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Nov
24

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#ADBusTour: 1,000 Liberated Souls in Washington DC

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Antennas Direct, in partnership with TVFreedom.Org and LG Electronics USA Gives Away 1,000 C2V TV Antennas in Washington DC’s Eastern Market 

Yesterday, in the shadow of our nation’s Capitol Building, thousands of people gathered in the Eastern Market. This is not uncommon in that neighborhood. Every weekend, the area hosts one of the most vibrant and diverse farmer’s markets in the country.

This crowd, however, was gathered for the chance to get their hands on one of the fastest growing video streaming technologies. No, they did not wait for an iPhone release or for the latest over-the-top video player. The throng of humanity patiently waited (some for hours) for a digital TV antenna.

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Antennas Direct gave bestowed 1,000 ClearStream 2V model antennas to the first 1,000 households present for the giveaway which started at 1 PM. And though it was the largest giveaway the #ADBusTour has ever hosted, all of the TV antennas were gone in just over an hour.

Here are some of the favorite things we heard:

“We haven’t had TV at our house for months since we cut the cord. We are so so grateful.”

“Now I can watch the Redskins in better quality.”

“Wait, so I just plug this into the TV and I get high definition for free? Is there a setup fee? What’s the catch?”

After we heard so many grateful patrons, one thing became very clear to us: the magic of broadcast television is too good to be true, and the demand for a free, high-definition, over-the-air television is skyrocketing.

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As part of a partnership with TVFreedom.Org and LG Electronics, this giveaway also featured a way for patrons to witness the C2V model in action. In the North Hall of the Eastern Market 14 LG flatscreeen televisions displayed just a sample of the almost 50 channels available for free, over-the-air in high definition. In particular, viewers were taken aback at the quality of the NFL broadcast on a 4K television. The picture quality was something to behold.

If you do the math, the impact of this giveaway becomes even clearer. In total, Antennas Direct dropped a $2 million stimulus package on the families in the Washington DC area. On average, cable subscribers in the area are paying close to $2000 per year for their cable bill. These 1,000 antennas can put $2 million back into the pockets of consumers. That is a stimulus that did not need the approval of the folks in Congress. It just took willpower, a tour bus and a love for over-the-air broadcast television!

Throughout the event, patrons had the opportunity to enter a drawing for a 42-inch LG Electronics HDTV – perfect for watching over-the-air television. When the drawing occurred, a phone call was made to Andre Miller. He didn’t pick up immediately, though. He was outside installing his new C2V on the roof!

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We love DC and the vibe of the Eastern Market neighborhood. We love people who love broadcast television! We can’t wait to come back!

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Nov
21

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Watch Week 12 NFL Action on Your TV Antenna

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Each week we bring you the latest guide to watching the NFL for free. The following is the guide for Week 12.

There’s a reason the National Football League (NFL) still broadcasts the Super Bowl on over-the-air, free broadcast. That’s because the best way to watch the biggest game of the year is on the unadulterated high definition you get only from a TV antenna.

Thanks to NFL’s commitment to TV networks, there are multiple pre- and post-game shows and multiple gamecasts on NBC, CBS and Fox. So whether tailgating or in the comfort of your home, the best way to catch each weekend’s gridiron action is with a TV antenna.

NFL -Cord Cutters Scorecard: Week 12

SUNDAY GAMES (ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN  STANDARD TIME)
Tampa Bay at Chicago, 1:00 PMFOX
Detroit at New England, 1:00 PMFOX
Cleveland at Atlanta, 1:00 PMCBS
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1:00 PMCBS
Green Bay at Minnesota, 1:00 PMFOX
Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1:00 PMCBS
Tennessee at Philadelphia, 1:00 PMCBS
Cincinnati at Houston, 1:00 PMCBS
Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 PM, FOX
St. Louis at San Diego, 4:05 PMFOX
Miami at Denver, 4:25 PMCBS
Washington at San Francisco, 4:25 PMCBS
Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 PMNBC

MONDAY NIGHT GAME
Baltimore at New Orleans, 8:30 PMESPN

For Monday Night’s Game, check out the Watch ESPN app or Sunday NFL Ticket or go to the nearest local pub.

For more on NFL gameday activity visit CBS Sports.

