3Play Media Company Overview
What We Do
We provide premium closed captioning, transcription, and subtitling solutions at very competitive prices. Our goal is to simplify the process by providing a user-friendly account system, fast turnaround, flexible API’s, and integrations with a multitude of video players, platforms, and lecture capture systems. We create closed captions and subtitles in many different formats and languages. We also develop video search plugins and a range of tools that save time and cut costs. Our commitment to innovation has led to 7 patents (granted and pending)–all of which focus on making the captioning, subtitling, and transcription process more efficient and less expensive.
How We Got Started
3Play Media was founded in 2007 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 services and products are used by more than 1,600 universities, companies, and government agencies across a wide range of industries. A few of our customers are Procter & Gamble, Time Warner Cable, MIT, Autodesk, the IRS, and the University of Wisconsin.
How Our Customers Benefit
Our captioning, transcription, and subtitling solutions increase the value of online video by making it accessible, usable, searchable, and SEO-friendly. Customers benefit in different ways. Educational institutions and government agencies benefit by complying with accessibility laws; media & entertainment producers and distributors benefit by complying with FCC captioning rules; online video publishers benefit from better SEO, searchability, and user engagement; market researchers and video producers gain productivity through video search, clipping, and editing tools.
Jobs at 3Play Media
Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder
CJ focuses on product and technology. Prior to 3Play Media, he was involved with supply chain management, aerospace engineering, IT consulting, and non-profit. He also worked at MIT CSAIL, studying the application of automated technology to the transcription business. CJ holds a S.B. from MIT and an MBA from MIT Sloan (Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program).
Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder
Chris focuses on strategy and operations. Prior to 3Play Media, he worked on consulting projects in the pharmaceutical, financial services, and retail industries, building predictive statistical models and managing and analyzing large data archives. He holds an A.B. from Harvard University and a MBA from MIT Sloan.
Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder
Jeremy focuses on operations and human resources. Prior to 3Play Media, he worked in leadership positions in both the non-profit sector as a program director for several foundation-based outreach programs, and in investment banking as a senior financial analyst for a middle market investment bank. He holds a B.A. from Colby College and a MBA from MIT Sloan.
Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder
Josh focuses on sales and business development. Prior to 3Play Media, he worked in management consulting, leading projects in telecom and media industries, media convergence, and internet and mobile technologies. He holds an A.B. from Brown University and a MBA from MIT Sloan (Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program).
Chief of Research & Development
Roger focuses on research and development of speech and language processing technology. Prior to 3Play Media, he held research and technical leadership positions at Nuance, eScription, Philips Speech Processing, and Voice Processing Corporation. He holds a B.S. from Brown University and has authored numerous patents and publications on speech and language processing.
What’s it like to work at 3Play?
We have an awesome work environment! Our team is hard working, laid back, and fun. There are no politics or wasteful meetings and projects get done quickly and efficiently. The team is dedicated to building a successful company. We have a spacious office with lots of natural light, a game room, and a friendly dog named Bo who shares our views and ambitions. Your work will have a direct impact on our company’s success. Meet the team.
"From the executives to new hires, it feels like everyone at 3Play makes a daily, conscious effort to contribute to a company culture you'll have a hard time finding anywhere else. It's like a perpetually self-fueling engine that encourages employees to work hard, have fun, and treat each other with mutual respect."
"I love working at 3Play Media because of the people, the flexibility, and the interesting work I do every day. It's very rewarding to know that each day I will work with intelligent and capable coworkers to solve challenging problems."