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WorldSpace Satellite Radio launches in Pune

15-October-2005
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WorldSpace Satellite Radio launches in Pune

Music lovers in Pune can now enjoy commercial-free satellite radio 24x7. WorldSpace Satellite Radio, one of the world leaders in satellite-based digital radio services, has announced the launch of its services in Pune.

Elaborating on the launch, Deepak Varma, MD, WorldSpace India Pvt Ltd, said, “WorldSpace is pleased to deliver more stations, more variety and more genres of music to Pune than ever before. WorldSpace Satellite Radio will enable Pune’s music lovers to unwind and listen to the music they want, when they want it, whether at home or at the workplace. We are confident that Pune’s music lovers will soon be drawn to WorldSpace and will stay tuned to our wide bouquet of music, news and information.”

What clearly distinguishes WorldSpace Satellite Radio from any other medium is its wide variety of audio content – over 40 radio stations that span a wide variety of musical genres, news, sports and information from all over the world. The unique aspects of WorldSpace are its clear digital-sound quality and 24-hour stations that are dedicated to particular genres such as music and news.

WorldSpace is the world’s only global media and entertainment company to offer a satellite radio experience in more than 130 countries. WorldSpace subscribers benefit from a unique combination of local programming, original WorldSpace content and also content from leading brands around the globe, including the BBC, CNN, Virgin Radio, NDTV and RFI.

WorldSpace’s satellites cover two-thirds of the globe with six beams. Each beam is capable of delivering up to 80 channels of high quality digital audio and multimedia programming directly to WorldSpace Satellite Radios anytime and virtually anywhere.

WorldSpace is a pioneer of satellite-based digital radio services (DARS) and was instrumental in the development of the technology infrastructure used today by XM Satellite Radio.

In India, WorldSpace boasts of a range of over 40 radio stations across genres ranging from jazz to classical to old Hindi film music and rock. Its Indian programming includes two Indian classical stations – Shruti (Carnatic) and Gandharv (Hindustani) – as well as regional Indian stations – Tara (Bengali), KL Radio (Tamil), Sparsha (Kannada), RM Radio (Malayalam), Spandana (Telugu), Tunak Punjabi (Punjabi), and a spiritual and wellness station, Moksha, among others.

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