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Nov
20

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#ADBusTour: Hundreds of Toledo TV Viewers Liberated

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Blustery winter weather was the top story in Toledo, OH today. And, much like the reliable, high-definition broadcast signals we love, Antennas Direct and WNWO-TV were not swayed by the bitter elements. Instead, hundreds of Toledo-area families were liberated from pay-television and equipped with free TV antennas.

The giveaway was held on the Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green, OH on the morning after the Glass Bowl, a storied football rivalry between the Bowling Green State University Falcons and the nearby University of Toledo Rockets (UT won the chilly contest 27-20).

And unlike the weather (12 degrees F and 25 mph North winds), the locals’ spirits were enthusiastic and warm. Some gathered as early as 4 AM to wait in their heated vehicles eager to bask in the glow of full high-definition broadcast television.

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With the holidays around the corner, gratitude was on the faces and in the voices of the residents as the antenna giveaway began at 7 AM.

“Now I can watch Jeopardy on my shop television!”

“It’s going to be a better Christmas this year!”

“My wife and I are going to get along better because now I can watch the shows I want to watch for free!”

In total, all 300+ antennas were given away to Toledo-area viewers by 9 AM. Special thanks to Richard Stewart, Kim Degiulio, Jim Blue and the rest of the WNWO team for both their enthusiasm and their commitment to over-the-air technology.

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NOW: We’ve packed up the TV Liberation Tour bus and are gearing up for our biggest event yet! In partnership with TVFreedom.org and LG Electronics USA, we will liberate 1,000 area families in our nation’s capital on November 23. More details on the event at the Eastern Market in Washington, DC can be found here, here and here.

See you on the road!

Note: A series of video footage highlighting the success of Antennas Direct’s past success with their TV Liberation Bus Tour can been viewed here.

 

 

Nov
19

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#ADBusTour Starts Today!

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We’re on the move! The Antennas Direct bus tour is back and better than ever. We have teamed up with TVFreedom.org and LG to kickoff a multi-state, multi-city TV Liberation Tour. At each stop, we give away free antennas, liberating hundreds in each city from their unhealthy relationship with cable.

Our first stop on this multi-city tour will be in partnership with NBC 24 in Toledo, Ohio at the Wood County Fairgrounds on Thursday, November 20. This is the third year NBC 24 has offered their viewers the opportunity to bring home free TV antennas. Any city that loves over-the-air that much must be chock full’o’smart people!

For our next stop, we take free high-definition, broadcast goodness right to the nation’s capital.

That’s right. Our TV Liberation Tour will liberate 1,000 lucky souls on Sunday, November 23 in Washington, D.C. at the Eastern Market. The first 1,000 patrons who attend the event will receive a free ClearStream 2V and will have the opportunity to enter to win an LG 42- inch LED flat-panel HDTV!

The TV Liberation Tour is designed to help viewers across America access the most-watched and diverse broadcast TV programming – all for free. Our year-long tour includes antenna giveaways and other promotional prizes in up to 25 U.S. cities, including Toledo, Indianapolis and Huntington, WV.

Interested in having the Antennas Direct bus come to your city? Be sure to tweet us with the #ADBusTour and let us know where we should stop next!

 

Nov
16

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Watch Week 11 NFL Action on Your TV Antenna

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Each week we bring you the latest guide to watching the NFL for free. The following is the guide for Week 11.

There’s a reason the National Football League (NFL) still broadcasts the Super Bowl on over-the-air, free broadcast. That’s because the best way to watch the biggest game of the year is on the unadulterated high definition you get only from a TV antenna.

Thanks to NFL’s commitment to TV networks, there are multiple pre- and post-game shows and multiple gamecasts on NBC, CBS and Fox. So whether tailgating or in the comfort of your home, the best way to catch each weekend’s gridiron action is with a TV antenna.

NFL -Cord Cutters Scorecard: Week 11

SUNDAY GAMES (ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN  STANDARD TIME)
Minnesota at Chicago, 1:00 PMFOX
Houston at Cleveland, 1:00 PMCBS
Philadelphia at Green Bay, 1:00 PMFOX
Seattle at Kansas City, 1:00 PM, FOX
Atlanta at Carolina, 1:00 PMFOX
Cincinnati at New Orleans, 1:00 PMCBS
Tampa Bay at Washington, 1:00 PMFOX
Denver at St. Louis, 1:00 PMCBS
San Francisco at N.Y. Giants, 1:00 PMFOX
Oakland at San Diego, 4:05 PMCBS
Detroit at Arizona, 4:25 PMFOX
New England at Indianapolis, 8:30 PMNBC

MONDAY NIGHT GAME
Pittsburgh at Tennessee, 8:30 PMESPN

For Monday Night’s Game, check out the Watch ESPN app or Sunday NFL Ticket or go to the nearest local pub.

