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SOURCE Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Veteran media accelerator to mentor five innovative technology companies
SAN FRANCISCO, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) today announced the companies selected for its Media Camp 3-month accelerator program held in San Francisco. AdTonik, Contextly, Flawk, Locket and Watchup 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 with Turner's entertainment, news, sports and animation networks, as well as across other Time Warner companies.
"We're thrilled at the opportunity to work with these five talented startups and see how we can integrate their technologies into our various brand properties," said Balaji Gopinath, VP of Emerging Technology for Turner Broadcasting. "Being the first industry accelerator for media and launching into our third year lends Media Camp the experience and ability to get traction for these companies in a way that no other accelerator can offer."
Members of the San Francisco 2014 class are:
AdTonik, a leading TV Audience Extension platform for mobile, helps TV advertisers and TV networks to reach mobile users in the context of the TV they watch.
Contextly helps publishers thrive in the age of drive-by readers with content recommendations that build a loyal and engaged audience. Combining editorial curation with machine learning, Contextly helps readers dive deeply and explore widely.
Flawk.to creates a truly unique engagement experience, coordinating a brand's online following in real-time with synchronized media, fan-curated topics, and one-on-one interaction.
Locket is an Android lock screen app that surprises and delights you with something new and trending every time you check your phone. With Locket, you can snack on news bites, discover amazing things from around the world and be inspired - all from one place, your lock screen.
Watchup reinvents the way we watch the news with a personalized, adaptive newscast experience. Watchup is available on iPad, where it is featured by Apple, Android tablets and Google Glass.
Media Camp's San Francisco demo day is scheduled for July 17th. Sign up for the newsletter at www.mediacamp.com to be notified about 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, community events and knowledge sharing, as well as direct investments and access to executives across the media and entertainment industry. 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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