August 20, 2012: St. Louis - President Kennedy once said, "Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." Antennas Direct, a leading antenna manufacturer, has been selected to the Inc. 500|5000 list for the fifth straight year, earning a spot in the exclusive Inc 500|5000 Hall of Fame. By challenging conformity and empowering Americans to unleash themselves from the shackles of pay TV, the St. Louis based company has been named No. 1142 among the fastest growing companies in America.
Antennas Direct has seen significant growth over the past five years due in part to millions of Americans opting to cut their cable and satellite subscriptions in favor of free OTA programming. With the national demand for OTA television at an all time high, big box retailers such as Walmart, BJ's Wholesale, Target and Fry's are now carrying Antennas Direct products.
As an Inc. 500|5000 honoree, Antennas Direct is now in a very exclusive club with such giants as Microsoft, Zappos, Pandora, Jamba Juice, Clif Bar, and many other noteworthy powerhouses.
"When we started this journey, people laughed in our faces and said we were crazy," said Richard Schneider, founder and President of Antennas Direct. "We predicted that the digital transition would impact Americans' viewing habits. This honor just proves that Americans are tired of paying for TV and are in search for a viable alternative."
Over the past year, Antennas Direct has announced partnerships with TiVo, DSI Systems and has rolled out their antennas in Walmart stores from coast to coast. It's becoming apparent to retailers and entertainment providers that the cord cutting movement is real and offers true opportunities for growth.
"Our antennas liberate TV viewers by providing free, top notch programming from a slew of different channels," said Schneider. "As far as we are concerned, let the cable companies continue to deny this grassroots movement. Antennas Direct will forge ahead, freeing Americans from the evil grasp of the cable companies."
About Antennas Direct
Antennas Direct is the leader in antenna technology, reinventing the antenna for the digital era. With a heritage in over-the-air antennas specifically tuned for core DTV frequencies, Antennas Direct has invested major resources into the discovery and implementation of new antenna designs for digital reception. Founded in 2003, the firm is a member of the Inc. 500|5000 Hall of Fame and Future of TV Coalition. Visit antennasdirect.com for more information.