Satellite-based digital radio broadcaster WorldSpace has announced the launch of its services in Shillong. Music lovers in Shillong can now enjoy commercial-free satellite radio 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To ensure ready access for its subscribers, WorldSpace will be available in over 60 per cent of relevant retail outlets in Shillong. It is already available in 13 retail outlets, with another 12 expected in the near term.
Harshad Jain, Chief Marketing Officer, WorldSpace India Pvt. Ltd, said, “WorldSpace continues to attract subscribers across India who are delighted with our expansive content diversity, whenever and virtually wherever they want. This includes national, international and local music, news and entertainment, and our specialised channels for rock and pop music will be especially loved by the more youthful listeners in Shillong.”
WorldSpace provides more than 40 channels of digital quality programming to the Indian subcontinent, which spans across a wide range of musical genres, news, sports and information. Its Indian programming includes two Indian classical channels — Shruti for Carnatic music and Gandharv for Hindustani music. The regional Indian channels include Tara for Bengali music, KL Radio for Tamil, Sparsha for Kannada, RM Radio for Malayalam, Spandana for Telugu, Tunak for Punjabi, Surabhi for Marathi, Umang for Gujarati, and Falak for Urdu.