KING has introduced two new automatic satellite TV antennas that view both Western and Eastern satellites for DISH programming.

According to a press release, the new and enhanced DISH Tailgater (Model DT4400) and DISH Tailgater Pro (Model DTP4900) antennas improve satellite signal reception in areas, such as the Upper Northeast part of the U.S. that typically has poor reception.

“For years, I have watched mobile and automatic satellite technology improve through KING’s efforts. The original DISH Tailgater was a trailblazer in simplifying the use of satellite antenna technology in the outdoors,” said VP of Sales and Marketing Matt Catlin. “With these new antennas, our customers will be able to receive satellite reception in areas where they never could before.  While still using the 110-, 119- and 129-degree satellites, these new antennas will also utilize the 61.5-degree satellite providing an alternate viewing solution to the 129-degree satellite.

In addition, the Tailgater Pro provides a long-awaited clear design that is a KING exclusive. The Tailgater Pro affords the user the ability to see exactly where the dish is pointing to simplify troubleshooting and ensure the best signal.”

The DISH Tailgater and DISH Tailgater Pro antennas have the same sleek look, feel and core functionality of their predecessors, the VQ4400 and VQ4900, with the added ability to lock in on DISH 61.5-degree or 129-degree satellites for increased satellite signal availability.

The Tailgater and Tailgater Pro flexible design is ideal for portability or roof-mounting. It is fully automatic and works out of the box when connected to a compatible DISH HD Solo receiver. The company noted that Upper Northeast coverage requires use of Wally receiver.

The design includes an exclusive interactive on-screen display for easy set-up of DISH programming. The DISH Tailgater supports single TV viewing while the Tailgater Pro supports multiple TV viewing and, there is no monthly contract. With the DISH “Pay As You Go” monthly service, RVers will  pay only for the months it is used. For those that already have DISH at their residence, the new receiver can be added to their account.

Features include:

  • 100% national coverage using Western and Eastern satellites.
  • Portable or roof-mountable – mounting feet included.
  • Lightweight, compact design with integrated handle.
  • Simple set-up – automatic satellite acquisition and switching.
  • Supports single or multiple TV viewing (depending on model).
  • Weather-resistant materials withstand extreme heat/cold.
  • Single or dual coax output (depending on model).
  • Includes coax cable.
  • Warranty: two-year parts, one-year labor.

The DISH Tailgater DT4400) antenna has a suggested retail price of $299 and the DISH Tailgater Pro DTP4900) has a suggested retail price of $379. The company will begin shipping the new antennas immediately.