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October 31, 2015

News: cielo24 Reaches for the Sky With $5M Series A Round

EdSurge’s Blake Montgomery, talks with cielo24 CEO, Brian Plackis Cheng about the impact the company’s recent funding will have on education media technology.
“With the new funding, the company hopes to expand its interactive transcript platform to encourage students to search for the single section of the video they want to watch. Don’t want to sit through the whole hour-long lecture again? Press “control F” as you would with an article.” Read more >>


October 20, 2015

Press Release: cielo24 Secures $5 Million Series A Funding to Transform Video Data Technology

Santa Barbara, Calif., October 20, 2015 –
cielo24, Inc., a leader in online searchable captioning and media data, today announced a $5 million Series A funding round led by ff Venture Capital, with participation from North Base Media, Pereg Ventures, Indicator Ventures, Wavemaker Partners and existing investors. Read more >>


March 18, 2015

Webinar: Company-Wide Solution: Fully Leverage your Video SEO strategy

Join Brian Plackis Cheng, CEO cielo24,  in an open discussion on how to optimize media ROI, content and distribution strategy through  video media data (intelligence; captions, transcriptions, indexes, keywords and topics).    Considerable investment and resources go into making high quality accessible media content.  Join this webinar to discuss best practices to extend your investment, video shelf life and significantly improve SEO and discovery.   Register for the webinar here, Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:00 AM PDT.   Start a Free Trial of cielo24.


January 20, 2015

InterviewOn demand media data solutions that meet your unique business requirements.

See how rapidly growing 805connect is integrating cielo24 searchable captions™ and media data within their Two-Minute Tip instructional videos, to become easily searchable and navigated.  Read more in 805connect’s Mark Sylvester’s, interview with Brian Plackis Cheng, CEO cielo24. More here >>


January 14, 2015

Webinar: Beyond Video Accessibility: Revamp Academic Performance with Searchable Captions

Join Brian Plackis Cheng, CEO cielo24, with Justin Beck, VP Education, Kaltura – will present a Kaltura Inspired Webinar focused on how to make the most of our captioned course content. Discussion topics will include best practices to achieve full government compliance while extending video shelf life to make content easily searchable, and SEO ready. Watch the webinar video recording here.  Get a Free Trial of cielo24 & Kaltura REACH captions here.





December 15, 2014

Webinar: Captioning Video in Higher Education Within Budget

Join Brian Plackis Cheng, CEO cielo24 in a detailed examination into the advantages and benefits of video captioning on student academic performance.  With a strong focus on government accessibility requirements as well as tips and tools for enriching your video content with captions and transcripts. Watch the recorded webinar here.


November 11-13, 2014


Event: cielo24 will be at Amazon re:Invent at The Venetian hotel and casino – Las Vegas, NV.   If you are going to be at Amazon re:Invent and would like to schedule a meeting, let us know.

Did you miss Amazon re:Invent?  cielo24 provided captions for Amazon re:Invent keynote presentation. The captioned video and cielo24’s interactive transcript widget demonstrates the power of in-video search. When combined with keyword and speaker identification, we can deliver increased value and levels of engagement for your valuable media assets. View the keynote presentation here.


October 15, 2014

Event: Join Brian Plackis Cheng, CEO cielo24 at #MIT Enterprise Forum event: The Art Of The Pivot. On Wednesday October 15, the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast will showcase four entrepreneurs who have built companies ranging from a fledgling start-up to a $300 million regional titan, and how “The Art of the Pivot” made all the difference. Read more…


June 18, 2014

Press Release: Kaltura Launches New Video Discovery, Search and Accessibly Suite – Kaltura REACH

Kaltura Connect, New York City, June 18, 2014 –
Kaltura, the leading open source video platform (, today announced availability of its comprehensive Video Discovery, Search and Accessibly Suite named Kaltura REACH, the most reliable, scalable captioning and transcription service available from a single provider. Read more >>





July 16, 2013

Press Release: Amara and cielo24 Partner to Offer Caption and Subtitle Solution for Online Education

Santa Barbara, Calif., July 16, 2013 –
Amara, a leading volunteer crowd-based subtitle platform, and cielo24, Inc., a leader in online searchable captioning, announced a partnership to launch One Click to Caption (1C2C), Read more…


June 11, 2013

Press Release: Cielo24 launches industry first scalable, on demand, searchable captioning service for online media

Santa Barbara, Calif., June 11, 2013 –
cielo24, Inc. unveiled their innovative searchable captioning service that provides high quality captions, transcripts and indexes, starting at $1.00 per minute for 24-hour turnaround. Read more…


July 25, 2013

InterviewCrowdComputing System: Cielo24’s Success Story: An Instant, Scalable Workforce through CrowdComputing System’s SaaS Platform

See how rapidly growing video metadata business cielo24 is using CrowdComputing System’s Platform, WorkFusion, to deliver near real-time video transcription to leading businesses in Education, Entertainment and Media. Read more…


July 19, 2013

Interview: Pacific Coast Business Times: The Sky Is The Limit

A Santa Barbara based firm aims to make high swatches of online video searchable by providing cheap, fast and accurate captioning service. Read more >>



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