Press Releases Jun 6, 2017

Winegard Partners with TCL, a Winegard Cord-Cutter Certified Platinum Award Recipient, to Make Cord-Cutting Even Easier

Posted: Jun 6, 2017

America’s Leading Antenna Manufacturer and Fastest-Growing TV Brand Join Forces as New TV Models Release

BURLINGTON, Iowa (June 6, 2017) — Winegard, America’s leading antenna manufacturer since 1953, announced today its strategic partnership with TCL®, one of the world’s largest and America’s fastest-growing television brand, to deliver the best in programing options, performance, and value. A recent recipient of the Winegard Cord-Cutter Certified Platinum Award, TCL continues to include a tuner in its critically acclaimed TCL Roku TVs™ as a vital supplement to streaming and a great way to access popular network TV and live sports in high-definition over-the-air at no additional cost.

All new S-Series 4K TCL Roku TVs will include an offer code for $20 off the Winegard FlatWave Ultra-Thin Amplified Digital Indoor HD Antenna. This popular FlatWave over-the-air antenna model (FL5500A) boasts the trusted Winegard performance, with amplified HDTV reception for a 50-mile range. The revolutionary Clear Circuit Technology that boosts 100% of available signal for unprecedented range and ultra-low noise, an extra-long mini coax cable for easy positioning, and a USB power insert that connects directly to a USB port on the TCL Roku TV. Plus, the indoor antenna is reversible to match any decor in your house.

"The increased capacity of channels that digital technology brings to broadcast TV is allowing TV viewing with an antenna to rival the program offerings of some basic cable systems." said Aaron Luttenegger, Winegard Company Consumer National Sales Manager. "In many cases, the antenna experience offers digital channels unavailable on cable networks. Coupled with TCL’s built-in Roku OTT streaming system, customers have the best of both worlds for the ultimate viewing experience.”

TCL recently launched its new TCL Roku TV S-Series – a smart value line that brings together crisp 4K UHD picture performance, HDR and Creative Pro 4K upscaling for precise clarity and detail. The television sets integrate the latest technology and features to provide consumers with an exceptional viewing experience, including endless streaming entertainment, fast dual-band wireless connections and three HDMI ports for flexibility. The S405 series is being offered in 43” (43S405), 49" (49S405), 55" (55S405) and 65" (65S405) screen sizes - all with easy access to more than 5,000 streaming channels and 450,000+ movies and TV episodes through the built-in Roku operating system.

“TCL has been a leader in the smart TV category since we introduced our award-winning TCL Roku TVs in 2014 and we have been growing exponentially in America as cost savings and viewing flexibility become more and more important. Coupling an antenna, like Winegard’s FlatWave, with our TVs helps consumers save money by streamlining their need for extra devices, while also enabling access to the widest variety of streaming content that viewers can watch on their own time,” said Chris Larson, Senior Vice President, TCL. “Similar to TCL, Winegard has unmatched in-house and vertically integrated capabilities to deliver high quality products with innovative technologies, and together we offer the perfect option to those looking for a premium yet affordable entertainment experience.”

In celebration of Father’s Day, consumers who purchase an S-Series 4K TCL Roku TV on Amazon from June 9-18 can add a Winegard FlatWave Indoor Antenna (FL-5000) into their cart for just $19.99 to help Dad cut the cord and get rid of cable while still enjoying all his favorite shows with free over-the-air programming and the most streaming content available on any Smart TV. This FlatWave Ultra-Thin model features a 35-mile range for HDTV reception, dual band optimized VHF/UHF element for maximum signal capture, and a high quality mini coax cable for easy positioning.

About Winegard
Winegard Company is a global leader and state-of-the-art manufacturer of wireless, satellite and OTA antennas for data and video. Winegard designs and manufactures a broad array of antenna solutions for mobile and fixed applications. Since its incorporation in 1953, Winegard has designed more than 1,000 antenna models and been granted over 93 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 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.

About TCL
Already one of the world's best-selling consumer electronics brands, TCL is now the fastest-growing TV brand in North America. TCL (The Creative Life) was founded more than 35 years ago and prides itself on delivering high quality products featuring stylish design and the latest technology. With extensive manufacturing expertise, a vertically integrated supply chain, and state-of-the-art panel factory, TCL offers innovative televisions, including the award-winning TCL® Roku TV™.

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