About 3Play Media


Our Mission ⭐️

3Play Media is committed to making web video widely accessible, using technology and human expertise to deliver high-quality video accessibility services at a fair cost and unlimited scale.


 Who We Are 


3Play Media was founded in 2008 by four MIT graduate students researching affordable ways to make video accessible through innovative technology.

We serve more than 10,000 customers across multiple industries, including education, media & entertainment, government, and enterprise companies. Our solution helps customers to increase the value of their online video by making it accessible, usable, searchable, and SEO-friendly.

In February 2022, 3Play Media acquired Captionmax, a leader in live and recorded captioning, localization, and audio description services. The acquisition included National Captioning Canada (NCC), the largest live captioning provider in Canada and a subsidiary of Captionmax, providing exciting geographic expansion for 3Play Media into the Canadian market.

The addition of these two companies to the 3Play Media family adds a complementary suite of services, firmly cementing 3Play Media’s position as the premier media accessibility provider in North America.

3Play Media Founders and Co-CEOs


 What We Do 


We offer premium closed captioning and transcription, live captioning, audio description, and localization solutions at competitive prices. We provide a user-friendly account system, fast turnaround, flexible APIs, and integrations with a multitude of video players, platforms, and lecture capture systems.

Our commitment to innovation has led to 14 patents (granted and pending)–all of which focus on making the captioning, audio description, translation, and transcription processes more efficient and less expensive.

Accessibility Matters


Diversity at 3Play Media


3Play Media was founded on a mission of inclusion: We make digital content widely accessible, so that people of all abilities, needs, preferences, and experiences have an equal experience consuming it. But we’re not just focused on increasing accessibility through our work for our customers; we are an accessibility company at our core. To succeed in both our mission and our business, we put accessibility at the center of everything we do– from the services we provide and how we design our technology, to how we build our workforce and interact with our community.

Learn more about our commitment to diversity


Company Awards


3Play Media has come a long way from our humble beginnings, and over the years we’ve received several awards. In 2013, we were given the Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award for “Preferred Captioning Solution”, and in 2020, we were chosen as one of The Boston Business Journal’s 2020 Best Places to Work.

We are grateful for the support we’ve received along the way and are honored to receive recognition for what we do. Thank you!

BuiltIn 2024 Best Places to Work Award BuiltIn 2023 Best Places to Work AwardDiversity Jobs top diversity employer 2022Diversity Jobs Top Employer 2021Built In 2021 Best Places to Work Boston Built In 2021 Best Places to Work Boston Small Companies Built In 2021 Best Places to Work Boston Perks & Benefits Badge
The Boston Globe 2020 top places to work in Massachusetts! 3Play MediaBoston Business Journal 2020 Best Places to Work Honoree Icon 2020 Best Places to Work, Boston Business JournalBuilt In Boston Best Places to Work 2019 logoBusiness Intelligence Group Best Places to Work 2017 badgeLogo: Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards 2016 Logo: Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards 2015 FinalistLogo: Streaming Media 100Logo: Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards 2014 Finalist Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards 2013 Finalist Campus Technology Innovators Awards 2011

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