Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System
|Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Third Army|
|Role||Media and public relations|
The Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) is an American media and public relations operation run by Third Army/U.S. Army Central (denoted ARCENT) on behalf of the Department of the Army. DVIDS supports of all branches of the U.S. military and its coalition partners serving with U.S. Forces in the Central Command (denoted CENTCOM) area of responsibility and throughout the world.
DVIDS receives public affairs and combat-camera content, including live video feeds, from a network of portable Ku-band satellite transmitters, located in various places around the world, in a hub in Atlanta, Georgia. DVIDS provides to the media and the public videos, photographs and print products, including publications, as well as interviews with service members, commanders and non-military experts.
DVIDS currently uses Aspera software for its data and imagery transmission and storage needs. The Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System operates DefenseTV, a military television-channel accessed through FireTV, Chromecast or Roku.
Private sector partners
The Third Army has awarded the contract for the provision of DVIDS services to Encompass Digital Media, Inc., a privately held, electronic media services company based in Atlanta, Georgia.
- "Is DVIDS run by the military?", DVIDS website
- Mission, DVIDS website
- dvidshub. YouTube.
- The Red Bull Express, newsletter of the 34th Infantry Division
- "Round-Up" (PDF). Newsletter of US Regional Command Southwest, Afghanistan.
- About DVIDS DVIDS website
- Press release Asperasodt.com
- DefenseTV, DVIDS website
- "DVIDS Extends U.S. Military News & Information App 'DefenseTV' to Amazon Fire TV", CHIPS, Department of the Navy magazine, 10 April 2015
- Personnel, DVIDS website
- Champsaur, Angie (September 2010). "The First Line of Defense" (PDF). Encompass Digital Media. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-25.