Dish Network goes mobile with Tailgater product (video)


Dish Network has introduced a low-priced portable satellite antenna and is pitching it as a way for consumers to enjoy high-definition television while camping, tailgating or doing other outdoor activities.

Weighing in at less than 10 pounds, Dish says the new Tailgater is one of the easiest portable satellite antennas for consumers to use. The Tailgater automatically locates satellite positions, which means that there’s no need for manual antenna adjustment. It connects to a small Dish Network set-top box and then, of course, to a TV receiver.

“Tailgaters across the country have wanted an easy way to watch their games in HD, and now they can through Dish Network’s Tailgater – the best value for a portable satellite TV antenna on the market,” said Ira Bahr, Chief Marketing Officer for Dish Network. “The Tailgater’s simple set-up combined with full access to Dish Network’s programming packages at convenient month-to-month pricing makes it the best ‘TV-on-the-go’ option for outdoor enthusiasts.”

The Tailgater costs $350 and works with Dish Network’s ViP 211k (MSRP: $149) single-tuner HD receiver.