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BroadbandTV founder Shahrzad Rafati (John Keatley/Redux)

BroadbandTV founder Shahrzad Rafati

(John Keatley/Redux)

How BroadbandTV became a global player in digital video Add to ...

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As soon as you’re buzzed through the doors in shiny-windowed Coal Harbour, you know BroadbandTV (or BBTV) is not your typical West Coast start-up. You’re greeted not by bros, beams and brew-taps but by precisely curated decor including a grand piano and a jet-black pair of Gaetano Pesce’s La Mama chairs, designed in 1969 to symbolize the oppression of women. As for the dress code, here’s BBTV’s founder, Shahrzad Rafati, in an outfit from edgy Japanese label Sacai and four-inch heels.

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