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#ADBusTour Giveaway #3: Charleston, SC


They say that Charleston, SC is the friendliest city in the United States, and after today we can confirm that this is most certainly true. The crowd was the nicest group we’ve seen in the longest time. If you haven’t visited Charleston, you need to make it a spot on your bucket list.


People started lining up before 3AM at WCIV for their free TV antenna. Now, a lot of times at giveaways, people silently sit in line and wait for it to start. That was not the case with this group. The people standing next to them in line became instant friends and we saw people chatting and laughing for hours. It was amazing to see, especially so early in the morning (and trust us, we are not necessarily morning people, so this was a delight.)


WCIV went out of their way to make us feel at home and we are extremely grateful that they let use their parking lot for our giveaway.

We are back on the road and on our way to Asheville, NC. We will see you 6AM Friday at Grace Bible Baptist, 1518 N. Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21228. We want to see you there, come out and join us.


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#ADBusTour Liberates Over 400 Denver TV Lovers


The good ol’ Western movies always knew how to set the drama of a showdown. In the main street, tumbleweeds, high noon. As kids, we watched them huddled in the living room in the glow of broadcast TV.


At noon yesterday, we hosted our own Western Showdown at the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver, Colorado. Armed with over 400 ClearStream 2V antennas, we faced off with pay-TV providers. In a partnership with KUSA-TV and TVFreedom.org, our Broadcast TV Liberation Tour attracted 1,000 people, so we handed out over 100 extra antennas to meet the demand.

We started our day with some news coverage at KUSA, and our founder, Richard Schneider, talking about the looks on people’s faces when they realize they can receive their favorite television in high definition without a monthly fee.


And we saw those looks over and over again when we started our giveaway. People from every walk of life. Before we even made it to our next stop in Rapid City, we received some great feedback from one of the newly liberated TV viewers:

“I want to thank you for your generosity! I was one of the lucky ones to receive a free ClearStream 2V antenna in Denver Yesterday. I had been using a smaller RCA over-the-air antenna, and when I plugged in the ClearStream 2V, WOW, what a difference. It works great, with many more channels and much clearer. I have already told many of my friends – it is a great product and a great company. I heard about your event on 9 News. Thank you again!


Peggy, we are so glad you had that WOW-factor when you did the channel scan. We know how you feel. Watch out Rapid City. Our Broadcast TV Liberation Bus Tour rolls into town tomorrow morning!




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More than 400 New Mexicans Liberated on the #ADBusTour


The East Canyon gusty winds (with 50 to 60 MPH gusts) could not keep an estimated 2000 New Mexicans from showing up for the chance to receive free over-the-air television. In partnership with TV Freedom and KOB-TV, Antennas Direct gave away just over 400 of the ClearStream 2V antennas at the American Home Furniture in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


The first person in line had been on location since 10 PM the night before – braving the chilly and cruel winds – to ensure he received the best television the world has known without a monthly fee.

All of our 400 antennas (plus a few extra) were gone within an hour.

Even after all of the antennas were gone, we stuck around to answer those common questions we always get: Yes, over-the-air is free. No, there is not a catch. Nope, no monthly fee. And, of course, there is no “upcharge” for high definition. Yes, you really can get that many channels.

Especially important to the Albuquerque area are all of the Spanish, in-language content that is available over-the-air. Ever since the digital broadcast transition of 2009, broadcasters have invested billions in their infrastructure to provide powerful signals over-the-air. Part of that investment was the creation of digital subchannels, which allow for niched programming for underserved communities.

According to the latest census, almost half of Albuquerque’s population is Hispanic or Latino with a quarter of the residents identifying as bilingual, an antenna provides reliable access to in-language, hyperlocal content for free.


We are grateful to Erica Zucco and the entire KOB-TV News Team for supporting our efforts to liberate more Americans on our Broadcast TV Liberation Bus Tour.



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TV Liberation Tour Provides a Window into Your World

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You know what we hate? Seeing people throw away their money to the cable companies. Beyond money, people feel trapped by the cable companies, feeling like they have to pay for cable to get the shows they want. They feel like they are hostages in this abusive relationship with the cable company.

