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“<a href="">DefenseTV</a>” is the first official online U.S. Military over-the- top box service to offer live feeds and hand-curate elite content about the troops, by the troops.

"DefenseTV" is a top-ranking source of US Military news and entertainment built for the over-the-top app marketing including Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast and Roku. Watch shows and news stories straight from our service men and women and catch live events as they unfold around the world. New content is added daily and the app is available for free download.


Link to Roku Channel Store:!details/45179/defensetv

Link to information about Chromecast:

Link to Amazon Fire TV Appstore:

Link to Press Release for Roku:

Link to Press Release for Amazon:

Link to Press Release

"DefenseTV" promo:

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Suggested verbiage:
@Defense_TV expands to #AmazonFireTV after successful launch on #Roku & Google #Chromecast!

Suggested verbiage:
@Defense_TV expands to #AmazonFireTV after successful launch on #Roku & Google #Chromecast!

Contact Info:
Major Scott Betts
Director of Operations

Jon Micheletto
Director of Digital and Creative Communications

Lynn Kaczenski
Media Rep., Digital and Creative Communications

Unit FAQs:
1. What kind of content is made available on "DefenseTV?"
"DefenseTV" is comprised of produced packages only. On rare occasion we will make an exception for b-roll if it can stand alone without description. Categories include:
•Science & Technology
•In Focus (Topical & Calendar Events)

2. How is content chosen?
All categories are compiled by DVIDS staff members and are considered to be the best of the best. DVIDS staff checks each category daily to ensure that posted media is of top quality.

3. How often is content update?
Content is updated daily.

4. Will I know if my media is selected?
Each day our team updates each category. We add those titles to a playlist which will then send an email alert to the contact/email address attached to the video.

5. Can my unit create a podcast or television program for "DefenseTV?"
Yes! To get started, please contact Jon Micheletto at or 678-421-6739.
Be able to commit to ongoing podcasting/programming
Widescreen HD Only
Decent Audio Quality
Royalty Free Music
Must be interesting and well produced

6. Do I have to pay for "DefenseTV?"
No. "DefenseTV" is available for free from any internet capable device. There is a one-time fee for a Roku and Chromecast device.

About DVIDS:
"DefenseTV" is powered by - Since 2004, DVIDS (Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System, operated by U.S. Army Central) has provided world media with reliable access to all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and coalition partners serving overseas, helping fulfill the military’s obligation to provide maximum disclosure of information with minimum delay. With the use of today’s newest broadcast technologies and satellite capabilities provided to deployed units, and a distribution hub in Atlanta, Georgia, DVIDS makes available real-time broadcast-quality video, still images and print products, as well as immediate interview opportunities with service members, commanders and subject matter experts.


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Date Taken:08.22.2014

Date Posted:08.22.2014 12:49

Location:ATLANTA, GA, USGlobe


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