Worldspace satellite radio hops onto MSN


MUMBAI: Worldspace satellite radio has tied up with MSN India to offer its channels online at $9.9 per month. Now, music lovers can have 24 hour access to Worldspace’s radio channels online.

The channels that would be available online include: Farishta (Hindi film classics), Sparsha (Kannada), Spandana (Telugu), Gandharv (Hindustani classical) and Shruti (Carnatic music).

Worldspace India senior advisor, content and programming Velu Shankar said, “We are delighted with our strategic partnership with MSN India. We believe that with this initiative we will help bridge the needs of Indians across the globe to be closely connected with the Indian culture and provide a platform to savor songs online even when they do not have access the satellite radio.”

Microsoft country manager online service group Jaspreet Bindra added, “This association is part of our commitment to our users in bringing the best of entertainment online. Users now can listen to their favourite music online and we shall continue to provide the best of music to all users.”

Musician and Worldspace brand ambassador A R Rahman said, “Technology is breaking barriers and going beyond geographical boundaries and at the same time making their music available worldwide. This breakthrough will enable millions of music lovers to stay tuned at all times.”  

Users can play any of the five Indian channels available based on their choice and receive weekly and monthly programme listing updates along with the radio jockey profile of that particular radio channel.