Six technology startups selected to help change the future of entertainment.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 7, 2012 – Turner Broadcasting today announced the companies selected for the Media Camp 12-week accelerator program this summer.
The companies will benefit from one-on-one mentorship with television and film executives, a comprehensive curriculum on media-specific topics and the opportunity to commercialize their business to Turner’s entertainment, news, sports and animation networks.
“Each of the six Media Camp companies have compelling innovation that they are bringing to the media industry,” said Balaji Gopinath, VP of Emerging Technology at Turner Broadcasting and founder of Media Camp. “We are here to help them lead the charge in making the next generation of social and interactive entertainment engaging and successful.”
Here are the members of the first class:
Chute’s platform enables publishers, brands, and app developers to seamlessly add any photo or video functionality to their apps or sites. We handle the entire backend from uploading, image processing, and API integrations, to features like moderation, commenting, and sharing.
Matcha is the easiest way to find the best Movies and follow your favorite TV Shows from Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon and more video services, in one place.
Showbucks develops fun and engaging apps that combine social video with social games.
Socialize believes people strongly influence each other even when they aren’t ‘friends.’ Anyone who shares a common interest is influenced by others with that same interest.
Socialize is creating a social platform that can predict user intent by mapping an interest graph across users and content.
SocialSamba is the leading social storytelling platform, enabling fans to “friend” their favorite fictional characters, and experience personalized stories with them. SocialSamba has served more than half a million scripted social experiences to fans.
Switchcam recreates the experience of live event like sports games and concerts by combining and syncing fan footage, making you the director.
We are also pleased to announce companies that have committed to working with Media Camp to provide valuable resources, services and/or products to each of the startups. Media Camp affiliates include:
- Amazon Web Services
- Microsoft BizSpark
- Startup America Partnership
Media Camp’s investor demo day is scheduled for mid-September. For event updates, sign up for the newsletter at www.mediacamp.com.
Startups can apply for future accelerator classes at http://www.mediacamp.com/apply.
About Media Camp
Media Camp, a Turner Broadcasting 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 at twitter.com/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.