Claro TV

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Claro hdtv
Industry Telecommunication
Founded December 16, 2008 (as Via Embratel)
March 1, 2012 (as Claro TV)
Headquarters Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Products Satellite television
Parent América Móvil

Claro TV is a Latin American operator of Pay television. The service is supplied by Embratel and Claro companies and operates in Star One C2 satellite. Its transmission system is DTH (Direct to Home) in Ku Band, and the channels are encrypted by Nagravision 3 system. The reception is made via mini-satellite dish and a DVB-S2 receiver, and subscribers authentication is made by conditional access card. As of October 2011, Via Embratel had achieved 2,000,000 subscribers.[1]

In Puerto Rico, Claro is deploying VRADs in order to launch its IPTV service which will work parallel with their current satellite service.[2]


Via Embratel's former logo

Claro HDTV has operations throughout Brazil. Two of the most popular broadcast networks, however, are not available nationwide:

Claro hdtv is available in Puerto Rico via satellite and is currently testing their IPTV infrastructure with some customers. General availability is expected in early 2013.[needs update]

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