Fox News' deal with Worldspace

MUMBAI: Rupert Murdoch's Fox News has signed a deal with digital satellite radio service provider Worldspace, making the channel available to subscribers of Worldspace throughout Asia, Europe, the c and Africa.

Worldspace chairman and CEO Noah Samara was quoted in a company release saying, "Fox News Channel is one of the most recognised brands in America. Their worldwide cable television penetration continues to grow at lightning speed. Now with WorldSpace's global distribution, Fox News becomes a portable and personal voice from home for American Expats and military around the world."

With a weekly cable television viewing audience of 84 million people in the US, Fox News is broadcast to 45 countries around the world with viewers in over 48 million international homes.

Worldspace broadcasts news, music and educational programming to a global service area that includes more than four billion people and targets its original programming to consumers, governments, and other organisations. The company leverages its two geostationary satellites, AfriStar and AsiaStar and its ownership of broad-spectrum licenses to deliver more than 100 digital quality audio channels per satellite as well as multimedia content directly to its radio receivers.

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