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4 Key Items to Include in Your Captioning and Transcription Service Level Agreement

by Josh Miller in How-To

  Price isn’t everything. There are other factors to consider when crafting a service level agreement with a professional closed captioning company. When the product isn’t exactly what you need, what does that cost you? What is a Service Level Agreement (SLA)?…

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Updated January 4, 2018
Live captioning from the ESPN man cave

Live captioning from the ESPN man cave

by Josh Miller in Video Accessibility

Many people wonder how live television programming is captioned.  Some even ask if it’s done by speech recognition since it’s often rife with funny spelling and odd mistakes (you can find some gems with a simple “caption fail” image search).  In reality,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
Are you paying too much for your captions?

Are you paying too much for your captions?

by Josh Miller in Video Accessibility

Slides, notes, and a transcript are available for the presentation In-House Captioning Workflows and Economic Analysis. You can also read a digest of the presentation and the Q&A. A look at the true cost of in-house captioning services. When it comes to…

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Updated May 25, 2018
3Play Media one of ten tech companies to follow in Boston

3Play Media one of ten tech companies to follow in Boston

by Josh Miller in Company + Culture

Yesterday, 3Play Media was named one of Boston’s top 10 technology companies to follow in 2011 by the Boston Phoenix.  The list also includes Svpply, HubSpot, SCVNGR, Brightcove, DataXu, nanigans, Fig Card, Harmonix, and Heartland Robotics (now Rethink Robotics). We’re honored to…

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Updated January 4, 2018
President Obama signs Accessibility Bill for Increased Web Video Captioning

President Obama signs Accessibility Bill for Increased Web Video Captioning

by Josh Miller in Video Accessibility

This afternoon, President Obama is expected to sign the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.  The new law, originally introduced by Rep. Ed Markey as H.R. 3101, will mandate further captioning requirements for video online.  This is a very exciting step…

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Updated January 4, 2018
ReelSEO interview on web video accessibility and captioning

ReelSEO interview on web video accessibility and captioning

by Josh Miller in Video Accessibility

I was recently interviewed by Grant Crowell of ReelSEO on the passing of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.  We discussed the implications of the new regulation as well as some of the added benefits of transcribing and captioning web…

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Updated January 4, 2018
Breaking down the latest regulation for online video accessibility

Breaking down the latest regulation for online video accessibility

by Josh Miller in Video Accessibility

Download the Brief: CVAA Online Video Captioning Requirements and Deadlines Today, the US Senate unanimously passed the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (S. 3304) with only slight modifications to the version passed in the House.  Last week, on the 20th…

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Updated January 4, 2018
Visit booth 608 at the Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning

Visit booth 608 at the Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning

by Josh Miller in Events

3Play Media will be exhibiting its captions and interactive transcripts at the Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning in Madison, Wisconsin this week.  This year’s conference, entitled “Innovation in Distance Education” will be held at Monona Terrace at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,…

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Updated February 6, 2018
New Look and New Tools

New Look and New Tools

by Josh Miller in Product Updates

If you’re reading this on the actual blog site, you’ve probably noticed that we have a whole new look to our site.  If you’re not, I suggest you take a look!  We have given a lot of attention to all things technical…

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Updated January 4, 2018
CJ on Kaltura Webinar

CJ on Kaltura Webinar

by Josh Miller in Events

3Play Media recently joined the Kaltura Exchange, a global marketplace for video application developers and service providers to connect with the Kaltura platform.  As part of the Exchange launch, Kaltura has asked that we join them in a webinar to talk about…

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Updated January 4, 2018
Lots brewing at 3Play Media

Lots brewing at 3Play Media

by Josh Miller in Company + Culture

There has been a lot of activity at 3Play Media since our last post welcoming Tole to the team.  For starters, we moved our offices to Porter Square in Cambridge.  More importantly, we’ve been hard at work to launch the next generation…

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Updated January 4, 2018
3Play Welcomes Tole Khesin to the Team

3Play Welcomes Tole Khesin to the Team

by Josh Miller in Company + Culture

3Play Media is excited to announce a new team member to the executive management team, Tole Khesin.  Our new director of marketing, Tole joins in conjunction with our recent seed financing. Tole is a serial entrepreneur and fits well with the 3Play…

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Updated January 4, 2018