Captioning Solutions for Publishers

3Play Media provides online video captioning, transcription, and subtitling services, as well as plugins for video search and SEO. This helps publishers like O’Reilly, Discovery Digital Networks, This American Life, Harvard Business Publishing, and The Economist make their publishing videos more accessible, searchable, engaging, and SEO-friendly.

One of our highest priorities is to help publishers leverage the full value of their online video by making video accessibility easy. We offer flexible upload options, a user-friendly account system, custom caption formats, APIs, and integrations with popular video platforms like YouTube, Brightcove, Kaltura, Wistia, and Ooyala.

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3Play Media offers integrations with over 20 leading video platforms and players. This simplifies the workflow and automates the captioning process.


3Play Media provides tools that help make captioning easier and more cost-effective for publishers.

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Video Search Tools

3Play Media offers several video search tools, including Playlist Search and the Interactive Transcript feature of the 3Play Plugin. These tools allow you to search across a whole library of videos for any word, preview that section, and play the video from that exact point. The features and styling of these tools can be fully customized.

3Play Media Provides Audio Description for Publishing Videos

Audio Description narrates the relevant visual information contained in a video and is an accommodation for blind and low-vision viewers. These descriptions fit into natural pauses in the video’s audio track to provide context, to clarify speakers, and to articulate visual elements that are critical to gain a comprehensive understanding of the video.

Our Audio Description solution is competitively priced, with reliable turnaround and a streamlined process, integrating with leading online video platforms such as Youtube, Wistia, Kaltura, Brightcove, Ooyala, Vimeo, and more. With use of the 3Play Plugin, you’re able to add all of 3Play Media’s solutions to your video, as well as embedded SEO content to help improve your video’s search ranking. Adding audio description to videos is a requirement under Section 508, and ensures you are complying with ADA, WCAG 2.0 AA, and 504/508 requirements.

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I would describe [3Play Media] as well-integrated, high-quality, and future-proof captioning…It allowed us to scale in a way that provided a high-quality product.

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