Regional satellite operator Embratel Star One has announced the successful launch of the Star One C4 satellite, which will expand coverage in South and Central America. It is part of Star One's third generation of satellites, together with C1, C2, C12 and C3. The Star One C4 will use the Ku-band to enable the expansion of DTH services of operator Claro HDTV in Brazil and Central America. The new satellite will be placed at the 70 degrees West orbital position, a hot spot for satellite broadcasts to Brazil.