BroadbandTV expands Middle East and Asian presence with launches in eight new countries

Vancouver-based BroadbandTV (BBTV), a media and technology company that represents YouTube talent through a global multi-platform network (MPN), announced today that it is launching its platform in eight new countries.

BroadbandTV, which is the third largest global video property after Google and Facebook, will be accelerating its market by launching in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt.

“We’re committed to building on our existing momentum, and today’s news is yet another example of how we’re laying the foundation for our next stage of significant growth,” said Shahrzad Rafati, the founder and CEO of BroadbandTV. “The regions we’re focusing on have massive potential.”

The announcement is the latest in a series of launches and partnerships for BBTV. In May 2016, BBTV partnered with the NBA to allow NBA fans to produce basketball-related content; in September, BBTV launched the video optimization tool VISO Catalyst for Chrome; and in October 2016, it signed a deal to manage the American Spanish broadcast network Univision’s YouTube channels.

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.