3Play Media

What We Do
We provide premium captioning and transcription services at near-perfect accuracy and very competitive prices. Unlike traditional transcripts, our transcripts are time-synchronized word for word. This means that every word is linked back to a precise point in your media. We use this time-text data to create closed captions and subtitles in many different formats and languages. We also develop interactive video plugins that enable users to search video down to the spoken word and clip sections of video simply by highlighting the text. These capabilities are compatible with our premium translation services and can all be accessed through our flexible APIs, a secure online account system, and partner platforms that have integrated our tools and services.

How We Got Started
3Play Media was founded by four MIT graduate students researching affordable ways to make video accessible through innovative technology. Drawing on research from the MIT Spoken Language Systems Group, we developed a more efficient captioning and transcription process that combines automatic speech recognition with human editing cleanup.

Our Customers
Our services and products are used by more than 1,000 universities, companies, and government agencies across a wide range of industries. A few of our customers are Procter & Gamble, Netflix, T-Mobile, MIT, Autodesk, the IRS, Knewton, the EPA, and the University of Wisconsin.

How Our Customers Benefit
Our captioning and transcription solutions increase the value of online video by making it more usable, searchable, accessible, and SEO-friendly. Customers benefit in different ways. For example, online video publishers benefit from better SEO, searchability, and user engagement. Educational institutions and government agencies benefit by complying with accessibility laws, while market researchers and video producers gain powerful search and video editing tools.