3Play Media was founded in 2007 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
Chris is the co-founder and co-CEO of 3Play Media, which provides closed captioning, transcription, and audio description services to make video accessibility easy. Chris is a graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Management with a concentration in entrepreneurship. Prior to MIT, Chris worked at Cornerstone Research, a US- and UK-based litigation consulting firm providing economic and financial analysis and expert testimony to attorneys, corporations, and government agencies involved in complex litigation and regulatory proceedings. Chris completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, where he was a Division I Cross Country and Track athlete all four years, with a concentration in Economics. He worked at the National Bureau of Economic Research while completing his degree at Harvard.
Josh Miller is a co-founder and co-CEO of 3Play Media, which provides closed captioning, translation, and audio description services to make video accessibility easy. 3Play Media serves more than 10,000 customers across multiple industries, including education, media & entertainment, government, and enterprise companies. Josh frequently speaks on the topic of video accessibility and entrepreneurship. 3Play Media was started out of MIT Sloan in 2008. Prior to MIT, Josh worked in management consulting at Mercator Partners, a Boston-based boutique consulting firm focused on the telecom and media industries. Josh holds a A.B. with honors from Brown University, with a dual concentration in organizational behavior and business economics, where he also played varsity baseball.
What We Do
We offer premium closed captioning and transcription, live captioning, audio description, localization, and ASL interpreting 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 7 patents (granted and pending)–all of which focus on making the captioning, audio description, translation, and transcription processes more efficient and less expensive.
INCLUSION – OPPORTUNITY – ACCESS We believe that accessibility matters and that the impact of accessibility is universal.
We aim to help create a more accessible web by providing services and resources that support video accessibility across websites, apps, and other digital interfaces.
Accessibility is about creating content that is inclusive of all people, with and without disabilities, and providing an equal experience without barriers.
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.
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!
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