Verizon teams with Defense Media Activity Partner for content delivery

Verizon and the Defense Media Activity (DMA) haveannounced a multi-year partnership with the US 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 high-quality 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 honour and privilege to provide service members and their families the next generation of American programming to stay connected, informed and entertained.” 

The Verizon Media Platform is built on what is claimed to be the world’s largest, most connected delivery network, ensuring instant-on viewing of digital content on any device, anytime, anywhere. Today, Verizon Media Platform powers over-the-top (OTT) experiences for industry leading studios and broadcasters such as Disney/ABC, FOX and Discovery.

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