Winegard Introduces the New DISH® Playmaker™ Portable Automatic Satellite HDTV Antenna for DISH Programming

Low Cost Portable that works exclusively with DISH HD and SD programming subscriptions, including Pay-as-you-go monthly service, making it easy to watch all of your favorite programming

BURLINGTON, Iowa (May 3, 2016) — Winegard, the leading U.S. antenna manufacturer since 1954, today introduced the DISH Playmaker portable automatic satellite HDTV antenna developed exclusively for DISH high definition and standard definition programming. Mobile TV viewers will find the DISH Playmaker ideal for a variety of outdoor activities such as tailgating, RVing, camping and hunting. The new DISH Playmaker antenna is available through Camping World Supercenters and RV Dealerships nationwide.

The DISH Playmaker portable automatic satellite HDTV antenna has a small, compact design that requires minimal space making it easy to take it with you wherever you go! Consumers will appreciate the simple, user-friendly setup and operation. Set-up takes less than 15 minutes. Using the simple on-screen setup wizard, users just pick the state where they are located in and they are Ready to Play!

"DISH continues to deliver on its promise to provide consumers with the best mobile TV experience. The DISH Playmaker allows HD viewing of the same channels that you enjoy at home," said Marcel Guajardo, Senior Product Manager for DISH.

DISH Playmaker Features:
  • Great Low Price – $329 MSRP
  • Setup and watch HDTV in less than 15 minutes
  • 100% fully-automatic
  • Powered by single coax connection through DISH Solo HD receiver
  • Easy grip handle for effortless carrying
  • Smallest Portable Antenna – 14.3" diameter | 13.5" tall | 10 lbs
  • Sleek & Compact – requires minimal space making it easy to take with you wherever you go
  • Ideal for pay-as-you-go monthly programming (programming packages sold separately)
  • Compatible with Winegard Window/Side Vehicle Mount (MT-SM30) and Tripod Mount (TR-1518)
"Expanding our portable satellite offering has been a top priority in order to offer our mobile customers smaller, lighter, and faster automatic satellite antenna options at a low price," said Keith Larson, Director of Sales and Marketing for Winegard Consumer Products. "The DISH Playmaker is super easy to setup and operate and at the low price-point of $329 MSRP, it will be hard to beat. For Winegard, it's all about improving convenience and ease of use for our customers, as well as providing them with the highest quality TV viewing experience – wherever they travel."

The DISH Playmaker is compatible with the new DISH Wally™ Receiver, DISH Solo HD receivers (models 411, ViP 211, ViP 211k, and ViP 211z) and with Pay-as-you-go programming available in SD/HD packages. Using the remote, customers simply select the state in which they are located and the antenna will automatically locate the DISH satellites. Additionally, Winegard offers an industry best warranty of two years parts and one year labor.

The DISH Playmaker is available now at Camping World, Dealers nationwide, and

For more information or to purchase the DISH Playmaker portable automatic satellite HDTV antenna, visit

About Winegard
Winegard Company designs and manufacturers a spectrum of world class antenna products from mass produced consumer antennas and accessories to enterprise focused broadband solutions. Since its incorporation in 1954, Winegard has designed more than 1,000 antenna models and been granted over 80 U.S. patents. The company's heritage includes recognition by NASA for contributions to the Apollo 11 mission, and the induction of founder John Winegard into the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame. Winegard's superior antenna design and manufacturing facilities that total 410,000 sq. ft include a state of the art testing and measurement center. The company's in-house and vertically integrated capabilities support its accelerated product design and development cycle.

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