(Pictured above: ‘A Grunt’s Life,” Vet TV)
In honor of Veteran’s Day, The Savvy Screener revisits two subscription streaming services that launched last year: VetStreamTV and Vet TV.
This film-focused service offers such content as:
- Dramas, comedies and action-adventure films, such as Attack Force Z, starring Mel Gibson; The Rats of Tobruk, a 1944 Australian film; and shorts like Embedded, Freebird and Catch Me if U Can.
- Documentaries like A Second Knock on the Door, about family members lost to friendly fire.
- Original series, including On the Road to Recovery, featuring Army veteran and former substance abuser Michael DeLeon conducting candid interviews with substance abusers “from the guy next door to celebrities to veterans.”
“As a former Marine, I really wanted to see films about my experiences and the experiences of others in the military community. I knew that other veterans and active duty military felt the same way,” stated Joe Ramirez, VetStreamTV co-founder and CEO.
The service offers “early” subscribers a rate of $3.99 a month, or $39.99 a year, with a three-day free trial. For more info, or to subscribe, visit vetstreamtv.com.
This irreverent service, “created by and for post 9/11 veterans,” features raunchy comedy series like A Grunt’s Life, Department of Offense and Kill, Die, Laugh — all designed as “therapeutic entertainment for the veteran community, in order to promote camaraderie and prevent veteran suicide.”
A note on Vet TV’s home page says that Vet TV’s shows are “made for the most dark and twisted veterans. Senior officers, liberals, snowflakes and anyone who can’t laugh at serious shit should avoid this network at all costs.”
“We are creating an outlet to process the last 15 years of war, and we’re doing so in the most dark, perverted, and not politically correct way possible, because that’s how we lived it,” said Donny O’Malley, Vet TV founder and a retired Marine Captain.
Here’s a half-hour Vice report on Vet TV:
Subscriptions cost $5 a month, but you can get 10% off with code “giveme10.” For more info, or to subscribe, visit veterantv.tv.
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