Claro and DISH Puerto Rico, the Island's largest telecommunications and
pay-TV providers respectively, announced today that they have entered
into a partnership to offer customers bundled services including DISH's
pay-TV and Claro's Internet, wireless and telephone services,
conveniently on a single bill. Bundled services will be sold at select
Claro and DISH retail locations in the Island beginning in mid-August.
"The alliance of these two powerhouse brands will expand the choices
available to customers in Puerto Rico," said Joseph P. Clayton, DISH
president and chief executive officer.
"With this new alliance, we join Dish's experience as a satellite
provider with our telecommunications, entertainment and connectivity
services. Claro is reaffirmed as leader in telecommunications and
entertainment with the most extensive coverage in the Island," said
Enrique Ortiz de Montellano, Claro president and CEO.
The partnership will launch in mid-August with a multi-faceted marketing
campaign. Both companies will release more information including
consumer offerings at that time.
"Our businesses complement each other to provide access to the best
entertainment, sports news and information, as well as a connection to
family and friends," added Alfredo Rodriguez, DISH vice president for
Latino marketing. "Consumers can now choose from a complete menu to meet
their technology needs, and bundle it all on one bill at an affordable
DISH is the only pay-TV provider offering more than 100 high-definition
(HD) channels in Puerto Rico, and offers its award-winning Hopper®
Whole-Home HD DVR including features like AutoHopTM,
PrimeTime Anytime? and up to 500 hours of high-definition (2,000 hours
of standard definition) recording capability.
Claro is the leader in telecommunications in Puerto Rico, offering
Internet, wireless and telephone services. Claro is recognized for its
reliable service thanks to a dedicated Internet port through Claro's
powerful private fiber optic network.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH
Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.092 million satellite TV
customers, as of March 31, 2013, with the highest quality programming
and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD
Free for Life®. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up
with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international
channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network
Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family
entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network
Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
Corporativas y Publicidad de Claro
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DISH Puerto Rico
Marilyn Rivera Olivieri