O negócio da rádio por satélite no mundo
O negócio da rádio por satélite não se limita aos Estados Unidos ou à GB. A WorldSpace é a empresa líder a nível mundial.
Informação oficial: "WORLDSPACE® (Nasdaq: WRSP - News) is the world’s only global media and entertainment company positioned to offer a satellite radio experience to consumers in more than 130 countries with five billion people, driving 300 million cars. WORLDSPACE delivers the latest tunes, trends and information from around the world and around the corner. WORLDSPACE subscribers benefit from a unique combination of local programming, original WORLDSPACE content and content from leading brands around the globe including the BBC, CNN, Virgin Radio UK, NDTV and RFI. The WORLDSPACE 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 in its coverage area. 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. For more information, please visit http://www.worldspace.com.»
Alguns pormenores: "XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio both offer multiple channels of commercial-free radio programming to their subscribers including music, news, sports, talk, traffic and weather. Another satellite radio company, Worldspace, offers programming in multiple languages targeting customers from Africa and Asia with their music and news programming; the United States is not currently in the area serviced by Worldspace".
Desenvolvimentos: «SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WORLDSPACE®, Inc., one of the world leaders in satellite-based digital radio services, today announced that it finished 2005 with more than 115,000 subscribers globally. During the fourth quarter, WORLDSPACE added more than 40,000 net new subscribers, increasing its subscriber base by more than 50% in the fourth quarter alone.»