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Press Release Source: WorldSpace, Inc.

WorldSpace Satellite Radio Lights Up Ahmedabad
Thursday November 3, 8:13 am ET
Market Distribution in India Now Covers Eight Cities and more than 50 Million People

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WorldSpace Satellite Radio, (Nasdaq: WRSP - News), one of the world leaders in satellite-based digital radio services, today announced subscription availability in Ahmedabad, India. Ahmedabad is the seventh largest city in India with a population of nearly four million, including over two million consumers who fall into WorldSpace's targeted listener base. The launch represents WorldSpace's eighth city serviced in India, resulting in market distribution available to more than 50 million people across that country, including nearly 29 million from the top three economic segments. This market entry also adds 42 stores into WorldSpace's retail points of presence.

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"Making the WorldSpace experience accessible across India is a primary business objective in 2005," said Noah Samara, chairman and CEO, WorldSpace. "We our excited that, with our eighth city launch, we continue to expand our presence and deliver an unmatched variety of local, national, and global content."

What clearly distinguishes WorldSpace Satellite Radio from any other offerings in India is its wide variety of audio content. With more than 40 radio stations that span a range of musical genres, news, sports and information, WorldSpace offers unsurpassed choice and digital-sound quality to subscribers.

About WorldSpace, Inc.

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, 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 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, visit

Source: WorldSpace, Inc.
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