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Amazon Moves to Help Out US Military Cord Cutters

Amazon will be unblocking US Prime content for US military service members stationed at a US military base anywhere around the world. (This is something Netflix has been doing for some time at most military bases around the world.) […] For military personnel who live in areas with poor Internet service or are posted on a ship at sea, Amazon has partnered with the American Forces Network, […] AFN will show Amazon original shows like Transparent, Bosch, Alpha House, and The Man in the High Castle with a new episode airing every week. – Cord Cutters News

AFN on the Internet? Maybe.

The military is exploring streaming television on the Internet to give overseas troops and civilians a Netflix-like video-on-demand service, laced with commercials aimed at the military. The Defense Media Activity said in a posting on a government website in August that it is seeking contractors “to determine the feasibility of delivering video on demand and/or live video streaming” over Internet protocol to the overseas military community. […] One option would deliver content similar to AFN’s existing lineup, some of it on demand, some of it live. The other model would have the service provider deliver programming from all major commercial networks, premium cable and movies from all major U.S. studios. Viewers would have on-demand access to the current and previous three seasons’ worth of episodes, as well as live sports. – Matt Millham,Stars and Stripes
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