WorldSpace Satellite Radio

Today, 1worldspace is the most listened to satellite radio station in the world. Before either of its competitors had launched any of their satellites, WorldSpace had already put two satellites in geostationary orbit. The satellites, AfriStar and AsiaStar, were launched in 1998 and 2000 respectively. It's third satellite, AmeriStar, has not yet been launched.  The satellite is expected to offer WorldSpace services to South America as well as parts of Mexico.
The individual satellites send three signal beams which comprise of over 60 programming channels. Each signal covers about 14 million square kilometers (5.4 million square miles), and each beam transmitted by each satellite is capable of delivering over 50 channels of crisp-clear audio and other multimedia programming. The transmission is done through the 1,467-1,492 MHz part of the L-Band spectrum. This segment is set aside for digital programming.
Currently, 1worldspace does not cover the United States. However, the company got into an agreement with Sirius XM Radio to share any developments in technology after it made a substantial investment in Sirius. WorldSpace has set its agenda to be a world station instead of a one nation radio. It aims to dominate the world radio market by reaching parts of the world where most stations don't. Millions of people live in areas where local conventional stations cannot be received. In some of these areas, WorldSpace is already reachable. 1worldspace estimates that its listener base is over 4.6 billion across five continents.
To transmit their broadcast, 1worldspace ground broadcaster uplinks their signal to one of their target satellites through an individual feeder link or centralized hub station that is part of its global uplink beam. The satellite then bounces back the signal to receivers on earth, which pick the signals and enable anyone with a satellite receiver to enjoy CD-quality sound.
Your 1worldspace satellite receiver can receiver data at 128 Kbps. Most receivers are fitted with StarMan chipset, which is made by STMicroelectronics, for them to receive digital signals.
With WorldSpace, you will enjoy the best music, sports, news, and talk entertainment. However, this is not all the station has to offer. There are also other innovative services you can opt for. These include data delivery, alert delivery, distance learning, IP multicasting, disaster warning, net2radio, response and recover, digital weather, push & store content, navigation overlay, and webcasting. These services come handy considering that the station covers the whole of Asia, Africa, Middle East and most of Europe. Whether you are in an urban or remote area, you will still be able to enjoy the same sound clarity from WorldSpace since the transmission is done through satellites and is thus not distorted.
The main advantage of satellite transmission is that the signals do not have noise or interferences, and neither do they fade. As long as you are under an area that is covered by the satellite, you will receive a crystal-clear sound and will never lose or have to retune your signal. This may explain why more people are opting for satellite radio stations.