For more on NFL gameday activity visit CBS Sports.

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Nov
8

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Watch Week 10 NFL Action on Your TV Antenna

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Each week we bring you the latest guide to watching the NFL for free. The following is the guide for Week 10.

There’s a reason the National Football League (NFL) still broadcasts the Super Bowl on over-the-air, free broadcast. That’s because the best way to watch the biggest game of the year is on the unadulterated high definition you get only from a TV antenna.

Thanks to NFL’s commitment to TV networks, there are multiple pre- and post-game shows and multiple gamecasts on NBC, CBS and Fox. So whether tailgating or in the comfort of your home, the best way to catch each weekend’s gridiron action is with a TV antenna.

NFL -Cord Cutters Scorecard: Week 10

SUNDAY GAMES(ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN TIME ZONE)
Tennessee at Baltimore, 1:00 PMCBS
Kansas City at Buffalo 1:00 PMCBS
Miami at Detroit, 1:00 PMCBS
San Francisco at New Orleans, 1:00 PMFOX
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Jets, 1:00 PMCBS
Dallas at Jacksonville, 1:00 PMFOX
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1:00 PMFOX
Denver at Oakland, 4:05 PMCBS
St. Louis at Arizona, 4:25 PM, FOX
N.Y. Giants at Seattle, 4:25 PMFOX
Chicago at Green Bay, 8:30 PMNBC

MONDAY NIGHT GAME
Carolina at Philadelphia, 8:30 PMESPN

For Monday Night’s Game, check out the Watch ESPN app or Sunday NFL Ticket or go to the nearest local pub.

For more on NFL gameday activity visit CBS Sports.

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Nov
6

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What Every Budding Young Cord-Cutting Family Needs This Christmas

If you have not noticed from the already overflowing displays at your local retailer since August, Christmas is just around the corner. Before you roll your eyes, we have done all the work for you. This Christmas, why not buy the gift that keeps giving – all year long!AD Christmas GiftGuide

Did you know – the average Pay TV subscriber pays nearly $90 a month on TV. We took your monthly cable bill to Best Buy and put it to better use. Remember, that’s more than a $1,000 saved in 1 year.

With the Cord Cutting Packages we have created, you can finally stop paying cable and satellite bills. You can relax knowing you have looked after your family this Christmas – with the saving you earn this will pay for itself in less than a year!

 

Family TV Bundle

Bring the family together with the brand new 50” TV and enjoy streaming online content with your new Roku. Keep up with news, sports and regional programming by receiving free over-the-air broadcasts with your Clearstream Eclipse TV Antenna. Enjoy movies, sports and games all in full surround sound, without the wires thanks to the Klipsch SB 1 Soundbar.

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Clearstream Micron XG Digital TV Antenna learn more | shop now

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Klipsch Icon SB 1 Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer learn more | shop now

 

Home Cinema Bundle

Bring the movies to your living room with this Home Theater setup. Enjoy your holiday favorites and invite the family around for all your home movies, on the big screen!

LG – Smart WXGA DLP Home Theater Projector learn more | shop now

Clearstream 2V Digital TV Antenna learn more | shop now

Panasonic – 1000W 5.1-Ch. 3D / Smart Blu-ray Home Theater System learn more | shop now

 

Tailgating Bundle

Whether tailgating at the stadium, on a road trip or enjoying a weekend camp trip, keep up with the latest news and keep the kids happy, with this mobile entertainment center.

Samsung – 40″ LED TV – 1080p – 60Hz learn more | shop now

Clearstream Eclipse Digital TV Antenna learn more | shop now

Ultimate Ears – MINI BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (80) learn more | shop now

CyberPower – 400-Watt 400AI DC-to-AC Inverter learn more | shop now

 

Don’t forget, we are so thankful for our Cord Cutters and Cord Shavers, that we have decided to reward our loyal following with an early Christmas gift. Click here to be entered and receive a coupon for 25% off your next order!

 

Nov
3

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For Our Cord Cutting Family this Thanksgiving

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Treat your family and cut the cord with Antennas Direct this Christmas.

