Claro Colombia to complement DTH offer with cable

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 21 July 2015

América Móvil's Claro is to reinforce its pay-TV offer in Colombia, where it is the largest cable operator, with a direct-to-home (DTH) television service for the most remote areas of the territory through the recently launched Star One C4 satellite.

According to Colombian media reports, América Móvil plans to initially bring satellite TV to those areas where there is no opportunity for cable or fibre-to-the-home (FTH) services.

According to the latest figures from Business Bureau, Claro is the clear leader in Colombia, nearing three million cable subs, while DIRECTV and UNE-Tigo have half this amount and Global TV is the market's fourth largest player with around 600,000 subs.

"The Star One C4 satellite indicates América Móvil's investment commitment in the region and reflects the intention of bringing the best of technology to the majority of Colombians, arriving where others cannot," said Juan Carlos Archila, president, Claro Colombia. "In Colombia, satellite reinforces the quality of all our services and contributes to the country's competitiveness".