CES_2017_Innovation_Honoree_Award Revolutionary Quarterback® TV antenna named CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree 

Why pay for TV when you don’t have to? is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the prestigious CES 2017 Innovation Honoree Award in the category of Wireless Handset Accessory.  Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the producer of CES 2017 – the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Quarterback was evaluated and selected for it’s engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present, and how the design and innovation of Quarterback directly compares to other products in the marketplace.

Quarterback® is the world’s first all-in-one digital TV antenna & receiver that instantly turns your smartphone or tablet into a TV.  Quarterback’s patented design picks up free TV wherever television is broadcast.  No SIM card needed, and consumers will be delighted to find dozens of hidden TV broadcast channels available without any subscription needed.

front_greenback_greenQuarterback pays for itself with these must-have features:
  • Fresh, Fast, and Free TV, all day, every day
  • Lifeline to broadcast television in the event of an emergency when cellular is off the air
  • Luxury TV integration into the case means no extra accessories
  • Long-life battery extends TV and mobile viewing time
  • Adjustable folding kickstand allows easy hands-free TV and video viewing
  • Location-aware TV app eliminates frustrating and time consuming channel scanning
  • Scientific antenna breakthrough that works even in close proximity to LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC antennas
  • Global design easily supports variants for international DTV markets including: ATSC, ISDB, DVB-T2, and DTMB.
  • Future-proof and compatible with ATSC 3.0 upcoming digital TV standard
  • FM radio antenna
  • Pass through charging means easy operation and no additional charger required
  • Easy ON/OFF button for instant access to TV and battery
  • DVR on board

“The entire team at sincerely appreciates the CTA for recognizing Quarterback® as an innovative and revolutionary hardware solution for the global broadcast TV market.  This CTA award distinguishes as a leader in designing, building and commercializing next-generation portable digital TV antennas.  We look forward to launching Quarterback® in North America in 2017, and supplying our luxury mobile DTV antennas internationally and abroad.  

~Bonnie Beeman, CEO & Founder”    

Quarterback® innovative DTV antenna will be available for hands-on product demonstrations for journalists and the public at CES 2017, January 5 to 9, Las Vegas, Nevada.  To request a live demo please contact Bonnie Beeman for an appointment at:  Demonstrations will showcase the television quality, channel access, UI, DVR capability and TV plus social networking integration. plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign very soon.  If you would like to join our Quarterback mailing list, you can sign up here

Quarterback is now featured on the CES 2017 Innovation Honoree Awards site at:

Thank you CES and CTA!  See all of you at the show, and in the meantime you can see unbiased, ad-free, international headline and breaking news on


Demystifying the Quarterback TV Antenna reached another milestone this week by unleashing Quarterback™ out on the innerweb.   You read that right – the innerweb.  What is Quarterback?  Why did we make it?  How does it work? How will it help you?

Let’s start with “What is Quarterback”?

Quarterback™ is a high tech smartphone case with a built in TV antenna that turns your smartphone into an instant television set.  It is also a luxury protective cover with a built-in DVR, and an easy ON/OFF button for quick access to ATSC TV, and auxiliary battery.

Why did you make Quarterback?


  • Wireless consumers are fed up paying for content x3.  How so?  To get premium wireless data content on your mobile you must:

1) Pay for all-you-can-eat data plan(s)
2) Pay for access to the app that manages the licensed content
3) Subsidize the invisible, duplicate, incessant malware bots, tracking cookies and click-bait advertising offered up by “freeware” sites.   

  • Citizens demand easy mobile access to TV programming that is already broadcast for free over the public airwaves
  • Valuable TV commercial airtime is purchased by our local retail stores and merchants, which are run by friends, family, and members of our community.    
  • All you need to pick up free TV is the right size antenna
  • High definition digital television quality is stunning and instantly captures your attention and imagination.
  • 80% of adult Americans rely on broadcast TV for breaking news, which are events that warrant the interruption of scheduled programming
  • We are the taxpayers subsidizing PBS programming – shouldn’t we be able to watch it whenever, wherever?

How does Quarterback work?

Television Broadcasters send TV signals for free over the air in a digital format, which allows Quarterback users to receive the TV signals on your very own private TV antenna without any monthly bills.

Ok, the Quarterback hardware is a lot more complicated, but you get the gist.   We’ll have tech specs in our FAQ soon.

How will Quarterback help me, and what is the real value?

+ Protects your smartphone in a unique, luxury styled case

+ Added battery capacity for double the TV viewing and extra smartphone      power

+ High definition TV picture quality

+ Does not need a subscription – in fact no SIM card is needed

+ You will discover dozens of TV channels that you didn’t even know              existed

+ Kickstand for upright viewing.  Look Ma, no hands!

+ Easy TV and Battery ON/OFF key

+ 90% of the most popular TV shows are available on free clear-to-air TV


+ Quarterback is a lifeline to communication when cellular and WiFi are        down.

We encourage you to Sign Up on Quarterback, so we can keep you posted when our crowdfunding campaign goes live (very soon).   In the meantime, check out the headlines breaking over on


At the NAB Show, Airwavz.TV demonstrated the “Quarterback”

This excerpt courtesy of Doug Lung, VP Broadcast Technologies NBC/Telemundo for TV Technology June edition 2016

Doug Lung authored an outstanding article about ATSC 3.0 for the June edition of TV Technology that starts on the cover of the magazine.  It’s a must-read for anyone working on the new digital TV standards. Doug has a keen eye, and the foresight to mention new Quarterback DTV ATSC 1.0 antenna.  Doug, thanks for the plug, and we are actively building our ATSC 3.0 version – so stay tuned!

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…I noticed Bonnie Beeman of Airwavz. TV in the ATSC 3.0 Consumer Experience walking around with a smartphone that was receiving TV (Fig. 3). The Android smartphone’s case (called the “Quarterback”) included a battery, an ATSC receiver, and a unique fold out antenna on the back of the case. Unfortunately, it was receiving an ATSC 1 signal from KBLR, not one of the ATSC 3.0 transmissions. Seattle-based Airwavz. TV wants to create an ATSC 3.0 version and Beeman explained that it would be a valuable way to deliver information in emergencies, when cell sites are often jammed or fail. The ATSC 3.0 robust bootstrap has two bits for emergency alerting that can be used to wake up cell phones or TVs when new or updated emergency information is available.

Fig. 3: At the NAB Show, Airwavz.TV demonstrated the “Quarterback,” an Android smartphone case that includes a battery, ATSC receiver and a unique fold-out antenna.

The pace of activity in the first five months of 2016 is an indication ATSC 3.0 is off to a good start. It isn’t too soon to start thinking about what changes might be needed at the transmitter site for ATSC 3.0. More on that next month.

Doug Lung is vice president of Broadcast Technology, NBC/Telemundo stations. He welcomes your comments and questions. Email him at