This Thanksgiving, our band of pilgrims at Antennas Direct has a lot for which to be grateful. More and more American families are cutting the cord, and business is booming. So great is our gratitude that we have decided to reward our now ever-growing band of cord cutters with an early Christmas gift!

We are giving away one Cord Cutter Starter kit, complete with Smart TV, Digital TV Antenna and Home Theater Sound System. No catch, we just felt thankful.

That’s not all, all our entrants you will receive a 25% discount for our online store. This is one per entrant and is redeemable until Thanksgiving.

To win this Thanksgiving treat:

  1. Follow THIS link
  2. Enter your name and email address
  3. Check your mail for your AntennasDirect.com discount code

Our winner will be announced Thanksgiving morning, so like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay in the loop. Besides, if you cut the cord, you are all winners to us!

Merry Christmas to all (especially those free from cable.) And to all a good night!

 

Oct
30

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Watch Week 9 NFL Action on Your TV Antenna

NFL Antennas Direct 9Each week we bring you the latest guide to watching the NFL for free. The following is the guide for Week 9.

There’s a reason the National Football League (NFL) still broadcasts the Super Bowl on over-the-air, free broadcast. That’s because the best way to watch the biggest game of the year is on the unadulterated high definition you get only from a TV antenna.

Thanks to NFL’s commitment to TV networks, there are multiple pre- and post-game shows and multiple gamecasts on NBC, CBS and Fox. So whether tailgating or in the comfort of your home, the best way to catch each weekend’s gridiron action is with a TV antenna.

NFL -Cord Cutters Scorecard: Week 9

SUNDAY GAMES

Tampa Bay at Cleveland, 1:00 PMFOX
N.Y. Jets at Kansas City, 1:00 PMCBS
San Diego at Miami, 1:00 PMCBS
Arizona at Dallas, 1:00 PM, FOX
Washington at Minnesota, 1:00 PMFOX
Jacksonville at Cincinnati, 1:00 PMCBS
Philadelphia at Houston, 1:00 PMFOX
St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:05 PMFOX
Denver at New England, 4:25 PMCBS
Oakland at Seattle, 4:25 PMCBS
Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 8:30 PMNBC

MONDAY NIGHT GAME
Indianapolis at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 PMESPN

For Monday Night’s Game, check out the Watch ESPN app or Sunday NFL Ticket or go to the nearest local pub.

For more on NFL gameday activity visit CBS Sports.

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Oct
28

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My name is Patrick, and I am a TV lover.

 

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Name: Patrick Lew
Age: 28
Occupation: Freelance musician, merchandiser and lover of free TV
Location: San Francisco, CA
Antenna Technology: ClearSteam Micron, ClearStream C2V, RCA, Mohu

 

 

My love for television started when I was very young. Our house had a 13-channel Mitsubishi in the family room and on Thursday nights, my father and I would stay up past my bedtime to watch Unsolved Mysteries and TV movies. I also remember watching the Saturday morning cartoons in my pajamas over multiple bowls of cereal.

When I was a teenager, I used TV as a way to deal with challenges in real life. It helped me to deal with things I would face in the future – both good and bad. When DJ on Full House would have to deal with things like gossip and crushes, it helped me to cope with the same situations.

Today, I am still hooked on over-the-air television. I think it is the most sophisticated communication we have even in the twenty-first century. Because the news, shows and sports teach me something about life. I recently broke up with a girlfriend and I know that television was subliminally a good teacher for me in how to deal with the situation and with the heartbreak afterwards.Patrick Lew Guitar

A lot of people my age go to social media and dig Facebook for the latest news. I love social media and I use it to promote my band, Heavy Sigma – my other passion in life. But I would rather be entertained and learn about the world from my television.

Also, television technology is so much better than when I was a kid. There is no more spotty reception and clunky antennas. Today, the antennas are the size of a CD player. And here in San Francisco I get over 40 channels for free. It’s everything that I want to watch. When it comes to TV, less is more.

A lot of people may not believe me, but check it out: Livewell, a free channel is just like Lifetime – I love those movies. KPOP-TV, a free music channel, is like MTV – back when it wasn’t about pregnant teens. qubo is like Nickelodeon or Disney. Accuweather is the Weather Channel. Bounce is like BET. And the prime time selection of movies on the simulcast stations are like AMC or Discovery. When I combine all of that with a Netflix subscription, I don’t need anything else.

I love TV. I love it so much I wrote a song about cutting the cord and watching TV for free with an antenna. Check it out.

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