Five technology startups to join forces with entertainment executives
SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) today announced the companies selected for its Media Camp 12–week accelerator program held this summer in San Francisco. ChannelMeter, Cinemacraft, Meograph, Plumzi and Tomorrowish will work one–on–one with digital, television and film executives, participate in a comprehensive curriculum on media–specific topics and get an opportunity to commercialize their business to Turner's entertainment, news, sports and animation networks, as well as across other Time Warner companies.
"Having graduated our first class last summer and launching Media Camp with Warner Bros. in Los Angeles this spring, we are even more poised to bring together startups and media executives in an impactful way," said Balaji Gopinath, VP of Emerging Technology for Turner Broadcasting. "We see great underlying technologies and unique business models with these five early–stage companies and look forward to working with them on defining how technology is continuing to evolve the entertainment industry."
Members of the San Francisco 2013 class are:
ChannelMeter is a professional video analytics platform for publishers and brands focused on maximizing and engaging their audiences in online video.
Cinemacraft is an interactive media monetization platform that enables content holders, brands, & publishers to deliver context driven engagement on videos (http://www.videogram.com) & photos (http://www.qixshr.com).
Meograph is the easiest way to create multimedia stories. Meograph is being used by major media organizations, by hundreds of companies, in thousands of schools, and by tens of thousands of storytellers worldwide.
Plumzi works with animation studios to adapt their television series into a new form of entertainment for touch devices called Active Episodes™. This new format allows viewers to participate in animated television episodes; it's what TV would look like if it had been invented for tablets and smartphones.
Tomorrowish is a Social Media DVR™ that captures, automatically curates, syncs and replays social media messages about TV shows, advertisements, conferences, movies, political events and more. It lets viewers watch video content anytime with synchronized social media conversations that are always in context and spoiler free, while letting them add to the conversation.
Media Camp's San Francisco demo day is scheduled for September 12th. Sign up for the newsletter at www.mediacamp.com to be notified about all upcoming events and the next call for applications.
ABOUT MEDIA CAMP
Media Camp, a Turner/Warner Bros. initiative, is a comprehensive accelerator program that educates entrepreneurs and enables them to build innovative media businesses. Key features of Media Camp include presentations and workshops focused on media technology, formal mentorship from media industry experts, community events and knowledge sharing, as well as direct investments including partnerships and vendor relationships. For more information, visit www.mediacamp.com and follow us on Twitter @themediacamp.
ABOUT TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
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