DVIDS is a state-of-the-art, 24/7 operation that provides a timely, accurate and reliable connection between the media around the world and the military serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.
Through a network of portable Ku-band satellite transmitters operated by Public Affairs Soldiers 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.
- Facilitates remote interviews with commanders and subject matter experts engaged in fast-breaking news.
- Links media to deployed military units.
- Enables embedded journalists to transmit broadcast quality video from the field.
- Fulfills requests for products quickly via satellite, fiber and the Internet.
- Submits daily bulletins detailing archive additions and email alerts about breaking news.
- Coordinates holiday greetings, special event programming involving soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed to Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
- Maintains a searchable archive of video, photo and print products.
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