Dish Network's Tailgater brings you portable satellite TV, won't cool your beer (video)

When it comes to refrigerating beer and grilling burgers, you're on your own. If you're looking for satellite television in the back of your truck before the game (pictured), on the other hand, Dish Network's Tailgater can certainly help. First hinted at back in May, the ten pound box automatically locates satellite positions, offering up HD content on the go for owners of Dish's ViP 211k HD receiver. The box runs $350 and is apparently rather easy to set up, making it a pretty enticing option for those who absolutely need to watch a sporting event in the parking lot while waiting to get into a sporting event. Infomercially video after the break.

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DISH Network Introduces Tailgater - Portable Satellite System Ideal for RV's, Camping and Tailgating

Tailgater - Simple to Set Up and Ready for Use in Minutes

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH Network L.L.C. today introduced the Tailgater™ by DISH Network®, a lightweight, portable satellite TV antenna ideal for watching TV while tailgating, camping, RVing or engaging in other outdoor activities.


The Tailgater is not only one of the lowest-priced portable satellite antennas on the market but also one of the easiest to use. Weighing in at just 10 pounds, the Tailgater automatically locates satellite positions, which means that there's no need for manual antenna adjustment. The Tailgater easily connects to a small, sleek DISH Network set-top box and TV. Within minutes, customers will be able to enjoy their favorite channels in high definition.

"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. For added flexibility, DISH Network offers customers a convenient solution that allows them to pay month-to-month for programming, ensuring they only pay for the service when in use. Current DISH Network customers can use their existing account to service the Tailgater system. An additional outlet fee may apply.

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