DISH Puerto Rico and Claro today introduced a bundled offer to consumers, delivering Puerto Ricans the best pay-TV, broadband and voice experience at the best value. Bundled offers go on sale today in all Claro stores, Customer Service Centers and participating DISH retailers, supported by a multi-faceted marketing campaign that delivers on the alliance the powerhouses announced earlier this month.
DISH continues to grow in Puerto Rico and it was natural to partner with the market leader to offer bundled services. This will enhance our expansion plan in the Island giving us a broader presence in more than 150 retail locations, said Joseph P. Clayton, DISH president and CEO. We have an advantage over our competitors; DISH is the only provider to offer more than 100 channels in High Definition (HD), and the only one with the Hopper technology. With Claro, we have a superior offer over cable, which we are confident, will be appreciated by consumers.
This alliance allows us to continue bringing Internet to more homes in Puerto Rico, together with DISH, the leader in pay-TV. It is an alliance between leaders that bring to market the most robust service offerings all on the same bill. With this, Claro is reaffirmed as the largest telecommunications and entertainment company, with the most coverage in all Puerto Rico, said Enrique Ortiz de Montellano, Claro president and CEO.
Bundle packages, including TV, Internet and phone, will start at the promotional price of $54.98 per month.
All bundle packages include a dedicated Internet with speed up to 50 mega, free modem Wi-Fi, access to hundreds Claro Wi-Fi hotspots on the Island and limitless telephony in all of Puerto Rico.
Bundle customers will have the choice to get DISHs award-winning Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR with qualified packages. Introduced in Puerto Rico last October, Hopper allows DISH customers to record, pause and playback live programming and to continue watching the program paused from any TV in the home. Customers will be able to access their live TV and DVR television recordings over the Internet on mobile devices like their laptop, tablet or smartphone. It includes features like AutoHop, PrimeTime Anytime and a recording capability of up to 500 hours of high-definition or 2,000 hours of standard definition television. All packages also include HD free for life, Blockbuster@Home free for 3 months and four free premium movie channels HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and Starz for three months.
These bundle services will be available at more than 150 locations in Puerto Rico including all Claro stores, Customer Service Centers and participating DISH retail locations, and soon through authorized Claro retailers.
Through the partnership, customers will be able to add their DISH service to their Claro invoice and take advantage of Claros convenient methods of payments for their TV and telecommunications needs. These include payment in stores and in Claros Customer Service Centers, over the Internet, eBill, by phone and through ATM machines.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.014 million satellite TV customers, as of June 30, 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, 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.
DISH Network Puerto Rico L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network L.L.C., is the number one pay-TV provider in Puerto Rico offering more than 100 channels of high-definition (HD) TV. DISH Puerto Rico, which works through a partnership business model, has over 70 points of sale in Puerto Rico and supports more than 750 jobs in the Island. Visit www.dishpuertorico.com.