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Winegard Dealer Network Now Offers DISH Network® Pay-As-You-Go Service and Easier Satellite Receiver Activation

Seasonal basis programming service now offered with new ViP211k HD Satellite Receiver/Tuner

BURLINGTON, IOWA – (Nov. 29, 2010) – WINEGARD COMPANY announced today that the Winegard dealer network is offering a Pay-As-You-Go programming service through DISH Network. The Pay-As-You-Go service features a DISH Network ViP211k satellite receiver, and gives mobile customers the ability to purchase DISH Network programming 30 days at a time. Customers also have the flexibility to stop and start service as needed. 

“RVers, campers, tailgaters and truckers have long desired seasonal or temporary service without having to pay for service for an entire year, and we see Pay-As-You-Go programming as a great option,” said Aaron Engberg, director of Mobile Products, Winegard Company. “Often times, customers struggle in finding, installing and activating receivers. As an authorized RV channel distributor, Winegard will provide this customer segment with easy access to receivers and programming at our dealers nationwide. Trained technicians can also assist with installation and activation.” 

 

“Now our customers can enjoy DISH Network programming in their RV, or at a campsite or favorite tailgate spot at the best value in the industry,” said Amir Ahmed, senior vice president of Sales for DISH Network.  “DISH Network’s agreement with Winegard allows us to provide seasonal customers with the ability to pay only for the months of service they actually use.”

 

The compact ViP211k is a single-tuner satellite receiver that works with DISH Network-compatible satellite antennas on both SD and HD televisions. Only with DISH Network can customers enjoy in-motion HD programming (requires an in-motion compatible antenna). The ViP211k is offered for $149 MSRP.

  

For more details or to find a Winegard dealer/retailer near you, contact the Winegard Receiver Hotline at 1-866-609-9374 or visit www.winegard.com/dishnetwork.

 About Winegard

Winegard Company has been manufacturing quality television and radio reception products for more than 55 years. Headquartered in Burlington, Iowa, Winegard enjoys a worldwide reputation that is based on many industry “firsts,” including the all-channel “Yagi” TV antenna, 82-channel antenna, antenna mounted preamplifiers, antenna amplifiers, the anodizing process, perforated aluminum satellite antenna and the RV television antenna, among others.

 

Winegard Company currently manufactures and markets four distinct product lines:

 
  • Mobile Television Reception Products: Recreational vehicle, truck, marine, and automotive applications. Digital and HD satellite TV antennas ranging from manual crank-up models to fully automatic stationary and in-motion systems with GPS/DVB. DTV and HDTV bi-directional and omni-directional over-the-air antennas. Ground Antenna Mounts and Accessories.
  • Satellite TV Antennas and Mounts: Residential antennas ranging in size from 46 cm to 1 meter, including mounts and accessories.
  • Over-the-Air DTV/HDTV Antennas: DTV and HDTV VHF/UHF/FM TV Antenna Systems, Distribution and Preamplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.
  • Telemetry: Medical and Data Antenna Systems, Distribution Amplifiers, Power Supplies and Accessories.

For technical product questions, contact Winegard Customer Service at 800-288-8094 or visit www.winegard.com; for additional downloadable press releases and images, visit Winegard's online pressroom, www.winegard.com/pressroom. 

About DISH Network

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides more than 14.2 million satellite TV customers, as of September 30, 2010, with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy industry-leading customer satisfaction, the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.




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