|Founded||December 16, 2008 (as Via Embratel)
March 1, 2012 (as Claro TV)
|Headquarters||Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil|
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.
Claro hdtv has operations throughout Brazil. Two of the most popular broadcast networks, however, are not available nationwide:
- Rede Globo local affiliates are only available for the 18 most populous markets;
- SBT national feed is available for most Brazilian states, except: Ceará, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Maranhão, Paraná, Pernambuco, and Rio Grande do Norte.