Since 2010, we have given away more than 15,000 free digital TV antennas throughout the country in an effort to liberate our friends from the evil known as pay-TV. We have partnered with TVfreedom.org, the National Association of Broadcasters and LG Electronics to provide consumers with access to their local TV station in crystal clear hi-def with a TV antenna from Antennas Direct. Not only are we giving away antennas, but we are educating thousands of people about the freedom they will experience when they cut the cord.

To give you a glimpse into the #ADBusTour, we pulled together a new video that captures the consumer excitement during the TV Liberation Tour stops. Take a look, those happy faces could soon be you and your neighbors!

Free broadcast TV provides more than 60 million Americans with access to local news, weather, emergency information and of course the broadcast TV shows we all love.

Do you want the TV Liberation Bus Tour to come to your city? Let us know! Fill out the form HERE or even better, reach out to your favorite local broadcaster and let them know you want them to liberate your town!



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#ADBusTour Lets Freedom Ring in Chinatown, San Francisco

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Independence Day means a lot to us here at Antennas Direct. Not only because we are proud to be Americans, but also because we consider ourselves to be liberators. Installing an antenna is not unlike signing a Declaration of Television Independence. It means you are no longer a victim of the tyranny from cable television.

That’s why we are proud to announce the next stop for our TV Liberation Tour! We will be celebrating our country’s rich diversity and the diversity of relevant, hyperlocal broadcast content in San Francisco’s Historic Chinatown.

The first 300 lucky patrons will receive our latest and greatest antenna, the ClearStream Eclipse, a small, self-adhering indoor antenna with a range of up to 50 miles. The total estimated value of the antenna’s being given away in San Francisco is approximately $20,000.

Come on out and help us ring in the Fourth!

Clayton Hotel, 667 Clay Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94111 (on the street outside the hotel)

Friday, July 3, 2015, 9:00 AM (One antenna per household | first come, first serve)

To get updates to the tour, go to antennasdirect.com/adbustour


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Cord Cutting Christmas Sweepstakes Winner

Congratulations to Linda Levine, the winner of our Christmas Sweepstakes!

A huge thank you to all who entered our Christmas Sweepstakes this year! We saw massive interest from you budding cord cutters out there, filling our hearts with joy this holiday season.

While many of you may be disappointed not to take home the top prize, your 25% discount code received when entering is our way of saying thank you for helping us share our message: TV is Free!

We have been busy liberating people of their cable bills this week. In total we gave away over $150,000 worth of TV antennas as part of our TV Liberation tour in Toledo and Washington DC. You can find out more about the tour and where the bus is stopping next here.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Antennas Direct!


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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!

Andrew Miller Wins LG HDTV

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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#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.




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For Our Cord Cutting Family this Thanksgiving


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!



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Toledo Antenna Giveaway: A Huge Success for Over-the-Air

It was 5 AM on an unseasonably cool October morning when the saviors of over-the-air television rolled into the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Toledo, Ohio. It was still dark and the headlights passed over a crowd huddled near the entrance. Some had been there since 2 AM. They smiled and waved at the Antennas Direct bus as it passed by. Finally, they thought, a chance for free television.

The Antennas Direct touring bus roared past them and settled in a nearby field to prepare for its latest stop along its giveaway tour. By partnering with local broadcasters, the touring bus is a chance to preach the gospel of over-the-air television (something that 80% of Americans still are not aware of).

The local NBC affiliate WNWO was already there and had staffed the giveaway. The president of Antennas Direct, Richard Schneider conducted live interviews with WNWO’s Ashley Moser while hundreds of antennas from St. Louis were made ready for a new Toledo home.

“When we do these giveaways, it is less about Antennas Direct and more about the good news: you can receive over-the-air television in HD absolutely free with an antenna,” says Schneider. “We are thrilled that local broadcasters like WNWO care enough about their viewers to let them know about over-the-air. That is what it’s about.” Toledo Bus Tour

Soon a large crowd had gathered. More than 600 vehicles had gathered in the lot as the giveaway started. As viewers received antennas, there were some tears and countless “God bless you’s.” With the rising cost of paid TV, many Toledo residents (and others across the country) have cut television from their budget. So, for some, this meant an evening’s entertainment with their family for the first time in a long time.

At the end of the day, over 300 people were able to receive free television. And countless others were made aware of the good news.
If you would like the Antennas Direct bus to visit your neighborhood or if you are a local broadcaster who wants to spread the good news of OTA, please contact Jeremy Nulik – Jeremy@kolbeco.net.

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