Claro TV launches new satellite service in Guatemala

With this announcement, Claro Satellite TV will become the only competitor of American Sky TV which began operations last May.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Erick Behner, regional director of Claro TV, explained that part of the advantages is that the new service is a complement of the digital cable system and can be installed anywhere in the country.
"We are expanding our range of options to our clients, they can now choose from a standard satellite package of 28 channels to one with a value of Q90," said Behner.

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El Salvador: Claro Cancels Purchase of Digicel

October 2012

After the competition regulator imposed the release of part of the spectrum leased by Claro as a condition to the merger between the two companies, America Movil has announced its withdrawal from the move.

In March last year, America Movil announced an agreement to acquire a 100% stake of Digicel El Salvador, for an undisclosed amount.

Claro and Digicel Phone Merger Prevented

September 2012

For the second time the Superintendence of Competition of El Salvador has refused permission for economic concentration between both companies.

From a statement from the Superintendency of Competition (SC):

SC does not authorize the purchase of DIGICEL

After carrying out technical legal and economic analysis, the Board of Directors (CD in Spanish) of the Superintendence for Competition (SC) decided to reject application of economic concentration by CLARO from the purchase of DIGICEL, considering that the proposed economic concentration has high probability of having an adverse effect on the dynamics of competition and consumer welfare in the markets for fixed and mobile telephony.

Claro Submits New Application for Purchase of Digicel

April 2012

Claro has submitted a new request to the Superintendency of Competition (SC) in El Salvador for authorization to buy Digicel.

The SC has received a new request for authorization of economic concentration on the part of America Movil, owner of the Claro brand, to purchase all the shares belonging to Digicel.

Sky Begins Operations in El Salvador

March 2009

The Mexican satellite television company began operations and will invest $450 thousand in advertising.

Marco Rojas, director of marketing for Sky, spoke to El Diario de Hoy and indicated that they already have 100 subscribers and expect to reach 5,000 or even 7,000 by the end of 2009 through an aggressive expansion plan.

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