views worldwide. These partners range from sports leagues such as the NBA to American cable and satellite television channels such as A&E.

Rafati comments: “With the online revolution fundamentally changing content creation and consumption around the world, the playing field is now more open and accessible than ever. As technology continues to innovate, we must watch for the answers it provides to help content creators take back control of their content, engage with their audience and monetize correctly.”

In its 20th year, CABSAT has grown to be the region's most important event for the Digital Media industry. The event taking place March 11-13, 2014 showcases the latest products and services from the broad spectrum of broadcast, including content creation and management to delivery.

As the founder of BroadbandTV, Shahrzad can share firsthand experience in the evolving YouTube and digital video field. BroadbandTV now boasts more than 15,000 channel partners, over 80 full-time staff and closed an initial funding round of $36 million, and ongoing strategic partnership with leading European entertainment network RTL Group, in June 2013.

About BroadbandTV

BroadbandTV is an innovative media and technology company that drives success for online video creators by leveraging its proprietary technology and massive online reach. BroadbandTV operates one of the world’s largest entertainment networks on YouTube with over 15,000 network partners amassing 1.45 billion impressions per month. The company lives by its core values of Creativity, Collaboration, Care and Drive to foster entrepreneurship amongst independent content creators, and to advance the online video industry. www.bbtv.com

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