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    ‘DefenseTV’ Launches on Amazon Fire TV: DVIDS Extends US Military News & Information App 'DefenseTV' to Amazon Fire TV

    Defense TV

    Courtesy Photo | “DefenseTV” is the first official online U.S. Military over-the- top box service...... read more read more

    ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES

    04.08.2015

    Courtesy Story

    DVIDS Hub

    For Immediate Release
    4/8/2015

    Contact:
    Major Scott M Betts
    Director of Operations
    Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS)
    678-421-6776
    sbetts@dvidshub.net / scott.m.betts.mil@mail.mil


    ATLANTA – DVIDS continues to build upon its successful military channel “DefenseTV,” by unveiling a new app for Amazon Fire TV. Designed as a top-ranking source of military news and entertainment on over-the-top boxes, the app first entered the market on Roku and Google Chromecast.

    The app has been streamlined for Fire TV users, including a larger interface so the user can easily sort through a variety of categorized military content from the homepage. The “DefenseTV” app also offers the opportunity to "Remind Me" of upcoming live events with automatic "Watch Now" transparent overlay prompts as events begin.

    Major Scott Betts, DVIDS Director of Operations said: “This OTT expansion proves that DVIDS is committed to the Defense Media Activity goal of making the missions and news of our service members available to audiences across multiple platforms. DVIDS digital streaming is an important example of how we leverage technical capabilities to deliver content direct to our consumers as they choose it from their living room.”

    “DefenseTV” highlights include:
    • Live Events – Breaking news, press conferences/briefings, interviews, award ceremonies, etc. with ‘Remind Me’ capability
    • NewsStream – DoD and Service news plus hand-picked curation of leading military content
    • Featured topics: Featured, Missions, In Focus, Science & Tech, Sports, Entertainment, Health & Family
    • Military Spotlight – Channels dedicated to branches & DoD organizations
    • Series – Favorite military shows such as “In The Fight,” “Recon” and “Battleground”
    • Personal choice and control through DVR-like functionality

    “DefenseTV” can be accessed for free at defensetv.tv and on key connected devices including: Roku, Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV.
    For more information and how to access “DefenseTV” through multiple platforms, go to: About DefenseTV or access the press kit here.

    About DVIDS:
    Since 2004, DVIDS (Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System) 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. DVIDS operates under the control and direction of the Defense Media Activity at Fort Meade, Maryland.

    For questions, comments or suggestions, contact DVIDS 24 hours a day at: toll free 877-DVIDS-24/7, commercial 678-421-6612.

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    Date Taken: 04.08.2015
    Date Posted: 04.08.2015 09:22
    Story ID: 159397
    Location: ATLANTA, GA, US 

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