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Turner Selects 2013 Media Camp Class

Five Start-ups Will Receive Guidance from Execs during 12-Week Accelerator Program 6/19/2013 11:25 AM Eastern
   
 

As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen its ties to Silicon Valley and encourage new technologies for the media and entertainment space, Turner Broadcasting System has announced that another group of start-ups will join its Media Camp accelerator program.

This year, five start-ups will participate in the program in San Francisco -- ChannelMeter, Cinemacraft, Meograph, Plumzi and Tomorrowish.

The program, which Turner began in 2012, will allow the start-ups to work one-on-one with digital, television and film executives and participate in a comprehensive curriculum on media-specific topics to give them a better understanding of the needs of the TV and entertainment industry. It will also give them an opportunity to pitch their businesses and products to Turner's entertainment, news, sports and animation networks, as well as across other Time Warner companies.

"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," said Balaji Gopinath, VP of emerging technology for Turner Broadcasting, in a statement.

Like last year, members of the 2013 class are developing technologies that could have an impact on media and entertainment businesses.

ChannelMeter is a professional video analytics platform for online video; Cinemacraft is building an interactive media monetization platform; Meograph is developing products and technologies to easily create multimedia stories; Plumzi works with animation studios to adapt their television series to touch devices so they can offer interactive episodes on tablets and smart phones; Tomorrowish is working on a Social Media DVR.

 

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