BBTV Founder & CEO Sharzad Rafati

BroadbandTV Corp. Signs Max Holloway, Roy Purdy, ThatWasEpic, IAmSanna and WearTesters

BBTV Adds Five Major Content Partners to its Leading Creator Network.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Vancouver, B.C.: Today, BroadbandTV (BBTV), an enabling platform for content owners that is advancing the world through the creation, distribution, management and monetization of content, announces the signing of five major content partners. The partners span multiple content verticals including sports, comedy, gaming, entertainment, and lifestyle, as the company remains committed to expanding its roster of premium content, and deepening its best-in-class solutions.

BBTV is excited to partner with the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) current Featherweight Champion, Max Holloway, an American mixed martial artist competing in the Featherweight division of the UFC. As of September 9th, 2019, he is ranked seventh in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings and currently holds a fourteen-fight win streak in the Featherweight division. Max’s social reach exceeds two million.

The new content partner signings include rapper-skater Roy Purdy, known for his iconic feel-good social and YouTube content, and has amassed a social following of over eight million, and over three million subscribers and five million monthly views on YouTube. From his original music to his skateboarding skills, Roy is a multi-talented entertainer whose new partnership with BBTV will drive a range of opportunities across various streams. He is represented by CAA and managed by inArtists.

BBTV welcomes ThatWasEpic to the network. Juan Gonzalez, the creative mind behind the channel, started making his social experiment and prank videos in 2014 with his "Dropping $100 in Public" video.

Since then, Juan’s channel has revitalized the prank genre on YouTube by creating content that speaks to our shared sense of humanity. In creating pranks with purpose, Juan has amassed an impressive social following of over seven million, with over four million YouTube subscribers, and almost half a billion YouTube channel views.

iamSanna joins BBTV’s network of massive gamer personalities from all corners of the world. When Sanna began her channel five years ago, she produced a variety of content including lifestyle, challenges, and vlogs, and grew her social following to over 2.8 million. Over the years, her content has evolved to focus primarily on gaming, appealing to a highly engaged fanbase of over two million subscribers and 24 million monthly views. iamSanna is currently managed by OP Talent and looks to grow her digital video presence with support from BBTV.

Since 2009, WearTesters has brought viewers the best and most accurate in-depth performance & product reviews on the latest basketball, running, and cross training shoes, apparel, and sporting goods. The YouTube channel, with its two million views per month and over half a million social followers, joins BBTV’s exclusive NBA Playmakers video network to further bolster opportunities to keep its content fresh and entertaining.

"2019 has been another incredibly successful year for BBTV, as the company has seen unprecedented growth. We continue to lead our space in terms of total number of unique viewers, watchtime and engagement,” comments Shahrzad Rafati, Founder and CEO of BroadbandTV. “These new partner signings highlight our ongoing commitment to help content owners succeed, and advance them by providing technology, services and monetization across advertising, subscription, mobile apps, content management, and e-commerce.”

This news follows a number of recent announcements from BBTV, including BBTV placing on The Globe and Mail’s brand-new ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies, being named one of the Fastest Growing Companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™, and landing at number 5 on Deloitte’s Enterprise Fast 15™. In addition, Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BBTV has been named one of Canada's Tech Titans: Top 19 of 2019.


About BroadbandTV
BroadbandTV (BBTV) is a media-tech company that is advancing the world through the creation, distribution, management and monetization of content. As of May 2019, BBTV generates tens of billions of monthly impressions, and in June it achieved 587 million unique viewers which consume 46.9 billion minutes of video content per month. BBTV is the second largest video property across the top 12 countries of the world in terms of unique viewers following only Google as of Feb 2019. BBTV provides end to end management, distribution and monetization solutions to content owners around the globe by providing innovative technology and leading services. BBTV has built proprietary VISO technologies leveraging machine learning, digital signal processing, and big data to power its ecosystem.

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