Claro to offer pay TV in Uruguay

Telecommunications company Claro will be able to offer pay TV in Uruguay after a final decision of a Court of Civil Appeals declared “illegitimate” the Government’s position towards the company.
According to the ruling, the Executive Power resists to comply with a ruling issued by the Contentious-Administrative Tribunal (TCA in Spanish) in 2012, El País reported. The Court established that the license of the company to provide pay TV is in force and that the Executive Power must abide by the rulings issued by the TCA and refrain from impeding the provision of the service.
Uruguayan regulator Ursec had authorized Claro to provide DTH in the country in 2008, but in 2012 the Ministry of Industry revoked the decision. Then, the company appeared before the TCA, which ruled in favor of Claro in 2014. Now, the Executive Power must unlock the entry of set-top boxes retained by customs.