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PLYmedia Offers Live Online Video Captioning of The Crunchies 2009 Awards


Online video solutions provider adds professional subtitles to livestream of the “Oscars for technology”

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) – January 8, 2010 - Leading enhanced video solutions provider, PLYmedia (, today announced that they will be offering their video captioning service during livestreaming coverage of The Crunchies Awards, airing this evening.

The Crunchies Awards is the third annual competition and awards ceremony hosted by TechCrunch, GigaOM and Venturebeat, where startups big and small are recognized for their innovations on the Internet and in technology. The event will be streamed live online by one of PLYmedia’s broadcast and online platform partners, Ustream. PLYmedia’s live video captioning product (an offering from their SubPLY services) will offer real-time translation of the awards show in multiple languages.

“We’re honored to be partnering with this important event as a captioning provider,” said Yoni Silberberg, Co-founder and Head of Business Development at PLYmedia. “Our product significantly expands the viewing audience for our partners and we’re thrilled to increase the level of audience engagement, as it benefits both The Crunchies Awards and those who wish to take part in them.”

The Crunchies are not the first event PLYmedia has captioned for TechCrunch. They also provided live captioning and translation for the popular tech blog’s RealTime CrunchUp event in San Francisco last November.

The Crunchies will stream live online at beginning at 7:30pm PT tonight.

About PLYmedia

PLYmedia is the leading provider of subtitling and captioning solutions for online video. By overlaying subtitles and captions in live or archived online video, our information PLYs increase accessibility, viewer interest and the overall size of a viewing audience, while also ensuring a longer time of engagement.

Designed to optimize ROI on the screen, PLYmedia’s services open up new opportunities in increased sponsorship sources and in expanding brand awareness.
PLYmedia was named one of Red Herring’s top 100 most promising tech companies in 2009. The company, founded in 2006, is privately funded by leading VCs and prominent industry stakeholders, and headquartered in the United States with R&D facilities in Israel.



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