DVIDS is a state-of-the-art, 24/7 operation providing a timely, accurate and reliable connection between the media around the world and the military serving worldwide.
Through a network of portable Ku-band satellite transmitters located in-theater 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.
- Enables media outlets to receive immediate, first-hand information and interviews with commanders and subject matter experts directly involved with fast-breaking news.
- Provides requested products to media organizations in a timely manner via internet distribution and satellite broadcasts.
- Allows embedded journalists to transmit broadcast-quality video from the field.
- Maintains a searchable archive of video, photo, print and audio products for interested media and military communities.
- Coordinates holiday greetings and special event programming from deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.
- Delivers customized subscription emails and text alerts instantly.
- Makes content available on a variety of external platforms including social media channels, apps and podcasts.
- Allows smaller markets to routinely report on local units when deployed.
- 24-hour access to service members deployed locations around the world.
To provide an accurate, reliable source for media organizations to access U.S. service members and commanders deployed in support of military operations worldwide.