Winegard Signs Newly-Authorized Distributor Partnership with DISH Network

Winegard Dealers Can Now Offer Their Customers Pay-As-You-Go Service and Easier Satellite Receiver Activation 

BURLINGTON, IOWA – (Nov. 29, 2010) – WINEGARD COMPANY announced today that it has signed a national RV channel distributor agreement with DISH Network. With this agreement, Winegard dealers now have a one-stop source to service their mobile customer needs.


“This partnership allows Winegard dealers to provide their customers a complete solution — satellite antenna, satellite receiver and programming,” said Aaron Engberg, director of Mobile Products, Winegard Company. “In the past, customers would struggle getting a receiver and would then be left alone with the task of properly installing and activating it. With our new DISH Network partnership, mobile consumers can purchase the receiver from a Winegard dealer, and have it activated and professionally installed by trained technicians.”


RVers, campers, tailgaters and truckers have long desired seasonal or temporary service without having to pay for service for an entire year. The Pay-As-You-Go service is offered with the DISH Network ViP211k satellite receiver. Customers purchase the receiver and then pre-pay for 30 days programming. Customers can stop and start programming as needed.


“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 receiver compatible with DISH Network antennas, and works with both SD and HD televisions. DISH Network is also the only in-motion HD programming solution. The ViP211k is offered for $149 MSRP. Shipping options include direct to the dealer or to the consumer, if needed.


In addition to DISH Network programming and a complete product line-up,

Winegard offers dealers powerful in-store literature and displays free-of-charge, expert training and much more.


Dealers and retailers who want more information should contact their Winegard representative or call the Winegard Receiver Hotline at 1-866-609-9374 or email

   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; for additional downloadable press releases and images, visit Winegard's online 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

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