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Verizon, DMA streaming partnership

October 30, 2019

Verizon and the Defense Media Activity (DMA) have announced a multi-year partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD) to deliver streaming content offerings including news, sports, and entertainment through live, linear and on-demand channels to overseas service members and their families.

The Defense Media Activity provides a broad range of multimedia products and services to inform, educate, and entertain DoD audiences around the world. Their mission is to help military commanders quickly deliver vital “command” information to widely distributed US Forces overseas as well as to provide the overseas military audience American entertainment, news and sports programming.

“Verizon is proud to support the DMA’s rollout of a bold digital transformation of the American Forces Network (AFN) brand with a world-class streaming delivery platform,” said Mike Maiorana, senior vice president, Verizon public sector. “It’s Verizon’s distinct honor and privilege to provide service members and their families the next generation of American programming to stay connected, informed and entertained.”

“We are pleased to partner with an industry leader like Verizon who is uniquely positioned to enable DMA to transition from an antiquated satellite-based media delivery system to an Internet-based ‘IP-Streaming platform,” said Acting DMA Director, Colonel Paul R. Haverstick.  “This evolution to IP-Streaming will allow the DOD to better provide information to its service members, civilian employees and their families overseas and allows AFN to continue to be a relevant and trusted source for accurate DOD information.”

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