America’s Fastest-Growing TV Brand Partners with Innovative Antenna Manufacturer as New TV Models Hit Retail


CORONA, CA, June 6, 2017 - TCL®, one of the world’s largest and America’s fastest-growing television brand, today announced a strategic partnership with Winegard Company, a pioneer in antenna design and development, to redefine the way consumers use Smart TVs. A recent recipient of Winegard’s 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.


Through the collaboration, a special insert with an offer code for $20 off Winegard’s FlatWave Ultra-Thin Amplified Digital Indoor HD Antenna will come packaged in the S-Series 4K TCL Roku TV box. This popular FlatWave over-the-air antenna model (FL5500A) boasts the trusted Winegard performance, with amplified HDTV reception for a 50-mile range, 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 décor in your house.


“TCL has been a leader in the smart TV category since we introduced our award-winning TCL Roku TVs in 2014 and since then, the number of cord-cutters has grown, and continues to grow, 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 eliminating the need for a cable box and 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 for those looking to forgo a cable subscription in favor of an alternative wireless service.”


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.


"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.”


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 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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About Winegard
Winegard Company designs and manufactures the greatest spectrum of world class Terrestrial and Satellite video and data antenna products and accessories for residential and mobile applications. Since its incorporation in 1953, Winegard has designed more than 1,000 antenna models and been granted over 80 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 total 410,000 sq. ft and include a state of the art testing, validation and measurement center. The company's in-house and vertically integrated capabilities support its accelerated product design and development cycle.


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